Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences

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The University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld - University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld (short FH Bielefeld) with 9,394 students ( WS 2013/2014 ), 215 professors and teaching staff for special tasks, and around 340 employees (as of 2012) the largest public university in East Westphalia- lip. The FH Bielefeld has its headquarters in Bielefeld. Other sites are located in Minden and Gütersloh. The curriculum consists of 45 courses (36 undergraduate and nine master's degree programs ), spread across six faculties. President 's Race Allhoff since 2001 Beate.

  • 3.1 Division 1: Design
  • 3.2 Faculty 2: Architecture and Civil Engineering ( Minden )
  • 3.3 Faculty of Engineering ( Minden )
  • 3.4 Division 3: Engineering Sciences and Mathematics
  • 3.5 Division 4: Social Welfare
  • 3.6 Division 5: Economic and Health
  • 4.1 Competence platforms
  • 4.2 Other scientific institutions
  • 4.3 Research priorities
  • 4.4 FITT team
  • 4.5 Current Research Projects
  • 4.6 AN- Institutes
  • 5.1 Bureau
  • 5.2 Board of Trustees
  • 5.3 Data Processing Centre
  • 7.1 The student parliament ( StuPa )
  • 7.3 The student representatives ( FSR)


The FH Bielefeld was founded on 1 August 1971, making it one of the colleges of the first wave of foundations in Germany. Walter Wolff was initially appointed by the Ministry of Science and Research as Acting Rector. Then Germanus Wegmann was appointed the first rector of the University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld.

As was customary, existing training institutions merged to form a technical college. In the case of the FH Bielefeld, these were:

  • National Engineering School of Mechanical Engineering in Bielefeld
  • Werkkunstschule Bielefeld
  • Governor - Salzmann - School / Higher Technical School of Social Work
  • Joint Social Conference / Higher Technical School of Social Work
  • State Higher School of Economics Bielefeld
  • National Engineering School of Civil Engineering Minden

With the establishment of the FH Bielefeld in 1971 was also the location of Minden. From founded in 1964 National Engineering School of Civil Engineering Minden went into Artilleriestrasse 9 of the Department of Architecture Civil Engineering forth. Since the winter semester 2009/2010 the Department of Technology is housed (under construction) in the ring road 94. The high school complex has since been Minden campus.

In September 2010, the Gütersloh was officially opened in Schulstraße 10. It is a site of the Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics. The FH Bielefeld offers here in the practical cooperation integrated bachelor degree programs Industrial Engineering and Mechatronics / Automation with about 50 companies from the region.



The FH Bielefeld has eight locations in Bielefeld. With approximately 7,400 students (as of 2011) Bielefeld is the largest site and headquarters of the FH Bielefeld.

Kurt -Schumacher -Straße 6: In Building C of the Department of Social Work has its headquarters in Building D, the university administration, the Bureau and the General Student Committee ( student union ) housed. The Mensa FH Bielefeld is located in Building A.

Lampingstraße 3: Right next to the Rudolf -Oetker-Halle, the Department is making.

Wilhelm -Bertelsmann -Straße 10: Here, the Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics has its headquarters. The building houses the Dean's Office, the Examination Office, the Library, an Auditorium Maximum, lecture halls, seminar rooms, laboratories and a cafeteria. Also the management of the data processing center has been in the Wilhelm -Bertelsmann -Straße 10 is relocating

Werner Bock Road 36: The Mieletec Research Laboratory of the University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld and seminar rooms for the Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics are housed here.

On Stadtholz 24: The zdi pupils and students experiMINT laboratory is housed in the roof of the old barracks. The building also provides space for the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition, seminar rooms, laboratories and work rooms of the Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics. A special library and cafeteria are located here. The rooms at the City Wood 24 also uses the area of ​​health care and the Department of Economics and Health.

University Street 27: Here the course is Apparative Biotechnology of the Faculty of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics at home. Offices, lecture halls, seminar rooms and laboratories are located in the modern building.

University Street 25: The field of business of the Department of Economics and Health is headquartered here. In the main university building the Dean of the Faculty has its offices. Students use the seminar rooms and lecture halls of the University. Also the economy Psychological laboratory of FH Bielefeld is housed here.

Morgenbreede 39: Here the composite study programs of the Faculty of Economics and health are taught.


At the Minden campus are 1,078 students enrolled (as of semester 2012/ 13). Here ten courses with emphases architecture and civil engineering, technology, and health and care offered. The teaching takes place in the Artillery Road 9 and the ring road 94. The old artillery barracks, in which there are seminar rooms, lecture halls, laboratories, offices and a cafeteria was renovated from 1996 to 2002 completely from the viewpoints of preservation and renovation.


In September 2010, the Gütersloh was officially opened in Schulstraße 10. It is a site of the Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics. Currently 121 young people studying in Gütersloh practical integrated courses in business engineering and mechatronics / automation (as of 2011). An authoritative support experienced by the study by two endowed professorships. One of the professors is funded by Hans Beckhoff (Beckhoff Automation GmbH, Verl ), the second is made possible jointly by the Foundation of the District Savings Bank Wiedenbrück and city and district of Gütersloh.

Current Planning: Campus Bielefeld

With a planned investment of more than EUR 1 billion generated in 2025, the extended Campus Bielefeld in cooperation with the University of Bielefeld. 2010 was the start of three major construction projects. One of them is the construction of the FH Bielefeld on the North Campus. The departments of engineering and mathematics, social studies, economics and health are in the winter semester 2013/2014 move into the new building. Also for the Bureau and the university administration facilities are established. The Department of Design is to follow in 2020, the 92,000 square-foot building. The new building of the University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld is about 200 meters long, 85 meters wide and be up to six storeys high. The construction costs amounted to 154 million euros. On a base level with Mainline, auditorium, lecture halls, meeting room and cafeteria four structures to be set. In FH- new addition, much of the media of the university library will be found for the first time at one location. Only the specialist libraries Lampingstraße and Minden remain (for now) in place. Students of the FH Bielefeld will use the new cafeteria on campus Bielefeld along with the students of the University of Bielefeld. The dining hall is accessed via a green boulevard and offers 8,500 square feet 1,900 places.

Departments and programs

Department 1: Design

  • Bachelor design
  • Bachelor media computer science and design (in collaboration with the University of Bielefeld)
  • Master design

Department 2: Architecture and Civil Engineering ( Minden )

  • Bachelor of Architecture
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor project management construction
  • Bachelor project management infrastructure / logistics
  • Master Integral Building

Faculty of Engineering ( Minden )

  • Bachelor Industrial Engineering ( practice Integrated Studies )
  • Bachelor Electrical Engineering ( practice Integrated Studies )
  • Bachelor Engineering ( practice Integrated Studies )
  • Bachelor computer science
  • Master computer science (from SS 2014)

Division 3: Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

  • Bachelor Industrial Engineering ( Integrated Practice Study, Gütersloh )
  • Bachelor Mechatronics / Automation ( Integrated Practice Study, Gütersloh )
  • Bachelor of Applied Mathematics
  • Bachelor Apparative Biotechnology
  • Bachelor Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor Engineering computer science
  • Bachelor mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor Engineering ( cooperative education )
  • Bachelor Engineering (collaborative study)
  • Bachelor Renewable Energies
  • Bachelor production and plastics technology
  • Bachelor production and Polymer Technology ( cooperative education )
  • Bachelor mechatronics product development
  • Bachelor Industrial Engineering
  • Master optimization and simulation
  • Master mechanical Engineering
  • Master Electrical

Division 4: Social Welfare

  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor pedagogy of childhood
  • Master of Applied Social Sciences

Division 5: Economic and Health

  • Bachelor in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of International Studies in Management
  • B.Sc. computer science
  • Bachelor Business Law
  • Bachelor Business Psychology
  • Bachelor in Business (joint study)
  • Bachelor in Business with Business Law ( composite study)
  • Bachelor Business Law (joint study)
  • Bachelor Health and Nursing ( Combined Studies, offered in Bielefeld and Minden )
  • Bachelor guidance and mentoring in the health professions
  • Master in Business Law ( composite study)
  • Master Industrial Management ( combination of study )
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master contract design and management
  • Master Vocational Education and Health Care

B. A. = Bachelor of Arts; B.Sc. = Bachelor of Science; B.Eng. = Bachelor of Engineering; LL.B. = Bachelor of Laws; M. A. = Master of Arts; LL.M. = Master of Laws; MBA = Master of Business Administration


The FH Bielefeld undertakes applied and interdisciplinary research, particularly in the health and social sector as well as in engineering. This profile areas will be promoted as a competence platform from the state of North Rhine -Westphalia.

Competence platforms

Competence Platform Networked simulation

The competence platform ( HEAD ) Networked simulations is a facility at FH Bielefeld to conduct innovative research and development projects primarily in the field of engineering sciences. Here, an interdisciplinary team of professors and academic staff working from different fields with external partners to system and data management solutions for all industries and sectors.

The competencies are:

  • Real-Time Simulation
  • Nonlinear control technique
  • Model-based diagnosis
  • Energy- flux-based modeling
  • Industrial movement technology
  • Distributed / parallel computing
  • Public Resource Computing
  • Mechatronic systems.

The current focus of the work are:

  • Model-based function design for networked embedded systems
  • CAT activities in the field of industrial technology movement
  • Energy optimization and in the area of high-performance computing

Working for the Competence Platform compass researchers of the departments business and health together ( the nursing and health), and social services. The central theme is the development of competencies in the health and social sectors. Topics are:

  • Analysis and development of competency profiles
  • Analysis of processes of competence development
  • Development and testing of intervention strategies
  • Development and provision of instruments for measurement and assessment of competencies
  • Transitions in working life

Other scientific institutions

Competence center for movement processes ( KfB )

The KfB investigated wheels and roller systems. It conducts individual and system tests, standardized tests, static and dynamic tests and material tests. For his work, the KfB could qualify for more funding projects of the Federal Ministry for Education and Research of North Rhine- Westphalia.

Research priorities

In order to focus research activities, facilitate relevant contacts and to better attract external funding the departments also formed research and development priorities.

Photography and Media The research focus of photography and media accompanied the development of photography in art, aesthetics and reception. He documented this in individual photographic services, themed exhibitions and theoretically reflective texts and bring the development forward with it. Current issues new forms photographically - electronic image documentation and pictorial invention, generative imaging systems and theory of photography and media are always made ​​anew in annual symposia in focus.

Intelligent technical systems in the field of intelligent technical systems there are, among others, the following research priorities: smart grids (intelligent power distribution ), smart, electronic and mechatronic systems ( control technology, microsystems technology, embedded systems, assistance systems ), smart materials ( biomaterials, nanotechnology, plastics and composites and their examination and processing), intelligent production technology ( energy optimization of injection molding machines and their accompanying processes).

System Optimization and Mechatronics in Mechanical Engineering The research focus " system optimization and Mechatronics in Mechanical Engineering " includes product optimization, integration of simulation techniques, dynamics and acoustics, CAD and product data management.

Industrial motion technology The research focus "Industrial Motion technology " comprises handling technology and automation, computer-aided design and component optimization, planning and system planning, experimental field and prototype testing, experimental studies (CAT ) dynamic movement processes, system optimization with simulation tools as well as analysis of fast processes with high-speed camera technology.

Transitions in working life, the department- wide research and development focus deals with transitions in education and in the workplace. The objective of the research focus is to develop support concepts for transitions in working life, implement, and finally to evaluate. The research focus was incorporated in September 2007 in the Competence Platform compass.

Applied Mathematical Modeling and Optimization ( AMMO ) The research focus AMMO includes linear, nonlinear and discrete optimization, computational and experimental modeling, financial planning and risk management, process simulation and optimization tool development for special applications, problem solving / optimization based on mathematical models and transfers of know- how in the modeling and optimization, the development of customized solutions and the introduction of new software in the enterprises.

FITT team

The FITT team is the central point of contact in the area of ​​research, innovation, technology transfer and at the Fachhochschule Bielefeld. It has taken on the task priority to strengthen the cooperation between science and practice in solving technical, economic and social issues by a wide range of services and thereby make an active contribution to regional economic development. Addressees are next to academics and students interested in business, government and society. The FITT team has primarily informational, advisory and intermediary functions. The active planning of transfer projects and cooperation projects involve the direct partners true in college and regional practice.

Current Research Projects

  • Development of self-monitoring, energy-optimized assembly systems ( ESEMO )
  • The image of man in the media context
  • Photography in the Age of Computer Modern
  • Photographic theory in the context of Jewish identity
  • The pictorial representation of prostitutes as an image of the "Other " in society
  • Experimental development of new container stand areas
  • International Building Performance Evaluation ( IBPE )
  • Development of a pilot project for the optimization of geothermal probes
  • Thin films with the sol -gel process ( Dueso )
  • Motion analysis and usage profile of hospital beds - Ergonomic symbiosis of man and technology
  • Printed Integrated sensors as inexpensive MNI technology for mass applications (GSI )
  • Center of Excellence on Supercomputing Applications
  • Parallel and Distributed Computing Practices
  • Silimold
  • Establishment of a Nutzpilzes in crop protection from insects
  • Establishment, development and use of models in systems biology
  • Visu @ lGrid
  • OPENPROD - Open Model-Driven Whole- Product Development and Simulation Environment
  • Domestic Violence and the developments in the strafjustiziellen settlement practice
  • Sports and Learning Park Heeper spruce - part project "Health "
  • Sixty seconds
  • Educational counseling needs of people with a migration background
  • Model of a stepped and modularized aged care qualification
  • Transitions - GelingendeTransitionen at the interfaces school - study and study - career connection enabled by interventions in the University Teaching
  • SMEs tap SME tax planning
  • Terms of migrants potentials in the German economy and society
  • Collective intelligence in business
  • Online lexicon of business law
  • Immigrant women in leadership positions: success factors on the way to the top
  • Development, implementation and evaluation of a dual nursing degree program - permeability and transfer -
  • Communikation in Social Media
  • Integration and networking of innovative teaching and learning methods and test procedures

AN- Institutes

The University may accept a university located outside the device that meets scientific tasks, as an institution at the university. The recognition is only granted if the tasks can not be fulfilled by an institution of higher education. The Fachhochschule Bielefeld currently has three recognized institutions:

IMOLTEC GmbH - Institute for Instrumental and Molecular Technologies representative of the FH Bielefeld and the Labcon OWL GmbH have founded the Institute of Instrumental and Molecular Technologies IMOLTEC GmbH. The IMOLTEC works closely with the University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld, especially with the Department " Instrumental Biotechnology" together the activities of the university in teaching and research to supplement. Within the framework of cooperation and networks, the Institute is working on evaluation and development projects with national and international partners. The results of the projects are often introduced directly in the development of analytical methods or diagnostic systems.

Competence Center Technology - Diversity - Equal Chances primary goal of the nonprofit association Competence Center Technology - Diversity - Equal Opportunities is to actively shape the way in Germany in the information and knowledge society. To this end, a number of initiatives and projects are developed and implemented that utilize the potential of women and men to achieve gender equality in all social and professional areas.

CAE - Institute for Product Development and optimization in NRW eV CAE Institute for Product Development and optimization NRW eV supports the SME sector to increase international competitiveness. His help, the Institute for the introduction of new technologies in the field of product development and product optimization when technology and knowledge transfer between science and industry and the introduction of new working methods and forms of cooperation.



  • President: Beate Race Allhoff
  • Vice President for Academic and Teaching: Andreas Beaugrand
  • Vice President for Research, Development and Transfer: Christian Schröder
  • Vice President for Planning and Infrastructure: Friedrich Biegler -König
  • Vice President for Economic and personnel administration: Gehsa Schnier

University Council

The University Council consists of six external personalities and two academics. The University Council advises the Bureau on strategic issues and exercises supervision over the management of. The members of the council are appointed by the Ministry of Innovation, Research and Technology of North Rhine -Westphalia for a period of five years. They carry out their work in an honorary capacity.

  • Chair: Marianne Assenmacher
  • Deputy Chairman: Lothar Kriszun

Other members:

  • Ekkehard Bollmann,
  • Cornelia Giebeler
  • Gerrit Holz,
  • Gottfried Jäger,
  • Antje Karin Pieper,
  • Elke space Waury

Data Processing Centre

The Data Processing Centre is a central facility of the Fachhochschule Bielefeld and deals with:

  • Construction and operation of information and communication network
  • Care central university server, providing key computing capacity and centralized data backup and archive services
  • Procurement and distribution of software
  • Advice and support to academic staff in information and communication technologies; Planning the DV - specific training.

Equality work

The Equal Opportunities Officer at FH Bielefeld is Ulrike Settnik. The proportion of women in the total teaching staff is 34 percent and the proportion of female professors is 28.8 percent. 40 percent of students are female. The proportion of women among the employees in research, teaching and administration is 57 percent. (2010 ) Milestones in gender equality work include the opening of the day-care center effha in 1994, the promotion of gender-based research, annual implementation of the "Girls' Day ", company sponsorships and tutorials for students in scientific and technical studies and gender-related symposia in the engineering sciences. For the highest proportion of female professors in NRW the FH Bielefeld in 2007 received grants from the Innovation Fund of the country with a value of 120,800 euros a year. In addition, she was honored as the only university of the state of NRW in 2009 with the gender prize " Gender- high school concepts ". In 2010, she received 183,000 euros from the Structural Funds. When equality ranking of the Leibnitz Institute for Social Sciences, FH Bielefeld in 2011 finished with nine out of ten possible points in the overall standings a nationwide top spot. We analyzed data from 306 universities. The funds will be used among other things for doctoral candidates - sites, a professor of gender and the promotion of female lecturer.

Student Organizations

The student parliament ( StuPa )

As the highest body of the student self-administration the student parliament is annually elected by the students of the FH Bielefeld. Each department can broken down by the current student numbers occupy a certain number of seats in StuPa. Among other things, the StuPa decides on the budget of the student body, determines the size and composition of the General Student Committee and elects its officers.

The student council is the governing body of the student body dar. Among other decisions of the StuPa be implemented, installed and managed the household and perceived the representation to the university, the Ministry and other organizations and associations. The student union of the University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld works at the state and federal level with student bodies of other universities together.

The student representatives ( FSR)

The student representatives are the student representatives to the individual departments. Parallel to the student parliament elections every 5 representatives are elected for a Student Council. The FSR represents the students of a faculty against the dean's office.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees were introduced as with many universities in the FH Bielefeld in the winter semester 2006/2007 with a maximum of 350 euros. In the winter semester 2011/2012, the state government of North Rhine -Westphalia has abolished tuition fees.