Bielefeld University looks back on an eventful year 2016. Some highlights in pictures.
- Photo: Bielefeld UniversityJanuary 2016: Refugees continue to be a major topic throughout 2016: From Welcome Science across the three pillars entitled Clearing house, Orientation, and Language right up to taking in academic refugees. Refugees are also the main topic in the Spring Issue of the magazine H1.
- Photo: Logo THEApril 2016: Once again, Bielefeld University belongs to the best young universities in the world gaining 23rd place in the international ranking of the best universities under 50 years old - a marked improvement from the previous 57th place. In other rankings, the university is awarded top scores in teaching and research.
- Photo: Bielefeld UniversityMay 2016: The top English mathematician Professor Dr. William Crawley-Boevey arrives at Bielefeld to spend five years doing research in the field of representation theory. He is receiving the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship - Germany's most highly endowed research prize worth 3.5 million Euros.
- Photo: Bielefeld UniversityJune 2016: Party live on four stages and several dance floors: the second Campus Festival Bielefeld on June 23 features a first-class rock, pop, and hip hop programme. Along with Sportfreunde Stiller, fans enjoy SDP, Bosse, and Frittenbude.
- Photo: Bielefeld UniversityJune 2016: The CITEC robots Floka and Tobi sail through the finals at RoboCup taking first place in the world in the RoboCup@Home league competition. They are supported by Amiro mini-robots. The Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) is working on technical systems that people can use intuitively.
- Photo: Bielefeld UniversityJuly 2016: The statistics professor Dr. Roland Langrock is awarded the Grotemeyer Prize for outstanding teaching. At the first BI.teach Day on teaching, he gives a talk on better ways to reach students, motivate them, and awaken their enthusiasm.
- Photo: Bielefeld UniversityJuly 2016: Turning the construction site in the University Main Building into a teaching topic: together with students, the artists Rüdiger Stanko and Rolf Fässer set up an exhibition in Summer Semester 2016 that views the construction site from a creative perspective.
- Photo: DFG/S. StrussioneSeptember 2016: Professor Dr. Andreas Zick, head of Bielefeld University's Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence (IKG) is awarded the 2016 Communicator Prize for his outstanding commitment to communicating findings to the media and the general public.
- Photo: Bielefeld UniversityOktober 2016: Two major achievements for work with graduates: the launch of the International Research Training Group in mathematics - a cooperation between Bielefeld University and Seoul National University, South Korea. A further Research Training Group to study the emergence of global politics receives approval in November.
- Photo: Bielefeld UniversityOktober 2016: Bielefeld University presents its UNIplus Staffing Initiative. The core of the programme: over the next two years, the university will appoint more than 40 additional professors. With UNIplus, the university is enhancing its research profile while simultaneously ensuring the quality of university teaching.
- Photo: Bielefeld UniversityNovember 2016: The German Research Foundation (DFG) grants roughly nine million Euros of funding. It approves Bielefeld University's Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1288: 'Practices of comparisons'. The CRC will be funded for an initial four years starting in 2017.
- Photo: Bielefeld University/R. LiteraDecember 2016: Several thousand Bielefeld University alumni and their families walk over the red carpet leading to the artistically illuminated Building X. The university celebrates its fifth Alumni Day with a programme of keynote speeches, music, and comedy.