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Erwin – the little blue owl with the rwi in his name! With him, our former media designer trainee, Sarah Rühl, has given the institute's competence areas, research groups and non-scientific departments a completely new face. Erwin helps us to spread the word about RWI's research among non-scientists, for example in „Zehnmalklug – das RWIrtschaftsquiz“ (Ten times smart - the RWI business quiz).

The individual Erwins are also available on badges. They can be ordered free of charge from the institute. Simply write an e-mail to and indicate how many of which Erwins should come fluttering to your home. And an Easter motif with a coloring Erwin is available here.

Areas of expertise

Research Groups

Executive Board and non-scientific departments