OWL Members

Campus OWL is a network of five higher education institutions in OstWestfalenLippe with over 65,000 students and more than 500 study programs in all academic fields and with locations in Bielefeld, Detmold, Gütersloh, Höxter, Lemgo, Minden and Paderborn.

The five-member board of Campus OWL

OWL Members

The five-member board of Campus OWL

Campus OWL is a network of five higher education institutions in OstWestfalenLippe with over 65,000 students and more than 500 study programs in all academic fields and with locations in Bielefeld, Detmold, Gütersloh, Höxter, Lemgo, Minden and Paderborn.

The network is vibrant and dynamic due to its diverse nature: the members represent different university types – two universities, two universities of applied sciences and one university of music – and collaborate closely with the many companies in the region. Major areas of collaboration are research, transfer, internationalization, and digitalization.

Bielefeld University

As a university internationally regarded for its top-level research and innovative teaching concepts, Bielefeld University makes a significant contribution to a progressive and participatory knowledge society. Bielefeld University is a young research university with 24,000 students and more than 2,700 employees. With 115 subjects in humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and technology, Bielefeld University abides by the principle of interdisciplinary teaching and research according to the guiding concept of ‚transcending boundaries‘. Innovative study models give students the opportunity to discover their potential and realize their individual talents. Bielefeld University is an internationally successful institution with networks across the globe. In many areas, it is one of the world’s leading research institutions with a high international profile and engagement.

Paderborn University

Paderborn University has a strong foundation in computer science and in the application of information technology across all disciplines. This makes Paderborn University an important contributor to the information society but, simultaneously, these developments are also critically reflected. The “University for the Information Society” is located in an attractive, economically strong, and growing region with strong networks on a local, national, and international level. With 20,000 students and more than 2,400 employees, Paderborn University is a very lively educational institution and its campus provides a friendly and green environment with excellent services for student life and research. Over 60 attractive study programs, including Master programs taught entirely in English, are offered in Paderborn University’s five faculties.

Campus of the Paderborn University

Paderborn University

Paderborn University has a strong foundation in computer science and in the application of information technology across all disciplines. This makes Paderborn University an important contributor to the information society but, simultaneously, these developments are also critically reflected. The “University for the Information Society” is located in an attractive, economically strong, and growing region with strong networks on a local, national, and international level. With 20,000 students and more than 2,400 employees, Paderborn University is a very lively educational institution and its campus provides a friendly and green environment with excellent services for student life and research. Over 60 attractive study programs, including Master programs taught entirely in English, are offered in Paderborn University’s five faculties.

Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences

Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences (FH Bielefeld) works closely with industrial communities and businesses in the region, with regards both to teaching and applied research. FH Bielefeld has over 100 partnerships worldwide and is constantly expanding its international collaborations. Its 10,000 students are enrolled in 60 degree courses across three campuses in Bielefeld, Gütersloh and Minden. With a choice of different study models, many degree courses are offered in cooperation with local companies. There are five faculties: Design, Minden Campus (Architecture, Engineering, Informatics), Engineering and Mathematics, Social Sciences, Business and Health.

OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences’s goal is to tackle complex problems and global challenges and work to ensure that knowledge and innovations benefit society. The TH OWL provides education and research in engineering, economics and management, life science technologies, design and construction. Almost 6,300 students, 174 professors and 527 employees are based at our campuses in Lemgo, Detmold, and Höxter. Each campus is characterized by its courses of study. Lemgo is home to the classic engineering disciplines, supplemented by one-of-a-kind courses such as Media Production, Wood Technology and Food Technology. Detmold focuses on disciplines involving construction and design. Höxter has made a name for itself as a campus dedicated to ecological aspects in engineering. Practice orientation is the hallmark of studying at universities of applied sciences. At the TH OWL, scientific knowledge and methods are conveyed and applied in the numerous well equipped labs and institutes.

Campus of the OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Lemgo

OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences’s goal is to tackle complex problems and global challenges and work to ensure that knowledge and innovations benefit society. The TH OWL provides education and research in engineering, economics and management, life science technologies, design and construction. Almost 6,300 students, 174 professors and 527 employees are based at our campuses in Lemgo, Detmold, and Höxter. Each campus is characterized by its courses of study. Lemgo is home to the classic engineering disciplines, supplemented by one-of-a-kind courses such as Media Production, Wood Technology and Food Technology. Detmold focuses on disciplines involving construction and design. Höxter has made a name for itself as a campus dedicated to ecological aspects in engineering. Practice orientation is the hallmark of studying at universities of applied sciences. At the TH OWL, scientific knowledge and methods are conveyed and applied in the numerous well equipped labs and institutes.

Detmold University of Music

“Rooted in tradition, committed to the future!” Detmold University of Music is a superbly equipped music college which, in line with these principles, offers the full range of subjects expected from a classically-oriented musical education. Around 750 students are currently being trained by 320 tutors for a future career in an orchestra, on the concert platform, the opera stage or the conductor’s rostrum. Music pedagogy and church music study courses are just as much part of the profile as are music education and the world-class Tonmeister courses offered by the Erich Thienhaus Institute. And it enjoys high prestige internationally: students from over 50 countries have now carried the good reputation of the university out into the world.