Excellent research at one of the leading 150 young universities
The University was founded in 1975 advancing interdisciplinary research and teaching on the basis of excellence in academic disciplines. In a society constantly faced with new and ever more complex questions, the right answers are found in close and interdisciplinary cooperation, fostered with confidence by the University of Bayreuth.
Interdisciplinary research and teaching is the main feature of more than 160 degree programmes offered at seven faculties in the natural sciences, food sciences, engineering, law and economics, as well as language, literature and cultural studies.
The University of Bayreuth has about 1,650 academic staff (260 of them professors) and about 1020 non-academic employees on the campus in Bayreuth and at satellite campus in Kulmbach. This makes it one of the largest employers in the region.
The University of Bayreuth has more than 13,000 students per year, between 2,000 and 2,500 degree-holders and 170 to more than 200 PhD students per year.
Moreover, the University of Bayreuth is making its mark with outstanding interdisciplinary research: the Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence, for example, conducts cutting-edge research at an international level. The University is ranked 45th out of the world’s top 475 universities younger than 50 in the ‘Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Ranking’ and is in the top ten percent of 5,500 universities worldwide according to the THE World University Ranking.
But the University of Bayreuth aspires to be more than just a university, constantly addressing four questions crucial for the future: internationalization, digitalization, equal opportunities and diversity, and sustainability. These overarching topics are to be considered as a cross-cutting issues honing our profile in new dimensions beyond traditional academic debates.
The Department of Plant Systematics counts four full-time lecturers, is a member of the Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research (BayCEER), and supports research in three strategic areas that are closely related to the objectives of the CONTAN Project: Evolutionary Biology, Plant Systematics, and Tropical Biodiversity.
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