The University of Guelph, Ontario, was founded in 1964 through the merger of an agricultural college and a veterinary college and is thus only a few years older than the University of Bremen. With about 28,000 students, it is of comparable size. The spectrum of subjects ranges from the humanities and social sciences, through economics, natural sciences and engineering, to agriculture and veterinary medicine.
The strategic partnership encompasses student exchange between the institutions, research contacts, the exchange of lecturers and doctoral candidates and joint third-party funded projects in several Faculties as well as current plans for a comparative research project on diversity management issues at German and Canadian universities.more
Our longstanding cooperation with the Cameroonian University in Ngaoundéré was initiated by an alumnus who went back to his homeland as a lecturer. Today, this alumnus, Prof. Kolyang, works at the University of Maroua and is a Research Ambassador of the University of Bremen. The Université de Ngaoundéré has about 30,000 students and is located in the north of the country.
Joint research with the University of Ngaoundéré focuses on biology and the environmental sciences, bee research, cultural studies, logistics, and computer science. Cameroon doctoral students regularly complete part or all of their doctoral studies in Bremen. After their return, they contribute to the expansion of the network and mutual cooperation. Emanating from the University of Ngaoundéré, a cooperation network is gradually being established with other universities in Cameroon, Nigeria, and Chad. As part of our cooperation, we are encouraging the University of Ngaoundéré to play a coordinating role and to pass on its experience to the new partners in the inner African network.
Funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), several projects have been carried out in recent years to establish master's programs in ecology and logistics and to design a language center. Further project applications are in the planning stage.