BIPS has become a new member of the Leibniz Society: From now on it is called the Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology. Founded in 1981, the epidemiological institute is one of the oldest in its field in Germany. The research carried out there centers on the health of the population. The aim is to identify the causes of health disturbances and develop new concepts for the avoidance of disease. Researchers also work on promulgating the implementation of prevention measures and their evaluation, as well as the provision of suitable scientific methods (see article in Global Issues – Bremen Solutions).
The Cartesium at the University of Bremen is the home of the new Research Training Group entitled “System Design” (SyDe). The new unit provides a structured and research intensive training program for doctoral students in the computer sciences. It is a cooperation project between the University of Bremen, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, and the German Aerospace Center. The new Research Training Group was made possible by the Excellence Initiative launched by the German Government and the Federal States.
The traditional New Year reception the “unifreunde“ (association of friends of the University) holds for newly appointed professors was also used to introduce three new office-holders: The University of Bremen’s new Rector, Prof. Bernd Scholz-Reiter, the new Senator for Education and Research, Eva Quante-Brandt, as well as the new President of Jacobs University, Heinz-Otto Peitgen. His period of office
didn’t last long, though: He resigned at the end of the year.
Photos of the New Year reception you find here
The Choir of the University of Bremen led by Dr. Susanne Gläß put on a special concert on the occasion of its tenth anniversary. A total of 260 singers and musicians performed the original version of Carl Orff ’s “Carmina Burana” for large choir, children’s choir, large orchestra and solo voices. The concert was performed among other places in the Bremen concert hall, “Die Glocke” (read more in the Yearbook Theme and in Friends and Sponsors.
Website of choir and orchestra (in German only)