Faculty of Humanities

About us

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The world of academia is in a constant state of development, and our faculty is involved in monitoring and steering this progress.

Currently, the faculty is in the process of revising its inter- and transdisciplinary structures: the focus is on a concept for promotion of early career researchers. We hope this will help to develop talent at both doctorate and postdoctorate level, an area which has been neglected so far in Bern and across Switzerland. We prepare young researchers for an inter- and transdisciplinary scientific community in our research and young talent network at the Walter Benjamin Kolleg. At its research forum, academics exchange opinions and information across traditional subject boundaries. We promote dialogs across disciplines and methods within the faculty and beyond the confines of the faculty itself.

In terms of student numbers, our faculty is the biggest at the University of Bern. It is known for its plurality at all levels: plurality of disciplines, degree programs, research topics and formats, methodologies and forms of publication. The University of Bern is a dynamic university offering a full range of courses, and our faculty is one of its key pillars boasting strong institutes, outstanding individual and collective research, excellent links at both national and international level, and an attractive teaching offer.

Faculty council

The Faculty council consist of all professors with a habilitation and delegation of the mid level faculty and the students.