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    How shall we cool things down in the future? Physicist Jürgen Schnack seeks materials to reach super-low temperatures. full story

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    Covid-19: migrants globally at higher risk

    Study led by Bielefeld University shows 84 per cent higher risk of infection among migrants compared to the general population based on data from over 53 million people.
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    Using atomic analyses to recycle plastics efficiently

    In the InCamS@BI transfer project, physicists are using high-resolution microscopes to look into the atomic lattice of plastics. Their findings should contribute to boosting circular economy.
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    ‘We want to know the limits of the algorithm’

    Dr Petra Bevandić and Dr Robin Chan are teaching computer vision systems to deal with something unknown.
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Transcending Boundaries is the Bielefeld approach and stands for crossing boundaries between disciplines and scientific cultures, between research and teaching and between science and society. For our researchers, it is the driving force behind cutting-edge basic research at an international level.

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    Research Worlds

    Research at Bielefeld University takes place in four thematic, interdisciplinary worlds. It focuses on the big questions of our 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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    Historian Prof Dr Christina Morina receives the German Non-Fiction Prize for her book on the recent history of German democracy.

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    Early Career Researchers

    Promoting academic talent at all career levels is a central, forward-looking and sustainable task for our university.


Studying at Bielefeld University

The study portals offer comprehensive information for prospective students, first-semester students and enrolled students to cover individual concerns. From study options and orientation aids to information events and counselling services - our portals are your central point of contact for everything to do with your studies at our university.

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    The portal for prospective students offers information on the courses offered, how to make an application and much more information about studying.

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    My Uni App

    In the "My University" app, students can find the most important services for organising their studies.

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    Study programme films

    In the films, teaching staff, instructors, explain background information on the individual subjects that can be studied at Bielefeld University.

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    Info Weeks

    Twice a year, events and a varied programme are held for prospective students to inform them about the courses offered and procedures.


Get to know Bielefeld University.

As a research-intensive university with an international reputation and innovative teaching concepts, Bielefeld University makes an important contribution to a progressive and participatory knowledge society.

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    Working well together - Bielefeld University is an attractive, family-friendly place to work.

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    Our sustainability strategy - we contribute to a future worth living.

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    Equality and Gender

    With excellent structures for the further development of a gender-equitable scientific and university culture.

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    A positive attitude towards diversity: We value diversity and promote different skills, talents and competences.


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