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Campus OWL

Photo: Uni Bielefeld

Objectives of the Campus OWL founding members

Professor Gerhard Sagerer, Rector Bielefeld University

“Expanding our collaboration offers great potential – both for the state universities and for the entire science and innovation sector in Ostwestfalen-Lippe. The two universities, two universities of applied sciences and the University of Music have been successfully co-operating on a multitude of projects, in a variety of configurations, for a number of years now. And we’re keen to continue to expand this collaboration. Creating synergy effects, pooling expertise and enhancing visibility – that’s what Campus OWL is all about.”

Professor Ingeborg Schramm-Wölk, President Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences

“With the Campus OWL network, we plan to further strengthen the long-standing good relationships between the universities in Ostwestfalen-Lippe. A joint presence for the science and innovation sector in the OWL region – both nationally and internationally – is a major competitive advantage.”

Professor Jürgen Krahl, President Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences

“As President of Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences, I’m delighted that with this co-operation agreement, and in the future the Campus OWL network, we – the five state universities in OWL – have launched a second joint and institutionalised initiative. This will further expand the close collaboration between the partners and enable us to break new ground in Germany together.”

Professor Thomas Grosse, Rector University of Music Detmold

“Campus OWL is founded on a partnership of trust between the state universities. The network partners actively pool their research, science, art and social responsibility expertise in co-operation projects which strengthen the region and benefit those living here. This boosts both the innovation potential of the individual institutions and the attractiveness of the region as a whole.”

Professor Birgitt Riegraf, President Paderborn University

“The Ostwestfalen-Lippe region stands out for its very high concentration of first-rate universities and research institutions in a vibrant cultural and economic landscape. Campus OWL facilitates co-operation between the universities and universities of applied sciences and provides a platform for pooling strengths. Campus OWL enhances the visibility of Ostwestfalen-Lippe as a region of science and innovation, both nationally and internationally, in particular in the areas of research, transfer, internationalisation and digitalisation.”

At a glance

  • To leverage synergy effects
  • To pool expertise
  • To enhance visibility
  • To strengthen competitiveness
  • To break new ground