The Faculty of Business Informatics and Applied Computer Science (WIAI) has a unique interdisciplinary structure in the German-speaking world and combines business informatics, which is based on economics and computer science, with applied computer science, which is oriented towards the humanities and cultural sciences, as well as classical fields of theoretical and practical computer science.
Special cooperations such as the TechnologieAllianzOberfranken (TAO) or programmes such as Studieren im Praxisverbund, which is organised by the Career & International Center of the WIAI Faculty, enable close networking with international, national and regional companies and business associations, some of which have already settled on ERBA Island. Students benefit from this right from the beginning of their studies.
For success in studies and career
The faculty is a leader in innovative topics: In recent years, new professorships have been created in the areas of privacy and security, smart environments, information systems management and mobile systems.
Currently, the faculty continues to grow: 12 new professorships are being advertised through the High-Tech Agenda Bavaria and almost 400 student places are being created. In addition, the campus for human-centred AI is being expanded with seven new professorships. Interdisciplinary links to the humanities, cultural studies, humanities and social sciences play a major role here.
The faculty places particular emphasis on the individual support of its students. This is regularly confirmed by excellent results in the corresponding categories of the CHE ranking, the student survey of the University of Bamberg and by our graduates.
In the summer semester of 2013, the Faculty's degree programmes were accredited or re-accredited and thus meet the strict quality criteria of the German Rectors' Conference. As part of the internal accreditation, the study programmes of the Faculty WIAI will be re-accredited again in 2020.
With the virtual continuing education programme in Business Informatics (VAWi), the faculty, together with the University of Duisburg-Essen, offers the opportunity to complete a part-time Master's programme.