Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Westphalia is a region in Germany, centred on the cities of Arnsberg, Bielefeld, Bochum, Detmold, Dortmund, Gelsenkirchen, Hagen, Minden and Münster and included in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Westphalia is roughly the region between the rivers Rhine and Weser, located north and south of the Ruhr River. No exact definition of borders can be given, because the name "Westphalia" was applied to several different entities in history. For this reason specifications of area and population are greatly differing. They range between 16,000 and 22,000 km2 (6,200 and 8,500 sq mi) in land area, and between 4.3 million and 8 million inhabitants. There is, however, a general consensus that Münster as well as Bielefeld and Dortmund are part of Westphalia.
Diploma Thesis from the year 2002 in the subject Computer Science - Miscellaneous, grade: 1,0, University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld (unbekannt), language: English, abstract: Inhaltsangabe:Abstract:Language learning software has been available on the market for a couple of years. So far the most common form of delivering the product is a CD-Rom. The Internet offers not only the possibility to deliver this product in an immaterial way, but also to add new features to it.The goal of the thesis is to find out, which additional features an online offered language learning software must possess, to satisfy the needs of the customer. This task is part of the so called new product development process. It is a very complex process and refers to all departments of a company, even though, for a long time it has been considered to be only the job of the R & D department. But to solve the above mentioned task, the technical component, of new product development is not important. For this piece of work only the point of view of the marketing department is important, as it is their duty to observe the market expectations. Therefore this thesis only covers the first part of new product development, the opportunity identification, and partly the design.Firstly the different environments were studied and secondary data were collected. A main part of the secondary data were delivered by a European Union study from the year 2000. This research was focused on the knowledge and habits of EU inhabitants regarding foreign languages. After the examination of the available secondary data, the required primary data were collected, to find out how the single features satisfy the requirements of the target group. Other secondary data were delivered by pedagogical departments of universities. They researched and evaluated, from the pedagogical point of view, possible online features like e-mail, newsgroups and chats, videoconferences, downloadable video / audio files and up to date articles.This thesis objective is to find out, how these possible features meet the requirements of the customer, or to be more precise of the target group. Therefore the target group had to be defined. Defined by profession, the target group consist of: Students in higher education and universities, managers and White Collar Workers.Thanks to the secondary data, the needs of the target group are known. To obtain the required primary data, on how the possible product features satisfy the market needs, a questionnaire was designed. The interviews took place in two countries and at international courses in order to be able to consider domestic differences. The universities were: The University of Applied Science, Bielefeld, Germany and the Universidade do Minho, Braga Portugal.The results were analysed and afterwards the few available offers, of online language learning products, were evaluated according to the obtained results. Resulting from this work one can state that there is a general positive attitude of the respondents regarding the new possible features, even though different attitude groups exist.The features that are considered to be the most valuable and helpful ones are E-mail, newsgroups and Chat and Downloadable Video / Audio files . At present there is not even a handful of companies, which are offering one or all of the new possible features, on the Internet. This means the entry barrier for this emerging market is still very low and that makes this market quite attractive.Inhaltsverzeichnis:Table of Contents:1.)Executive Summary42.)Introduction6a.)A General outline of the development in Europe6b.)Elearning of foreign languages7c.)The part of New Product Development83.)Literature Review9a.)Introduction9b.)Elearning from the pedagogical point of View9c.)Problems of New Product Development11i....
Project Report from the year 2016 in the subject Politics - International Politics - General and Theories, Bielefeld University (bghs), language: English, abstract: This study explores how Bourdieusian structural constructivism contributes to our understanding of state identity in international relations. While there has been a significant concentration of constructivism on the description and understanding of state identity, constructivist approaches still have not comprehensively answered all the controversial questions of structural theories.The aim of the book, thus, is to improve understanding of state subjectivity and identity by means of Bourdieusian sociological approach, which provides a basis to form a middle-way between the structuralist and constructivist perspectives on the issues of identity and state. I test the applicability of Bourdieusian terminology in the fields of economic and social capital.In order to illustrate the theoretical dabates of the research in a more comprehensive way, the chapters in this stage utilize distinctive methodological concepts of neoliberalism, democratisation and the developing state. Ultimately, the book determines how Bourdieusian structural constructivism improves the theory of international relations beyond the existing borders of constructivism.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger (born July 26, 1951) is a German politician of the liberal Free Democratic Party. She served as Federal Minister of Justice of Germany from 1992 to 1996 in the cabinet of Helmut Kohl, and holds the office again in the Second Cabinet Merkel from 2009.She was born in Minden, Germany. After graduating from gymnasium in Minden in 1970, Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger started studying law in Göttingen and Bielefeld. In 1978 she passed the first state exam in Hamm, in 1978 the second state exam in Düsseldorf.
The Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences (German: Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe or Hochschule OWL) is an state institution in Germany, which carries out research and higher education at four locations. OWL University enrolled 5.200 students in 9 faculties, which offers Bachelor and Master study programmes. Ph.D.-Studies are carried out in cooperation with different partner universities (e.g.). The headquarter is located in Lemgo, between Hannover and Bielefeld, in the north-east of the state North Rhine-Westphalia. The university is named just as the region Ostwestfalen-Lippe, which is one of the most important clusters of machine engineering and industrial electronics in Germany.
In diesem Buch wird zunächst die ambulante pflegerische Verorgung in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland dargestellt. Unter Berücksichtigung historischer Gegebenheiten wird die aktuelle Versorgungssituation bis hin zur Pflegeversicherungsreform 2008 skizziert. Durch ein sich veränderndes Inanspruchnahmeverhalten , durch die Zunahme von Menschen mit dementiellen Erkrankungen und durch eine Veränderung des privaten Pflegepotentials ist davon auszugehen, dass die ambulante Pflege perspektivisch vermehrt nachgefragt werden wird. Zusätzlich zu dieser vermehrten Inanspruchnahme wird sich die ambulante Pflege auch qualitativ verändern müssen. Diese Entwicklungen werden belegt und im Hinblick darauf werden die veränderten Leistungen der Pflegeversicherung genannt. Im zweiten Teil dieses Buches wird eine Versorgungsform dargestellt, die in Bielefeld seit langem umgesetzt wird. Das Bielefelder Modell, als quartiersnahe Versorgungsform wurde als eine Reaktion auf einen festgestellten Bedarf entwickelt. Unter dem Slogan "Versorgungssicherheit ohne Betreuungspauschale" bieten ein Bielefelder Pflegedienst und eine Bielefelder Wohnungsbaugesellschaft Menschen in einem definierten Quartier bedarfsorientiert Leistungen an ohne dafür eine Betreuungspauschale zu erheben. Hier wird zunächst einleitend die Entwicklung und die Zielsetzung des Bielefelder Modells genannt. Im Anschluss daran wird auf die Grundprinzipien des Bielefelder Modells eingegangen, wobei immer wieder Parallelen zu dem derzeitig, aus wissenschaftlicher Sicht State of the Art gezogen werden. Abschließend wird überlegt, ob das Bielefelder Modell eine geeignete Versorgungsform ist um auf den steigenden Bedarf nach ambulanten Pflege zu reagieren.
About the Editors:Dr. phil. Dr. rer. publ. Brigitte E.S. Jansen,Visiting Professor University of Madras (India),studied Educational Science, Philosophy, Psychologyand Sociology at the Universities of Bielefeld andLüneburg, Germany. She is doctor of philosophy anddoctor rerum publicarum (public administration). Sheis EU-expert in the evaluation of project proposalssince 1999. Chairperson in several Congresses inAsia. Several publications in bioethics/biolaw.Dr.jur. habil. Jürgen W. Simonstudied in Tübingen, Freiburg and München, First andSecond State Examen in Law at the University ofMünchen, Master of Business Administration at theUniversity of München 1973. Doctor in Law 1978,habilitated in Hannover 1988 in Civil Law, EconomicLaw and Law of Informatics. Head of the Institute ofLaw at the University Lüneburg since 1989, member ofthe Advisory Committee of the Biological FederalAssociation, Braunschweig. He received 1998 theB.A.U.M. Environmental Award. Organizer, chairman ordirector of numerous national and internationalCongresses etc. in Germany, Europe, Asia and America.He has published a lot of books and articles in Lawand Ethics of Biotechnology.
Human Centered Robotic Systems must be able to interact with humans such that the burden of adaptation lies with the machine and not with the human. This book collates a set of prominent papers presented during a two-day conference on "Human Centered Robotic Systems" held on November 19-20, 2009, in Bielefeld University, Germany. The aim of the conference was to bring together researchers from the areas of robotics, computer science, psychology, linguistics, and biology who are all focusing on a shared goal of cognitive interaction. A survey of recent approaches, the current state-of-the-art, and possible future directions in this interdisciplinary field is presented. It provides practitioners and scientists with an up-to-date introduction to this dynamic field, with methods and solutions that are likely to significantly impact on our future lives.
This book has been prepared during my work as a research assistant at the Institute for Statistics and Econometrics of the Economics Department at the University of Bielefeld, Germany. It was accepted as a Ph.D. thesis titled "Term Structure Modeling and Estimation in a State Space Framework" at the Department of Economics of the University of Bielefeld in November 2004. It is a pleasure for me to thank all those people who have been helpful in one way or another during the completion of this work. First of all, I would like to express my gratitude to my advisor Professor Joachim Frohn, not only for his guidance and advice throughout the com pletion of my thesis but also for letting me have four very enjoyable years teaching and researching at the Institute for Statistics and Econometrics. I am also grateful to my second advisor Professor Willi Semmler. The project I worked on in one of his seminars in 1999 can really be seen as a starting point for my research on state space models. I thank Professor Thomas Braun for joining the committee for my oral examination.