Globally networked – locally connected

Top research and teaching of international renown, a strong practical focus, outstanding networks with the business world and consistent quality assurance are the success factors of the School of Business, Economics and Society (WiSo). WiSo’s continually expanding global network in research and teaching is of great benefit to students and researchers.
The global network that has continued to expand throughout the School’s history plays a key role in the development of the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region. In this network WiSo works closely with businesses, the public sector, and other parts of the University. Top research is a mission with a long tradition for the School of Business, Economics and Society.

Today, the School of Business, Economics and Society is one of the most reputable institutions of its kind with over 6000 students and 50 chairs and professorships, a worldwide network of connections and one of the broadest range of subjects in the German-speaking world.

Founded as a college with a strong practical focus, the School continues to be a university think-tank and a sought-after local partner in the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region.


Global networks

Global networks

Whether Europe, Asia, America or Africa – the School of Business, Economics and Society is connected worldwide. With over 140 partner universities in 5 continents, it is part of a vast international network.

Collaborations with top universities from all over the globe allow our researchers’ work to transcend the boundaries of subjects and countries. This network gives WiSo’s students the opportunity to spend a part of their studies at a partner university abroad and to become familiar with other cultures.

Local connections

Local connections

As an academic partner in the region, WiSo has close institutional and individual ties with partners in industry. Collaborations with regional national and international companies from all lines of business allow a direct transfer of research results.

WiSo’s mentoring program allows outstanding students to gain additional practical experience. Over a period of 12 months, business people from nationally and internationally operating companies take selected students under their wings, providing them with not only a front row view into a myriad of industrial fields, but also access to important contacts in the industry.

Please visit the website of WiSo for further information.

A historic city with a modern vibe

The Imperial Castle

Whether it’s the Imperial Castle, the historic old town, the impressive churches or the beautiful traditional houses – there’s a long list of sights to see in Nuremberg. The city’s cultural scene includes a range of museums and exhibitions, as well as music venues such as Meistersingerhall, Frankenhalle and Tafelhalle. The opera house, the theater, various open air concerts, galleries and workshops add to the extensive selection of cultural activities on offer in Nuremberg.

There are many parks, gardens and other green spaces close to the city center where you can go to relax, such as Dutzendteich, Wöhrder See and Pegnitzauen. In the surrounding area there are plenty of interesting places to explore. The Franconian Lakes, Fränkische Schweiz and the Rangau area are all popular destinations.

If you still feel the urge to travel further afield, you can take the subway to Nuremberg Airport (just seven kilometers away from the old town), which has direct connections to more than 70 destinations in 21 countries.

While Nuremberg’s center is the main attraction, the rest of the city also boasts a range of cultural and gastronomic hotspots. Nevertheless, the center is the perfect starting point, as from here many interesting destinations are within walking distance. Modern art lovers should make sure to visit the Neues Museum (Klarissenplatz). Just a short walk you’ll find the Toy Museum (Karlstraße 13). Another of Nuremberg’s most popular attractions is the Germanisches Nationalmuseum (Kartäusergasse 1), which puts on a variety of special exhibitions. Why not enjoy a short tour through the old town, stopping for a cappuccino or two at SkyBar in the Admiral Kino cinema before heading to the Imperial Castle. On the way you may want to visit Meisengeige – a Nuremberg institution. This small cinema specializes in independent films and readings.

The Germanisches Nationalmuseum and Way of Human Rights

If theater is more your thing, you can take the subway to the Opernhaus stop (Richard-Wagner-Platz) to visit the Staatstheater. With world-class concerts, ballet and opera, this is where you will see Nuremberg’s cosmopolitan side. The small but equally brilliant Gostner Hoftheater (Austraße 70) hosts cabaret on its stage, while jazz musicians perform in the cellar and comedians entertain audiences in the Comedy Lounge. While you’re in the area there’s plenty more to see. The Gostenhof neighborhood, often referred to as ‘Goho’ by the locals, has a music scene reminiscent of a small-scale London or Manhattan, as well as many unusual shops. Why not browse the ones on Kernstraße before stopping for a drink at one of the range of pubs inspired by both Franconian tradition and modern bar culture.

Sports fans certainly won’t be disappointed in Nuremberg. The soccer club 1. FC Nürnberg, which plays at the Max-Morlock-Stadium, has many loyal fans who stick by them even when things are going not so well. Not far from there you’ll find the ARENA NÜRNBERGER VERSICHERUNG (Kurt Leucht Weg 11), home to the Nürnberg Ice Tigers who play in Germany’s top ice hockey league, the DEL. In between matches, the ice rink hosts a range of events, providing the stage for musicians and bands such as Robbie Williams, Elton John and Die Ärzte.

Tiergaertnertorplatz at night

Of course, students will also want to explore Nuremberg’s night life. Mach 1 (Kaiserstraße 1) is the place to go to hear current developments in music and see the latest fashion trends. K4 (Königstraße 93) is a great location if you like indie rock, soul music or poetry slams, and you’ll find the perfect atmosphere for an evening out in the bars on Innere Laufer Gasse or around Weißgerbergasse.


With so much to see and do, the only thing you need to worry about in Nuremberg is that you aren’t too busy to study.