Founded in 1990, the Faculty of Technology is the second-youngest department of Bielefeld University. Research and education concentrate on three core areas: Cognitive Informatics and Robotics, Bioinformatics, and Biotechnology. These areas are highly connected through common foundations in computer science and technology, and the joint interest in better understanding of biological systems. The department has 17 full professors and 6 independent junior scientists.
Study programs in the Faculty of Technology are structured along the core research areas with programs in Cognitive Informatics / Intelligent Systems (B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.), Bioinformatics and Genome Research (B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.), Informatics in the Natural Sciences (B.Sc., M.Sc.), and Molecular Biotechnology (B.Sc., M.Sc.).
Members of the Faculty of Technology are involved with the central research units Research Centre for Mathematical Modelling (FSPM), Center for Biotechnology (CeBiTec), the Research Institute for Cognition and Robotics (CoR-Lab), and the Center of Excellence EXC 277: Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC), as well as the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 673: Alignment in Communication, where members of the Faculty of Technology are in leading positions.
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