Excellence, made in Bavaria!
The University of Bayreuth (UBT) has long-standing partnerships with 10 universities in China and offers around 13,300 students from all over the world lots of great opportunities. The top-notch research and teaching on our tight-knit campus and a range of industrial partners prepare students for outstanding careers. Our interdisciplinary, multilingual degree programmes are trend-setters, and our students get plenty of guidance and support. Come discover your new home away from home!
The University of Bayreuth opened its Gateway Office for China on 8 April 2016.
The University of Bayreuth has been continuously cooperating with Chinese universities in research and teaching for decades. The longest partnership with the Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) in the academic fields Intercultural German Studies and Economics dates back to 1986. The core of this strategic partnership is the consecutively coordinated bachelor’s/ master’s programme German/Economics. Since 2012, SISU is also the focal point of UBT’s Alumni network in China. On Friday, 8 April 2016, the University of Bayreuth opened its Gateway Office for China at SISU’s Hongkou Campus in downtown Shanghai.
A lively exchange of students and scholars.
In 1993, contact to Qingdao University in Shandong, Bavaria’s partner province in China, was established in German Language Studies. There has been a lively exchange of students and scholars between the University of Bayreuth and its Chinese partner universities ever since. Over the years, substantial academic collaborations in various disciplines have developed into a sustainable network of individual research contacts as well as an institutional network of more than ten partner universities in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
Academic cooperation includes research collaboration, degree mobility, joint short-term programmes, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programmes, and exchange of researchers, PhD fellows and undergraduate/graduate students,
Greater China is one of the focus regions of the University of Bayreuth’s internationalization strategy. For this reason, aside from its research and teaching activities, the University of Bayreuth has been represented at networking and recruitment events such as the China Education Expo and the PhD Workshop China for many years. Through these combined academic and administrative efforts, Chinese undergraduate and graduate students are now the biggest group of international students at the University of Bayreuth (25%). There are also a substantial number of Chinese PhD students and researchers on our campus.
The University of Bayreuth hosts the Bavarian Competence Centre for China (BAYCHINA) and cooperates with the China Scholarship Council (CSC) and the China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE).