Good Reasons

At a time when student numbers in Germany are at their highest, the University of Bamberg stands out due to its moderate size. Its focus on the humanities and social sciences ensures that Geography students in particular have a wide range of minor subjects available to them.

The four faculties at the University of Bamberg are:

  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences, Economics and Business Administration
  • Human Sciences and Education
  • Information Systems and Applied Computer Science

CHE University Ranking

The University of Bamberg also receives outstanding ratings in the CHE University Ranking. In this context, the Centre for Higher Education (CHE) surveys students and professors on topics such as the classes offered, the support and study situation or periods abroad, and collects information on teaching and research. Geography scores top marks when it comes to studying. Both contact with professional fields and support when commencing studies receive particularly positive assessments.

The library resources are praised with regard to all subjects. ‘The CHE University Ranking once again confirms that we are providing high-quality study programmes in Bamberg,’ said Prof. Dr. Stefan Hörmann, Vice President for Teaching and Learning. ‘We are pleased about the numerous positive ratings and are extremely happy with the overall result.’

Work/life balance

Bamberg has a very nice mix of centrality, comfort and ambiance. Bamberg, whose Old Town was declared a World Heritage Site in 1993, is strongly influenced by student life as a university city: this is particularly noticeable when studying Geography, whose institute buildings give you access to a courtyard right on the riverbanks – one of the prettiest places in the Old Town. The city is both small and easy to navigate (you can reach all of its hotspots and all the university premises in a short time), but also provides you everything you need thanks to its location as a regional centre.

Overall, studying Geography in Bamberg gives you the perfect work-life balance. Alongside parks and promenades, numerous bars, breweries and cafés invite you to forget your busy studies for a while. A broad spectrum of cultural activities is available, ranging from the Bamberg Symphony to the E.T.A. Hoffmann Theatre and Brose Bamberg basketball team. In the region, there are also numerous leisure opportunities with the Steigerwald Forest, the Upper Main River Valley and Franconian Switzerland, as well as a wealth of things to see for your own physical geography and cultural geography explorations.

Student activities

At the Institute of Geography you have various opportunities to network with other students and thus actively shape student life at the University of Bamberg.

  • The Geography Working Group is the central point of contact for questions, problems and suggestions from students at the Institute of Geography. It organizes various events several times a semester, including the summer party and the Christmas party, the geographical hike at the beginning of each semester and the fortnightly Geo-Stammtisch.
  • The European Geography Association (EGEA) is a Europe-wide organization for geography students with more than 90 locations in over 30 countries. EGEA has also been represented in Bamberg since the 2016 summer semester. Among other things, EGEA organizes regular exchanges with other locations, seminars and workshops, congresses and many other offers.