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University of Bayreuth, Press Release No. 029/2021, 10 March 2021

Ten years of Bayreuth International Summer School – register now for the 2021 courses!

After the Bayreuth International Summer School had to take place online last year due to the pandemic, the organisational team is doing everything in its power to bring the Summer School back to the University campus in 2021, together with international guest lecturers and professors from Bayreuth. After all, there will be the tenth anniversary edition from 5 to 16 July 2021. Register now for the 2021 courses!


Together with the International Office of the University of Bayreuth, the Campus Academy is the annual host of the Bayreuth International Summer School. For a fortnight, the Unicampus becomes more colourful and diverse when students from all over the world visit the Wagnerian city to further develop and exchange their knowledge in courses of African Studies, Economics, Material Sciences or Chemistry and Biotechnology.

The 2020 Summer School had to take place online, but the organising team is doing everything it can to ensure that the courses can take place live on the Bayreuth Unicampus again this year.

Register now for the 2021 Summer School courses!

This year‘s programme includes courses in the following areas:

  • African Studies
  • Biofabrication
  • Economics & Management
  • Energy & Climate
  • Law: Corporate Governance, ESG and Sustainability
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Planetary Health, Economics and Public Health

The registration portal for the 2021 edition is open! All information about the attractive course programme is available here:


Getting ahead in the summer

The Bayreuth International Summer School consists of several individual courses, each focusing on a different research area. The approximately 130 participants each year have the opportunity to engage theoretically and practically for about six hours per day in seminars and discussions. 

The advantages are manifold

  • small learning and working groups (15 - 20 participants)
  • renowned guest lecturers from Germany and abroad
  • Exchange with international students from the same subject area
  • ECTS credits and certificate from the University of Bayreuth

The unique selling point of the Bayreuth International Summer School...

is the teaching of topics from the central research fields of the University of Bayreuth by academics from all over the world. Guests from other countries as well as Bayreuth students benefit equally from this international orientation. Likewise, the host chairs on the University campus receive the added value of exchange and interaction with the international lecturers and students. Thus, the Summer School has become a beacon project of internationalisation on campus. „The special feature of the Bayreuth International Summer School is certainly the opportunity to initiate or deepen cooperation in research and teaching, as well as to maintain or initiate international networks“, explain long-time lecturers Gerhard Glomm (Indiana University, USA) and Michael Jetter (University of Western Australia, Australia).

Review of the 2020 Bayreuth International Summer School

The 9th Bayreuth International Summer School, which took place in 2020, was dominated by the effects of the pandemic. The organisational team therefore put together a virtual course programme without further ado - together with the international guest lecturers and the Bayreuth professors - in order to give students from all over the world an understanding of the research priorities of the University of Bayreuth and to network and strengthen the global partnerships. The online courses of the Summer School 2020 were attended by 133 students from 16 countries as well as 17 professors, the majority of whom came from Bayreuth's partner universities. The six interdisciplinary courses dealt with issues from selected strategic research areas of the University of Bayreuth: International Economics, International Management, Polymer Science and Biofabrication, Public Health and Law.


Katharina Zöttl
Coordination of Strategic Projects

Phone: +49 (0) 921 / 55-5318
International Office


Brigitte Kohlberg

Deputy Press & PR Manager, University Communications

Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-5357

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