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New Bachelor's programme "Lebensmittel-und Gesundheitswissenschaften"

The University of Bayreuth is implementing the interdisciplinary Bachelor's degrees programme "Lebensmittel- und Gesundheitswissenschaften (B.Sc.)" for the winter semester 2021/22. Application is now open.  ...more

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Live Information Sessions

You have questions about our study programmes or ​the campus in Kulmbach? Talk to us! ⁠ ​   ...more

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New online portal on nutrition issues

From the end of 2021, the "Nutrition Radar" will offer scientifically sound, comprehensibly prepared information for journalists, nutrition experts and consumers.   ...more

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New website of the Professorship for Food Law now online

Visit the website of Prof. Purnhagen and his team and find out interesting facts about his research and teaching  ...more

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New website of the Professorship for Public Health Nutrition now online

Visit the website of Prof. König and find out interesting facts about her research and teaching  ...more

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New website of the Professorship for Food Supply Chain Management now online

Visit the website of Prof. Fikar and his team and find out interesting facts about his research and teaching  ...more

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New website of the Professorship for Nutritional Biochemistry now online

Visit the website of Prof. Henkel-Oberländer and her team and find out interesting facts about her research and teaching  ...more

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Studying and working at the important food centre of Kulmbach

Interdisciplinary, international study courses, and research at the important food and leisure centre of Kulmbach. This combination makes the University of Bayreuth’s new Faculty VII one of a kind.  ...more

The Kulmbach site: The development of a new faculty 

The newly founded Faculty of Life Sciences: Food, Nutrition and Health of the University of Bayreuth will be established on a new site campus in Kulmbach. The core idea behind the plans for the University of Bayreuth's seventh Faculty is a perspective based on the natural sciences, a methodological revolution in biosciences, and modern conceptions of economics, law, social sciences, and behavioural sciences. The combination of these disciplines in a way that has not yet been realized in Germany is reflected in research and teaching on the new location called Campus in Kulmbach: Through efficient, interdisciplinary research, fundamental insights can be gained and corresponding social initiatives developed. Innovative, internationally oriented Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes will be established.

Faculty VII - A joint project
University management, founding commission, internal planning group and external advisory board consisting of independent, high-level experts worked closely together to draw up a concept for Faculty VII of the University of Bayreuth within just a few months.

Prof. Dr. Stephan Clemens (head of the planning group and current founding dean) continues at the reins, and maintains the lines of communication to Kulmbach. The former Head Mayor Henry Schramm supported this project right from the beginning and with greatest efforts. Since May 2020, a very committed team around Head Mayor Ingo Lehmann is working towards our common goal: a Faculty of Life Sciences: Food, Nutrition and Health of the University of Bayreuth on the Campus Kulmbach.


New and innovative in the field of nutrition
The concept for Faculty VII follows a holistic approach. According to the tradition of the University of Bayreuth, it is about 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, will be combined with modern concepts from the economic, legal, social, and behavioural sciences. The special competencies offered by the Kulmbach site and the proven strengths of the University of Bayreuth will be taken up and consolidated.

Study

Proven strengths in the field of "food and health sciences" such as food law, health management, and bioanalytics will be strengthened and complemented in a targeted and complementary manner in order to establish innovative, internationally oriented bachelor's and master's programmes...more

Professorships

An internationally experienced and steadily growing team of professors is committed to developing and expanding our faculty. With close cooperation in teaching, highly active and perfectly networked in research, they create the prerequisites for a sustainable education for our students and for the scientific expertise of Faculty 7...more

Kulmbach site

The satellite office of the University of Bayreuth is located in the former administrative mansion of the Kulmbach spinning mill.  We are looking forward to your visit!...more

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