Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences

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The Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule Bielefeld) is the second largest education institution in Bielefeld. It divides itself into eight divisions (Fachbereiche):


  • FB1: Art & Design (Gestaltung)

The first division is located in a separate building close to the Oetker Concert Hall as well as a public park called Bürger Park (park of the commons). Three different branches of design and art available to the carefully selected students: "Photography & Media", "Graphic- and Communicationdesign" and "Fashion Design". There are accepted about 25-30 freshmen in each branch per year. The school is rated among the top five of Germany's schools offering a focused education in photography, honored by the state funded "Special Research Center on Photography & Media". The schools photography students are also entitled to compete - among the students of other famous European institutions like the Royal College of Arts London and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs Paris - in the annual Leica Photography Award.

  • FB2: Electronics & IT
  • FB3: Engineering
  • FB4: Social Sciences
  • FB5: Economy
  • FB6: Architecture & Structural engineer
  • FB7: Mathematics & Technology

Located off-campus.

  • FB8: Health-care

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Coordinates: 52°02′07.79″N 8°30′11.34″E / 52.0354972°N 8.5031500°E / 52.0354972; 8.5031500