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01.04.15 Does Dual Education Live up to its Reputation?

Germany’s vocational education system enjoys an outstanding international reputation: Thanks to its dual structure, which combines theory with practical training, it succeeds in educating highly qualified personnel. Young people therefore face far fewer difficulties in the labour market than their counterparts elsewhere in Europe. However, as Prof. Sandra Buchholz of the chair of Sociology 1 acknowledges, “The system does have some rough edges.” Morezum Thema: Does Dual Education Live up to its Reputation?

23.02.15 New Stimulus for International Doctoral Studies

Good news for doctoral candidates: The University of Bamberg’s application for the DAAD “IPID4all – International Promovieren in Deutschland – for all” funding initiative was a success. The programme will increase support both for foreign scholars pursing doctoral degrees in Germany and for German scholars who wish to travel abroad. Morezum Thema: New Stimulus for International Doctoral Studies

19.01.15 In Remembrance of Ulrich Beck

News of Ulrich Beck’s passing travelled quickly through the German and international press. Beck died of a heart attack on 1 January 2015. He was 70 years old. The former chair of Bamberg’s department of Sociological Theory (Soziologie II) was not only an outstanding scholar; he was also a central figure in the development of Bamberg’s sociology programme. Morezum Thema: In Remembrance of Ulrich Beck

22.12.14 Forging an International Path

The University of Bamberg has successfully completed the German Rectors’ Conference’s Audit “Internationalisation of Universities.” University President Godehard Ruppert and Vice-president Sebastian Kempgen were presented with a certificate at the audit conference in Berlin. Morezum Thema: Forging an International Path

24.11.14 Open-Minded and Open to the World

We proudly present… uni.vers Studies! The most recent issue of the University of Bamberg Magazine, uni.vers Studium, has been published in English for the first time. This special issue is geared specifically towards prospective foreign students and provides information on international degree programmes, organisational and advisory services and the city of Bamberg. Morezum Thema: Open-Minded and Open to the World

15.10.14 Structural Assistance in Southeastern Europe

Encountering Western European students at a Serbian university is a rare occurrence indeed. In order to change this, Serbia is making efforts to bring its universities’ infrastructures up to the European standard. This structural overhaul requires assistance from experienced foreign partners, and one of these is the University of Bamberg. Morezum Thema: Structural Assistance in Southeastern Europe

29.08.14 Competence Centre for Heritage Studies and Technology

For a period of five years beginning in 2016, the University of Bamberg will receive one million euros annually for the establishment of a Competence Centre for Heritage Studies and Technology. The decision was handed down by the ministry cabinet in a special session on 5 August. Morezum Thema: Competence Centre for Heritage Studies and Technology

24.07.14 Summer, Sun, Seminar

Sitting in a classroom during summer break? It’s not what most students think of when sunny, warm weather arrives, but this year the University of Bamberg is offering six summer school programmes that might make you change your plans. Morezum Thema: Summer, Sun, Seminar

18.06.14 Vice Presidents Confirmed for Another Term in Office

As proposed by the university president, the vice presidents for teaching and learning, as well as for technology and innovation both sought re-election on June 6. In a public session, they each presented their goals to the University Council and were confirmed in office at the Council meeting that followed. Morezum Thema: Vice Presidents Confirmed for Another Term in Office

06.06.14 Facebook-Friends: The cause of stress

With the growing number of friends on Facebook, users are increasingly being drawn into the lives and problems of their Facebook acquaintances, which can be a serious trigger of stress. This conclusion was reached in a study conducted by business information specialists at the universities of Bamberg and Frankfurt am Main. Morezum Thema: Facebook-Friends: The cause of stress

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