Bielefeld University is an internationally successful institution with networks across the globe. Its hallmark is that the experience of internationalisation is firmly anchored in all areas of the University. Bielefeld University sees itself as a social space for reflection, characterised by international exchange and cultural openness.
It sees internationalisation as a process of change that leads to an intensification and qualitative enhancement of the international relations both within and outside the University. This process affects not only research, teaching and study, but the entire institution and the ‘culture of togetherness’. Internationalisation at Bielefeld University lives from and with scholars and students cooperating internationally. It is characterised by personal interaction and open communication.