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 20,000 students in 107 degree courses and 2,800 staff members (including approx. 1,600 academic staff) it is one of Germany's medium-sized universities.
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