Department of Biology


Welcome to the website of the Department of Biology at the University of Tübingen. Information about our major research topics, the degree courses we offer and our department in general can be found on our web pages.

The natural sciences have a long tradition in Tübingen. It was here that the first natural science faculty in Germany was founded in 1863. In keeping with this tradition, the Department of Biology in Tübingen has continued to grow and develop and is, today, among the biology departments with the highest research performance in Germany.

At present we offer four degree courses in biology (bachelor’s, master’s, academic teachers training and Diplom) and participate in four further interdepartmental degree programmes. Qualified and research-oriented teaching for our approx. 1100 students is guaranteed by 32 professors and more than 20 full-time lecturers.

The Academic Advisory Service and the Examinations Office for Biology are attached to the department.

Prof. Dr. Gerd Jürgens, Spokesperson for the Department of Biology