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Bielefeld University
English Name: Bielefeld University
Region: Western Europe
Country: Germany
Found Year: 1969
Address: Universitätsstrasse 25
Website: http://www.uni-bielefeld.de/

Bielefeld University - Transcending Boundaries


Interdisciplinary - Communicative - Innovative


Bielefeld University was founded in 1969 with an explicit research assignment and a mission to provide high-quality research-oriented teaching. Today it encompasses 13 faculties covering a broad spectrum of disciplines in the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and technology. With about 24,000 students in 115 degree courses and about 2,750 staff members (including 269 professors and lecturers as well as 1,390 academic staff) it is one of Germany's medium-sized universities.  

Since its foundation, Bielefeld University has developed guided by the principle of interdisciplinarity. Behind this lies the conviction that complex problems can no longer be adequately addressed with disciplinary approaches alone. In this case, interdisciplinarity stands for a spectrum of multiple perspective approaches of varying kinds and intensity. The University building itself stands as an architectural statement of interdisciplinarity. It brings together nearly all the facilities under one roof, which is unique in Germany. Its striking architectural structure draws people together from the most varied of areas over short distances. At Bielefeld University, a culture of communication has developed between teaching staff and students, between scientists, university management and administrative staff, whose openness towards new and unconventional ideas is characteristic. This culture formed the basis of important forward-thinking decisions and has significantly contributed to the successes of the University. An example of this is the establishment of the Faculty of Technology (1990), as well as the Faculty of Health Sciences that is singular in Germany. Both these faculties prove the University's institutional ability to innovate. The research profile of Bielefeld University is oriented to big issues relevant to science and society, primarily at the productive interfaces between disciplines. The University also distinguishes itself in its teaching through its specific profile that is based on dense networks across disciplines.

According to the most relevant rankings and assessments, Bielefeld University Library is one of the best and most service-oriented university libraries in Germany.

Performance in Academic Ranking of World Universities
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Performance in Academic Ranking of World Universities by Broad Subject Fields
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