Rector Professor Bernd Scholz-Reiter

In view of how young the University of Bremen is, it has achieved a remarkable amount in such a short space of time. It is a reform university and, as such, a role model for modern institutions of higher education. In 2006 the University positioned itself among the top ten universities in Germany within the frame of the Excellence Initiative sponsored by the German government and the federal states. This success gives us added incentive and we are entering the second phase of the contest with the clear objective of becoming a University of Excellence!

As the largest university in the North West of Germany – more than 23,000 people work and study here – it is committed equally to the development of regional society as well as to promoting its economic growth. This commitment is amply illustrated and underscored by the technology park with its 320 business enterprises and 6,000 workers that surrounds the University grounds. In 2007 the Hertie Foundation awarded the University the accolade “family friendly university”. And with 400 partner universities in other countries the University of Bremen is truly an address of world renown.


Excellence of this caliber needs partners: The University could not have been nearly so successful without the who have given so much encouragement over the years via their support for all kinds of projekts.

Help us to maintain this remarkable success and shape the University’s future together!

I cordially invite you to lend your support to the University of Bremen, its students and researchers. The are as varied as the opportunities available. No matter whether you choose to make a contribution, however large, to enhancing our family-friendly campus, or invest in the minds of the future generation, or maybe even set up your own support foundation – I thank you in advance for any assistance you may be able to give.

For one thing is certain: An investment in knowledge is an investment that shapes our future world! 


Rector of the University of Bremen
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Scholz-Reiter