As a university internationally regarded for its top-level research and innovative teaching concepts, Bielefeld University makes a significant contribution to a progressive and participatory knowledge society. It is an attractive, family-friendly place to work and study and is characterised by an open communication culture, lived interdisciplinarity, diversity and freedom for personal development.
Bielefeld University was founded in 1969 with an explicit research assignment and a mission to provide high-quality research-oriented teaching. With around 24,500 students, the University currently encompasses 14 faculties. As a 'Volluniversität' (full university), it offers a differentiated range of disciplines in the humanities, natural sciences, technology as well as in medicine.
The performance of Bielefeld University is essentially shaped by its scientists at all career levels. The University therefore regards the promotion of academic careers as a strategically important, future-oriented and sustainable task.