The use of the University logo by any person or legal entity outside the University
The use of the University logo requires written permission and is only possible in cases in which there is a sufficient connection to Bielefeld University. Students are not allowed to use the logo (exceptions see below).
Please contact the Head of the Communication and Marketing Department.
Use of the logo by students, scholarship holders and doctoral candidates who are not employed by the University.
If students or doctoral candidates wish as part of their theses to write to third parties, in particular companies, with a request for participation in a study, etc., they can use the University letterhead with the logo. The prerequisite is that the supervisor agrees and signs the letter jointly with the student.
The logo can be used on posters, flyers or presentations in the context of a degree course or doctoral programme. The same applies to presentations that show research findings which are used at conferences or congresses. The prerequisite is the consent of the supervisor or the lecturer responsible.
It is permitted to use the logo on doctoral dissertations and post-doctoral habilitation theses.
It is not permitted to use the logo on Bachelor or Master theses.
Note: If a student does use the logo on their final thesis, this is not a reason to downgrade or not to mark their thesis. However, it should be made clear that the dissemination of work which includes the logo is not allowed.