University of Bayreuth

bayreuthUniversityW500University of Bayreuth (UB) was founded in 1975. It has 13,500 students and 2200 employees, including 230 professors (2012).

The University of Bayreuth has earned itself an excellent reputation, both nationally and internationally. In 1975, it was one of Germany's first universities to be established with an interdisciplinary founding mission, and it has since become a leader in innovative research and teaching.

The University of Bayreuth attributes its success in the various rankings to the international visibility of its scholars, whose research is widely cited, thereby influencing future scientific and technological developments. The University of Bayreuth has earned a global position as a strong higher education institution with internationally visible teaching and research. In the World University Ranking 2016, the young campus university ranks among the frontrunners. The campus university is also rated among the top young universities according to the Times Higher Education worldwide ranking "Young University". This ranking focuses on the top 200 universities worldwide which were founded less than 50 years ago. The spirit of the University and its outstanding research environment are winning over more and more internationally renowned scholars.  Foreign scholars rate Bayreuth as one of the most attractive universities in Germany, consistently placing it among the top institutions in the Humboldt Rankings. Apart from the University of Bayreuth, only three other German universities made it in the top 100. Over the past 10 years, the University of Bayreuth has been able to increase its DFG research funding by 40%. The ratio of research funding to academic staff makes it clear that the University of Bayreuth combines its broad range of subject areas with high-level research. Further information and key figures can be found at


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