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Professor Gerhard Sagerer Re-elected as Rektor

Published 5. May 2015
New University Electoral Committee confirms incumbent Rektor for a further four years

Today (30 April), Rektor Professor Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Sagerer was confirmed for a second term by a large majority of the members of the University Electoral Committee, consisting of the Senate and the University Council combined. The appointment was made at the proposal of a “Rektor selection committee” of ten, who had recommended the uncontested incumbent.[Weiterlesen]
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Bielefeld Numbers Among the World’s Best Young Universities

Published 4. May 2015
57th place in the Times Higher Education Ranking    

Bielefeld University has again been rated among the world's best young universities in the latest “THE 100 Under 50”. The East Westphalian university takes 57th place in the ranking, which was published on Wednesday evening (29/4/2015). Since 2012, the “Times Higher Education” (THE), a British magazine for higher education, has been comparing the world’s leading universities founded less than 50 years ago.[Weiterlesen]
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PIKSL Lab Bielefeld Celebrates Grand Opening

Published 29. April 2015

PIKSL Lab Bielefeld provides computer and Internet training programmes for individuals both with and without disabilities   

The PIKSL Lab Bielefeld celebrated its grand opening on April 24th 2015 at its facilities on the Gadderbaumer Strasse 29. It is part of the KogniHome research project coordinated by the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC). The German acronym PIKSL stands for “person-centred interaction and communication for an independent life”. The lab serves an open meeting place for people both with and without disabilities. As part of its inclusive services, it provides access to the latest information and communication technologies. Through this, PIKSL encourages active participation in society and fosters independent living.[Weiterlesen]
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Saving Space with a New Intelligent Loading System

Published 14. April 2015
Bielefeld University presents transfer research projects at the Hannover Trade Fair

LogiPro is a new interactive logistics system that gives suggestions and “thinks” in order to save space while loading goods into transportation vehicles. It is one of the joint research projects presented by Bielefeld University at the Hannover Trade Fair. Scientists from the research focus for “Interactive Intelligent Systems at Bielefeld University” will demonstrate their research findings from 13–17 April 2015. Both CITEC (Center of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology) and the CoR-Lab (Research Institute for Cognition and Robotics) will also present their work as part of the OstWestfalenLippe joint trade fair exhibition in Hall 16, Booth A04. This joint exhibition apearance is part of the leading-edge cluster “it’s OWL” (Intelligent Technical Systems OstWestfalenLippe).[Weiterlesen]
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A robot prepared for self-awareness

Published 31. March 2015
Biologists at Bielefeld University present expanded software architecture for the walking robot Hector   

A year ago, researchers at Bielefeld University showed that their software endowed the walking robot Hector with a simple form of consciousness. Their new research goes one step forward: they have now developed a software architecture that could enable Hector to see himself as others see him. “With this, he would have reflexive consciousness,” explains Dr. Holk Cruse, professor at the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) at Bielefeld University. The architecture is based on artificial neural networks. Together with colleague Dr. Malte Schilling, Prof. Dr. Cruse published this new study in the online collection Open MIND, a volume from the Mind-Group, which is a group of philosophers and other scientists studying the mind, consciousness, and cognition.
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When dad wants to do more than just go to work

Published 5. March 2015
Conference at Bielefeld University’s Center for Interdisciplinary Research    

‘Many companies still view paternity leave as a lack of commitment to the job, and this leads to career disadvantages,’ says Professor Dr. Mechtild Oechsle from Bielefeld University’s Faculty of Sociology. How do companies react to ‘working dads’ who ask their employer to enable them to engage in active fatherhood? How are working dads exposed to discrimination, and how are they supported? The role of companies in promoting active fatherhood is the topic of a conference to be held at Bielefeld University’s Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) from March 12-14. Mechtild Oechsle is one of the organizers.

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22 million Euro for bioinformatics centres

Published 2. March 2015
Starting in March, Bielefeld University will be coordinating the new German Network for Bioinformatics Infrastructure   

In March, Bielefeld University’s Center for Biotechnology (CeBiTec) will be heading a new bioinformatics programme. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is providing a total of 22 million Euro of funding until 2020 for the German Network for Bioinformatics Infrastructure (de.NBI). The network is bringing together eight German centres that specialize in processing bioinformatics data from the life sciences. As a joint institution, they will offer bioinformatics services for research projects in biotechnology and biomedicine. In addition, the network will train researchers in how to use bioinformatics software.[Weiterlesen]
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Preventing the spread of cancer with copper molecules

Published 2. March 2015
Chemists at Bielefeld University develop anti-tumour agent  

Chemists at Bielefeld University have developed a molecule containing copper that binds specifically with DNA and prevents the spread of cancer. First results show that it kills the cancer cells more quickly than cisplatin – a widely used anti-cancer drug that is frequently administered in chemotherapy. When developing the anti-tumour agent, Professor Dr. Thorsten Glaser and his team cooperated with biochemists and physicists. The design of the new agent is basic research. ‘How and whether the copper complex will actually be given to cancer patients is something that medical research will have to determine in the years to come,’ says the chemist.[Weiterlesen]
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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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