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Under the motto "Enjoying science: Discover the diversity of science on Campus Kulmbach", we invite you to get to know our faculty on Saturday, April 13, 2024 from 10:00 to 15:00. We look forward to seeing you!  ...more

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New Master´s Programme Food System Sciences

Food chemistry, human physiology, food law and bioeconomy combined in a pioneering study programme. Start in winter semester 24/25 - application possible from March 1, 2024.   ...more

first graduates 2023


At the beginning of December 2023, the first graduates at the Kulmbach campus celebrated their Master's degree in the M.Sc. Global Food, Nutrition and Health and M.Sc. Food Quality and Safety study programmes. We are proud of our first graduates and wish them every success for the future!  ...more

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B.Sc. "Lebensmittel- und Gesundheitswissenschaften"

The current global challenges in the field of nutrition and health are the focus of this bachelor's program. Lots of information about the course content can be found here:  ...more

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Research facility on AI and health opened

The possibilities for researching human behavior with the help of artificial intelligence are being taken to the next level in Kulmbach: The Live-In-Lab is Europe's leading laboratory for digital, AI-supported research into human behavior in everyday life.  ...more

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Facts about nutrition: the Ernährungsradar.

In cooperation between professors and students of the Faculty of Life Sciences and the Akademie für Neue Medien, evidence-based and comprehensible media contributions on current topics related to nutrition are produced - supported by the Oberfrankenstiftung.   ...more

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Live Information Session

You have questions about our study programmes or ​the campus in Kulmbach? Meet us in one of our Live Online Sessions! Please find upcoming dates and the links to join here.   ...more

New and innovative: the Faculty of Life Sciences: Food, Nutrition and Health

The concept of the youngest faculty at the University of Bayreuth follows a holistic approach. In accordance with the tradition of the University of Bayreuth, it deals with interdisciplinary research and teaching on the great challenges of our time:

  •    What are the causal relationships between risk of disease and life style and/or nutrition?
  •    Which individual, social, cultural, and/or socio-economic factors hinder healthy lifestyles and diets?
  •    How can providing people with sufficient quantities of healthy food be improved?

The Faculty of Life Sciences: Food, Nutrition and Health aims to find answers to these questions and challenges through its interdisciplinary approach, and to develop innovative solutions. To this end, the natural science perspective, which focuses on current, far-reaching methodological revolutions in the life sciences, is combined with modern concepts from the economic, legal, social, and behavioural sciences. It interlinks with the special competencies offered by the nutrition cluster in Kulmbach with a large number of official institutions and a wide range of food-producing industries.

     Study at the Faculty of Life Sciences

In winter semester 2024/25 we offer the following study programmes:

Do you have questions about our study programmes or the campus in Kulmbach? Meet us live - at one of our live online-info-sessions!

Find out more about our study programmes from the professors of the faculty or hear what our students have to say about their studies.

Take a look at our new, state-of-the-art practical labs.

Still have questions? Find the answers here!

Were we able to arouse your interest? Then become part of the Faculty of Life Sciences. Click here for the application platform.
Application period (only for Master's programmes): 01.03.-15.06.24
Enrolment period (all programmes): 15.04.-26.09.24

The University of Bayreuth in Kulmbach - the milestones
As the youngest of seven faculties at the University of Bayreuth, the Faculty of Life Sciences: Food, Nutrition and Health is still in its developmental phase. However, a lot has happened since the decision of the Bavarian Council of Ministers in June 2017 to found the faculty until the planning order for the new campus building was issued in May 2023. See for yourself!

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