International Partner Universities

Strategic partnerships

Cardiff University

Our strategic partner universities are characterized by extensive contacts and cooperation in research and teaching in several subjects, as well as their comparability in terms of size, objectives and resources. There is a mutual agreement to sustainably develop the partnership together.


European Partners


The University of Bremen is a founding member of the Young European Research Universities Network - YERUN. Seventeen young and research-strong universities have joined forces in this network with the aim of intensifying their cooperation and jointly representing the voice of young universities at the European level.


Information on YERUN events at the University of Bremen can be found at:


Concerning research and education, the University of Bremen has always been looking beyond national boundaries. Following the French President Emmanuel Macron’s idea of twenty cross-border European universities, the YUFE alliance wants to become one of the first models. The University of Bremen has joined the YUFE alliance (Young Universities for the Future of Europe), together with seven other universities: Maastricht University, the University of Rome Tor Vergata, the University of Eastern Finland, the University of Carlos III Madrid, the University of Antwerp, the University of Essex, and the University of Cyprus.



Our partnership with Cardiff University supports staff and student mobility and provides opportunities for affiliation of academic staff between our institutions, cementing joint research endeavors and developing new collaborations.

The partnership – the ‘Bremen-Cardiff Alliance’ – was signed on 8 March 2019 and facilitates the development of joint research activities and new forms of academic cooperation between the institutions.



The University of Bremen boasts around 300 Erasmus partner universities in Europe. More than 650 agreements on departmental level benefit students, lecturers and staff mobility. Moreover, the University of Bremen acts as coordinator for a number of Erasmus cooperation projects. The University of Bremen also cooperates with a small number of partner universities outside Europe via the Erasmus-International Dimension program.


University partnerships worldwide

Our partnership network encompasses several hundred universities, both within and outside Europe. These include cooperation agreements at institutional level as well as numerous individual contracts and agreements for Student exchange.

Further information

Information on concluding cooperation agreements

Financial support for cooperation

Overview of cooperation agreements at institutional level

Contact and advice

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