Vor dem Hauptgebäude der FH Bielefeld sind Sonnenschirme aufgespannt und viele Personen sitzen an den Tischen oder auf Bänken in der Sonne.
Studierende sitzen an den Tischen im Lernbereich der Bibliothek.
Eine Frau steht vor einer Wand mit Fotografien

Welcome to HSBI!

With the Faculties of Design and Art, Minden Campus, Engineering and Mathematics, Social Sciences, Bielefeld School of Business and Health at our three campuses in Bielefeld, Minden and Gütersloh, Hochschule Bielefeld – University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSBI) works closely together with the industrial and business communities and social and cultural institutes in East Westphalia.

Small study groups allow us to provide guidance and support. Designated study centres, the university library and student workplaces create an excellent learning environment.

If you are interested in spending a semester abroad at HSBI: For all matters concerning your application and your stay in Bielefeld, such as accommodation, buddies, orientation weeks or official requirements, please get in touch with the International Office. We will be pleased to assist you.

Press releases

Milanez Silva and Maximilian Köster

“A Warm Welcome at HSBI:” How a Fungus Researcher from Brazil Arrives in Bielefeld

The International Office’s Welcome Center supports international researchers who come to HSBI. Thanks to the assistance provided by Maximilian Köster, Daniela Milanez Silva from São Paulo made it through the organisational jungle of offices, banks and telephone companies – and was thus able to quickly devote herself to her actual topic: the technical investigation of fungi used as natural pesticides.

Nahaufnahme von Muskats Hand Sie hält eine Petrischale mit einem gelben Gel in die Höhe

Attract, Then Kill: Fungus Makes Insect Pest Control More Ecological – Summa Cum Laude for Doctoral Project of HSBI Researcher

She is creative, good at networking and has expertise in her special subject that only few early researchers have. Co-supervised by HSBI, the doctoral project submitted by Linda Muskat shows enormous potential. Her topic: How are insect pest control agents designed that are completely biodegradable? Her companion throughout the project: a fungus called Pandora.

BiUH-Präsident Prof. Dr. Jürgen Kretschmann und Kanzlerin Prof. Dr. Guan Naijia

First of Its Kind in China: HSBI Establishes Independent University on the Tropical Island of Hainan

Hainan Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences (BiUH) is the first university established from abroad that constitutes an independent legal entity in China. Teaching will start in the winter semester 2023/2024. The study programmes offered at BiUH are based on the concept of work-integrated studies at HSBI. In the long run, up to 12,000 students will complete their bachelor’s and master’s degree studies here. Prof. Dr. Jürgen Kretschmann, former president of TH Georg Agricola and renowned China expert, was appointed President of BiUH.

Die Besuchergruppe steht im Schüco Showroom vor einer spiegelnden Glasfassade

North American University Delegation Visits Schüco, HSBI and CITEC: Impressed by Work-Integrated Studies, Transfer and Sustainability

Invited by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), US and Canadian universities became acquainted with HSBI’s teaching, research and transfer in Bielefeld. The guests were highly interested in the close connection of application-oriented studies and practice. Representing the close research cooperation between HSBI and Bielefeld University, the CITEC was one of the locations that the delegation visited.

Judith Peltz, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schäfermeier, Katharina Kontowski und Maximilian Köster im Profil

International Week: Trip Around the World at HSBI – Lectures, Culinary Delights, Lively Exchange

The International Week takes place at Hochschule Bielefeld – University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSBI) for the fifth time – with a record number of participants: around 100 guests from 30 countries enrich the programme with lectures, workshops and information sessions. From 8 to 12 May, the university welcomes international guests.

Petrissa Mauermann und jannis Büscher im Gespräch

Sweden, Bulgaria, Germany: HSBI Students Experience Intercultural Exchange from Home

At HSBI’s Faculty of Social Sciences, students participate in a virtual exchange programme. Together with their Swedish and Bulgarian fellow students, they discuss the global orientation of social work and benefit from the international cooperation. In May, the group will visit the Swedish university town Gothenburg together.

Schramm Wölk und Andreas Rüther stoßen mit Sekt an

Bielefeld UAS becomes HSBI – Fachhochschule Bielefeld turns into Hochschule Bielefeld

Fachhochschule Bielefeld (Bielefeld UAS) has a new name. From now on, it will be called Hochschule Bielefeld – University of Applied Sciences and Arts, or HSBI for short. Its logo and corporate design will get a new look, too. The new URL will be hsbi.de. Enquiries to the old Internet or e-mail addresses will be forwarded automatically to the new addresses. On the day of the name change, HSBI’s President, Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Schramm-Wölk, answered the media’s questions.