Legal Notice and Privacy Statement

Universität Bielefeld
Universitätsstrasse 25
D-33615 Bielefeld

National (0521) 106-00
International ++49 521 106-00

Telefax national (0521) 106-5844
Telefax international +49 521 106-5844

Prefix for the University: 0521-106-...


Bielefeld University is a state-supported institution bound to public law. It is officially represented by the Rektor, Prof. Dr. Ing. Gerhard Sagerer.

Responsible supervisory authorities

Ministry of Culture and Science in North Rhine-Westphalia
Völklinger Straße 49
40221 Düsseldorf

Value Added Tax identification number

Pursuant to § 27 a, VAT ID: DE811307718 ? according to paragraph 27 a - Finanzamt (tax office) Bielefeld Innenstadt

Responsibility for Content

Referat für Kommunikation
Ingo Lohuis

Responsibility for the content of all other Internet pages (e.g. the faculties, institutes, seminars or administrative offices) lies with the facility or author who produced or published the pages. If you have any questions about these webpages, please contact the individuals or facility/office named on the Internet page.

There are also various decentralized services on their own servers that do not belong to the domain "". These are all the responsibility of their specific operators.

URLs beginning with "" lead to private or personal web pages of members of Bielefeld University. The University has no influence on their contents, and these in no way represent any official publication of Bielefeld University.

Liability Disclaimer

While Bielefeld University makes every effort to ensure that the contents of its website are correct, up-to-date, and without omissions, it cannot accept liability for the accuracy and quality of its website at any given time.

The website provides hyperlinks to other external websites. The authors and distributors of these sites are responsible for their content. Bielefeld University is not liable for the content of external websites and has no influence on the content of external links. Despite carefully checking the contents when linking to external websites, the University has no liability for the content of external links. The University distances itself expressly from the content of external websites, nor does it endorse it. Course offers and services from the University are not offered on external websites.


The copyright and usage rights for texts, graphics, photos, design and source code lie - unless otherwise stated - with Bielefeld University. Permission is needed to distribute, use or pass on copies in digital or printed form. This does not affect "copying" the data on to a personal computer to view pages on a browser.

Privacy Statement

We value your trust in us. Therefore, we respect data privacy and wish to inform you about which data are collected and stored.

Data collection and storage

When you visit any Website, your browser always sends information on the type of browser it is, which version it is running, which operating system is being used, the referrer URL, the IP address, the file names, the access status, how much data is transferred, the date, and the time of the server request. This data is stored and used exclusively to identify and pursue unauthorized attempts to access the Web server. Bielefeld University website does not share data with others or compare data with external data records. The data is saved for a maximum of seven days, and is erased after an anonymised, statistical analysis has occurred.

The Internet presence of Bielefeld University provides several options for entering personal data (E-mail addresses, names, postal addresses) to subscribe for newsletters, receive replies, and participate in discussion forums. All use of these services is completely voluntary. Naturally, data is used only for the one specific purpose and is not passed on to third parties.

Forms and online services

The website of Bielefeld University provides online services and forms, with which it is possible to transfer and input data. Online forms allow the user to sign up for newsletters and request information.
E-mail addresses for newsletters are stored and used for no other purpose than mailing them. Subscribers can personally cancel their subscription at any time; their e-mail addresses will then be deleted.


You may refuse the use of cookies in your browser preference settings or add an expiry date. Please note, by deactivating cookies you may not be able to use the full functionality of the site.

The website of Bielefeld University uses cookies for the following:

  • To recognise returning visitors during a session to match language selection and other preselected individual settings.
  • To recognise returning visitors using the web analysis software Matomo (see following section)
  • The permanent cookie "piwik_ignore" disables tracking by the web analysis software Matomo, if that is your preference.
In addition, some of the web applications that the website links to, for example, the eKVV (electronic course catalogue), learning platforms, the catalogue search engine of the University Library, forums, blogs etc, may also use other cookies.

Web analysis

This website uses Matomo (formerly Piwik), an open source software that uses cookies to analyse the user´s browsing activity on the University website. The data collected through cookies is saved to the server of Bielefeld University. The IP address is pseudonymised after the information has been processed and before it is saved.

If you erase the Opt-Out cookie from your browser, you have the repeat the process again.

Social Media

The website of Bielefeld University doesn´t use direct plug-ins on its website that connect with social media, (e.g. like buttons) social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube). This means that when you visit the site, your data will not be shared with external social networks. Social networks may collect and use data, however, when you click on the social network icons and visit the linked page, according to their terms of service.

Photo Credits

All photographs remain - unless otherwise stated - copyright of Bielefeld University.

The photos used on the homepage of Bielefeld University in the area "UNI.BLICKPUNKT" are credited on the following page: