University of Bamberg
|Latin: Universitas Bambergensis|
Motto in English
|Regionally rooted – academically distinguished – internationally connected|
The University of Bamberg (German: Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg) in Bamberg, Germany, specializes in the Humanities, Cultural Studies, Social Sciences, Economics and Applied Computer Science. It is one of the leading institutions for business studies and social sciences in Bavaria.
The university today has four departments:
- Humanities and Cultural Sciences
- Social Sciences, Business Administration and Economics
- Human Sciences
- Information Systems and Applied Computer Science
An agreement between Bavaria and the Vatican saw the faculty of Catholic Theology restructured as an institute which places a greater emphasis on teacher training. In 2005, the Social Work course transferred to the University of Applied Sciences in Coburg.
Bamberg's Faculty of Business and Economics
The Faculty of Business and Economics is widely recognised as a leading research and teaching faculty in Germany. It is ranked under the 20th best faculties for Business, and placed 11 for Economics.
- Language-based area studies, including Oriental Studies and Slavonic Studies
- Medieval Studies; Archaeology (Prehistoric, Roman Provinces, Medieval); Cultural Heritage Conservation
- Behavioural sciences: Sociology, Political Science, Psychology
- Economics and Business Administration, with an emphasis on European Economics
- Applied Computer Science
The main areas of curricular focus, to which subjects across faculties contribute, are:
- Education and Life Planning
- The Individual and Society
- Languages and Cultures
- Business and Markets
The University of Bamberg offers several exchange and research programmes to international universities. The European network includes the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford. The University holds further partnerships in Australia with the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales, as well as in Asia with the Xi'an Jiaotong University, the Korea University, and Sophia University.
The university is mainly housed in historical buildings in Bamberg’s Old Town. These include the former Jesuit college (Theology), the former Hochzeitshaus (History), the old slaughterhouse (Earth Science), the former Bauhof (Communication Studies), and the former fire station (Oriental Studies). The departments of Languages and Literature are partly housed in buildings which once belonged to the Kaiser-Heinrich High School. The Social Sciences and Economics department and the Business Information Technology and Applied Computer Science department, which accommodate a large proportion of the students, are in Feldkirchenstrasse. The former ERBA cotton mill, on an island in the Regnitz, has been acquired to create student apartments in the red-brick building, as well as in an adjoining new 14,000m2 building.
- University of Bamberg
- International Services (Akademisches Auslandsamt)
- Feki.de Student website with information on degree programs, extra-curricula activities, etc.