The University of Bremen is strong in research, but insufficiently financed – especially in the area of teaching. This is the conclusion reached by the Science Council in a report published in October. The Bremen Senate had commissioned the Council to carry out a thorough analysis of Bremen’s science system. The University was evaluated in the fall of 2012. The Rector of the University, Bernd Scholz-Reiter, sees the report “… above all as a call for the political decision makers in the Federal State of Bremen to significantly improve the University’s finances and to open up a long-term planning horizon.”
Download: Report of the Science Council (in German only)
“Undergoing Change – What is Driving Turkey?” This is the motto of the Turkey Week being organized in the Hanseatic City of Bremen by the Bremen University of Applied Sciences and the University of Bremen in cooperation with their mutual partner university in Marmara, Istanbul. Featuring numerous events on cultural, political and economic subjects, the event will take place from 21st to 27th October 2013. The purpose of Turkey Week is to stimulate interest in the partner universities and widen opportunities for students in the two countries via exchange programs.
2014 will see an intensification of German-Turkish contacts in Bremen. One aspect of this is the “German-Turkish Year of Research, Education and Innovation 2014 – Science Bridging Nations”, a joint project organized by the Federal German Ministry for Science, Education and Research and the Turkish Ministry for Science, Research and Technology. The University of Bremen will be once again contributing with another Turkey Week.
Micropaleontologist Dr. Lóránd Silye from Rumania embarks on a one-year research stay at the Center for Marine Environmental Sciences (MARUM) at the University of Bremen. He is holder of a research stipend which is awarded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation only to scientists of the highest caliber. The scholarship awarded by the foundation allows recipients to freely choose whichGerman university should host their research project. Dr. Lóránd Silye will join the research group Micropaleontology and Paleoceanography led by MARUM Professor, Michal Kucera.
The new university magazine dedicated to topics on teaching and studies “Resonanz” appears for the first time. It is intended to promote an exchange of views on teaching and learning, encourage feedback, and inform about best practice in teaching and studies in the University that others might wish to
emulate. To begin with, Resonanz will be an online magazine in the form of a blog. All the articles appear in the Internet and in a printed issue once a semester.
A new Research Training Group in the area of Production Engineering kicks off with 15 PhD students and two post-docs who come from all over the world. The research team will carry out interdisciplinary research on how to condition innovative, porous ceramic materials for use in important segments of energy, environmental protection, process and space technology. The Research Training Group “Micro-, meso- and macro-porous non-metallic materials: Basics and application GRK 1860”.