Founded in 1975, the University of Bayreuth is currently one of Germany's most successful young universities. In the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings, it is ranked among the best young universities in the world, and in the QS World University Ranking, is in the top ten percent of 5,500 universities from around the globe. Interdisciplinary research and teaching is the main feature of the University's 160 degree programmes, offered by seven faculties covering the natural sciences, engineering, law, business & economics, languages, literature, and cultural studies. The University of Bayreuth has approx. 13,330 students, 240 professors, around 1,330 scientific staff, and about 985 non-scientific employees at its campus in Bayreuth and its satellite campus in Kulmbach. It is the largest employer in the region. The University of Bayreuth focuses on interdisciplinary research and offers excellent opportunities thanks to its modern research bodies and first-class research infrastructure. The University of Bayreuth is proud to be one of the most popular German universities among foreign researchers, and is regularly mentioned as a leading institution in the Humboldt rankings. The University offers its students and researchers a teaching and research environment with plenty of room for creativity, thereby positioning itself in the area of tension between academic freedom, scientific progress, practice orientation, and social and cultural responsibility. The University of Bayreuth is a cosmopolitan, respectful, and family-friendly university certified as a "green campus", and was one of the first universities in Bavaria to create a sustainability strategy in spring 2021. This strategy sets binding goals for the campus in line with the UN’s SDGs, to realize our vision of becoming carbon-neutral. Aspire and achieve your best as part of our tight-knit campus, and enjoy life to the full in Bavaria’s fresh university town of Bayreuth. Corporate video of the universityVideo of the town of BayreuthVirtual tour of the campusLearn more!