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  • Understanding individualisation through modelling

    Mathematician Dr Olena Orlova studies individualisation in complex interdisciplinary problems such as forest protection. full story

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    ‘UniTeam’ wins robot in international AI challenge

    Computer scientist Dr. Andrew Melnik from Bielefeld University and his team have developed an AI agent with which they won an international Open Vocabulary Mobile Manipulation (OVMM) challenge. AI agents […]
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    European University NEOLAiA: Kick-off in Brussels

    University representatives met with their colleagues from the European partner universities at the key launch event in Brussels.
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    How social should AI be?

    Professor Johanna Seibt from Aarhus University is an expert in "Robophilosophy". She gives an insight into her research in a lecture at Bielefeld University, which is now available as a video recording.
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At Bielefeld University, research means transcending boundaries – between disciplines, between people and between science and society. This guiding principle is the impulse for top-level basic research at an international level.

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    Research Worlds

    Research at Bielefeld University moves in four worlds. They focus on big questions of the time.

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    Research projects

    High-profile research projects are sponsored by, for example, the German Research Foundation or the EU at national and international level.

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    Professor Dr Anna Oksuzyan is researching the effects of passive commuting on the health of commuters and their families.

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    Research transfer

    With its diverse transfer and exchange formats, Bielefeld University makes an important contribution to the development of a participatory knowledge society.



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