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German Language and Literature, Department

Fakultät Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften

Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg

Fakultät Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften
Institut für Germanistik
Kapuzinerstraße 16
D-96045 Bamberg
Telephone: +49 951 863-2116

Uni Bamberg
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Basic information

Teaching staff at the department
Total number of students
Number of master degree students

Teaching in core subjects

  • German as a foreign language: 9.1%
  • Ancient German Literature: 18.2%
  • Modern Literature: 42.4%
  • Linguistics: 6.1%
  • Historic Linguistics: 24.2%
  • Other fields: 0%

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase
12/14 points

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Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees

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Teaching foreign language skills

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Teacher qualification

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Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German)

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Special features regarding teaching

Interdisciplinary approach, link to professional practice, Medieval Studies Centre, interfaces between school/university, team teaching, electronic courses by Virtuelle Hochschule Bayern, specific methods training (e.g. statistics, corpus linguistics); Student conference; Contemporary orientation in modern German literary studies.

Special features regarding the international orientation

Intensive exchange programmes, international networking of the teaching staff; Organisation of conferences with international participants; High proportion of international students, special measures to ensure the academic success of international students

Special features regarding the equipment

Modern multimedia equipment in all lecture theatres and seminar rooms, virtual courses by VHB (specialised didactics; Linguistics, modern German literature).

Special features regarding research activities

Thomas Mann research; Conferences on contemporary literature; perception of the Middle Ages; "Mittelalter macht Schule" (School in the Middle Ages) theatre and film project; Several projects on historical linguistics (e.g. online database projects in historical linguistics on the earliest German vocabulary; Development of capitalization); cooperation with "Literaturhaus Stuttgart" (Stuttgart Literature House) regarding literary writing; Student conference on German linguistics on topics currently debated in the public sphere and in research; Conferences on digital transformation and sustainable research data management in German studies

Support for founders

Currently in planning in cooperation with the newly founded ‘Office for Innovation and Start-ups (BIG)’ at the University of Bamberg

Other special features

Collaborations with: International House of Artists Villa Concordia (Internationales Künstlerhaus Villa Concordia) Bamberg, ETA-Hoffmann-Theater Bamberg, Bamberg State Library, literature houses Munich, Stuttgart, Göttingen, Rostock.; Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts; Literary colloquium Berlin; Literary publishers (C.H. Beck, Hanser); Research and development network with the universities of Göttingen and Rostock; Career service as part of the ‘reingeGUKt!’ guest lecture series – Career prospects for graduates in linguistics and literary studies (focus on lectures by Bamberg alumni); Cooperation with QUST, University of Tehran.

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Further information about study entry phase



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Last Update 2022: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education