Forschung an der Universität Bremen

Women in Science – Indo-German panel discussion on 2 February 2023

Together with our chapter in India, the alumni association is organising a German-Indian exchange titled “Women in Science”. The online panel discussion on Thursday, 2 February 2023, at 3.30 pm (8 pm IST) will address questions like: What are the career paths of women in academia? Do women have to overcome particular hurdles, obstacles that their male colleagues do not have? What is the difference between Germany and India in this regard? Is there such a thing as feminist science? Female academics from the University of Bremen and from the 10-million strong metropolis of Bengaluru, India have agreed to take part in this exciting discussion.

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Radio Bremen Gebäude von außen

The Future of Public Service Broadcasting - Talk with Radio Bremen Director Yvette Gerner on 22 February 2023

War propaganda, fake news, filter bubbles, the platform economy, the Schlesinger affair, media change and an increasingly critical society - the challenges facing public service broadcasting are great.

How can it continue to contribute effectively to opinion-forming in the future?

What are the costs of the shifts from linear to non-linear media use - what does a democracy want to afford? 

How can the Public Broadcasting Service maintain the trust of its audience and also reach the young target groups who have grown up without classical media?

First-hand information and space for critical discussion (only in German) will be available at our Radio Bremen visit on Wednesday, 22 February 2023, at 6 pm.

Yvette Gerner, Director of Radio Bremen since 2019, and Marc Heydenreich from the General Secretariat of the ARD in Berlin will discuss with us.

Moderation: Our alumna Sarah Kumpf, consultant in the communications department of Radio Bremen.

Please note: Participation is limited to 80 people. Before the discussion, from 5 pm, 20 members will also have the opportunity to take part in an exclusive guided tour.

It pays to be quick.

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Bremer Bürgerschaft am Marktplatz

Discussion round in the parliament plenary hall: “Bremen as a centre for science" on 14 March 2023

The alumni association, together with the Bremen Parliament, invites you to an exciting event two months before the parliamentary elections: "Bremen as a centre for science – challenges and prospects” on 14 March 2023 starting at 4 pm in the Bürgerschaft. Science policymakers from each of the five parliamentary groups have confirmed their participation. Our discussion panel will be chaired by former rector Prof Bernd Scholz-Reiter. Before the talk, there will be a guided tour through the Bürgerschaft (max. 50 people) and afterwards, at the invitation of the Bürgerschaft, a get-together in the Festsaal with a view of the historic Marktplatz. The total number of participants is limited to 80.

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Bremens Bürgermeister Andreas Bovenschulte

Alumni Talk with Mayor Andreas Bovenschulte on 20.9.22

In Bremen he is probably our most prominent alumnus: President of the Senate of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Dr Andreas Bovenschulte.

He studied law at the University of Bremen from 1987 to 1994, then from 1995 to 1998 he worked as a research assistant, during which time he completed his doctorate in municipal law.

That sounds like the best foundation for what was to come professionally. And that's exactly what Dr Bovenschulte will be talking about in our online Alumni Talk on Tuesday, 20th September 2022, at 7 pm.

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Impressionsbild: Der Deutsche Bundestag bei Sonnenuntergang.

8th September 2022: We're going to Berlin again

Finally. After a two-year break, we are going on our traditional day trip to the capital again in September to visit political Berlin. We leave from Bremen's main railway station at 7.18 am. We return in Bremen at 9.50 pm. Up to 30 people can take part in this trip. Participation fee: 10 Euro travel costs and 5 Euro administration fee.

Bernhard Hocke
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In the late 1970s Bernhard Docke completed what was then a single-phase law degree at the University of Bremen. He was admitted to the bar in 1983 and has practiced since then in Bremen as a lawyer and criminal defence attorney. His most prominent case: Murat Kurnaz, who was held for more than four years in the US prison at Guantanamo Bay and was tortured there. Thanks to the untiring efforts of his mother and Bernhard Docke, Murat was finally released and returned home to Bremen. A film based on this dramatic story, Rabiye Kurnaz vs. George W. Bush, won two Silver Bears at the Berlinale and is now showing in theatres.

New date for the Online Talk (in German) on Tuesday, 28 June 2022, 7.00 p.m., because Bernhard Docke has been invited to the Peace Prize of German Cinema award ceremony in Munich on 21 June.

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Alumni im Plenarsaal

Networking of, for, and with Alumni

Alumni meet alumni – out network lives this idea. That is why we offer an event for our members every four to six weeks as part of the series “Networking of, for, and with Alumni.” The idea: At an after-work event, a host presents her- or himself, informative and interesting facts from science, business, or society, or their institution and gives the alumni room for discussion. At the ensuing get-together, discussions and conversations can be intensified, and new contacts can be made. Do you want to be our host for one of these events? More information can be provided by our Administrative Office. To read about some of our last events, click here.

Summer Fête

Each year, a large number of alumni come together for a large summer fête on the campus of the University of Bremen. In a relaxed and cheerful setting, there is plenty of time that allows for wonderful encounters at the outside area of the Café Unique (Enrique-Schmidt-Straße), for having conversations, networking, and celebrating. Literal food for thought is taken care of in the form of grilled delicacies. The summer fête offers the perfect opportunity to engage in conversation and to get to know one another. To read about our last summer fêtes, click here.

Career Prospects with Alumni

In the series Career Prospects with Alumni, established in 2017, we annually offer between four and six seminars of and for alumni of the University of Bremen – all taking place on Saturdays and at a central location. These seminars are all on topics that have to do with careers. The offers cover a wide spectrum and are addressed both to Young Alumni with questions on a career start and different career paths and to professionally experienced alumni with topics on professional change or development. To read about our career-events, click here.

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