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Doctoral students to develop gentle anti-tumour drugs

Published 18. February 2015

Bielefeld University coordinator of Europe-wide training network

Medication that specifically targets cancer cells and delivers its active agent without harming healthy cells – this is what doctoral students of the Magicbullet network will be working on from mid-2015. Bielefeld University is coordinating the programme for the development of “gentle” cancer treatment. The European Union is supporting it with around €4 million in funding.[Weiterlesen]
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The best doctoral theses of 2014

Published 17. February 2015
University Society awards prizes

On the 5th of February, the Westfälisch-Lippische Universitätsgesellschaft (WLUG, University Society) awarded prizes to young academics for their doctoral theses at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF). The 15 theses submitted for prizes by Bielefeld University’s faculties had all received the highest grade possible ‘summa cum laude’ (outstanding).  The event was hosted by Andreas Liebold who presented the doctoral topics in discussions with the award winners.[Weiterlesen]
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New: Temporary Main Entrance and new pedestrian routes

Published 13. February 2015
Fencing off for the first construction phase

From Monday 16 February, both the Main Entrance to the Main Building of the university and the previous women’s car park will be closed. From this date to the end of March, the site will be prepared for the first construction phase. Extensive fencing will be erected around the outside of Sections A, B, K, S, and R. As a result, many of you will have to change the ways you enter and leave the university. Part of the first modernization phase is to provide the university with a completely new entrance area over the next few years.[Weiterlesen]
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International network of experts on intelligent systems

Published 12. February 2015
More than 800,000 Euro for Bielefeld University/CITEC Cluster of Excellence to head new programme

Equipping machines with the necessary intelligence that will enable them to recognize how to make life easier for their human users all by themselves: To further this research, Bielefeld University is strengthening its international ties with leading universities and research institutes on five continents. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is providing more than 800,000 Euro for the new Thematic Network: Interactive Intelligent Systems. Bielefeld University’s Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Information Technology (CITEC) will be running the programme. Bielefeld already has one Thematic Network in the theoretical sciences set up in 2013. The DAAD is funding a total of 28 Thematic Networks throughout Germany.[Weiterlesen]
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Award-winning students from France and Morocco

Published 10. February 2015
Prize-giving ceremony at the Society for the Support of Foreign Students in Bielefeld 

At the end of January, the Society for the Support of Foreign Students in Bielefeld (ViSiB) honoured two foreign students for their good work and exceptional commitment. The chairperson of the society, Michael W. Böllhoff, awarded the prizes – each worth 750 Euros – to Mathilde Ackermann (Bielefeld University) and Zineb El Gharbaoui (Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences) during the Society’s annual reception in Building X.[Weiterlesen]
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Theatre: To do good with ten million dollars

Published 5. February 2015
English Drama Group performs a play by John Patrick

Ten million dollars is a lot of money, no doubt. However, its purpose of use offers various causes for dispute, anger and intrigues. Bielefeld University’s English Drama Group presents “The Curious Savage”, a comedy by John Patrick, from February 9th – 14th at 8 o’clock pm (February 9th: lecture hall 1; February 10th: lecture hall 12; February 11th: lecture hall 1; February 12th-14th: lecture hall 7). The play will be staged in English under the direction of Angie Starczyk and Sonja Vollmer. Admission is free.
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Square Kilometre Array: The Cosmology Engine

Published 20. January 2015

Astronomers prepare to map the Universe with largest radio telescope ever built

An international team of scientists including Hans-Rainer Klöckner from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn and Dominik Schwarz from the University of Bielefeld have joined forces to lay the foundations for an experiment of truly astronomical proportions: putting together the biggest map of the Universe ever made. The experiment will combine signals from hundreds of radio dishes to make cosmic atlas. In a series of papers published today on the arXiv.org astrophysics pre-print website, an international team of researchers set out their plans for the mammoth survey.[Weiterlesen]
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The Sound of Chirping Birds in the Control Centre

Published 13. January 2015
Computer scientists develop a method for monitoring by listening in factories, operating rooms, and postal logistics centres

When the alarm light starts blinking in the control room of a factory, the problem has already occurred. Computer scientists at the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interactive Technology (CITEC) at Bielefeld University and the University of Vienna have developed a method that allows control room staff to monitor several processes at the same time, which enables them to take preventative action. The trick: processes are coded with sounds. Workers hear, for example, whether there is enough material on the conveyor belt and can react before the supply is used up.  [Weiterlesen]
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International demand for Bielefeld mathematicians

Published 23. December 2014
Visiting professor in China and academy member in Lithuania   

Two Bielefeld mathematicians have just received exceptional international honours: Professor Dr. Friedrich Götze has been elected as a foreign member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences and Professor Dr. Michael Röckner has been awarded a 3-year visiting professorship at the Chinese Jiangsu Normal University.[Weiterlesen]
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First steps for Hector the robot stick insect

Published 16. December 2014

Scientists at Bielefeld University apply technology inspired by examples in nature

A research team at Bielefeld University has succeeded in teaching the only robot of its kind in the world how to walk. Its first steps have been recorded in a video. You can watch them in Bielefeld University’s latest posting on ‘research_tv’. The robot is called Hector, and its construction is modelled on a stick insect. Inspired by the insect, Hector has passive elastic joints and an ultralight exoskeleton. What makes it unique is that it is also equipped with a great number of sensors and it functions according to a biologically inspired decentralized reactive control concept: the Walknet. By 2017, the walking robot will be equipped with additional abilities in a major project at the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC).[Weiterlesen]
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