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Zwei Männer im Gespräch
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U Bremen Excellence Chairs: Close Cooperation with International Experts

The university is strengthening its cooperation with international experts: it has gained selected experts from all over the world for the U Bremen Excellence Chairs. These visiting professors conduct research closely with colleagues of the university.

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Runde diskutiert
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Federal Minister Hubertus Heil Visits SOCIUM

Another high-ranking politician visited the university. A good week after Christian Lindner, leader of the FDP party, visited, Hubertus Heil, Federal Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, was also a guest. Current legislative proposals and the state of social policy research were discussion topics.

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Zettel mit der Aufschrift Hashtag zapweekly
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The Countdown Is On: 12 Tweets until the State Election

Facts about election day, pros and cons of voting, voter turnout and Bremen regional politics. The Centre for Labour and Political Education (zap) of the University of Bremen is posting short tweets with a varied mix of information about the upcoming 2019 state election.

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Junge Frau liest Buch
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Sunday Opening of the SuUB: First Phase Was Successful

For the first time, the headquarters of the Bremen State and University Library (SuUB) was also open on six weekends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. The offer was very well received. Up to 1,200 visitors came on Sundays.

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Zwei junge Frauen lächeln in die Kamera
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Mentoring Program: “I’m Glad I Joined In.”

A mentoring program is part of women’s advancement in the Faculty of Business Studies & Economics. After being part of the program for one year, a mentor and mentee tandem will now discuss what it has achieved. The program will be continued.

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Gruppe von Personen steht auf einer großen Treppe
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Alumni in Bremen Parliament

Great interest in an offer from the alumni association of the University of Bremen: The parliament visit and the discussion on science policy was a complete success. Instead of the planned 30 participants, the number of interested parties doubled.

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MZH-Gebäude mit dem Fallturm
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Mathematical Olympiad: Award Ceremony of the Bremen’s Best

A total of 169 schoolchildren from Bremen and Bremerhaven took part in the final round of the mathematical olympiad state competition at the end of February. The best performers will be honored at the University of Bremen on Friday, March 8, 2019, at 3:30 p.m.

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Professorin Annelie Keil
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Professor Annelie Keil will be awarded the senate medal for art and science by the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen.

The Senate of Bremen Honors Annelie Keil’s Services to Social and Health sciences for the University and the state of Bremen with the Senate Medal of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen.

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Important linguistic expert meeting at the university

Around 500 linguists are expected at the University of Bremen from March 6 to 8, 2019, for the 41st Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society. It is one of the largest linguistic conferences in Europe.

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Zwei Frauen halten ein Buch
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State and University Library Returns Book to DGB

The State and University Library (SuUB) was again able to hand over a book to the rightful owner through systematic searches for Nazi loot. Pen drawings by Julius Mühlfeld, published 1873, are now in the possession of the German Trade Union Confederation in Bremen.

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Frau raucht Zigarette
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Institute Is Looking for Smokers for Study

The Institut für Public Health und Pflegeforschung is looking for participants for a new study. “Smoking in everyday life” is the name of the research topic. The institute is looking for people who smoke at least ten cigarettes a day on average.

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Zwei Männer auf Sofa
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Torben Klarl and Lars Hornuf among Top Economists

Good news for the Faculty of Business Studies & Economics at the University of Bremen: the two economics professors Torben Klarl and Lars Hornuf are among the top ten percent of German economists in terms of current research performance. This is the result of a highly regarded ranking.

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Zwei Studierende mit dem Duden
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Foreign Languages Centre Supports Teachers from around the World

Teachers from around the world will be supported by the FZHB in the development of their professional German language skills. The offer of a tutorial and an individual coaching session is made possible by a program in the “Integration durch Qualifizierung” network.

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Mann mit Roboterarm
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How Humans and Robots Can Work Hand in Hand in the Future

How can humans and robots work together safely? A project that has begun at the BIBA addresses this question. Together with partners, an autonomous assistance system for this interface is to be developed by 2020. The federal government is funding the project with 1.3 million euros.

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Professor Michael Beetz und drei Roboter
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Robotics Expert Michael Beetz Awarded Honorary Doctorate in Sweden

Computer Science Professor Michael Beetz has received an honorary doctorate from the Swedish Örebro University for his outstanding achievements in the fields of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics.

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State of Bremen Advocates Freedom of Science – Four Scholarships Awarded

The state of Bremen has set up a scholarship program for junior researchers from abroad who are in precarious situations. In the first round of applications, two scholarships for postdocs and two graduation scholarships for doctoral students will be awarded. Deadline for applications is March 31.

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Nationwide Data Service Center Now Also for Ethnology

The QUALISERVICE data service center at the SOCIUM – Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy of the University of Bremen receives further funding from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). Thus, for the first time, an area for ethnological research data can be established.

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Auf der Polarstern-Expedition PS 104
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Second Bremen Ocean Day at the University of Bremen

On Bremen Ocean Day on February 13, 2019, around 500 high school students will have the opportunity to get a taste of marine research. Scientists will talk about their research and everyday scientific life.

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Das FZHB hat im Februar und März 2019 viele Angebote im Programm
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Implementing New Year’s Resolutions – Language Courses at the Foreign Languages Centre

In February and March 2019, the Foreign Languages Centre for the Universities in the Land of Bremen (FZHB) has a range of offers in its program to refresh language skills or even learn a new language. Participation is open to all interested Bremen residents.

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Zwei Männer stehen vor einer Tafel und diskutieren.
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“Doping” for Atomically Thin Materials

Scientists at the University of Bremen are investigating new mechanisms for the targeted alteration of the conductivity of nanomaterials. They recently published their discovery in the internationally renowned journal “Nature Communications.”

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All about studying

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.

Studium international

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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