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Times Higher Education Ranking 2016

University of Bayreuth defends leading position in THE Ranking

The latest ranking published by the Times Higher Education shows that the University of Bayreuth has earned a global position as a strong higher education institution with internationally visible teaching and research.  ...more

Junior researcher honoured with ERC Starting Grant

Professor Dr. Markus Retsch, Lichtenberg Junior Professor of Polymer Systems, has been awarded one of the most important European research prizes for outstanding young researchers. His new research project deals with energy-efficient, climate-friendly cooling systems.   ...more

Christin Pawelski (M.Sc.) has been awarded the 2016 New Materials Innovation Prize.

Prize-winning innovation

In her master’s thesis, Christin Pawelski (M.Sc.) developed a flame retardant for foam plastics that is both eco-friendly and affordable. For this contribution to material and process development, she has been awarded the 2016 New Materials Innovation Prize.  ...more

The University of Bayreuth at the Landesgartenschau

The University of Bayreuth at the Landesgartenschau

Members of the UBT community offer the public a behind-the-scenes look at this renowned garden show. From 22 April to 9 October, visitors are invited to attend a variety of talks and experiments, and take in landscape design areas such as a meadow trail and a hill showcasing bioenergy crops.  ...more

The University of Bayreuth welcomes refugees

The University of Bayreuth welcomes refugees

The University of Bayreuth is working to make refugees in the region feel at home – for example, by offering language courses and opportunities to get involved in sports or even enrol in a programme of study. Our students have been making contributions in this area as well.  ...more

New accolades for chemistry programmes in Bayreuth

New accolades for chemistry programmes in Bayreuth

The 2016/17 CHE University Ranking puts the University of Bayreuth’s chemistry programmes among Germany’s best. Our biology programmes also received top marks for student lab work and the skills our students gain in the subject area.  ...more

University of Bayreuth is now one of the first universities in Bavaria to have successfully completed the accreditation process.

UBT gets seal of approval for quality of research and teaching

Thanks to the effectiveness of its central quality assurance system for all degree programmes, the University of Bayreuth is now one of the first universities in Bavaria to have successfully completed the accreditation process.   ...more

DFG’s latest Funding Atlas

A research-oriented campus university with a broad spectrum of subject areas

Over the past few years, the University of Bayreuth has succeeded in increasing its German Research Foundation (DFG) funding by more than 40%. These results were published in the DFG’s latest Funding Atlas.  ...more

Spider silk – five times the tensile strength of steel and just as elastic as rubber

Spider silk – five times the tensile strength of steel and just as elastic as rubber.

This is just one example of the many phenomena being investigated by the University of Bayreuth’s Faculty of Engineering Science.  ...more

The University of Bayreuth has the privilege of calling itself a “family-friendly university”

High chairs: just as important as academic chairs

The University of Bayreuth has the privilege of calling itself a “family-friendly university” for at least another three years. The Hertie Foundation’s “work and family audit” has once again returned a favourable review of the work/family infrastructure on campus.   ...more

African Studies – a beacon of internationalization

African Studies – a beacon of internationalization

The Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies is funded by the so-called “Excellence Initiative by the German federal and state governments”.   ...more

The University of Bayreuth offers attractive prospects. It has earned an international reputation for its uniquely interdisciplinary approach to research and teaching.

A campus full of opportunities >>

Our unique campus facilitates open communication in study, research, and campus life. It is a place where new ideas are conceived and new friendships and collaborations are forged. ...more


Strong positions in THE rankings >>

The University of Bayreuth has earned a global position as a strong higher education institution with internationally visible teaching and research. In the World University Ranking, the young campus university ranks among the frontrunners. ...more

Enrol now! >>

The enrolment period at the University of Bayreuth for the winter semester 2016/17 runs from 15 August to 14 October 2016. ...more

Important dates >>

Stay up-to-date on what’s happening – on our campus, there’s always something going on! All the most important dates and events are just a click away. ...more

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