Research and Development

Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences orientates its research profile to the global social challenges of the future, concentrating in particular on the compelling issues of climate and energy, health, mobility and communication.
It amalgamates its research activities in institutes and in key research and development areas. It promotes the outstanding research work of individual scientists. Young scientists are qualified in postgraduate courses and in doctorate programmes in collaboration with other universities.

The diversity of the University of Applied Sciences can be seen from the wide range of humanities, arts, natural sciences and engineering subjects on offer in the prospectus. This diversity forms the basis for the distinct interdisciplinary nature of the research initiatives.

There are currently nine research networks, three institutes and six research focuses at FH Bielefeld. There are also numerous research projects, some involving other universities, institutions or companies and other external partners.




The close cross-linking of science, business and society is of crucial importance for regional development.
The university and the participating companies and institutes benefit from the transfer of technology. The university makes available its diverse expertise to devise solutions to real-life scientific challenges. Students can apply their knowledge and skills while professors orientate their teaching in line with the latest academic findings and practise.

Degree courses and professional experience are followed up with continuing scientific education and training within the scope of life-long learning. Our prospectus offers a wide range from single seminars to postgraduate Master’s degrees, and new programmes are being added all the time.