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Research Centres at Frankfurt School

The research centres enhance the spectrum of interdisciplinary and interdepartmental research at the Frankfurt School. Each research centre has its own clearly defined area of specialisation and conducts an ongoing exchange with the research community, experts from other universities and specialised journalists. 

Central Banking, the Macroeconomy, and Financial Markets

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Central banks play a critical role in maintaining price stability, promoting economic stability, and safeguarding the financial system. Their actions and policies have a significant impact on financial markets and the overall economy. At the Centre for Central Banking, we are dedicated to fostering research excellence, conducting outreach activities, and building a vibrant community in the field of central banking. Our focus extends beyond monetary policy and encompasses other crucial areas where central banks hold key responsibilities, including financial stability and payment systems.

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Environment & Sustainable Finance

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Frankfurt School – UNEP Centre

Driving climate action requires investment and financial solutions. Shifting from business-as-usual to greener economic activities requires policy changes, technology improvements, and funding amongst others. The net benefits of investing in climate solutions far outweigh the costs. The FS-UNEP Centre works towards sourcing and directing funding flows to critical projects that make long-lasting impacts and offer compelling net benefits.

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Centre for European Transformation (CFET)

The Centre for European Transformation leads Europe's drive towards a sustainable future by addressing interconnected challenges and emphasizing the need to boost capital for growth. With a mission to advance crucial scholarship areas and a vision of becoming a premier think tank uniting academia, business, and government, it aims to foster sustainable growth and address 21st-century challenges in Europe. 

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FUTURE Institute for Sustainable Transformation

The FUTURE Institute for Sustainable Transformation supports and connects key stakeholders to drive sustainable impact across industries and value chains. Supported by for example the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and ReAct, it helps organizations on their individual sustainable transformation journey through top-tier research, education and innovation.

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Blockchain and AI in Finance

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The Frankfurt School Blockchain Center (FSBC) is a think tank and research center focused primarily on investigating the implications of blockchain technology. In addition to general research and prototype development, the FSBC serves as a networking hub for managers, start-ups, and experts to exchange knowledge and best practices. The FSBC also organizes educational opportunities for both students and executives, including on-campus courses, workshops, and conferences.

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artificial intelligence


The principal aims of the HMI are to produce and disseminate excellent and original research in Decision Science, Behavioral Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, with the aim of advancing our understanding of judgment and decision-making. To become the premier center in Europe at the intersection of the decision sciences, artificial intelligence and machine learning, and business, connecting theory to practice at the center of European finance. To stimulate and coordinate work worldwide at the intersection of finance, data science, and the decision sciences. To foster collaboration with researchers from adjacent areas, including…

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Managerial Economics and Corporate Finance

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The Corporate Governance Institute (CGI) at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management is a think tank and research centre that promotes research and best practice in corporate governance. The CGI builds on Frankfurt School’s high-class faculty to generate insights from the connection between practice and theory. Founded in 2020, its activities are centred around five areas…

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For companies from different industries, the CPMC serves as a central point of contact for fundamental and applied research—focused on current issues that are either company- or industry-specific or cross-industry. We see ourselves as a forge of innovation and expertise. Through a unique network of scientists, experts, and practitioners from various industries, the CPMC acts as a trendsetter and innovation hub for the sector and helps with...

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german global regulation


The Frankfurt Competence Centre for German and Global Regulation (FCCR) of the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management takes an interdisciplinary approach when dealing with regulation measures that steer the economy. The continuous exchange of experiences with companies is of vital importance and the FCCR is pleased to collaborate with 11 companies from different sectors of the economy.

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Real Estate

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The Frankfurt School Real Estate Institute (FS REI) was founded at the end of November 2023 and is a new competence center for the real estate and finance industries. Supported by 19 corporate partners, it focuses on teaching, research, executive education, and impact events in these areas. Led by Prof. Dr. Kerstin Hennig, the institute is located within the Finance Department of the Frankfurt School.

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Economic and Financial Relations of Germany with the Global Community

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The Sino-German Center of Finance and Economics (SGC) at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management is a registered association since 2015. It emerged from the RMB initiative of the Government of Hessen to position the financial center of Frankfurt as RMB offshore hub. The Center conducts independent and relevant research in the field of economic and financial affairs between Germany respectively Europa and China and serves as a forum for dialogue among academics and professionals of both countries.

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germany india cooperation research at frankfurt school


The Indo-German Centre for Business Excellence (IGC) is a think tank, research centre, and network that connects people and organizations interested in business relations between India and Germany. As an academic institution, it is independent and impartial but always close to the real world. It was founded in 2021 at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management…

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