The Faculty of Technology at Bielefeld University with the fields of Biotechnology and Informatics was founded in May 1990. It is committed particularly strongly to interdisciplinary cooperation in both research and teaching. At present, approximately 1000 students are enrolled in various degree programmes at the Faculty where they are taught by more than 100 scientists whose work is financed to an exceptional degree by a host of different research projects.
With its specializations in Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, and Cognitive Informatics/Intelligent Systems, the Faculty of Technology offers innovative degree programmes that excel through their combination of research-oriented subject studies and the teaching of key qualifications for future careers. It also opens up extremely attractive opportunities to engage in research on the interface between human beings, technology, and the natural sciences.
Interdisciplinarity and diverse cooperations with the social sciences and the humanities as well characterize the research and teaching within a total of fourteen Informatics and three Biotechnology working groups. The quality of networking within the University is also illustrated by participation in the Collaborative Research Centre CRC 673: Alignment in Communication (SFB 673) and in four of the University's central academic institutes, namely, the CeBiTec - Centre for Biotechnology, the Research Centre for Mathematical Modelling (FSPM), the Research Institute for Cognition and Robotics (CoR-Lab), and the Cluster of Excellence (277) CITEC - Cognitive Interaction Technology.