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 eight degree courses in biology (1 bachelor’s, 5 master’s, 2 academic teachers training) 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.