School of Business and Economics

2019 - It was beautiful!

The List-Fest 2019 has already taken place on 28.06.2019. A report with some photos of the event are available below. If you were present at the festival and wish to have photos of the event, please contact us by email.


We would like to thank all our guests, especially the donors and sponsors like EY who made this wonderful evening possible. It was a very enjoyable and memorable evening

The List-Fest takes place on the last Friday in June in odd years, so the next event will be held on 25.06.2021. On the last Saturday in even years, i.e. on 27.06.2020, our Alumni-Renion will take place with a common Weißwurst breakfast and a punt boat trip! We look forward to welcoming you again as our guest.

List Festival 2019

On June 28, 2019, the Department of Business and Economics, the Friedrich List Foundation and the non-profit alumni association WiWi-Netzwerk e.V. invite you to the 36th Listfest! At this graduate and alumni festival, friends and sponsors of the faculty meet with teachers, graduates and students to exchange ideas in a convivial atmosphere.

The List celebration of this year will take place on 28 June 2019 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Bebenhausen monastery. Following the conferment of diplomas in the ballroom of the new auditorium and the honouring of our golden and diamond doctoral students, our buses will take you directly to Bebenhausen. Besides the champagne reception and the presentation of the RWT Prize, a multi-course buffet dinner in a festive atmosphere awaits you there. We invite you to an evening full of delight and conversation!

Registration for List-Fest 2019

Further information ...

For all students and graduates

For you, the Graduate Party will take place after the List-Fest! And best of all: The ticket for the List-Fest is also valid for admission to the Graduate Party! Bring your parents to the graduation ceremony and celebrate with your family and fellow students at the List-Fest, but don't miss the Graduate Party to which a bus will take you directly from Bebenhausen Monastery! Your graduation couldn't be more beautiful and varied!

... and don't forget to sign up for the yearbook and secure this beautiful memory of your fellow students for yourself!

For Alumni

The List-Fest offers you a great opportunity to return to your "Alma Mater" once again.

On 28 June 2019, we will also be honouring the golden (50 year old) and diamond (60 year old) doctoral jubilees at the awards ceremony.

In addition, we call in particular the graduation years

    1994 to your 25-year-old

    1999 to your 20-year-old

    2004 to your 15-year-old and

    2009 to your ten year old

Anniversary of the graduation here in Tübingen!

Use this celebration to get in touch again with your fellow students and to network with each other and meet again. We would be happy to organise graduation-year tables for you!

Programme for the List Festival 2019

3:00 p.m. Conferment of diplomas and prizes and honouring the doctoral jubilarians (Festsaal der neuen Aula)

6:15 p.m. Bus transfer to Bebenhausen Monastery (departure from "Nauklerstr. 2", directly next to the Neue Aula)

6:30 p.m. Admission to Bebenhausen Monastery

7:00 p.m. List-Fest 2019 begins

               Champagne reception

               Welcome - Dean Prof. Dr. Josef Schmid, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences

               Presentation of the RWT Award, by Prof. Dr. Gerhard Braun, RWT Reutlinger Wirtschaftstreuhand GmbH

               Multi-course buffet dinner

At 9:45, 10:30 and 11:15 p.m.: Bus transfer back to Tübingen from H-Waldhorn, stop at H-Hölderlinstr. (Neue Aula), H-Stadtgraben (Graduate Party) and Obf (Hauptbahnhof).

Who was Friedrich List?

Friedrich List is the patron of the festival and the foundation of the same name. In 1817, he had submitted a proposal to the Württemberg king to found a "political science" faculty, which subsequently became the Faculty of Economics that later became today's Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences. In the same year that the Faculty was founded, List was appointed Professor of State Administration Sciences.

The Friedrich List Foundation

Since its foundation in 1923, the Friedrich List Foundation has developed into an integral part of the department. The purpose of the foundation is to promote research and teaching at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Tübingen. Donations from alumni and friends of the Faculty of Economic Sciences enable, among other things, the improvement of library equipment, research projects of talented young scientists, financial support for guest lectures and excursions as well as the organisation of conferences and symposia. The Chairman of the Board of the Friedrich List Foundation is currently Prof. Dr. Christian Koziol.

Here you will find detailed information about the Friedrich List Foundation.

Would you like to support the work of the Friedrich List Foundation?

Contact us:   Friedrich-List-Stiftung, Nauklerstraße 47,72074 Tübingen, Germany


Account:       IBAN: DE26 6415 0020 0000 2310 20

                      BIC: SOLADES1TUB

We thank you very much for any support!

Bebenhausen Monastery - A very special venue

Our List-Fest will take place once again in the Bebenhausen Monastery. The monastery is situated not far from Tübingen, picturesque and idyllic in the rolling landscape of the Schönbuch. It was built in the 1180s and is one of the best preserved Cistercian monasteries in southern Germany. Parts of the monastery were converted into a royal hunting lodge in the 19th century and contain relics of those days worth seeing, such as the fully preserved bathroom from 1915.

Our List-Fest will take place in the summer refectory, the former summer dining room of the monks, and in the cloister, the former heart of the monastery. The summer refectory in particular shows the Gothic style at its most elegant.

Experience our large graduate and alumni festival at this special location and be there on 28 June 2019!

Registration and Tickets

Registration for Listfest 2019 is possible until 21 June 2019. Unfortunately, no refunds are possible after registration is complete.

*** NEWS ***

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS OVER! Due to cancellations at short notice, we can accept up to 10 additional guests. If you are interested, please contact the Alumni Department by email:

Prices for participation in the evening event in Bebenhausen:

Summer refectory (limited number of seats)

Students & Graduates of Summer 2019                                               24€

Regular ticket (full payer)                                                                    44€

All tickets are valid (discounts not cumulative):

Discount on seats in the cloister (only for full payers)                              5€

Discount for members of the association "WiWi-Netzwerk Tübingen e.V." 10€

Prices include three-course buffet and bus, excluding drinks. If you buy more than five tickets you get one bottle of wine for free.

Once you have registered, please pay for your tickets at You can pay by bank transfer, credit card (VISA, Mastercard), instant bank transfer or Giropay. If you have problems paying the tickets via Cortex, please contact us at . With receipt of the transfer / purchase of a ticket online, the registrations are binding. The tickets will then be available as PDF files for you to print out. Alternatively, you can request a mobile ticket and show it on your smartphone when you enter.

Of course, not only our graduates and alumni, but also their relatives are cordially invited to the List-Fest. We look forward to welcoming you!

Register now for 2019

Directions & Organizational matters

Arrival by bus:

6:15 p.m.: Bus transfer to Bebenhausen Monastery from "Zeugnisverleihung" (departure from "Nauklerstr. 2", directly next to the Neue Aula)

At 9:45 pm, 10:30 pm and 11:15 pm: Bus transfer back to Tübingen from H-Waldhorn, stop at H-Hölderlinstr. (Neue Aula), H-Stadtgraben (Graduate Party) and Obf (Hauptbahnhof).

Arrival by car:

Please refer to the description on the monastery's homepage for directions to Bebenhausen Monastery

Please also note:

The way to the monastery is partly paved.

Guests who have difficulties walking can drive directly to the entrance, all other guests are asked to park on the signposted parking lots. In the case of bottlenecks at the monastery parking lot in the immediate vicinity, we ask you to switch to the "large car park at the entrance to Bebenhausen". From there it is a 10 minute walk to the entrance of our festival.

Report on previous List-Festivals

The 36th Friedrich List Festival - a wonderful summer evening

Good food and good weather: A wonderful conclusion for this year's graduates and a lovely reunion for our alumni at the Friedrich List Fest 2019

At the Friedich List Festival on 28th June 2019, the graduates and their families, former students, employees and professors of the university were greeted with a unique backdrop and bright sunshine at the Bebenhausen Monastery. Before that, most of you had been at the awards ceremony in the New Hall, where graduates not only received their diplomas, but also the best of you were awarded prizes by Ebner Stolz. In addition to the graduates, the doctoral candidates who received their doctoral degrees 50 or 60 years ago and thus returned to the university for their "golden or diamond doctorate" were also honoured during the awards ceremony. After the award ceremony, a bus took the guests to Bebenhausen Monastery for the Friedrich List Festival.

After a short welcome speech by Prof. Dr. Josef Schmied, Dean of the Wiso Faculty, Dr. Peter Eppinger was presented with the RWT Prize by Prof. Dr. Gerhard Braun for the best dissertation at the opening of the celebration. Afterwards the guests enjoyed a buffet dinner in the monastery, characterized by Gothic architecture, and experienced the beautiful summer evening with stimulating conversations and good company. With the generous support of our sponsors EY, Ebner Stolz and the Parkhotel Waldeck, the faculty was once again able to organize this beautiful party in such a great location.

Some guests stayed until late in the evening for conversations and a glass or two of wine, but for our students the Friedrich List Fest was only the prelude to the evening: The bus shuttle from the monastery delivered many of them directly to the graduate party of the student body in the Escape Club, where they continued celebrating until the early hours of the morning.

Lisa Duffner, a bachelor graduate who received her diploma that afternoon, praised the Festival as an all-round successful and versatile evening: "It was an unbelievably great atmosphere in the old building and the unique gathering of fellow students, family and professors was a successful conclusion to my studies".

The Friedrich List Festival always takes place alternately with our Alumni Reunion with Weißwurst breakfast and punt boat trip and is therefore held every two years. We are already looking forward to the next evening in Bebenhausen Monastery.