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Introducing RSM, our new corporate member

We are pleased to welcome a new corporate member into our alumni association: the auditing and tax consulting firm RSM. A very warm welcome indeed! Why is RSM coming on board?

"RSM is joining the University of Bremen Alumni Association to expand our already close ties with the university into networks with students, graduates, academic professionals and other supporting members. As one of the leading medium-sized auditing and tax consulting firms in Bremen, we offer internships to students and hire several graduates from the university every year. In future, we will also strive for deeper cooperation in our research and development work."

Holger Genenger (Partner, German Public Auditor, Tax Advisor)

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An espresso with…Helmut Zachau

Helmut Zachau, born in 1948, trained as an industrial clerk and studied socioeconomics at the Hamburg University of Economics and Politics (HWP) before coming to the University of Bremen for an LSIIbF degree (1973–1976) in teaching vocational subjects at secondary level II. Later he was a teacher, a Member of Parliament for the Greens for five years and, most recently before his retirement, Director of School Centre Walle.

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India Chapter Founding and First Conference

At a 13 July 2021 online meeting, more than a dozen University of Bremen alumni founded the India chapter of our association. The chapter’s first event, planned for 12 November, is an online conference on sustainability, covering issues such as mobility and the use of hydrogen to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The chair of the new chapter is nanoscientist Dr. Amretashis Sengupta, who did postdoctoral research at the Bremen Center for Computational Materials Science (BCCMS). His deputy is Dr. Madhura Panse, who did her master’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Bremen. Rounding out the chapter’s leadership is Karthikeyan Sreetharan, an engineer who studied for his master's degree at the University of Bremen.

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New Student Assistant: Johanna Lodemann

Since 14 June 2021, Johanna Lodemann has been responsible for supporting the marketing and communication activities of the alumni association. She is a second-semester student of Cultural Studies and Communication and Media Studies at the University of Bremen. In her free time she does sports, reads and helps out at art exhibitions and openings. "With Johanna Lodemann, we’ve gained a committed addition to our team. We welcome her and are looking forward to working together and to many great projects," says alumni association managing director Derk Schönfeld.

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Luisa Lauterbach — New Student Employee

Since 1 May 2021, Luisa Lauterbach has been working with us as a student employee responsible for the alumni associations’s regional groups and chapters. After graduating from the University of Bremen in September 2019 with a bachelor’s degree, she began a master’s degree in psychology. Outside of her studies and work, she volunteers for the student organisation AIESEC, where she chairs the Bremen local committee in Bremen. “Through Luisa Lauterbach’s work, we are pleased to be able to further support our many committed regional group and chapter members,” said Alumni Managing Director Derk Schönfeld.

Regional Group Meeting in Frankfurt a Big Hit

Eight Bremen alumni met for a second time in Frankfurt on March 19 only six weeks after the first meeting there. Together they came together in a small kitchen that is under a preservation order although it is used in everyday operations. The event helped to build bridges between the generation of recent graduates and those pursuing a doctorate in Frankfurt and Wolf Gunter Brügmann, a true institution at the University of Bremen.

Save the date: Annual general meeting on November 15

The Annual General Meeting 2018 will take place on 15.11.2018at 4 p.m. (registration from 3.30 p.m.) in the Cartesium Building Rotunda (Level 0)  of the University of Bremen. An invitation will be sent to all members by e-mail in October. The Annual General Meeting is only for members of the association, guests are not admitted

Alumni Presents: Our Coffee-to-Go Mugs

Some of you already marveled at our new Alumni mugs at the discussion on inclusion with senator Dr. Claudia Bogedan – everyone else is encouraged to continue reading.

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