University of Bamberg

of Bamberg

Latin: Universitas Bambergensis

Motto in English

Regionally rooted – academically distinguished – internationally connected


1647 (initial)
1972 (re-founded)

Godehard Ruppert[de]

Dagmar Steuer-Flieser

Academic staff

627 (31.12.2012)

13,470 (31.12.2013)

Bamberg, Germany


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.[1]


1 Departments
2 Bamberg’s Faculty of Business and Economics
3 Disciplines
4 Partner Universities
5 Location
6 See also
7 References
8 External links


former slaughter house, now: university building

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[edit]
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.[2]

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

Partner Universities[edit]
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 wit