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Bielefeld University is a university in Bielefeld, Germany. Founded in 1969, it is one of the country's newest universities, and considers itself a "reform" university, following a different style of teaching and organization than the older established universities. The university also emphasizes a focus on interdisciplinary research, helped by the architecture, which encloses all faculties in one great structure. The university has the following faculties: Faculty of Biology, Chemistry, Faculty of History, philosophy and theology, Faculty of Public Health, Faculty of Linguistics and Literature, Faculty of Mathematics, Faculty of Educational Science, Physics, Faculty of Psychology and Sports, Faculty of Law, Sociology, Faculty of Technology, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics.

The university has been ranked by different organizations. The ARWU World ranking places the university at 401-500, Leiden World ranked it at 655; THE World places it within 201-250, USNWR World at 529, while QS World between 701 and750. Bielefeld University was ranked 22nd in the world by the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings in 2017.

In terms of mathematics, the Academic Ranking of World Universities of 2018 places Bielefeld among the four best universities in Germany and 101-150 best universities in the world.

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