Living, working, and studying in the Kulmbach Food Cluster
The history of the Faculty of Life Sciences at the Kulmbach site began in 2017 with the establishment of a planning office in the former "Pförtnerhaus" (gatehouse). The faculty has since moved into three adjoining buildings: The administration villa accommodates the dean's office, seminar and conference rooms and the offices of some chairs. Laboratories, technical facilities and offices occupy three floors of the fritz shopping center and the Alte Spinnerei now houses seminar rooms as well as a specialist library, offices and the canteen. You can find further information on our premises here.
Teaching and Research: Interdisciplinary, International, Innovative
In the middle of Kulmbach, a campus of interdisciplinarity and internationality is being created, uniting the perspectives of natural science, economics, law, social sciences, and behavioural science in one place in a way that has not yet been seen in Germany. Thus, our new satellite thoroughly corresponds to the mission statement of the University of Bayreuth:
Kulmbach is home to companies and authorities that are involved in food, health, and nutrition. The Campus is Kulmbach is being built in the immediate vicinity of these institutions. This enables intensive professional cooperation.
Start-up culture meets established economy
It is hoped that Bayreuth's shared entrepreneurial spirit will spill over to Kulmbach: On our campus, the creation of space (offices and laboratories) available for (prospective) start-ups, young innovators, and established companies is planned, all of them eager to develop innovative business ideas, products, and processes in close cooperation with science.
In this way, students are made aware of the connection between their studies and the "real world", e.g. the understanding of the connections between scientific findings and the social conditions of practical application. The design and implementation of the courses of study is therefore also carried out in direct consultation with companies, institutes, and authorities.
Infrastructure: Close networking, close at hand
As a satellite of the University of Bayreuth, the campus in Kulmbach is closely networked with the facilities and services offered by the campus in Bayreuth. Car-Sharing can be used by students and employees. Nevertheless, all the structures and facilities necessary to guarantee its independent functioning are being created in Kulmbach. In an effort to make the campus in Kulmbach attractive for students - particularly, international students - there is a newly built student hall of residence located close to the buildings in which research and teaching take place.
Moreover, employees on the campus in Kulmbach are offered ideal working and living conditions: Innovative interdisciplinary research opportunities are available for scientists. These are supported by the connection to excellent research institutions and profile fields of the University of Bayreuth.
The Kulmbach site is also breaking new ground when it comes to catering: For example, the site’s own canteen offers opportunities for conducting scientific work, e.g., on the use of nudging, or on the implementation of sustainability strategies.
The campus is Kulmbach impresses with its short distances and intensive scientific exchange. In addition, Kulmbach offers its approximately 26,000 inhabitants a comprehensive range of culture and gastronomy.
Click here for the current brochure of the Bavarian Food Cluster at the Competence Center for Nutrition (KErn) called "Kulmbach. THE place for food."