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The University of Bayreuth in numbers

Starting out relatively small in 1975 with 632 students, 22 endowed chairs, and three departments, the University of Bayreuth is now firmly anchored in the national and international university landscape. These days, every semester, approximately 12,500 students are enrolled in one or more of the 185 degree programmes offered by our seven faculties. And academics also seem to feel right at home at our university, which is guided by the principle of interdisciplinarity. In fact, two thirds of our employees are academic staff, including over 270 professors.

Data and facts at a glance

Students & graduates




students in their 1st semester




€ 244,2 million

in total income

€ 67,2 million

in third-party funding



full-time employees


scientific employees





Doctoral Candidates


Completed doctorates

In the 2023/24 winter semester, a total of 12.077 students were enrolled at the University of Bayreuth, 2.619 of them in their 1st semester. Moreover, there were 2.092 new graduates of bachelor's, master's, teaching, and law degree programmes in 2022.

The next generation of academics is equally impressive: 1,381 people were working on their doctoral thesis in Bayreuth in 2022, 199 of whom completed their doctorate.

In the field of research, the University of Bayreuth was in a good position in 2021: of 244.2 million euros of its total income, 67.2 million euros came from third-party funding.

Meanwhile, 2,617 full-time employees  – including 1,601 academic employees, including 274 professors - contributed to the success of the University of Bayreuth.

You need to know more?

University members can find the figures for previous years on the intranet. Statistics and graphs are also available for your use. If you cannot find the key figure you need, please contact our Strategic Projects & University Reporting unit.