University description (as per official university website)
The University of Bayreuth is one of the youngest universities in Germany. Since its opening in 1975, it has become a powerful institution that has a dense network of international university partnerships and research collaborations.
Individual attention, high standards of performance, a research-training and emphasized a strong focus on career opportunities and prospects to determine the range of courses. It ranges from the natural sciences and engineering over the laws and economics, to the language, literature and cultural studies and is constantly developed further.
Even in its organizational structure, the University of Bayreuth with its six faculties and its numerous research institutions is to create interdisciplinary collaborations. The interdisciplinary approach in research and teaching, which is also due to the short distances on the Bayreuth "Campus promoted in the country" goes hand in hand with the targeted development of profile fields that are institutionalized in Central Research Facilities.
In regional and supra-respect, understands the University of Bayreuth as an important resource for the transfer of science, culture and technology.
In the natural sciences and engineering their distinctive profile based on the combination of specialized basic research with applied research that focuses specifically on the innovation needs of the industrial economy.
MISSION STATEMENT OF UNIVERSITY BAYREUTH
The University of Bayreuth is an international, cooperation and subject priorities research university with innovate interdisciplinary structures. Through research, teaching and further serve to make scientific progress and science-education. As part of their research and teaching duties she is dedicated to quality assurance and promotion young scientists. The University of Bayreuth supports - also in cooperation with others - the scientific education and training. In its scientific connection to the economy, it sees itself as an innovation engine.
Basis of the work of the University of Bayreuth is the specialized research, the subject of an ongoing strengths and weaknesses analysis by internal and external evaluation with regard to international scientific standards. The University of Bayreuth continuously developed its research approach, based on a recognized basic research with an applied combination of economy and society.
On the basis of disciplinary research, the University of Bayreuth vigorously pursued the interdisciplinary research with the conviction that new scientific advances are also available in the future, especially in the overlapping areas of performance disciplines. The overall research of the University of Bayreuth are high temperature and high pressure research, macromolecular and colloid science, ecology and environmental sciences, new materials, molecular biosciences, nonlinear dynamics and pattern formation in complex systems, Afrikanologie, cultural comparison and cross-cultural processes and dynamics and order - the development of legal culture and economy. The scientific profile of the University of Bayreuth is characterized by gravity and interface programs.
The promotion of young scientists at the University of Bayreuth is based on attractive working and research conditions, on ensuring the necessary support from the university, on the good environment for rapid promotion and habilitation for the establishment of graduate school, for adequate open spaces for independent scientific work , the possibilities for independent implementation of courses, offers and free space for the educational training of young scientists.
Teaching at the University of Bayreuth are based on the one hand, scientific development and the other to the integration of skilled labor. The interdisciplinary approach to research will also culminate in appropriate programs. Existing programs are constantly reviewed to improve their timeliness and efficiency. The introduction of new courses can only be the basis of a good professional basis and / or application of research. The high quality of teaching is realized in trusting cooperation of professors, dean, and students and secured. The research-teaching and the high degree of practical orientation at the University of Bayreuth give students both an introduction to the scientific career and in the future of work. The transition to work is supported by partnerships with business, government, communities and associations as well as by the study outcome and the Career Advisory Service.
The University of Bayreuth accelerated its activities in the field of continuing education through lectures, seminars, graduate courses and training facilities. It cooperates with partners of the university region and beyond.
The University of Bayreuth is characterized by high international research and teaching. This is reflected in the specialized fields of research, the research, a large number of foreign scientists, visiting scientists and students at the University of Bayreuth, a high standard of language competence of teachers and students, a high international student mobility and international compatibility and orientation of the courses. The introduction of BA and MA degree courses are increasingly offered in a foreign language.
The University of Bayreuth is a service for society, economy and region. The research is based, therefore in addition to the requirements of science and the needs of society and economy. The University of Bayreuth cooperates actively with partners in the university area, but also from the international environment. About the technology transfer office connections between the University of Bayreuth and the economy should be encouraged.