- Prof. Dr. Kai Fischbach
- 11.311 (WS 2022/2023)
A modern university with a long tradition
Since the 17th century, the University of Bamberg has seen itself explicitly as a "House of Wisdom". It was founded in 1647 by Prince-Bishop Melchior Otto Voit of Salzburg as a centre for contemporary humanistic education. Today, it houses four faculties: Humanities; Social Sciences, Economics and Business Administration; Human Sciences and Education; and Information Systems and Applied Computer Science. The University of Bamberg promotes networking and partnerships with numerous foreign universities and research institutions. Each year, over 500 students take advantage of opportunities to study at one of the more than 300 partner universities in over 60 countries. Visiting professorships enable intensive model and knowledge transfer to Bamberg. In 2005, the University of Bamberg was awarded the Family-Friendly University Audit Certificate, and was most recently re-certified in 2021.
Academic further education in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bamberg
The University of Bamberg is a medium-sized university with an excellent reputation for its practical application of current academic findings and its promotion of lifelong learning. Knowledge, insight and practical competence in the context of university research and teaching are also available to non-students and professionally experienced prospective students seeking professional and general further education. Renowned lecturers from both academia and practical fields provide a clear link between theoretical and application-oriented knowledge in the part-time further education programmes. The Bamberg Academy of Educational Transfer (BABT) at the University of Bamberg sees itself as an interface between academic scholarship and practical application. It is the central contact point for anyone interested in extra-occupational further education programmes at the university level.