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Application Deadline Extended: Dual PhD in Teacher Education

Completing a PhD and practical teacher training phase at a school at the same time. That is what future teachers can do within the university’s unique Dual PhD program. Applications can be submitted from now until July 15, 2020. There are a total of eight scholarships available.

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Tracing App Could Be Important Component in Fighting Corona

In the fight against the spread of the corona pandemic, tracking contact with apps could be an important component for reducing the rate of transmission. It could support the work of health authorities. This is what experts from the Public Health on COVID-19 network have found out.

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“Adrian Does NOT Have A Horse” Wins HUCKEPACK Prize

The 2020 HUCKEPACK Storybook Prize goes to Adrian Does NOT Have A Horse by Marcy Campbell and Corinna Luyken. This is the fifth time that the Institute of Storybook Research at the University of Bremen has awarded the prize together with the Phantastische Bibliothek library in Wetzlar.

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Surgery Training with Robots and Virtual Reality

The insertion of hip implants places high demands on surgeons. To help young doctors practice this operation under realistic conditions, scientists from the University of Bremen and Chemnitz University of Technology are developing a dynamic hip implant simulator.

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Dual PhD for Teacher Education: Apply Now!

Completing a PhD and practical teacher training phase at a school at the same time. That is what future teachers can do within the university’s unique Dual PhD program. Applications can be submitted from now until June 1, 2020. There are a total of eight scholarships available.

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Courage to Take Risks: Millions Granted Once More for Researcher

This funding enables an immense amount of freedom so that innovative, scientific work can be carried out: The German Research Foundation (DFG) has granted Professor Rolf Drechsler a Reinhart Koselleck Project once more. The funding amount, which is spread over five years, exceeds 1.5 million euros.

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Bremen State and University Library Offers On-Site Services Again

Students can borrow literature for the digital summer semester from the SuUB headquarters again. There and at the Juridicum library, essays can be copied and scanned. The Bremen and Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences and the University of the Arts Bremen offer a collection service.

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CHE Ranking: University Supports Degree Start Well

In the current university ranking by the Centre for Higher Education development (CHE), the majority of the assessed university subjects take top spots in terms of the evaluation of support for degree starts. Furthermore, individual areas also landed on the top spots in other categories.

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Unsteady Blood Flow Promotes Arteriosclerosis Development

It is often more turbulent in the human bloodstream than is actually good for the human body. That is what an international research team led by Dr. Duo Xu from the Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity (ZARM) at the University of Bremen has found out.

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Awards for More Sustainability

The 2020 “CAMPUS AWARD: Research for a Sustainable Future” was awarded to two University of Bremen graduates – engineer Dr. Georg Pesch and the marine biologist Julian Engel, who wrote his master’s thesis at the Leibniz Centre for Marine Tropical Research (ZMT).

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Andreas Breiter is first Chief Digital Officer at University

In order to promote digitalization of teaching, research, and administration, the University Executive Board has named Andreas Breiter as the University of Bremen’s first Chief Digital Officer – in short: CDO.

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ifib Launches Project on Handling Data in Digital Education

The government is funding the “All is data” project with 1.1 million euros. The Institute for Information Management Bremen GmbH at the University of Bremen is carrying out the research together with the University of Cologne and the TU Kaiserslautern.

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Online Lecture Series on “Sensory Materials”

Everything is online thanks to corona: The Faculty of Mathematics/Computer Science and Faculty of Production Engineering at the university and also the Fraunhofer IFAM have, for the first time, designed the interdisciplinary “Sensory Materials” lecture series online and opened it to the public.

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“Festival of Action” takes place digitally as a “living room” edition

Creating socially innovative ideas and projects from the living room: This is what high school students, university students, apprentices, and young professionals aged between 18 and 35 can do on May 8 and 9 at the digital “Festival of Action”. Participation is free of charge.

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Corona in Africa: Podcast Interview with Researcher

In a podcast interview, Klaus Schlichte from the Collaborative Research Centre 1342 “Global Dynamics of Social Policy” at the University of Bremen looks at the Covid-19 pandemic in African countries and the measures taken by governments there.

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University of Bremen Develops App for Media Research

Two free apps from the University of Bremen are to simplify media research despite social distancing. They were developed by ZeMKI. The Hamburg Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans Bredow Institute (HBI) and the Institute for Information Management Bremen GmbH (ifib) were also involved.

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Digital Summer Semester Starts on April 20

The summer semester 2020 will begin with lectures on April 20. The classes offered will mainly take place digitally. The students can find out more about the digital formats available from April 14 onwards.

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Fairer Distribution of Private Care of Children and Relatives

Researchers of the Deutsches Jugendinstitut (DJI – German Youth Institute) and the University of Bremen recommend a general entitlement to a nine-year career break in order to care for children, the elderly, or to pursue further education and self-care.

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A Worldwide University Network for Climate Protection

The University of Bremen is one of the founding members of the International Universities Climate Alliance. The network was established by 35 worldwide leading universities in the field of climate research. The University of Bremen is the only German member.

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Corona Crisis: Financial Aid for Students

The loan fund of the Bremen Student Services Organization will be increased so that students in need of help can be financially supported. This was decided by the Bremen Senate on Tuesday.

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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.


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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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