Knowledge & Networks

Education and Science

Bielefeld is a city of science. Companies in all sectors will benefit from the scientific infrastructure and the enormous potential of it highly-specialized personnel. This makes the city a viable and interesting business location. With more than 33,000 students, more than 1,800 teachers and academic staff, an internationally-renowned university, the nationally-recognized Fachhochschule Bielefeld, four other colleges and an ecclesiastical institution, Bielefeld is university location Nr. 1 in East Westphalia-Lippe with an influential impact far beyond the region.

Spread over the urban area, there are also more than 100 general and vocational schools. By 2025 the new Campus Bielefeld will be established. This will be a modern science centre, providing world-class infrastructure for optimum research and study conditions. It is the largest university construction project in North Rhine-Westphalia. A new craft campus will be build in the city centre for those who wish to become qualified in a trade.


Universities and polytechnics in Bielefeld: