However, it is not only at the Kulmbach location that cross-disciplinary thinking takes place: The University of Bayreuth was among the first to offer Geoecology, Sport, Business & Law, and Philosophy & Economics in degree programmes in their own right, thereby knitting together different subjects in fascinating new combinations. This approach still shapes Bayreuth's teaching and research today. Interdisciplinary research is institutionalised via our Focus Areas, as is the lively exchange between the faculties.
Thus, our faculties are both institutional homes for their subject groups, and shaped by the highly individual spirit of their respective departments. And at the same time, they are ever-changing sites of exchange and networking with other disciplines.
Our Faculties in detail
How will the role of opera and opera productions develop in the 21st century? Why do over 50 million people in West Africa speak Hausa? How can the study of language and literature contribute to a lively dialogue between different cultures?