Universit├Ąt Bayreuth

The University of Bayreuth (originally called in German Universität Bayreuth) is a public research university founded in 1975 as a campus university situated in Bayreuth, Germany. It is broadly organized into seven undergraduate and graduate faculties, with each faculty defining its own admission standards and academic programs in near autonomy.

The university offers several interdisciplinary courses such as Global Change Ecology, Theatre and Media Studies, and Health Economics. In 2020 the university was ranked 51 in the Times Higher Education world university ranking for universities founded less than 50 years ago.[1] It is a member of the Elite Network of Bavaria (Elitenetzwerk Bayern), an educational policy concept of Bavaria for the promotion of gifted pupils and students in the higher education sector. 


  • Organization
  • Faculties
  • University Administration Executive Board
  • Facilities
  • Library
  • Study programmes
  • Research
  • Notable alumni
  • Notable faculty
  • Impressions
  • See also
  • References
  • External links
  • Organization
  • The campus of the University of Bayreuth


The University of Bayreuth is divided into seven faculties

Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science

Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences

Law, Business and Economics

Languages and Literature

Cultural Studies

Engineering Science

Life Sciences: Food, Nutrition and Health (Campus Kulmbach)

University Administration Executive Board


Klaus Dieter Wolff19731991

Helmut Buettner19911997

Helmut Ruppert19972009

Rüdiger Bormann20092013

Stefan Leible2013current

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 served as chancellor, and Markus Zanner has been chancellor of the University of Bayreuth since 2011.


Bayreuth University Library

Language Centre

IT Service Centre

Technical Support Centre

Ökologisch-Botanischer Garten der Universität Bayreuth, the university's botanical garden

Media laboratory



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)