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Impulses for the knowledge society

Bielefeld University is closely connected with civil society, business and politics. A variety of formats promote stimulating exchange between science and the public.

Findings from basic research are carried over into society: through cooperation with business enterprises, non-profit organizations as well as through policy advice, but also through spin-offs. This also applies to the surrounding urban community of Bielefeld and the OWL region, with which Bielefeld maintains close ties and provides impetus for issues of local and regional relevance. Thus, an important contribution is made to the development of a progressive and participative knowledge society.

Research & Economy (Selection)

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    Bielefeld Research + Innovation Campus (BRIC)

    Local innovation ecosystem: Here, scientists and companies from the region work together on the challenges of the future.

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    RailCampus OWL

    Power on the rails: This is what the RailCampus OWL stands for with its state-of-the-art campus, where industry and science combine to develop intelligent systems for automated rail transport until they are market ready.

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    Institute for Family-Owned Business (iFUn)

    Institute founded in 2014 as part of the endowed chair "Leadership of Family Businesses" to promote the transfer between science, teaching and regional economy

Research & Society (Selection)

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    University Society

    Building bridges between university, economy, city & region

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    Public Science Forum

    Maintaining an ongoing dialogue with interested members of the public on current, socially relevant issues

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    WissensWerkStadt Bielefeld (Knowledge workshop)

    Under development: Innovative space in Bielefeld's city centre for exchange between research and the public

Research & School (Selection)

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    Experimental laboratories at Bielefeld University: biology, biotechnology, chemistry, mathematics, physics and robotics

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    Studying from age 15

    Opportunity at the University aimed at gifted and talented students over the age of 14

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    Girls' Day

    MINT courses and apprenticeships can be discovered on the nationwide Girl's Day at Bielefeld University.

Science & Media

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    Research Magazine

    Research magazine with topical articles on the University’s key research areas. 

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    Research films

    Bielefeld research presented in video reports and features

Further topics at a glance.

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