UB is of one of the Germany’s oldest and at the same time one of the modern, research-oriented universities. In the course of the Bologna Process, the traditional 4 year “Diplom and Magister” degrees were changed into the two-tier bachelor-master system. The bachelor programs last 3 years and master programs 2 years. The University has good experience in cooperation with agriculture industry, transfer of technology and long-life learning programs. UB belongs to one of Germany‘s leading academic institutions. For example, it was quite successful in the German Excellence Initiative. This is a highly competitive initiative implemented by the German Research Foundation and German Council of Science and Humanites. About 32000 students are currently enrolled at the University of Bonn. The University of Bonn‘s excellent reputation is also due to the commitment of more than 500 professors and nearly 4,000 other academic staff, as well as 1,800 non-academic staff members (excluding the university hospital).
The Faculty of Agriculture not only offers traditional agricultural subjects but also covers agricultural and food systems sciences and geodesy, resulting in institutes within the faculty that provide a valuable complement to the six other University faculties. The problems faced today, such as global shortage of energy and raw materials, competing use of land for energy or food crops as well as the need to develop sustainable alternatives cannot be solved without the meaningful interaction of fundamental and applied research. Today, the faculty effectively collaborates across faculty boundaries, encourages innovation and creativity and enables the establishment of scientific research in our daily lives.