Good reasons for Digital Heritage Technologies at the University of Bamberg/ University of Coburg

Excellent conditions for study

The University of Bamberg and the University of Coburg enjoy an excellent reputation in the areas of heritage, object and engineering sciences as well as in application-oriented digital technologies. Especially with the "Competence Centre for Heritage Conservation Studies and Technologies" (KDWT), a unique centre has been established in Bamberg. In addition, the Digital Heritage Technologies are now part of the research focus "Digital Humanities and Social Sciences" of the University of Bamberg.

The programme benefits from an outstanding interdisciplinary team at both locations, which is happy to pass on its expert knowledge to the students, as well as from very good technical equipment. A dynamic, market- and research-oriented approach allows us to train specialists with up-to-date knowledge and skills. The programme is officially accredited since October 2019.

During your studies, you will benefit from the expertise of the three disciplines that teach the course: Cultural Heritage Sciences and Applied Computer Science (Cultural Informatics and Media Informatics) in Bamberg and Engineering and Natural Sciences in Coburg.

Due to its size and staffing, the course of studies also offers a very good supervision ratio, there are no waiting times and no anonymity during the studies. You will be closely supervised by the teachers, who always have an open door for you.

The lectures take place at the Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg and at the University of Applied Sciences in Coburg. Students register both as main listeners at the University of Bamberg and as secondary listeners at the University of Coburg and thus receive a semester ticket that enables free commuting between both locations and in the region.

You will be studying in two Franconian student towns with unique charm. The World Heritage city of Bamberg and the royal residence city of Coburg offer a pleasant mixture of historical ambience, lively culture and student flair.

High-tech equipment

You will benefit from hands-on practice up-to-date and high-tech equipment and sensors that are used in industry and in heritage sciences. You will receive practical training to familiarise yourself with 3D scanners (laser scanner and light projection scanner) as well as photogrammetry and total station survey, further with building physics measurements. You will also learn software tools for post-processing towards digital products, e.g. applications like Heritage/ Historic Building Information Modelling (HBIM). Furthermore, a 3D printer is at your disposal. Learning these technologies will smooth your entry into the professional world.

Networking

A variety of cooperations and networking make application-oriented profiling and theses about "real" problems possible and support career entry.

We are working closely with other universities as well as with heritage and memory institutions, such as the German state authorities for heritage, Fraunhofer research institute, EURAC research institute, multiple museums in Bamberg and surroundings, as well as archives.

Research

The development of our new subject ‘Digital Technologies in Heritage Conservation’ offers exciting research perspectives, also within the competence centre ‘Competence Centre for Heritage Conservation Studies and Technologies’ (KDWT).

You can already base your Master's thesis on current topics in research in the field of monument sciences (Structure , at the bottom).

Take part in exciting projects and look behind the scenes. For example at the English Theatre in Frankfurt (University of Applied Sciences Coburg). Or find out about the ongoing projects at the Chair and in the Digital Heritage Technologies Department in Bamberg.