As a university internationally regarded for its top-level research and innovative teaching concepts, Bielefeld University makes a significant contribution to a progressive and participatory knowledge society. It is an attractive, family-friendly place to work and study and is characterized by an open communication culture, lived interdisciplinarity, diversity and freedom for personal development.

Bielefeld University was founded in 1969 with an explicit research assignment and a mission to provide high-quality research-oriented teaching. With more than 25,000 students, the University encompasses 13 faculties, covering a broad range of disciplines in the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and technology. In addition, a medical faculty is being established – a decisive step for Bielefeld University on its way becoming a ‘Volluniversit√§t’ (full university) that offers a comprehensive range of disciplines.