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About the University

Bielefeld University combines the best German university tradition with innovative research and teaching structures. Life and work at Bielefeld University benefit from the unique design of the university building, which places particular emphasis on interdisciplinary cooperation. All 13 faculties, which are the basic units of research and teaching, and the different institutes are housed under one roof and are located within a short distance of each other. This construction provides an ideal framework for successful study and research, supported by one of the best libraries in Germany, with a computerized cataloguing and lending system, open access arrangement of its 1.8 million volumes, long opening hours, and a high density computer network, installed in all departments, which can be used by all students free of charge round the clock.

The central hall of the main building is a meeting place, a lively center of communication. With its shops and cafes it forms an inviting center in which to chat, relax, meet people and find out what is happening. For recreation the university offers an indoor pool, a gymnasium, tennis courts and a football (soccer) field, all located on the campus of Bielefeld University.

Bielefeld's international recognition as a research center is demonstrated by the rapid growth of externally-financed research projects, including those on the European level; by the large number of German and foreign guest scholars; and by the 66 cooperation agreements with universities world wide (among others with Western and Eastern Europe, the United States, Israel, China, Japan, Australia and Indonesia). The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research has contributed much to the international profile of Bielefeld University.

The faculties consider it of vital importance that the teaching offered by their staff is based on the academics' own research. The interdisciplinary orientation of Bielefeld University allows students to observe during the course of their studies the development of interdisciplinary research, thus enriching their learning processes. There are now approximately 20.000 students who can chose their subjects from a wide variety of options, such as Public Health, Applied Computer Sciences in the Natural Sciences, Molecular Biotechnology, Clinical Linguistics, Biochemistry, Environmental Sciences, Mathematical Economics.