Plans for the modernisation of the main university building are currently underway. On 19 March 2013 a consensus was reached on the main architectural design and the first phase of construction. The first area of construction started in 2014. The aim: a completely modernised building with attractive research, teaching, study and working conditions.
Through the financial support for the complete renovation of the building (which goes beyond just the repairing and sanitising the building) by the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Bielefeld University is in a unique position to create the spatial structures needed for the challenging demands of research, teaching, service and administration of the future.