Yearbook 2016/2017

Portrait of a young woman
© Christina Koralewski / Universität BremenMeike Mossig, Editor of the Yearbook

Welcome to Yearbook!

Teacher education at the University of Bremen encompasses a broad area: 14 % of the University’s student body is enrolled on teacher education programs and no less than nine out of the University’s twelve faculties are involved in training aspiring teachers for all the different school types. How is the training organized under the Bachelor/Master system? How well are students prepared for school reality? Find out by reading this year’s featured theme. University training, though, is just one side of the coin. What are the day-to-day challenges facing Bremen teachers in elementary schools, Gymnasien, vocational schools and Oberschulen – previously Gesamtschulen [comprehensive schools]? To see how things work in practice, view the four videos contained in the University’s Youtube channel (in German only).

In the chapter "Insights”, we report on new programs designed for migrants. You can also learn about the newly formed “U Bremen Research Alliance”. Then, in an interview with Yearbook, the Vice President Academics, Professor Thomas Hoffmeister, speaks of ongoing improvements to quality assurance in his area. The chapter “Global Issues – Bremen Solutions”  focuses on robotics and artificial intelligence.

You can read about the valuable contributions made by the friends and sponsors of the University of Bremen here. And last but not least, this issue also contains the Timeline.

I hope you enjoy reading this year’s issue of the University of Bremen’s Yearbook.

Meike Mossig


Yearbooktheme Teacher education

Which skills does a teacher need? We visited four Bremen schools and talked to teachers and pupils about what one need to enter this profession. We present the elementary school Andernacher Straße (Tenever), the technical educational center TBZ (Bremen-Mitte), the Oberschule Am Barkhof (Schwachhausen) and the Alexander von Humboldt Gymnasium (Huchtingen)

Please find more videos on teacher education here (in German only)