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Benefits at Bielefeld University - security and academic achievements

Crisis-proof working in the public sector offers many advantages: Transparent salary structures with automatic salary increases and regular pay-scale adjustments, 30 days' annual leave, special annual payments for employees covered by collective agreements and anniversary payments as well as a company pension scheme are offered by all employers in the public sector. The university offers more: Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve are additional days off and you get half a day off on your birthday. There are also interest groups at the university that offer counselling services for employees and provide a trustworthy point of contact for questions or concerns.


Voices from the university

Lively, reliable, motivating

Yunqi Gao

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"I never felt like a stranger at Bielefeld University. I'm originally from China and came here to study computer science. After completing my degree, I worked as a developer in a software company for ten years before joining the Bielefeld IT Service Centre (BITS) at the university. I was very happy to return, because both during my studies and now I find the atmosphere here special: it is a place full of vitality and at the same time an institution that you can rely on and that emphasises treating people equally - despite all differences.

For my current job, I have changed roles - from developer to database administrator. As such, together with my colleague, I am responsible for managing all of the university's databases, and we are also responsible for security and Data protection. My colleague has been with us for a long time, I can still learn a lot from him and there is also a good network with the other colleagues. If you have any questions or problems, there's always someone who can give you answers or help you out. The fact that I don't have the same tasks every day at work motivates me again and again.

What I also like is that the university always offers opportunities for further training and to get involved in new projects. The combination that the university offers me of a varied job, in which it is also possible to learn something new, and a secure job with a good work-life balance, remuneration and free offers for employees is very attractive to me."

Yunqi Gao


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