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Without our friends and cooperation partners, the University of Bremen would not be what it is today. Among our long-standing supporters are our Strong Partners who have been contributing to the yearbook for more than 20 years. In 2021,  they play a major role in the realization of the anniversary edition of the yearbook and express their congratulations with personal statements. The University of Bremen would like to express its gratitude to all our Strong Partners for their commitment: Thank you!

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Airbus and Bremen University have formed a close and prosperous partnership over the decades, for instance in the research of sustainable materials, of fuel behaviour at zero gravity or in the development of fuel-saving aircraft designs.The results achieved by institutes such as IFAM, IWT, ZARM or DFKI are making major contributions to the further development of our products. At the EcoMaT research centre, this close link between industry and science is reinforced even more. By hosting aero- space lectures at the university, Airbus actively parti- cipates in teaching, supports theses for bachelor‘s and master‘s degree candidates, and becomes an employer to quite a number of graduates. We are looking forward to many more years of joint research activities ahead!

Imke Langhorst, Head of Airbus Bremen Site

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AOK Bremen / Bremerhaven

It is already four years since the University of Bremen and AOK Bremen/Bremerhaven confirmed their wish to strengthen cooperation with a framework agreement. AOK Bremen/Bremerhaven backs the German Scholarship Programme for particularly talented and dedicated students and also supports the University of Bremen’s “Open Campus”. Moreover, the health insurance fund also aids research projects at the Institute for Public Health and Nursing Research Department 11 Health Sciences, including those examining how often and why nursing home residents are admitted to hospitals for emergency treatment. In another comparative study, patient-oriented laboratory tests are being examined to establish whether this can reduce the need for antibiotics for treating uncomplicated urinary tract infections. One project is addressing the quality of life of people who suffer from vertigo and another the teaching and complex therapy of obesity patients.

Olaf Woggan, Board |

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Atlantic Hotel Universum GmbH

Twenty years of true neighbourliness in which we have many wonderful encounters and memorable moments to look back. Our warmest congratulations! We look forward to continuing our so inspiring cooperation.

Ariane Manako, Hotel Manager

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BBC Chartering GmbH & Co. KG

What is the University of Bremen known for? Mutual learning, thinking ahead and tolerance. – We are pleased to support these values!

Enno Jelken und Ulrich Ulrichs, Managing Directors


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BLG Logistics Group AG & Co. KG

The University of Bremen is a leading European research university and an inspiring seat of learning. As a major employer in the state of Bremen, we have for many years been a committed cooperation partner of this important educational institution in various areas. We value not only the fact that the University of Bremen is a source of graduates in a range of fields relevant to our business, who we are glad to offer opportunities in our company. Equally, we value the technical expertise of the university‘s renowned research institutes. And we also appreciate that we can build networks, for example through the alumni association, with students, graduates, academic staff and other members of the supporting community. Dear University of Bremen, happy 50th birthday!

Ulrike Riedel, Labor Relations Director

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BSAG - Bremer Straßenbahn AG

The University of Bremen and BSAG have been connected to each other in multiple ways for 50 years now. For half a century, top workers have been trained for the public transport company at the University of Bremen. Many graduates of the Bremen university can be found in various positions at the BSAG. The large breadth of the educational paths offered by the university enables this. Strong impulses that have an impact on the daily work of the BSAG – from technical developments to the further fostering of modern work relations – regularly come from this ‘area of innovation’. We enjoy transporting the students to the university. Congratulations and we hope you enjoy your ride with us!

Hajo Müller, Spokesperson for the Board of Directors

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BIBA Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik GmbH

Innovations in production engineering – the hallmark of 40 years of successful cooperation between the University of Bremen and its
oldest affiliated institute, BIBA. Congratulations on your anniversary!

Klaus-Dieter Thoben und Michael Freitag, Institute Director


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For 50 years the University of Bremen promotes the well-being of the people and the success of the companies in Bremen and the region with clever minds and good ideas. We look forward to further cooperation.

Dr. Norbert Schulz, Managing Director


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Die Sparkasse Bremen AG

The University of Bremen is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and, on behalf of the Sparkasse Bremen, I would like to take this opportunity to offer our congratulations. Not only have we been great partners over the last few years, but with our new headquarters in the Technology Park we shall also be neighbours from now on as well. The people in this building are not just bank clerks and economists anymore, but also experts in areas such as e-commerce and artificial intelligence. A very close relationship has developed between the Sparkasse Bremen, the University of Bremen and the Technology Park over the years and this bond is set to become even stronger in the future – and will bring benefits to all of us. We are looking forward to a phenomenal exchange.

Dr. Tim Nesemann, CEO of Sparkasse Bremen

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Why? Half a century of responsible education and visionary research on a European stage. In the process, the university is shaping the urban landscape and reinterpreting higher education in a whole new way. We have been up close and a part of it since 2012. And give international students and researchers a home. That‘s why. We send our warmest congratulations on the anniversary! We look forward to accompanying the University of Bremen on its way to becoming the leading European research institution. Because if you want to change the world, you need a place to arrive, recharge your batteries and take off. Our contribution to success: all-inclusive living in a prime location directly opposite the university.

Rainer Nonnengässer
CEO of International Campus GmbH


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Deutsches Forschungszentrum für künstliche Intelligenz GmbH

Not only on the campus, but also in spirit, the University of Bremen and the DFKI are very close. Together, we have shaped the success of the local AI research for 14 years – with many more to come.

Prof. Dr. Frank Kirchner, Managing Director DFKI Bremen


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Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)

Congratulations on the 50th anniversary! During this period, Bremen has become a city of science, with the university contributing significantly to this success. We are pleased that DLR can play a part to this.

Dr. Lars-Christian Schanz, Head of DLR North locations

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International School of Bremen

ISB has many stories to tell: Of a young African girl, fleeing from constraints and oppression in her homeland, now studying International Relations at Bremen University. Of a boy fascinated by dinosaurs who, after visiting MARUM with his class, is now pursuing Geosciences in Bremen. Of future physicists exploring the world of microgravity in Bremen’s Drop Tower. Of enquiring minds, excelling at “Jugend forscht”. Yes, ISB can tell many stories ...We congratulate and extend our thanks to you, Bremen University, for being a platform of inspiration for so many young people.

Jamie Perfect, School Director

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KAEFER Isoliertechnik GmbH & Co. KG

Congratulations on the 50th anniversary! KAEFER is a modern, international family-owned company headquartered in Bremen with tens of thousands of employees worldwide. We are pleased to support the University of Bremen, a local partner where people from all over the world come together, and who describes itself as a “learning organisation”. As a provider of technical services in the fields of Industry, Marine & Offshore and Construction, we also achieve our successes by constantly asking ourselves: How can we get even better every day? Because this is how we can make progress and contribute to building a sustainable and energy efficient future.

Dr. Roland Gärber und Steen E. Hansen, Co-CEO

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Fraunhofer IFAM

Side by side, with a view to the research topics of tomorrow, we are looking forward to a joint and inspiring future. On behalf of all our employees, we congratulate you very warmly!

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Busse and Prof. Dr. Bernd Mayer, Institute Directors


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hkk Krankenkasse

The University of Bremen has achieved more in the last 50 years with its exceptional research projects and facilities than other academies have in a century. It rightly enjoys an excellent reputation worldwide. Congratulations!

Michael Lempe, Board

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Max-Planck-Institut für Marine und Mikrobiologie

Best wishes! The staff of the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology congratulates the University of Bremen on 50 successful years! Our close cooperation with the institutions of the university, especially with the Faculties of Geoscien- ces and Biology/Chemistry, is very productive and has led to many fine results. One example is MarMic, our joint Master and PhD graduate program. We would also like to emphasize the excellent cooperation with the MARUM - Center for Marine Environmental Sciences. We are looking forward to many years of continuing cooperation in the fields of teaching and basic research.

Prof. Dr. Rudolf Amann, Executive Director

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Mercedes-Benz AG, Werk Bremen

The Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen would like to send its heartfelt congratulations to the University of Bremen on its 50th birthday. Established in an exciting political landscape in the 70s, the university has made important contributions to research, education, and societal developments in Bremen State over the past years. The University of Bremen is a valued, reliable, and innovative partner for us as a manufacturing site. Especially with regard to the current challenges faced in the fields of ecology, sustainability, and climate change as part of the transformation of the automotive industry, the university’s research and development are important incubators of new technologies and are thus irreplaceable for the economy. We, the Bremen plant, are happy to have such a university in “our” community and are thankful that many of our staff and leaders have been able to directly profit from the outstanding degree quality at your institution.

Michael Frieß, Site Manager and Head of Production



This year, the University of Bremen is celebrating its 50th jubilee and HUK-COBURG will also have its 87th birthday. Two success stories that are unparalleled. To the continuation of a strong partnership!

Office Bremen


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Instituto Cervantes Bremen

As Spain‘s official institute of culture, we would like to congratulate our long-standing partner, the University of Bremen, on celebrating fifty years of excellence and strong global relations.

Instituto Cervantes Bremen

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OHB System AG

Moin! OHB would like to congratulate on your 50th birthday. In the more than 30 years that we have been neighbours, the partnership between OHB and the University of Bremen has become fundamen- tal for us. The University of Bremen is an important partner in keeping the links between science and practice alive. For years, we have been delighted to host young students and graduates in order to give them an insight into our daily work in the form of lectures and guided tours. We thank you for the good cooperation and look forward to the next joint projects. We wish you all the best for the future! Yours sincerely, OHB neighbours

Marco R. Fuchs, Chairman

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On behalf of Santander, I would like to warmly congratulate the University of Bremen on its 50th anniversary. In 2013, the University of Bremen became the fifth partner university with whom we proudly entered into a cooperation. Eight years and two agreement extensions later, the university continues to be a strong partner with whom we share the approach of wanting to contribute responsibly to positive social development. This is reflected in the three joint projects: the U Bremen Research Alliance Welcome Center, the Bremen International Student Internship Program (BISIP) and ten Deutschlandstipendien. We look forward to many more years of friendly cooperation and wish all the best!

Fernando Silva, Member of the board

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Leibniz-Institut für Werkstofforientierte Technologien - IWT Bremen

The Leibniz–IWT congratulates on 50 years of University of Bremen! Our institute is proud of the long-standing partnership and looks forward to the collaborative projects of the coming years.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Rainer Fechte-Heinen, Chairman of the Board of Directors

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Studierendenwerk Bremen AöR

Together we are strong! You handle the knowledge and we deal with the thirst. Congratulations on 100 semesters of the University of Bremen!

Hauke Kieschnick, Managing Director


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Stiftung Bremer Wertpapierbörse

Since its foundation in 2007, the Bremen Stock Exchange (Stiftung Bremer Wertpapierbörse) has funded more than 60 projects from the fields of science, culture, and research, of which 33 stem from the University of Bremen. This reflects the close connection between both of these strong partners. Their trusting cooperation has served as a model for an enriching relationship between the university and the company since then. As a former trading center, we are aware of the University of Bremen as a local economic factor. By expediently supporting innovative projects, our city gains momentum as a center of life and work. We will continue to walk this sustainable path side by side and will continue our work together in an even stronger manner. We congratulate the University of Bremen on its 50th birthday!

Axel Schubert, Executive Manager

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team neusta GmbH

team neusta warmly congratulates the University of Bremen on its 50th anniversary! The university is a central partner for us, with whom we successfully work with on many levels. Our common goal: to encourage young talents and promote forward-looking ideas. For example, we are currently working with the university and corporate partners in the project “Knowledge- 4Retail” on the use of artificial intelligence in retail. The annual sponsorship of a Deutschlandstipendium and the participation in the transfer advisory board and rectors circle are further elements of our cooperation. Last but not least, as a corporate member of the alumni we participate in linking science with business. We look forward to further cooperation!

Heinz Kierchhoff and Carsten Meyer-Heder, Managing Directors

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swb AG

Fifty years of knowledge transfer with energy and passion. Congratulation to this success story. We wish you all the best to expand your national and international success.

Dr. Torsten Köhne, swb-CEO


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Space technology has become an indispensable part of our daily lives. This is why also for the next 50 years, space research at the University of Bremen will continue to help shape our future – on Earth, Moon and Mars.

Marc Avila, Director ZARM / CEO ZARM FAB mbH


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Thermo Fisher Scientific Bremen

Enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer

More than a vision. With an annual revenue excee- ding 30 billion US Dollar, an annual investment of more the 1 billion USD in R&D and a global team of more than 80,000 colleagues in 50 countries around the globe, Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader in serving science. The University of Bremen was and is especially for our Bremen site a strong partner to stimulate and accelerate innovations and scientific progress – in solving com- plex analytical challenges, increasing productivity in laboratories or in specific application areas. Congratulations on the 50th anniversary! We look forward to a continued successful partnership.

Fabrizio Moltoni, Managing Director / Vice President and General Manager AAT

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WFB Wirtschaftsförderung Bremen GmbH

Bremen is an outstanding location for business and living, and the University of Bremen makes a significant contribution to this. Residents, students and companies benefit from the close integration of this now 50-year-old institution into Bremen‘s urban society and from its first-class reputation as a teaching and research institution. The University of Bremen is a great asset for our city and all the people who live and work here. It is a place of knowledge, open to the citizens. It is a partner in the development of innovations and enriches the location through spin-offs of innovative companies. We congratulate very warmly on its 50th birthday and look forward to many more years of cooperation!

Andreas Heyer, Chairman of the Board