1.5 Million Euros for University Communications Engineering

The 5G mobile communications standard is a part of everyday life, while research is already being carried out on its successor 6G. The working group for communications engineering is receiving around 1.5 million euros from the BMBF for research and realization of “wireless networks of the future.”

Kinder forschen

Bremen Kids’ University Back on Campus

The University of Bremen will hold its “Kinder-Uni” (“children’s university”) from March 21 to 30, 2023. Children aged 8 to 12 can take part. This year, they will once again be able to discover exciting areas of research together with scientists in person at the university.

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unifreunde and Universities’ New Year’s Reception in the Town Hall

The New Year’s reception of unifreunde e.V. for the two Bremen universities traditionally marks the start of the current academic year. On January 30, representatives of the University of Bremen and Constructor University will meet in the upper room of the town hall at 6 p.m.


Holocaust Remembrance Day: Engineering Sciences in the Nazi Era

What role did engineers play in the Nazi era? How did technical higher education institutions behave in the Third Reich? The Faculty of Production Engineering – Mechanical Engineering and Process Engineering – is inviting you to a public online event with a lecture on 27 January, 2023, at 4 p.m.

A person writes in a foreign language on a whiteboard.

Winter Offers from the Languages Center

The Languages Centre of the Universities in the Land of Bremen (SZHB – Sprachenzentrum der Hochschulen im Land Bremen) offers intensive courses in nine languages from February to April. These courses are aimed at students, applicants, and all interested parties from Bremen and the surrounding area.


Digital Humor: Differences According to Gender and Age

“Memes” are the pictorial jokes in messengers such as WhatsApp, Signal, or Telegram that deal with current topics. University linguist Dr. Inke Du Bois has gathered and analyzed around 1,000 memes. The conclusion: digital humor varies according to age and gender.

The State and University Library Bremen

“Scheduled Time” – Exhibition on Calendar History at SuUB

In the exhibition “Scheduled Time. History of the Printed Calendar in Bremen,” the State and University Library Bremen (SuUB) will show exhibits from the 17th to the 20th century. The opening of the exhibition will take place on January 17 at the library's headquarters on the university campus.

Ausschnitt aus dem Film "Wir sind alle Kanaken".

Eleventh Ethnographic Film Festival in Bremen

For the eleventh time, the Department of Anthropology and Cultural Research at the University of Bremen is playing host to the Bremen Days of Ethnographic Film. From January 24 to 26, 2023, a total of 15 current international productions from the field of ethnographic film will be screened.

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University of Bremen and HWWI Sign Partnership Agreement

The University of Bremen and the Hamburg Institute of International Economics – HWWI (Hamburgisches WeltWirtschaftsInstitut) have entered into an agreement to cooperate in the areas of teaching, research, academic qualification, and transfer.

Die vier geraubten Bücher.

The Bremen State and University Library Returns Nazi Loot

As part of the “Looted Cultural Property” project, the State and University Library is returning four books to the Supreme Court of Justice in Vienna.

Professoren reden miteinander

First-Class Research: Excellence Chairs to Be Extended

A special research format has proven successful. The cooperation between researchers at the University of Bremen and top international scholars is so successful that seven of the “U Bremen Excellence Chairs” that have existed since 2019 will now be receiving funding for a further three years.

Antje Boetius

Professor Antje Boetius is “University Teacher of the Year”

Antje Boetius is “University Teacher of the Year.” The prize, which is awarded by the German Association of University Professors and Lecturers (DHV), honors the marine researcher at the University of Bremen as “an advocate of the oceans and outstanding communicator of science.”


Synthetic Biology: Serotonin Enters, Light Exits

Researchers from Bremen, Bochum, Bonn, and Hamburg have succeeded in bettering our understanding of how the chemical messenger serotonin works. They developed “sDarken” sensors to measure neurotransmitter dynamics in the brain. The results were published in Nature Communications.

Wurm C.elegans

USD 1.25 Million for Protein Research

Biologists at the University of Bremen and the IMP in Vienna are investigating the interplay between the aging processes of proteins and the entire organism. For their research, the two were accepted into the Allen Distinguished Investigator program. The award is endowed with USD 1.25 million.

A laptop and a notebook

OnCourse: New Platform for e-Learning

With the OnCourse platform, a new service comprising interdisciplinary digital courses has been launched. It is aimed at students and staff of Bremen’s universities as well as the general public.

Dr. Nadja Belova and Dr. Moritz Krause.

University Chemistry Teaching Excellence Recognized by the 2022 Polytechnik Prize

Dr. Nadja Belova and Dr. Moritz Krause from the Institute of Didactics of Science Education have received the 2022 Polytechnik Prize special award. They developed a teaching module to sensitize young people to fake news on social media.


Bremen State and University Library Switches to Open Source

The Bremen State and University Library (SuUB – Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek) is the first library in the Common Library Network to introduce Folio as the library software for lending and acquisition.

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How Bremen Is Becoming a “Healthy City”: Launch of New Research Cluster

What does health care in Bremen have to look like so that its citizens can live as long and as healthily as possible? This question is being explored by a research cluster called “Healthy City of Bremen: Interprofessional, Digital, Sustainable” within the framework of the Integrated Health Campus.


Vaccination Truck on Campus

In the coming week, students and staff will have another opportunity to get vaccinated on the University of Bremen campus. On Tuesday, December 13, as well as Wednesday, December 14, the vaccination truck will make a stop in the central campus area from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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16th BRIDGE StartUp Lounge: Cohesion

“Cohesion” is the motto of the 16th BRIDGE StartUp Lounge, which will take place for the first time in the Digital Hub Industry on December 7. BRIDGE is the central contact point for students and members of Bremen higher education institutions (HEIs) on the subject of business start-ups.


08. Feb
Jutta Dernedde (MD-Bremen):Welche Auswirkungen haben Reform und Arbeiten unter Pandemiebedingungen für den Medizinischen Dienst?
Haus der Wissenchaft, Sandstraße 4/5, 28195 Bremen
09.10. Feb
Tagung zur Konzeption nationaler Bildungsstandards (Sek. II) für das Schulfach Geographie
Universität Bremen
09. Feb
Führung durch die Geowissenschaftliche Sammlung der Universität Bremen
MARUM I Raum 0180
09. Feb
09. Feb
Rätselhafte Ammoniten - Neue Erkenntnisse zur Biologie und Lebensweise
MARUM I Raum 0180
14. Feb
Lars Buss (AG Falta, IFP): Unraveling van der Waals epitaxy: a real-time in-situ study of MoSe2 growth on graphene/Ru(0001)
Raum S1360, Geb. NW1, Otto-Hahn-Allee 11
15. Feb
Aus den Akten auf die Bühne - Chile - Auf dem Weg zu einer neuen Demokratie?
Theater am Leibnizplatz
16. Feb
Workshop "Lehrer:in werden?!"
Präsenzveranstaltung an der Uni Bremen
23. Feb
Studieren in Bremen
06. Mar
Workshop "Lehrer:in werden?!"
09. Mar
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Dichter und Geologe
MARUM I Raum 0180
13. Apr
Steine aus der Antarktis - doch nicht alles Eis?
MARUM I Raum 0180
06. May
Studieren im Norden
Agentur für Arbeit Hamburg, Kurt-Schumacher-Allee 16, 20097 Hamburg
10. May
Info-Tag für Studieninteressierte (isi)
Campus Uni Bremen
11. May
Unsere gefiederten Feinde - (Ko-)Evolution der Vögel und Säugetiere
MARUM I Raum 0180
24. May
Begrüßungsworkshops für neu eingestellte akademische Mitarbeiter:innen
GW2, B3010
01. Jun
Studieren in Bremen
14.15. Jun
Messe in Halle 6, Bremen
15. Jun
Exploration auf Spitsbergen – Eine Reise in die Trias-Zeit
MARUM I Raum 0180
24.25. Jun
Campus Park
All events


Zwei Studierende sitzen in der GW2-Cafeteria und unterhalten sich

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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Corona as a Research Topic

The pandemic is a challenge for us all. For science it means interesting research. Since 2020, the pandemic has had a hold on many aspects of our lives. The virus has also led to the normal teaching and research operations at the university no longer being possible. At the same time, scientists from various fields have carried out research on corona and its effects.

Reagenzgläser mit verschiedenfarbigen Flüssigkeiten.

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.

Zwei Personen bei der gemeinsamen Arbeit im Labor.

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.

Zwei Lehrende arbeiten vor Zuhörern an einem Flipchart.

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.

Facets of the University of Bremen


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

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.

Joachim Orlok

The Planner

"The Lord of the Buildings" – that's what the Bremen regional magazine “buten un binnen” once called Hans-Joachim Orlok in a report. After all, when it comes to buildings and areas used by the university, he is the one to call. He has a history with the university that began with his studies in 1978.

Anke Grupe-Markschat

The Cafeteria Manager

Anke Grupe-Markschat is the head of university catering at the Student Services Organization. The manager is responsible for a total of nine cafeteria locations in Bremen and ensures that the university members enjoy their food. That involves planning but also a lot of creativity – even in a pandemic, it's a matter of doing what's possible.

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