Language and Short Courses 2019/2020

Bayreuth International Summer School – Polymer Science & Biofabrication Polymer Science & Biofabrication

University of Bayreuth • Bayreuth

Course location
Teaching language
  • English
Language level of course
  • English: B2, C1
  • July 2020 (Registration deadline of course provider: April 30, 2020)
Target group

International undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students


Polymer Science

Polymers and colloids are playing an increasing role as materials in our everyday lives. They are the constitutive parts of emulsions, foams, coatings, fibres, cells and tissue. With the help of nanotechnology, fundamentally new materials, properties and functions could be realised with exciting applications in the areas of electro-optics and biomaterials. This course covers the most important topics from synthesis, structural and electro-optical studies of polymers and colloids to advanced device fabrication.


Biofabrication is an emerging field in the area of biomaterials, aiming at the generation of three-dimensional structures from materials, including vital cells. Key aspects to achieve this aim include an advanced knowledge of biomaterials, the ability to identify new scientific trends and an awareness of the ways in which production processes can be made sustainable.

This summer school focuses on current trends in biomaterials research and biofabrication. Furthermore, the course includes practical coursework that highlights several state-of-the art processing methods of novel biopolymers such as spider silk proteins.


  • internationally known professors in the field of biomaterials and biofabrication
  • theoretical insights and practical courses
  • achievement of 2/3 ECTS

Practical Courses:

  • tissue engineering
  • dispense-plotting of 3D-scaffolds for tissue regeneration
  • analysis of self-assembling biopolymers
Average number of hours per week
Average number of participants per group/course
Dates and costs
  • July 2020 (Registration deadline of course provider: April 30, 2020)
Price only on request
Further information on dates and prices

The course fee includes tuition fees, an excursion and meals (daily lunch + a welcome dinner & a farewell dinner). Please check our website for further information:

Teaching language
  • English
Language level of course
  • English: B2, C1
Language requirements

A very good command of the English language (preferably level B2) is a requirement for your participation in the course. Please provide proof of your language level by submitting a language certificate (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge) with your application.

Submit application to

Please send your documents (completed application form, CV, brief personal statement, and proof of language skills) either in digital or printed form to:

Fax: +49 921557397

Is accommodation organised?
Accommodation is arranged by the organiser.
Type of accommodation

Hotel or hostel


A daily lunch as well as a welcome dinner and a farewell dinner are included in the registration fee.

Is a social and leisure programme offered?
Description of social and leisure programme

City tours, guided visits, BBQ, film evening, excursions, etc.

Free internet access
Support in visa matters
Pick-up service from train station/airport

University of Bayreuth

The University of Bayreuth has been ranked among the top 50 universities in the THE World University Ranking "THE Young University Ranking" in the last years! An interdisciplinary profile in study and research, innovation, and an international orientation are the guiding principles of the university, a modern campus university. The university is a centre of international research, with innovative structures characterised by their "interface philosophy".

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