In the spirit of Humboldt

In the spirit of Wilhelm von Humboldt, our research and teaching efforts are aimed at the generation of knowledge and the discovery of truth. We aim to encourage independent and lifelong learning, independent critical thinking, and the critical analysis of the current state of knowledge in our field.

Research. Right from the start.

We are committed to intertwining research and teaching. Right from the start. This is why our teaching is closely linked to ongoing research projects at our Faculty. As our students progress through their program, they become increasingly involved in ongoing projects, contribute ideas, and acquire valuable experience



International activities, equal opportunity, family friendliness

We are committed to

  • supporting the integration of researchers into international networks at all stages of their careers,
  • creating equal opportunity for all of our employees and helping staff members from different backgrounds advance their careers,
  • implementing measures to help students and staff members reconcile study/work and family commitments.

NEW European Master Programs in Biosciences

The Bologna process is coming of age  – and we live this European idea. The Faculty of Biology has launched seven new international study programs. These study paths are specially tailored for students coming from all over Europe. Application is now open. It’s easy! Just follow the BioEu sign.



How to Apply for Admission to Master's Programmes
Please be sure to submit your application no later than 15 July for summer intake

- 75 ECTS Biology
- 15 ECTS Chemistry
- 15 ECTS Physics, Mathematics

Application for Master Programmes in Bioscicences (in English language)
Link pdf-Maker

Studying biology

How does life function? This is the question the biological sciences aim to answer. You are interested in finding out, too? Just enroll in a biology program ! Theory or experiment, lab or field? Studying biology is all about variety. Our programs equip you with a sound basis of knowledge and skills and allow you to specialize in a field that matches your interests and talents. 

For answers, follow the link below.

Excellence in the classroom and in the lab

Our research and teaching interests cover a broad range of biological sciences, and we place great emphasis on collaborating with other academic disciplines. This puts us in a strong position to continue the tradition of scientific excellence at our faculty.

Bringing the latest research findings into their classrooms, our lecturers deliver research-oriented courses that equip students with a sound theoretical background, practical experience, and the skills they need for the workplace. Our students leave us equipped for a range of career paths in the life sciences sector. Committed to involving students in setting the agenda for learning, we foster the dialogue between our students and teaching staff. In addition, we place great emphasis on giving individuals an opportunity to develop on a personal level.

All Chairs at the Faculty of Biology are members of the Biocenter. For more information on our key research interests, please click here


News / Events / Archive

Nach der Verleihung der Verdienstmedaille: Dieter Mahsberg (M.) mit Laudator Unikanzler Uwe Klug und Unipräsident Alfred Forchel (r.)

Verdienstmedaille für Dieter Mahsberg

Einige der Preisträger der gemeinsamen Promotionspreise 2019 der Unterfränkischen Gedenkjahrstiftung für Wissenschaft und der Universität Würzburg mit Unipräsident Alfred Forchel (l.) und Unterfrankens Regierungspräsident Eugen Ehmann (r.)

Preisgekrönte Promotionen

Im Erbgut jeder Zelle treten jeden Tag eine Vielzahl von Schäden auf, die durch spezialisierte Reparatursysteme behoben werden.  Bei manchen Menschen ist der Körper allerdings aufgrund einer genetischen Veränderung nicht in der Lage alle Schäden fehlerfrei zu reparieren.

DNA: Wenn die Schadensregulierung nicht funktioniert

  • European Master Programmes in Biosciences
  • Studies in Biology
  • Botanical Garden
  • Didactics of biology
  • Department of Botany II
  • HOneyBee Online Studies
  • Chair of Microbiology
  • Comoé National Park Research Station (Côte d'Ivoire)
  • Center for Computational and Theoretical Biology
  • Field Station Mt. Kilimanjaro (Tanzania)
  • Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology

Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Biology
Am Hubland
97074 Würzburg

Phone: +49 931 31-84209

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