|Type Public University|
Endowment €110.8 million
Academic staff 225 (2013)
Total enrollment 13,280 (2014)
Chancellor Dr. Markus Zanner
Phone +49 921 550
Founder Landtag of Bavaria
Colors White, Green
|President Prof. Dr. Stefan Leible|
Address Universitätsstraße 30, 95447 Bayreuth, Germany
Undergraduate tuition and fees 0 EUR (2013), International tuition: 0 EUR (2013)
Notable alumni Karl‑Theodor zu Guttenberg, Maximilian Müller, Eberhard Bodenschatz, Megan Tandy, Anthony F Hill
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The University of Bayreuth is a public research university situated in Bayreuth, Germany. It was founded in 1975 as a campus university focusing on international collaboration and interdisciplinarity. The university has an outstanding reputation in a broad range of disciplines and currently maintains a network of more than 450 international cooperations with research institutes and universities around the world. It is broadly organized into six undergraduate and graduate faculties, with each faculty defining its own admission standards and academic programs in near autonomy.
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- University Administration Executive Board
- Study Programmes
- Bachelor Programmes
- Master Programmes
- Executive Degree Programs
- Notable Alumni
The university is renowned for offering several interdisciplinary courses such as Philosophy & Economics, Global Change Ecology, Theatre and Media studies, and Health Economics. The management, economics and law programs are ranked among the top degrees in Germany. In 2015 the university was ranked on place number 72 in the Times Higher Education world university ranking for universities founded less than 50 years ago. It is a member of the Elite Network of Bavaria (Elitenetzwerk Bayern), a coalition of leading research universities jointly offering graduate programs and international doctorate programs.
University Administration Executive Board
The first chancellor was Wolf-Peter Hentschel from 1973 to Oktober 1999, who was already head of the executive office since 1 January 1972. From November 1999 to 2010 Ekkehard Beck was and since 2011 Markus Zanner is chancellor of the University of Bayreuth.
The University of Bayreuth is divided into six faculties:
The University library is divided into the following locations:
- Central Library with integrated Departmental Library of the Social Sciences (GW)
- Departmental Library of Law and Economics (RW)
- Departmental Library of Biology/Chemistry (NW I)
- Departmental Library of Mathematics/Physics/Informatics/Engineering Sciences (NW II)
- Departmental Library of Earth Science (GEO)
- Departmental Library of Research Institute of Music Theatre, Castle of Thurnau (FIMT)
- Additional stack rooms at Geschwister-Scholl-Platz (GSP)
The University has a capacity for approximately 10000 students, in winter term 2011/12 the number of enrolled peaked to approximately 11400 students due to the dual Abitur cohorts. Many study programmes use interdisciplinary approaches, i.e. "Philosophy & Economics", "International Economy and Development", "Health Economics", "Sports Economics", "Polymer- and Colloidal Chemistry", "Geoecology", "Global Change Ecology" or "Applied Informatics".
Bachelor of Arts = B.A.
Bachelor of Science = B.Sc.
Master of Arts = M.A.
Master of Science = M.Sc.
Executive Degree Programs
Master of Business Administration = MBA
Master of Laws = LL.M.
Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, German Federal Minister of Defence, was awarded a summa cum laude doctorate by the Faculty of Law, Business Administration and Economics in 2007. After extensive plagiarism in zu Guttenberg's dissertation was revealed in February 2011, German media also criticised the University of Bayreuth. A University spokesman has denied allegations of bribery and political corruption. The University cancelled the doctorate and Guttenberg was forced to resign.