Department Liberal Arts and Sciences

In the light of pressing global challenges a multi-perspective approach is needed to not only develop technological innovation, but also to address questions concerning their impact on society and individuals. Comprising humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and mathematics the Department Liberal Arts and Sciences provides an interdisciplinary platform for scientific exchange and collaboration.

Currently the Department is in the development phase.

Founding Chair Prof. Dr. Gyburg Uhlmann

On April 1, 2023, Prof. Dr. Gyburg Uhlmann became Founding Chair of the Department Liberal Arts and Sciences and Professor of Classics with special focus on Greek studies at the University of Technology Nuremberg. Her main research focus lies on ancient philosophy and rhetoric as well as ancient and late ancient history of education and science, which she also investigates with the methods of digital liberal arts. In her role as founding chair Prof. Uhlmann aims to support cooperation in research and teaching beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries and to jointly develop new forms of interaction between the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences and the engineering sciences. In this way, a contribution is to be made to finding answers to the challenges of the present and, in particular, to shaping the transformation to a more sustainable society.

Professor Uhlmann is also recipient of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize which was awarded to her in 2006 by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Founding Chair
Prof. Dr. Gyburg Uhlmann, Founding Chair Department Liberal Arts and Sciences


At our department, we foster interdisciplinary collaboration through a wide range of research areas. These areas are organized into specialized labs, where subject-specific research projects take place. Our department’s structure actively promotes collaboration and facilitates exchange between these labs, fostering innovation and breakthrough discoveries.

Labs at the Department

Analytics and Optimization Lab

Prof. Dr. Alexander Martin

Classics Lab

Prof. Dr. Gyburg Uhlmann

Career opportunities

Our department is growing. You can find information about professorships as well as opportunities for doctoral researchers on out career page.


Our department contributes to the first Master programme of UTN Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (M.Sc.).Currently we are preparing interdisciplinary modules for the study program in fields such as recognition studies and theory of action.

Further information will be available soon at our study website.

Public relations / cooperation with schools

We are committed to cooperations with schools and various formats of public relations. If you are interested in cooperating with our department, please feel free to contact us via:

Contact Department Liberal Arts and Sciences

Prof. Dr. Gyburg Uhlmann
Founding Chair

Prof. Alexander Martin
Professor of Analytics and Optimization

Meike Arnold

Dr. Eleni Pappa
Postdoctoral Researcher

Sophia Regopoulos
Doctoral Researcher

Dr. Jonasz Staszek
Postdoctoral Researcher

Sonja Weiland
Doctoral Researcher