University of Bamberg

Founded in 1647, the Otto-Friedrich-University is one of the oldest universities in Bavaria. Despite the fact that more than 13,000 students are enrolled at the university, it is relatively small, which enables students to be well looked after. The range of subjects on offer focuses on the humanities and cultural sciences and is complemented by the nationally highly recognised social sciences, the internationally oriented economic sciences and business informatics, the youngest faculty in Bamberg. The beauty of the city, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993, and its cultural wealth are further advantages of studying and teaching in Bamberg.

Humanities and Cultural Studies

Social and Economic Sciences

 Human Sciences

Business Informatics and Applied Computer Science

13.119 Students
158 Professors

642 Scientific Staff

548 Non-Scientific Staff


Higher Education Didactics

The aim of the Center for Higher Education at the University of Bamberg (FBZHL) is to support teachers in developing their teaching, advisory and examination skills in such a way that they contribute to improving the quality of teaching in the interests of students. The FBZHL program, which consists of seminars in the areas of teaching-learning concepts, presentation and communication, testing, reflection and evaluation, as well as counselling and support, is characterized above all by its practical orientation. The advanced training courses are usually interdisciplinary and can also be attended by lecturers from other universities. In addition, regular workshops for student tutors are offered.

As part of the joint project "ProfiLehrePlus - Hochschullehre Bayern 2020", the coordination office created during the first project phase at the University of Bamberg was further financed. This office ensures the continuous connection to the central coordination office (Universität Bayern e. V.) and the other partners. The aim is to network the activities that take place within the framework of ProfiLehrePlus throughout Bavaria and thus to offer teachers a comprehensive range of further training courses.

The continuing education program for teachers at the University of Bamberg was and is being expanded as part of ProfiLehrePlus. In the open seminar program (= certificate program) new topics and trends of the university teachings are taken up. Existing and proven activities are continued. In addition, there is an extension of the individual counselling services: Adding to teaching counselling in all thematic areas (with and without observation in the course), there is coaching for teachers and Teaching Analysis Polls. The lecturers are thus given the opportunity to individually reflect on and improve their own teaching in exchange with experienced university didacticians. Special attention is also given to subject-specific and target group-specific offers, e.g. for professors or individual subject groups or institutes.