About University of Bayreuth:

The University of Bayreuth is a public research university situated in Bayreuth, Germany. It was founded in 1975 as a campus university focusing on international collaboration and interdisciplinarity. It is broadly organized into six undergraduate and graduate faculties, with each faculty defining its own admission standards and academic programs in near autonomy. The university offers several interdisciplinary courses such as Philosophy & Economics, Global Change Ecology, Theatre and Media studies, and Health Economics. In 2017 the university was ranked on place number 29 in the Times Higher Education world university ranking for universities founded less than 50 years ago. It is a member of the Elite Network of Bavaria (Elitenetzwerk Bayern), a coalition of research universities jointly offering graduate programs and international doctorate programs. The University of Bayreuth (UBT) is a research-orientated campus university. The mission of the university focuses on furthering interdisciplinary research and science as well as profile creation and the development of interdisciplinary subjects. UBT has a tightly knit network of strategically selected, international partner universities and research project partnerships. The research programs and offered courses encompass nature and engineering sciences, law and economics studies as well as language, literature and culture studies which are constantly being developed. Several undergraduate and graduate study programs as well as numerous individual courses and seminars are offered in English. Research and PhD programs as well as UBT’s international summer programs are conducted in English in general. UBT has defined the following focal areas in research: Nonlinear Dynamics, Polymer and Colloid Science, Molecular Biosciences, Ecology and Environmental Sciences, New Materials, African Studies, High Pressure and High Temperature Research, Cross-cultural Comparison and Intercultural Processes, Innovation and Consumer Protection, Food and Health Sciences, Energy Research and Energy Technology and Governance and Responsibility. The African studies at the University of Bayreuth have held a top international ranking position for years. The Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS) is part of the federal and state excellence initiative.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
World University Rankings 360 408 404 372 410 437 485 493 - - 501-550 551-600 601-650 601-650 651-700

By Fields

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agriculture 153 146 114 169 121 187 208 196 196 202 211 254 266 267
Engineering - 226 223 - - - - - - 351-400 351-400 401-450 451-500 -
Life Sciences - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Medicine - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Natural Sciences 258 267 258 278 - - - - - 401-450 451-500 451-500 - -
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By Subjects

Subject 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agricultural Sciences 165 121 110 115 117 119 131 155 199 297 301-350
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - - -
Chemistry 216 260 256 233 279 255 279 288 291 301-350 401-450
Chemical Engineering 95 97 128 130 169 202 199 237 301-350 - -
Civil Engineering - - - - - - - 401-450 351-400 351-400 -
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - - -
Computer Science - - - - - - - - - - -
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - - -
Electrical Engineering - - - - - - 451-500 - - - -
Environment / Ecology 114 132 139 170 176 182 187 173 216 217 201
Geosciences 116 110 112 142 173 180 198 228 239 231 267
Immunology - - - - - - - - - - -
Materials Science 185 197 204 237 252 257 264 289 300 301-350 351-400
Mathematics - - - - - - 386 451-500 451-500 451-500 -
Mechanical Engineering 213 - - - - - - 351-400 401-450 451-500 -
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - - -
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - - -
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - - -
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - - - - - - -
Physics - - - - - - - - 451-500 - -
Plant & Animal Science 235 255 279 286 251 239 237 257 294 290 274
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - - -
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - - -
Space Science - - - - - - - - - - -
Energy Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Environmental Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Biomedical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -