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The University of Bielefeld is a modern German university located in the west of Bielefeld next to the Teutoburg Forest. The university is currently undergoing expansion and development, seeking to build on research and teaching facilities; which have already been recognized by the Excellence Initiative program for German universities. It comprises 13 faculties in fields such as humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and technology.


Quick Facts:

Location: Bielefeld, Germany
City Population: 330,000
University Population: 17,554 students
Climate: In Bielefeld, the average annual high temperature is 14 °C, the annual low temperature is 6 °C
Nearest airport: Hannover Airport


Why choose Bielefeld University?

  1. One of the country's newer universities, a "reform" university, following a different style of organization and teaching than the established universities
  2. A focus on interdisciplinary research, helped by the architecture, which encloses all faculties in one great structure
  3. Intercity trains running between Cologne/Bonn and Berlin stop regularly at Bielefeld, and the university can be accessed via city tram in about 10 minutes from the city centre