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Warum Bayreuth?

A festival for research and teaching.

How does 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.

One possible answer is that it’s due to our institutes like the Bavarian Research Institute of Experimental Geochemistry & Geophysics, known worldwide for its excellence, or the internationally renowned Institute of African Studies, or our polymer and colloid research, a motor of innovation for materials of the future. Factors include both the strength of the subject areas covered by our faculties and the success of our focus areas: the University’s 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 the town becoming less and less visible. The reason may just be that before long 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 is four hours by car, Leipzig in half that time. And don’t forget: living in the heart of Europe means Prague is also only a three-hour drive away.

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