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Federal Government Sustainability Conference at the University of Bremen

On Thursday, December 7, representatives from academia, society, and politics came together at the University of Bremen for a regional conference on sustainability organized by the German government.

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18th BRIDGE StartUp Lounge: Motivation

"Motivation" is the motto of the 18th BRIDGE StartUp Lounge, which will take place on December 13 at 6 p.m. at Bremen's Digital Hub Industry. The BRIDGE university network, the central point of contact for students and members of Bremen’s universities for business start-ups, organizes the event.

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Global Ranking on Sustainability: University of Bremen Ranks Top 10

1183 universities all over the world took part in the “UI GreenMetric World University Ranking” in 2023, which assesses the sustainability of universities. The University of Bremen ranks 10th.

You can see a geothermal plant with many pipes and a tall white chimney.

Geothermal Energy and AI to Optimize District Heating Networks

The University of Bremen is working with partners to develop innovative technologies to increase the efficiency of energy networks, which may represent a pioneering step towards sustainable energy infrastructures.

Gletscher in der Arktis

COP28 in Dubai: Bremen Researcher Involved in Climate Crisis Report

Climate scientist Professor Ben Marzeion is co-author of the most comprehensive assessment of tipping points ever conducted. The "Global Tipping Points Report" will be presented at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Dubai (COP28).

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Care Report: More and More People in Need of Care in Clinics

More and more people in need of care are being admitted to hospital and in many cases, this could be avoided. That is the conclusion of this year's Care Report, which was compiled by the SOCIUM – Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy on behalf of the BARMER health insurance company.


Federal Government Sustainability Conference at the University of Bremen

On Thursday, December 7, 2023, experts from science, society, and politics will come together at the University of Bremen for a major regional conference of the federal government on the topic of sustainability.

The autonomous driving vehicle is explained to Mayor Andreas Bovenschulte. People (from the left): Mitja Echim, Managing Director of Topas Industrial Mathematics; Matthias Rick, Technical Director of the Autonomous Driving division; Mayor Andreas Bovenschulte, and Christof Büskens, Scientific Director of Topas Industrial Mathematics and professor at the Center for Industrial Mathematics.

"Bremen Is a Leader in This Field"

Mayor Andreas Bovenschulte has visited the TOPAS Industrial Mathematics Transfer Center and the #MOIN – Model Region of Industrial Mathematics project.

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Supporting Social Innovation: Social Impact Challenge Weekend

From December 8 to 10, current and former members of BRIDGE universities will have the opportunity at the "Social Impact Challenge Weekend” to develop social innovations as solutions to social challenges in order to help shape a sustainable future.

A picture of the little book Carmen Nova. It's a slim paperback with a yellow cover and a picture of a woman on the cover in black and white.

Panel Discussion: Mystery Surrounding Umberto Eco's Crime Novel

The Bremen State and University Library (SuUB) and "Freundeskreis" (Circle of Friends) are hosting a panel discussion on the topic of literary forgeries at 5 p.m. on December 7, 2023, at the SuUB main library. The mystery surrounding Umberto Eco's supposed crime novel "Carmen Nova" will be examined


Start Your Degree in the Summer Semester: Apply now!

Those interested in studying at the University of Bremen can for the first time start their degree course in the summer semester. Two digital information events on December 6, and January 11, both from 4 to 6 p.m., will provide information on how to apply.

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Climate Change and Health: University of Bremen Investigates Effects

The University of Bremen is investigating climate justice in Germany from a public health perspective. The report, written in collaboration with the Centre for Planetary Health Policy and Bielefeld University, focuses on health equity in the face of climate change impacts.

Professor Notholt is standing at a physical instrument and has a microphone with which he explains his experiment.

Advent Physics: Experimental Show Returns to the Lecture Hall

On December 2, the Faculty of Physics at the University of Bremen invites you to an experimental show. Professor Justus Notholt, Dr. Matthias Buschmann, and the physics placement team promise not only fascinating insights into the world of physics, but also plenty of fun and excitement.


University of Bremen to Train Sports Teachers Once Again

The University of Bremen will establish a sports degree program for the 2024/25 winter semester. This was decided by the Academic Senate at the November meeting. With the new course, elementary and secondary school sports teachers will be trained.

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New Professor in the Faculty of Mathematics / Computer Science: Nico Hochgeschwender

Nico Hochgeschwender joined the University of Bremen for the winter semester 2023/24 as professor for software engineering for cognitive robotics and cognitive systems.

The Arctic

Further Research into Arctic Warming and its Global Impacts

The SFB/TRR 172 "(AC)³" has been awarded a new grant and will continue its research in the third phase of DFG funding for a further four years. The focus is on improving understanding and prediction models for the rapidly increasing warming in the Arctic.

At the award ceremony (from left to right): Professor Rolf Drechsler (dean of the Faculty of Mathematics / Computer Science), Henrike Illig (research assistant in the Center of Excellence for Women in Science and Technology), Veronika Oechtering (academic director of the Center of Excellence for Women in Science and Technology), Professor Christiane Floyd (laudatory speaker), and Professor Sanaz Mostaghim (chairperson of the jury).

Informatica Feminale Awarded Prize for Outstanding Gender Equality Work

The Informatica Feminale – International Summer University for Women in Computer Science was awarded the prize for outstanding gender equality work by the German Council of University Faculties in Computer Science. The prize was awarded this year for the first time.

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University of Bremen Successful in Global Ranking Once Again

The University of Bremen has once again secured a top position in the international Shanghai Ranking and has ranked first in Germany in the field of marine sciences. The university also leads the table of German universities in geosciences.

Two people stand in front of a desk in a laboratory and look into the camera. There is a lot of technical equipment on the desk and on the wall behind them. Some cables can be seen. A graphic next to them reads "Research Uni 3022.

Material with Feelings: AI Helps to Detect Material Damage

The University of Bremen has achieved first results in the DFG Research Unit FOR 3022. Thanks to innovative sensor nodes, which are smaller than a coin, it is possible to detect and evaluate hidden damage in fiber metal laminates (FML).

The picture shows a group of around 30 pupils. They are standing together with Katrin Moosdorf, Senator for Environment, Climate & Science and Dr. Mandy Boehnke, Vice-Rector for Internationality, Academic Qualification and Diversity at the University of Bremen, Mandy Böhnke.

Dr. Hans Riegel Awards for Outstanding Research by Pupils

On November 13, 2023, the University of Bremen and the Dr. Hans Riegel Foundation honored pupils from the region for their outstanding pre-scientific papers. The Dr. Hans Riegel Awards are endowed with a total of 5,800 euros.


11. Dec
WHO webinar zu Environmental Health Inequalities
11. Dec
MindTalks / Neural and behavioural mechanisms of attention in live social interactions
Cognium, Hochschulring 18, Raum 2030
11. Dec
Gescheiterte Zivilisierungsmission. Aufstieg und Fall der Russischen Neoliberalen
IW3 0330/ Online http://unihb.eu/Kolloquium
12. Dec
"Duo Los Vientos": Klezmer – Tango – Musette – Folklore
12. Dec
Pädagogik in Zeiten der Katastrophe
13. Dec
studio Vortrag. Friederike Sigler, Bochum Kochen, Putzen, Sorgen. Care-Arbeit in der Kunst seit 1960
13. Dec
Sukla Chatterjee, U of Aberdeen*: The Timeless and the Dispensable: Looking at the Mediterranean and the Refugee through......
Rotunde, Cartesium, Enrique-Schmidt-Str. 5
14. Dec
(online) Die Klimafrage als Klassenfrage? Verteilungsdimensionen von Klimawandel und Klimaschutz | Referent: Bernd Sommer
Wiener Straße 9, FVG Raum: W0060
14. Dec
Photoelectrochemical Devices for Space Applications
ZARM Universität Bremen, Am Fallturm 2 - 28359 Bremen - Konferenzraum 1730
14. Dec
Nobelpreisvortrag Prof. Dr. Christoph Lienau (Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg) (Titel und Abstract folgen)
Hörsaal H3, Geb. NW1, Otto-Hahn-Allee 1, 28359 Bremen
14. Dec
Weihnachtsfeier des Arbeitskreises
MARUM I Raum 0180
18. Dec
MindTalks / The Neuronal mechanism of change detection and reaction times
Cognium, Hochschulring 18, Raum 2030
18. Dec
Dreckschleuder und wütende Bürger: Warum bewirkte die Krise von Umwelt und Gesundheit in spätsowjetischen Städten keine Ökowende
Online http://unihb.eu/Kolloquium
19. Dec
Rihm & Dühnfort: Fine Old, New, Own and Borrowed Blues
20. Dec
Corina Wieser-Cox, U of Bremen: Mermaids, Oceans, and Queer Speculative Futures in "The Deep"
Rotunde, Cartesium, Enrique-Schmidt-Str. 5
08. Jan
Breaking the Divides: Young People’s Cross-Border Networks in Times of State Confrontations
IW3 0330/ Online http://unihb.eu/Kolloquium
10. Jan
Ringvorlesung: Universelle Eigenschaften des Entscheidens: Information und Struktur
Rotunde, Cartesium, Enrique-Schmidt-Str. 5, 28359 Bremen & ZOOM
10. Jan
Quartiersbezogene Gesundheitsversorgung in Bremen am Beispiel LIGA-Gröpelingen
Haus der Wissenschaft
10. Jan
Andrea Muehlebach, U of Bremen: Do Waves Have Rights?
Rotunde, Cartesium, Enrique-Schmidt-Str. 5
11. Jan
Bewerbung um einen Studienplatz an der Universität Bremen zum Sommersemester 2024
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Studying at the University of Bremen

Whether it be the compact campus, the diverse study programs on offer, or the green cycling city – a degree at the University of Bremen has a lot to offer.

You can choose from a broad range of degree program at the University of Bremen:

  • more than 100 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs
  • the state examination in law
  • international degree courses and further training offers


The University of Bremen is one of Germany’s medium-sized universities. In its mission statement, the university prioritizes:

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All about research

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High level of third-party funding

A great strength of the University of Bremen is its considerable success in the acquisition of third-party funds, both in individual as well as in collaborative research. The German Research Foundation (DFG) is the largest provider of third-party finance: Besides the MARUM Cluster of Excellence, the University of Bremen is currently involved in no less than seven Collaborative Research Centers, as well as a number of research groups and priority programs.

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Strategic promotion of talent

The targeted promotion of young talent, unlocking potential, and early independence are among the guiding principles of the University of Bremen. We offer intensive support to young academics in six DFG research training groups, numerous junior research groups and also through doctoral programs offered in cooperation with non-university research institutions.

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Lifelong learning

The University of Bremen is a place of lifelong learning. With our offers of continuing education we enable you to acquire knowledge of cutting-edge research. Discover the wide range of our offers and benefit from the unique combination of practice-oriented learning and innovation.

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The diversity of our students and staff is both a framework as well as a prerequisite for high quality in research and teaching. As a cross-sectional priority and central profiling feature, we take account of diversity in our teaching and learning formats, in the structure of degree programs, and in the content of research and teaching. Moreover, diversity orientation and equal opportunity also guide us in the composition of teams and the design of counseling.   


Internationality is a strategic profiling objective of the University of Bremen. In keeping with our self-image as an international university, we see internationalization as a process that extends into all areas of the university – whether research, studies or administration. People from more than 100 nations enrich campus life. We are networked worldwide. In close cooperation with our partners, we work on the advancement of knowledge and finding solutions to global challenges.


The University of Bremen has been committed to sustainable development for years. Numerous projects and measures exist in the areas of research, teaching, operations, governance, and transfer, supporting the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the United Nations. Among them are the outstanding EMAS environmental management program, the university’s promotion of social sustainability as well as several research institutions with a focus on sustainability

Campus Stories

Stephan Determann

The Student Advisor

Stephan Determann has been working at the Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB) for 24 years. Initially, he still received consulting inquiries by post. Today, as head of the ZSB, he manages offers ranging from the degree database to the information day for prospective students.

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The School Pupil

Every Friday, Adela Talipov switches back and forth between the university and her high school. As part of the early studies program, the 17-year-old student is attending a lecture on experimental physics. For her, it’s the perfect opportunity to get a taste of university life without the pressure.

Silke Heinrich

The Apprenticeship Coordinator

The University of Bremen is not only a place for students and young researchers, but also trains about 80 young people in various professions every year. Silke Heinrich from the University of Bremen coordinates this area. She establishes contact with schools and educational institutions and promotes vocational training at the university to young people.

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