The University of Bamberg
Research and teaching in an excellent environment
With around 13,000 students, the University of Bamberg is one of the medium-sized universities in Bavaria and offers a broad spectrum of more than 100 Bachelor, Master and Teacher Education programmes. Interdisciplinary studies and innovative research are made possible by three affiliated institutes, cross-faculty centers and numerous research associations. Eight graduate schools provide a structured supply of professional young talent. The University of Bamberg has a clear profile in the humanities and cultural sciences, in the social and economic sciences, in the human sciences as well as in information systems and applied computer science. With the establishment and expansion of the university-wide research focus Digital Humanities, Social and Human Sciences interdisciplinary collaborations are promoted that further develop the use of intelligent methods of computer science in a wide range of non-technical subjects. In the cultural sector, the university is present in Bamberg and the entire region through literary events, readings, exhibitions and series of concerts. The University of Bamberg has also been committed to gender equality for many years and and was certified as a family-friendly university ("Familiengerechte Hochschule" FGH) in 2002. In October 2018, the University of Bamberg was the first university in the German-speaking region to be awarded with the "Minerva Informatics Equality Award".
Faculty Information Systems and Applied Computer Sciences (WIAI)
The Faculty Information Systems and Applied Computer Sciences (WIAI), which was established on 1 October 2001, is growing steadily with currently more than 2100 students and the gradual expansion of professorships. In the next three years, the faculty will grow by 21 professorships, which were gained in the course of the "Hightech Agenda Bavaria", the "AI Competition Bavaria" ("KI Wettbewerb des Freistaates Bayern") and the "Tenure-Track-Program" ("WISNA").
Unique interdisciplinary profile
The faculty is characterized by an interdisciplinary design that remains the only one of its kind in Germany. It combines applied computer sciences such as media informatics, cultural informatics, data science, human-computer interaction and artificial intelligence as well as classical fields of informatics such as distributed systems, security and software engineering with information systems, which examines the creation, development and management of business information systems. Both the bachelor's and master's degrees in computer science and information systems achieved excellent results in the CHE university ranking. Combined on the ERBA campus, which is equipped with the most modern technical infrastructure, Bamberg is continuously expanding its IT location.