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When the Welcome Centre of the University of Bremen receives their international guest researchers it looks more like a cheerful family festivity than an official event: Also this time again, 8th of June 2017. More than 150 guests came accompanied by their partners and children to get in contact and socialise with colleagues.
“The Researchers Reception is a place to meet. Here the researchers see how international the whole University is”, says Yasemin Karakaşoğl, vice-president for Internationality and Diversity. Since six years the Welcome Centre supports foreign researchers and facilitates their start in Bremen.
With a salutation game, a painting canvas, a play corner for the children, latin live sounds and a Barbecue the evening became an event full of culinary and intercultural approach.
On 13.11.2016, the "Indian Students Association Bremen," together with kompass, celebrated Diwali the Festival of Lights 2016. Two hundred international and German guests experienced a varied cultural program with traditional as well as contemporary dance and singing performances. The evening was opened by the Indian Consul General from Hamburg, Madan Lal Raigar, and Dr. Jutta Paal, the director of the kompass program.
Professor Dr.-Ing. Enzo Morosini Frazzon from Uni Bremen’s partner university Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brasil and research alumnus of the University of Bremen, was selected to be a Research Ambassador. The ambassadors should promote worldwide the University of Bremen and the research conducted here. Dr. Annette Lang, director of the International Office, handed over the certificate of appointment to Professor Frazzon.
The Senior Citizens and the International Office arranged a bazaar for newly arrived international students. There were Kitchenware, towels, pillows, linen and more for free.
During Coffee with the Vice President Prof. Dr. Yasemin Karakasoglu awarded certificates of the Philipp-Schwartz Initiative. The International Office would like to congratulate warmly.
The orientation weeks for international exchange students started on 26 September with a breakfast in the Uni-Mensa and lot of important information. Almost 230 Students from 41 countries came to stay one or two semesters at the University of Bremen. The biggest group came from Italy (36), followed by Spain (32), Turkey (27), France (20), PR China (11) and UK (10). The head of International Office Dr. Annette Lang, the members of the newcomer service, Goethe Institute, Language Center (FZHB) and Erasmus Initiative gave them a warmly welcome.
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