Regionally Rooted – Partners and Networks

Cooperation between academia, commerce, culture and society benefits all parties: scholars investigate concrete issues and, together with their students, contribute to the regional implementation of potential solutions.

With its various cooperative projects, the University of Bamberg is a considerable regional influence and is also a source of knowledge and specialists ideally suited for the local labour market. In this way, the university contributes significantly to assuring the competitiveness of the Upper Franconian region and to meeting demands for generations of qualified staff.

The cornerstone for the only German partnership of its kind was laid by the cooperation agreement of the “Technology Alliance of Upper Franconia”. For the first time, all universities in one region – in this case Bamberg, Bayreuth, Hof and Coburg – joined forces to promote their common interests and strengthen their expertise in the areas of research, teaching and continuing education. The alliance's core focus areas are energy, mobility, raw materials and information technology.

Technology Alliance of Upper Franconia

Analysis and Consulting Services for Social Life

In addition to our university’s many professorships, two competence centres in particular offer expert support and consulting services for businesses operating locally and trans-regionally: the Competence Centre for Applied Personnel Psychology (KAP), and the Centre for Heritage Conservation Studies and Technologies (KDWT). Numerous companies in the Bamberg area and beyond have profited from their expertise.

In addition to academics and commerce, the University of Bamberg has maintained cooperative relationships with partners in the city and the region since its founding. Historically, smaller Catholic territories, imperial cities and knightly administrations, among other such groups, all sought expert opinions, legal findings and counsel from the professors in Bamberg's faculty of law which was founded in 1735.

Today, the university cooperates with city and regional business development partners to involve medium-sized companies in the networking opportunities provided by the KMUni event series – a showcase of current, practically relevant research projects.

Together with both the Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the Upper Franconian Chamber of Skilled Crafts, the university organises a so-called “tandem” series that provides a platform for exchange between scholarly theory and practical application. Additionally, involvement in the Deutschlandstipendium scholarship programme creates ever stronger bonds between the university and regional businesses and institutions.

Knowledge Transfer at the University of Bamberg