The University of Bamberg is a public university located in the city of Bamberg, Upper Franconia, Germany.
It was originally founded in 1647 and then re-established in 1972. The university has an academic focus on the humanities, social and economic sciences, as well as human sciences and application-oriented computer sciences.
The university is mainly based in Bamberg’s Old Town in a number of historical buildings, which include the former Jesuit college, now home to the theology department. The former hochzeitshaus, or wedding house, now houses the history departments and the former fire station, which is home to Oriental studies. The old slaughterhouse has been transformed into the Earth science faculty. A former cotton mill, located on an island in the Regnitz river, will be turned into student accommodation.
Teaching is arranged under four faculties: the faculty of humanities; the faculty of social sciences, economics and business administration; the faculty of human sciences and education; and the faculty of information systems and applied computer science.
The University of Bamberg has cooperation agreements with about 300 higher education institutions in more than 60 countries. Its European network includes both the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford. It also has partnerships with the University of Sydney in Australia, Xi'an Jiaotong University in China, the Korea University, and the Japanese Sophia University.
The university’s mission statement says that it should be “regionally rooted, academically distinguished, and internationally connected”. It has a goal to offer all its members equal opportunities and has received family-friendly certification.