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Distinction: “Excellence in Gender Equality!”

In the coming years, the University of Bremen will be given the opportunity to receive funding from the female professors program of the Federal Government and Federal States. In addition, it is one of ten HEIs to be honored by the Joint Science Conference (GWK) for approaches to gender equality.

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Der Eingang des Schütting
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Bremer Universitäts-Gespräche on Inequality and Populism

On November 15 and 16, 2018, the 31st Bremer Universitäts-Gespräche conference will take place. “Liberal Democracies under Stress: Economic Inequality, Cultural Diversity, and Populism” is this year's theme. The panel discussion in the Schütting at 6 p.m. on the opening night is open to the public.

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Soldat mit Waffe schaut in einen Waggon
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A Digitally Processed Visual History of the Holocaust

The Bremen research lab “Film, Media Art and Popular Culture” at ZeMKI is involved in an international research project. It concerns the digitization, analysis, and mediation of films documenting the liberation of concentration camps.

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Frau liegt im Bett, Pflegende hält ihre Hand
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Warning: Those Providing Care to Relatives Become Sicker As They Care

Around 2.5 million people in need of long-term care in Germany are cared for by relatives; these caregivers are more likely to be ill than persons from comparison groups. These are the results from the Pflegereport 2018 (Care Report) written by a team of SOCIUM authors and commissioned by BARMER.

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Professor Christian Palentien vor einer Bücherwand
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Education Professor Heads Federal Commission of Experts

Christian Palentien, professor in the Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of Bremen, has been appointed chairman of the federal government’s commission of experts for the preparation of the 16th report on children and youth.

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EU Project to Strengthen Bremen’s Innovation Infrastructures

European regions should learn from each other in order to improve their capacity for innovation. This is the aim of the EU-funded project “TraCS3,” in which the Institute for Labour and Economy (iaw) of the University of Bremen is significantly involved. A project meeting will take place in Bremen.

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Dr. Hans Riegel Specialist Prizes for Excellent Student Research

The University of Bremen and the Dr. Hans Riegel-Stiftung have honored students from the region for their particularly good prescientific work. The Dr. Hans Riegel specialist prizes are endowed with a total of around 5,000 euros.

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StartUp-Lounge under the Motto “Tailwind”

On November 6, 2018, the eighth Bremen StartUp-Lounge will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the University of Bremen. It is organized by the BRIDGE university initiative with the support of STARTHAUS and brings together people with start-up experience and those interested in start-ups.

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Drei Männer in einem Büro
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Materials for the Photonics of Tomorrow

Novel, atomically thin materials could be used in the future as energy-efficient and versatile light sources. Physicists from the University of Bremen have now published the results of their research into these materials in the internationally renowned journal “Nature Physics.”

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Zwei junge Leute auf dem Bremer Marktplatz
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Invitation to Idea Competition: Logo for Local News App Wanted

At the ZeMKI, a mobile app is currently being developed for news about life in Bremen and the surrounding area. Local news and information from clubs will be available via the “” app. The competition for ideas for the development of a logo will run until November 15, 2018.

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Gruppe von Personen im Freien schaut auf ein Smartphone
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Students Create Audio Walk in Memory of Forced Laborers

Students of the University of Bremen have researched the history of the Bremen-Schützenhof satellite camp in Gröpelingen. They have developed an audio walk for smartphones. It describes the forgotten fates of the forced laborers who were sent to the A.G. Weser shipyard every day.

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Gruppe von Frauen und Männern vor einem Gerät
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Bremen Biophysicists Involved in European Research Network

The Institute for Biophysics at the University of Bremen is involved in a multinational research network that is to develop new tools in biomedicine. These tools could be used to treat various diseases such as cancer. The Bremen team is supported with 500,000 euros.

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Pflegerin hält einem Patienten die Hand
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“What’s Next for Nursing Care in Germany?”

The Colloquium on Health Policy, which is aimed at the broader public, begins in the Haus der Wissenschaft (house of research). This time, the series of lectures initiated by the SOCIUM – Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy of the University of Bremen focuses on nursing professions.

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Success in Qualitätsoffensive Lehrerbildung

The University of Bremen will continue its successful work within the framework of the Qualitätsoffensive Lehrerbildung (Teacher Training Quality Campaign). Its Schnittstellen gestalten (designing interfaces) project has been recommended for further funding of around 2.7 million euros by 2023.

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Menschen unterschiedlichen Alters bei der Mediennutzung
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Innovative Software for Researching Individual Media Use

At the Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI) scientific software will be further developed over the next three years together with partners. The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) is supporting the research project with more than 720,000 euros.

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Logo der Universität Bremen auf einer Glasscheibe
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Federal Government Selects SOCIUM Research Center to Participate in New Institute

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research is planning to establish an institute for social cohesion. A network of 11 research institutes from ten Federal States was selected for this purpose SOCIUM – Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy of the University of Bremen is one of them.

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University of Bremen Welcomes More Than 5,000 First-Semester Students

The overall enrollment figures for the winter semester at the University of Bremen are at the same level as last year. The freshman orientation week from October 8 to 12 and the university start portal ensure a good start to your studies.

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Eingangstüren zu Schwimmbad
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Indoor Pool Expected to Reopen on October 8

The University of Bremen is expected to reopen the indoor pool on campus at the beginning of next week. The chlorine dosing system in the building was defective. The pool therefore had to be closed at the end of July for operational and health reasons.

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Hände von älteren Menschen über Bausteinen
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Research Project to Reduce Hospital Stays of People with Dementia

People with dementia in assisted living communities should be admitted to hospital less frequently. This is the aim of a research project at the University of Bremen and Erlangen that will begin in March 2019. Dementia living communities in Bremen, Bavaria, Berlin, and Hamburg will be involved.

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Excellence Strategy: University of Bremen Successful

The University of Bremen is successful in the Excellence Strategy. Its cluster application “The Ocean Floor – Unexplored Interface of the Earth” from the MARUM Center for Marine Environmental Sciences was selected from 88 applications. It will be funded for seven years from 2019 onward.

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Program Offerings

More than 100 bachelor's and master's degree programs, a state law exam, international and continuing education courses – so if you decide to study at the University of Bremen, you’ll have a wide range of options to choose from. If you already have a good idea about what you want to study, you can search for the right study program in Database Studies. There you will find information on all the study programs offered by the University of Bremen, sorted alphabetically and according to various criteria.

If you are still undecided in your choice of subject, get help from the Central Student Advisory Service. They will help you turn your still vague ideas into a clear study profile. For a first orientation, however, we have divided the study programs available into eight study and occupational fields to help you narrow down the field.


Teaching profile

Research-based learning offers all students the opportunity to actively shape the learning experience. The University of Bremen offers a wide range of subjects encompassing many different knowledge cultures. From this diversity emerges a study culture of mutual esteem which enables vibrant and successful studies.


The online Course Catalog lists courses and lectures sorted by subject areas (Faculties) and degree programs, as well as cross-departmental offers. Within the frame of UniStart, freshers can attend university courses in preparation for their studies; to orient themselves on campus or to make contact with fellow students.

Advice and Orientation

The first point of contact for information about studying is the Central Student Advisory Service. Subject-specific questions can be clarified in the study centers or with the program advisers. Taster offers (look-ins) and the Information Day for Prospective Students (website in German only) provide opportunities to get to know the University of Bremen a little better.

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Our campus breathes life into diversity.  2,200 people from all five continents study here. More than 600 international cooperation partners form our worldwide network. Many Faculties offer international degree courses. Prospective international students can look forward to a diverse range of academic and cultural offers.

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