The ILF is situated in the House of Finance at Campus Westend of the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main which offers the most modern equipment and facilities and state of the art technology for the use of its students during their studies at the ILF.
The House of Finance amalgamates the university's interdisciplinary research on finance, monetary economics, and corporate and financial law under one roof. About 150 researchers with special interests in various aspects of finance coming from several academic research and training units will be working together. The concentration of experts and leading academics at one location will result in direct and unlimited exchange of information and ideas not only among themselves but will also enhance networking and collaboration with the community and at the international level.
We look forward to making our contribution towards establishing a leading European center for education and research in the field of finance.
Our address is:
Institute for Law and Finance
im House of Finance der Goethe-Universität
Campus Westend – Grüneburgplatz 1
60323 Frankfurt am Main
Frankfurt am Main
Since the Middle Ages, Frankfurt am Main has been a major trade and finance center at the crossroads of Europe’s trade routes. Today, as the leading financial marketplace in continental Europe, Frankfurt is the seat of the European Central Bank and international banks such as Deutsche Bank, Dresdner Bank and Commerzbank. Thus, Frankfurt is at the center of European monetary policy and the European Monetary Union. Major public banking institutions, including Deutsche Bundesbank and Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau, one of the EU's leading public credit institutions, are based in Frankfurt, as is the world’s fourth-largest stock exchange, Deutsche Börse AG. Deutsche Börse also houses the world’s largest and most modern, all-electronic derivatives exchange, Eurex.
The region benefits from outstanding telecommunication and transportation infrastructure. Frankfurt Airport is the leading airport in continental Europe and offers excellent connections within Europe and overseas. Frankfurt's dense transportation network ensures a seamless connection to all road and rail links.
Frankfurt is an international meeting point. It is home to the oldest trade fair in the world, the world-renowned Frankfurt Book Fair. It also offers many cultural attractions, among them two operas, concert halls, theaters, and a great variety of museums and art galleries. Situated on one of Europe’s great rivers, the Main, Frankfurt is a vibrant city with many recreational facilities which cater to the city’s international population. www.frankfurt.de
Frankfurt with its almost 650,000 inhabitants and the surrounding Rhine-Main region boast a rich cultural heritage. Nearby are the beautiful Taunus Hills, with ample opportunity for hiking, riding and walking. The famed Rheingau along the romantic Rhine river is home to some of Europe’s finest wineries. The Rheingau area is very close to Frankfurt and accessible by public transportation. The river Rhine, with its famous castles, is the embodiment of German Romanticism and has inspired generations of poets and painters with its wild beauty and its legends and myths, the most famous of which is the Nibelungen Epic and the legend of Loreley. Still today, one can admire the famous cliff upon which the maiden Loreley is said to rest and lure sailors entranced by her beauty to their deaths.