The German Research Foundation (DFG) is funding a new Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) at the University of Bayreuth. The interdisciplinary research of nanostructured functional materials is expected to revolutionise the performance of batteries, solar cells, fuel cells and photocatalysts, thereby opening new perspectives for a sustainable energy economy. The starting point for material-based innovations is a holistic view of the transport of electrons, ions, molecules and heat, and their interactions in the materials. The new CRC 1585 “MultiTrans” will receive a total of around 11 million euros from the DFG over the next four years.
NGP Polymers develops novel pharmaceutical polymers for improved drug formulations.
Active ingredients can do their job particularly well if they get to the right place in the body at the right time. To ensure this, the active ingredients are formulated with excipients to form highly efficient drugs. However, the selection of available polymeric excipients is limited. To expand this spectrum, Next Generation Pharma Polymers (NGP Polymers for short) develops, produces and markets novel polymer excipients for various applications in the pharmaceutical industry. Ulrich S. Schubert, co-founder of the Jena start-up, explains the background and goals of the company.
Research is being conducted on biodegradable polymers at the University of Bayreuth. Now an environmentally friendly coating has been developed that could be a full-fledged replacement for the millions of plastic packaging materials used worldwide.
The University of Bayreuth has once again positioned itself in the top group of German universities in the CHE Ranking 2023: it has achieved excellent ratings in the student survey conducted in the subjects of Law, Business Administration, Economics, and Business Administration & Engineering. The nationwide comparison published today confirms that the University of Bayreuth continues to be one of Germany’s leading higher education institutions.
Five stars for Friedrich Schiller University Jena in new CHE University Ranking.
From traditional classrooms to teamwork learning environments: The University of Bayreuth has received a €1 million grant from the European Union for a STEM project that aims to promote deeper learning through AI learning facilitators in appropriate learning environments.
Today, the Bavarian Cabinet gave the green light for state support for the UBT Future Energy Lab Wunsiedel GmbH. In it, the University of Bayreuth will contribute its expertise in researching and practically testing the generation, storage, transport and use of energy from renewable sources at the Wunsiedel Energy Park.