History and Profile
With currently more than 12 000 enrolled students, the University of Bamberg was founded in 1647 and reestablished as a university in the 1970s. The university is mainly located in the heart of the historical city center of Bamberg. The Old Town of Bamberg was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1993.
The University of Bamberg is known for its focus on the Humanities. The largest faculty brings together various philologies orientated towards Cultural Studies with subjects such as Archaeology, Building Construction Research, Historic Monument Preservation, European Ethnology, Geography, History, Communication Science, and Philosophy.
Social Sciences, Economics, and Business Administration became the second largest focus of study and research in 1978; the Social Studies department is nationally acclaimed for its empirical work. Human learning, experience, behavior and actions are at the center of the Faculty of Human Sciences and Education â€“ consisting primarily of Psychology and Educational Science. With the newest Faculty of Information Systems and Applied Computer Sciences, the university has expanded its subject spectrum in the natural sciences and technology to complete its overall profile in the Humanities and Cultural Sciences as well as in the Social and Economic Sciences.
Archaeology and Heritage Studies
Within the Faculty of Humanities, the Institute of Archaeology, Heritage Studies and Art History is the largest teaching and research unit, with currently eight full professors and one assistant professor. The undergraduate, graduate, and PhD programmes in Archaeology and Heritage Studies cover a wide range of subdisciplines, including Digital and Landscape Archaeology introduced in 2010. Current research in the field of archaeological remote sensing focusses on the archaeological analysis of high-resolution satellite images, aiming at the detection and documentation of potential archaeological sites in the Silvretta Alps, Switzerland/Austria.
Prof. Karsten Lambers
Institute of Archaeology, Heritage Studies and Art History
University of Bamberg
96045 Bamberg, Germany