Anniversary Celebrations

Proposed activities and events in connection with the University’s 40th anniversary at a glance:  

•    31st October 2011, 11 a.m.:
Senatorial reception in the Bremen City Hall in celebration of “40 Years University of Bremen” (photo gallery)

•    14th November 2011 till 27th January 2012:
Joint exhibition with the Sparkasse Bremen on the topic: “Global Issues – Bremen Answers” (Am Brill 1-3, 28195 Bremen).

•    20th November 2011, 11 a.m.:
„From Marx to Darwin – University of Bremen – a timetravel”: World premiere of the new documentary film on the History of the University of Bremen at the Schauburg (production company “fact+film”). more

•    24th November 2011, 2 p.m.:
Four decades of jurisprudence: The Faculty 6 holds a meeting on the occasion of its 40th anniversary. more

•    25th November 2011, 7 p.m.:
“Uni party” in the main dining hall of the University of Breme. more

•    13rd December 2011 till 31st January 2012:
Photo exhibition UNISPITZEN / Female professors portrayed: Women as Researchers and Leaders

•    12th January till 25th February 2012:
Photo exhibition in Haus der Wissenschaft on “40 Years University of Bremen”. more [PDF] (440 KB)

Books and Film on History of the University

In October, to mark the occasion of the 40th anniversary the Temmen-Verlag published the book “Universität Bremen – 40 Jahre Bewegung (University of Bremen – 40 Years of Ongoing Change). The journalist and alumni of the University of Bremen, Peter Meier-Hüsing looks back over the past four decades: not sparing with his criticism, he also writes with empathy and humor.

Another book on the University of Bremen was published by the Donat-Verlag. In the volume Tradition Reform” [Reform as Tradition], Dr. Birte Gräfing describes the highly debated initiation.

“From Marx to Darwin – University of Bremen – a Timetravel”: this is the name of the new documentary film on the University’s history which the alumni Michael Wolff produced with his Bremer Medienproduktions GmbH “fact+film”. The world premier of this fascinating film was on the 20th November 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Bremer Schauburgmore

Photo exhibition UNISPITZEN / Portraits of female faculty: Women as Researchers and Leaders

Photograped by Julia Baier

As part of its 40th anniversary celebrations the University of Bremen has dedicated a large-size photo exhibition to the 65 women professors actively involved in teaching and research here. Past and present, 20 of them have occupied leadership positions – as Vice Rectors, deans, or spokespersons for collaborative research units.

The portraits created by the Berlin photographer, Julia Baier, discerningly capture the personalities of these top women faculty. In her own very special way, she pays tribute to their outstanding achievements, bringing them to life in her collection under the title “UNISPITZEN at the University of Bremen”.

The exhibition will be on show in different parts of the University. A catalog published for the exhibition reveals more about the featured women in word and image. more

Celebrating 40 years of the University of Bremen

“A big party for everyone – across all groups and generations” was on November 25, 2011. The limited tickets (1,500) were sold out.

© Universität Istanbul

Travelling Exhibition “Heimatloz”: Exile in Turkey 1933—1945

The Haus der Wissenschaft hosted a travelling exhibition on Germans who had fled their country before World War II as part of the framework program to mark the University of Bremen’s 40th anniversary. Called  “Heimatloz – Exile in Turkey 1933 – 1945”, the exhibition was opened to the public from the end of July till the End of August. The collection of photos and documents traced the life courses of German-speaking exiles in Turkey. more »