Mission Statement

Regionally rooted

The University of Bamberg profits from its location in a world cultural heritage site and acts as the region’s academic hub. It fulfills an academic mandate which extends far beyond its local roots. Short distances, both literally and figuratively, facilitate good advisory services, personal communication and interdisciplinary research, teaching and learning.

The University has made it a goal to offer all its members equal opportunities. Success can be seen in the university’s family-friendly certification and in the high number of appointments for female professors. The University bears a societal responsibility and is committed to the concept of life-long learning.

Bamberg’s historic old city offers exceptional living and working conditions, and the university itself contributes to the diversity of cultural and social life in the city.

Academically distinguished

The University of Bamberg is a middle-sized University with an academic focus on the humanities, social and economic sciences, as well as human sciences rounded out by application-oriented computer sciences. Interdisciplinary research activity and the ability to combine degree programmes contribute to the university’s distinguished status in Germany’s academic community.

At the University of Bamberg, research and teaching are treated as one entity; service facilities and administration foster innovation and productivity. Success can be seen not only in exceptional individual research projects, but also in larger-scale cooperative research.

The university is committed to quality teaching, and the high rankings that the university has received are an incentive to continue to strive toward that goal.

Internationally connected

The University of Bamberg, with its tight network of partnerships with foreign universities, facilitates internationally oriented degree programmes and research. The University is a leader in international student mobility. The promotion and development of young academic talent is of particular importance to the university. With services like the Trimberg Research Academy (TRAc), and with its well structured doctoral programmes, the university is able to provide the next generation of academics with valuable support networks. 

The University’s internationalization concept is not limited only to research and foreign studies, but rather encompasses all aspects of research and teaching, for both university members and their foreign guests.

An alumni network has established a bond to the university that extends beyond time spent as a student, and it also provides opportunities for cooperation with regional and trans-regional business.

(Resolution of the Extended University Administration from 26 July 2010 and of the University Administration from 6 September 2010)