International, innovative, and interdisciplinary in research and teaching
How could a university in scenic northern Bavaria become a powerhouse capable of attracting gifted students and first class researchers? There is no one right answer to this question.
Answers might include the Bavarian Research Institute of Experimental Geochemistry & Geophysics, known worldwide for its excellence, the internationally renowned Institute of African Studies, and the Bayreuth Centre for Colloids & Interfaces, a motor of innovation for materials of the future. Key success factors include the strength of the subject areas taught by our faculties and of our focus areas: our strategically chosen interdisciplinary research priorities. These focus areas provide a means of bundling the university’s interdisciplinary expertise, creating synergies with enormous innovative potential.
Welcome to our one-of-a-kind campus!
It is both the heart of the University and a source of inspiration. It is where friendships are made, collaboration is initiated, and ideas are conceived, ensuring that our university remains a beacon of innovation. Scientific exchange profits tremendously from the wide variety of disciplines our communicative campus brings together. That is probably why the University of Bayreuth has been able to celebrate so many awards and honours for its scholarly accomplishments.
The world is a village
…and Bayreuth is centrally located. With a population of around 73,000, Bayreuth is not particularly large, but that is one of the things which makes it so appealing. People run into one another. The town may be world-famous for its annual opera festival, but it also offers students and researchers a wealth of cultural and artistic attractions, Wagner aside. It should come as no surprise that the town’s party and pub scenes are firmly in the hands of the students. But you will be surprised how quickly you are able find your way around as you notice the boundaries between the campus and town centre becoming less and less visible. This may just be because after only a short time there is a familiar face on every corner.
Location is everything.
Scenic northern Bavaria, right at Bayreuth’s doorstep, is great for sports activities: cycling, hiking, mountain-climbing, canoeing, rafting, and skiing are all excellent ways to enrich your leisure time. However, if you do happen to crave the feel of a bigger city now and then, Nuremburg is only a one-hour train ride away and Munich is only two and a half hours away. You can reach Berlin in four hours by car, Leipzig in half that time. And don’t forget: being in the heart of Europe means Prague is also only a three-hour drive away.