The 40-year-old main building of Bielefeld University is undergoing modernisation. In six phases of construction, the building will be brought up to date with state of the art facilities. The aim is to provide attractive conditions for teaching, studying and working. In 2014 the Bau- und Liegenschaftsbetrieb (BLB) NRW and the University began the first phase of construction in this huge project.
The environs of Bielefeld University are also changing: Campus Bielefeld will be one of the most modern locations for higher education in Germany. For the first time, the University and the University of Applied Sciences will be united on one campus. This will create new opportunities for cooperation and networking.