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From Bayreuth’s campus to the International Space Station

From Bayreuth’s campus to the International Space Station

Thomas Triller (Dipl.-Phys.), a doctoral researcher in Bayreuth, has been honoured for his contributions to physical research on the International Space Station (ISS). Material samples that he prepared were recently delivered to the ISS.   ...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

Andreas H. Schweiger has been awarded a Bernd Rendel Prize by the German Research Foundation.

Ecosystems in the region can still recall ...

Andreas H. Schweiger, M.Sc. – a graduate of the master’s programme Biodiversity & Ecology at the University of Bayreuth who recently completed his doctoral research here – has been awarded a Bernd Rendel Prize by the German Research Foundation.   ...more

Starfish

How starfish see the world and how much they are actually able to smell

Up to now, starfish were thought to rely mainly on their sense of smell when navigating. However, a study by Prof. Dr. Christian Laforsch’s research group has shed new light on the starfish’s sense of vision.  ...more

Establishing the Bavarian Polymer Institute (BPI)

Interdisciplinary research for the 21st century

In the presence of Bavarian Minister Dr. Ludwig Spaenle (MdL), the presidents of the Universities of Bayreuth, Erlangen-Nürnberg, and Würzburg signed a cooperation agreement on 25 July to establish the Bavarian Polymer Institute (BPI).  ...more

The latest edition of our campus magazine SPEKTRUM

INNOVATIONS

The latest edition of our campus magazine SPEKTRUM highlights the innovations at our young campus university, from the trendsetting courses on offer to international research projects to knowledge and technology transfer activities.  ...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

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

THE Ranking: UBT earns top international position

UBT earns top international position

The University of Bayreuth has earned a top position in an international ranking of the 150 best young universities in the world – the “150 under 50” ranking published by Times Higher Education.  ...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

THE Ranking: UBT among Europe’s leading higher ed institutions

UBT among Europe’s leading higher ed institutions

The British magazine Times Higher Education has published a ranking of the best universities and higher education institutions in Europe. The University of Bayreuth (UBT) was included in the ranking group 131-140, placing it firmly in the top 200 European higher ed institutions.  ...more

The University of Bayreuth has joined the nationwide campaign Universities for Openness, Tolerance and Against Xenophobia.

What we stand for: Openness and Tolerance.

The German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) has issued a strong message through its nationwide campaign Universities for Openness, Tolerance and Against Xenophobia. The University of Bayreuth has joined this campaign and is actively working to increase tolerance.  ...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

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 top position in the Times Higher Education (THE) “150 under 50” ranking of the best young universities in the world. It also fared well in THE’s European ranking. ...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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