Among other things, Bremen University owes its excellence in research to the close cooperation with research institutes on the campus, as well as elsewhere in Bremen, the region and around the world. Open to all groups of society, Bremen University actively seeks contact with the public at large, maintaining forms of cooperation with virtually all groups of society in and around Bremen – culture groups, the people of Bremen, education, politics and the economy. This network of multifaceted contacts makes a substantial contribution to strengthening the metropolitan region of the North West.
Over the years, the competence and dynamics of Bremen University have led growing numbers of research establishments and enterprises to locate in the technology park that surrounds the University. This resulted in the emergence of a high-tech location of national importance, encompassing more than 400 enterprises and research establishments, including the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology and the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Applied Materials Research. In addition to this, Bremen University cooperates closely with the other research institutions in the region, e.g. the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, its partner University of Oldenburg, Jacobs University Bremen, and the HWK Institute for Advanced Study.
A large number of small and medium-sized enterprises and important corporate groups like Siemens, Kellogg’s, and OHB AG, Germany’s largest aerospace corporation, appreciate the value of being near to the University. The cumulative effect is an intensive cross-linking of competences at a central location, with a university of excellence at its core and an efficient transfer of knowledge and technology.
Bremen University is also prominent in the international research and education network, maintaining more than 400 international cooperation relations. Most of its partnerships – currently about 260 – are with universities in EU member states. In the area of international relations the focus is now on extending relations in North America, the Far East, as well as Central and Eastern Europe. Cooperation efforts are guided by the objective of boosting levels of expertise as well as enabling exchange and cooperation with international partners of the highest repute. More at International Affairs
Bremen University perceives an important mission in awakening young people’s interest in science. In this respect there are a number of offerings, targeting children from kindergarten age up to high school graduation. Examples are school labs, children’s university and taster courses. Bremen University also has a comprehensive range of offers for school teachers: In the area of further training for teachers, programs like Summer University, Teachers’ Academy, and the “Forum Teaching and Learning“ are especially popular. More at Forum Teaching and Learning