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The first environmentally friendly, hybrid straddle carriers in the Port of Hamburg operate at HHLA's Tollerort Terminal.

AI-Assisted Status Monitoring of Port Vehicles Optimizes Logistics Processes

Together with industry partners, the ITEM of the University of Bremen has developed an innovative, AI-supported status monitoring system for port vehicles in the "KISS" research project. It uses state-of-the-art technologies to monitor the technical condition of vehicles in real time.

AI-generated image with semiconductors displayed on the shape of some continents

Power Semiconductor Devices: World's Most Important Conference in Bremen

From June 3 to 6, 2024, the world's most important conference in the field of power semiconductor devices will take place in Bremen. The event, which only comes to Europe every four years, will be hosted by the Institute for Electrical Drives, Power Electronics and Devices (IALB) at the University.


MindTalks Lecture Series

Innovations in brain research in Bremen and the surrounding area.

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Foto eines Kohletagebaus im Bowen Basin, Queensland, Australien, aufgenommen von einem der ARA-Forschungsflugzeuge während eines Messfluges.

Australia's Coal Mines: Insights into Methane Emissions


Aircraft-based airborne measurements in Australia's Bowen Basin, planned and conducted by the IUP of the University of Bremen and Airborne Research Australia, have provided precise data on methane emissions from coal mines. The findings deepen our understanding of the environmental impacts of coal mining.

Satellite in space with view of the earth

Significant Leap in Earth Observation Technology


In an important step towards the further development of earth observation satellites, the European Space Agency (ESA) is launching the CIMR L2PAD project. The IUP of the University of Bremen is participating in the project by developing new algorithms for the future CIMR satellites.

Arctic ice floes

Further Research into Arctic Warming and its Global Impacts


The SFB/TRR 172 "(AC)³" has been awarded a new grant and will continue its research in the third phase of DFG funding for a further four years. The focus is on improving understanding and prediction models for the rapidly increasing warming in the Arctic.

Prof. Dr. Michael Sentef

ERC Success Streak Continues with Consolidator Grant in Physics


Physics professor Michael Sentef has been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant by the European Research Council (ERC). The University of Bremen has thus received six ERC grants this year and has been successful in all funding lines of the ERC competition.

Kezia Lange squats on top of Bremen’s tram number 3117 and repairs the measuring device she has constructed herself.

Tram Measures Bremen’s Air Pollution


Where exactly in Bremen is the level of harmful nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in the air too high? A measuring device from the University of Bremen is riding along on top of a local streetcar to find out.

An acoustic current meter, built into a mooring buoy being prepared for deployment in the Atlantic. The ocean current is measured with these instruments.

Close Connectivity within the North Atlantic Current System Identified


Long-term comparative study reveals parallels between time series from Florida and Newfoundland

Arctic ice floes

New Findings: Arctic Atmosphere Moister and Regional Storm Activity Increasing


A publication on early results from the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) on climate change in the Arctic has made it onto the cover of the prestigious Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society journal. The University of Bremen is involved in the Transregio (AC)³ CRC.

In the middle of several red apples lies a sensor similar in shape and size to the apples

New Project: Less Food Waste during Storage


Reducing spoilage of fresh foods such as apples during storage is the goal of a new project by the Institute for Microsensors, -actuators and -systems of the University of Bremen and the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB) in Potsdam. The project will be supported with 600,000 euros until 2026.

A group of the following people: from the left: Dr. Karsten Michelmann, Bruker Daltonics; Prof. Bengt Beutler, Unifreunde; Prof. Michal Kucera, Universität Bremen; Dr. Steven Franke, Senatorin Dr. Claudia Schilling, Christine Müller, Mara Neudert, Dr. Muhammad Hassan.

Bremen Thesis Award 2022 Awarded


On Tuesday, February 28, 2023, the “unifreunde” association awarded the Bremen Thesis Award for outstanding final theses. Three dissertations and two master’s theses were honored. Mara Neudert from Department 1 was one of the award winners.

Meereis in der Antarktis

Sea Ice Is Declining Steadily in Antarctica


The sea ice in Antarctica continues its record minimum course. Satellite data from the Institute of Environmental Physics (IUP) at the University of Bremen show that the extent of sea ice there has currently fallen to the lowest value ever measured.

The Earth

Clock Metrology: A Novel Approach to Time in Geodesy


Scientists at the University of Bremen are involved in a new research project that has been established by the German Research Foundation (DFG). In terms of content, the focus is on “Clock Metrology: A Novel Approach to Time in Geodesy.”


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.”

Justus Notholt

Exploding Chocolate Marshmallow, Unusual Light Bulb, Burning Iron


The team of environmental physicists Dr. Matthias Buschmann and Prof. Justus Notholt and chemist Dr. Stephan Leupold are once again offering a digital Advent calendar in the natural sciences in 2022. An experiment on the university’s YouTube channel will be available every day from Dec. 1 to 24.

AvH Research Award for Excellence Chair Maria Kanakidou

AvH Research Award for Excellence Chair Maria Kanakidou


Professor Maria Kanakidou – one of the Excellence Chairs at the University of Bremen – was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Research Award, with a prize of € 60,000, at the prizewinners’ symposium in Bamberg. She works at the University of Bremen together with her host Professor Mihalis Vrekoussis.

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New and Appealing: Astrophysics and Space Travel Degree


The University of Bremen has launched a new Master in Astrophysics and Space Sciences degree course together with three other European institutions. Roughly 25 young people will specialize in the fields of astrophysics and space travel. Bremen offers ideal conditions for this.

Quantum processing

More than €500,000 for AI Research with Quantum Systems


Machine learning and artificial-intelligence (AI) methods are now used in many areas of life. Two projects at the university’s Institut für Theoretische Physik are researching machine learning with quantum systems and quantum photonics. They are now receiving more than €500,000 in funding.

The HALO research aircraft approaching Edmonton, Canada

Bremen Participates in Research Flights over Canada


Methane is produced by oil and gas extraction, coal mining, landfills, farming, wetlands, and thawing permafrost areas. But what are the exact numbers for each source? To find out, the HALO research aircraft has been operating over Canada – with researchers from the Faculty 1 on board.

Maludam in Malaysia

Geoengineering Could Destabilize Tropical Peat Soils


The earth is warming up at an increasing rate. In her research on reducing carbon dioxide (CO2), Dr. Alexandra Klemme from the University of Bremen discovered that “enhanced weathering” – which, until now, has been considered a promising method – is not suitable for tropical peat soils.


Using New Technologies for More Efficient Tropical Medicine


Interdisciplinary top-level research in the field of tropical medicine is the goal of a new transnational network of excellence being established under the leadership of Professor Anna Förster of the University of Bremen. It is being funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Schaltleitung Dachau

New Research Centre for Energy Systems Open


Bremen Research Centre for Energy Systems has been opened at the University of Bremen. Professors from varying disciplines will carry out interdisciplinary work on the diverse challenges faced by this broad field at the centre.

Prof.Dr. Monika Rhein

Fridtjof Nansen Medal for Monika Rhein


The European Geosciences Union (EGU) has named the recipients of next year’s Medals and Awards. Monika Rhein, professor at the Institute of Environmental Physics, receives the Fridtjof Nansen Medal, which recognizes her scientific achievements and outstanding research in the field of oceanography. The EGU is the largest organization for Earth system, planetary and space research in Europe. The prices will be awarded during the EGU General Assembly 2022, which will be held from April 3 to 8.


Deep Insights into the Arctic of Tomorrow


Hundreds of international researchers are currently analyzing observations from the MOSAiC expedition. First overview articles, to which researchers in the fields of sea ice, satellite remote sensing, and oceanography at the University of Bremen contributed, are now available.

Digital Advents Calendar

Advent calendar instead of chemistry and physics show in the lecture hall


Once again this year, the teams led by environmental physicist Justus Notholt and the chemist Stephan Leupold are creating a digital natural science advent calendar. Every day from December 1 to 24, you can watch an experiment on the University of Bremen’s YouTube channel. Last year's success was enormous: So far the experiments of the Advent Calendar of 2020 have been viewed over 1.7 million times.


Mobile Networks of the Future


Communication engineers from tFaculty 1 are researching and developing new mobile network systems.


Research Mission Investigates the Ocean as a Carbon Store


How can the ocean help to effectively contain climate change? This question forms the core of the first research mission of the German Marine Research Alliance (DAM), which has just started. The University of Bremen plays a significant role in two projects.


University Involved in Important Climate Research Program


Better forecasts for air quality, weather, and climate: The University of Bremen is one of eleven German institutions contributing to the EU research infrastructure ACTRIS. The scientific location of Bremen is being strengthened immensely in the German field of atmosphere and climate research.


Faculty 1 Researcher Contributes to World Climate Report


Professor Veronika Eyring from Faculty 1 and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) is involved in the IPCC report that was presented on August 9, 2021. The climate researcher is the coordinating principle author of the “Human Influence on the Climate System” chapter.


Trustworthy Electronics: Network Project Develops Novel Know-How Protection


Self-driving cars, service robots, communication: Our daily lives are increasingly influenced by microelectronics that we have to trust. Within a network project, the Institute of Theoretical Electrical Engineering and Microelectronics is carrying out research on expert knowledge.


Open6GHub – University of Bremen Conducts Research on Next Generation Wireless Communication


Extremely fast, energy-efficient, fail-safe – and extremely complex: The German government is funding research on the next generation 6G wireless systems with up to 250 million euros. University of Bremen experts play a key role in this research.


Graphene-Like Materials: ITP Involved in Priority Program


Graphene is considered the “wonder material of the future” because it makes entirely new products and applications possible - however, it is now only one of many atom-thin materials. The university is also involved in the research surrounding these “van der Waals materials” with three projects.

The MERIAN research vessel surrounded by drift ice. Experts from the University of Bremen actively contributed to the MARE:N concept paper “Polarregionen im Wandel”.

Researchers from IUP contributes to important Climate Paper


Researchers from Faculty 1 actively contributed to the coordination and formulation of the concept paper “Polarregionen im Wandel,” which has now been submitted to the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, which wishes to invest an additional 20 million euros in polar research.

Prof. Dr. Veronika Eyring

Leibniz Prize for Veronika Eyring


Awarded digitally but no less important: Professor Veronika Eyring from Faculty 1 received the renowned Leibniz Prize on March 15, 2021.


Neuroscientists want to make visual impressions possible for the blind


Providing the blind with visual impressions: That is the aim of the I See project, in which neuroscientists from Faculty 1of University of Bremen are involved. The approach: A miniature camera collects visual information and translates it into signal patterns that are transferred to brain implants.

Prof. Dr. Veronika Eyring

Professor Veronika Eyring receives renowned Leibniz Prize 2021


The Climate Scientist from Faculty 1 has received the 2021 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize from the German Research Foundation for outstanding work in the field of climate modelling. The most renowned German scientific prize is endowed with 2.5 million euros.


Optimized Wind Turbines with Digital twin


In the future, wind turbines will be able to be operated in a more environmentally friendly and economical way – thanks to a digital twin. To this end, scientists from IALB and BIK at the University of Bremen are now conducting research together in the new WindIO project.

Schematische Darstellung von CO2M. Illustration: OHB

European Space Agency selects OHB to implement the CarbonSat concept of the University of Bremen


The new satellite is based on the CarbonSat concept from the Institute for Environmental Physics (IUP) at the University of Bremen. The research at the institute has been crucial for CO2M. For more than ten years IUP scientists have been researching concepts for improved monitoring of greenhouse gas emissions by satellites and aircraft measurements.

Dr. Gunnar Spreen mit der Polarstern in der Arktis.

"Like Being on Another Planet"


As part of the MOSAiC Expedition Dr. Gunnar Spreen spent three months aboard the research vessel Polarstern in the eternal ice. In the online magazine up2date. he reports on his experiences in the Arctic.

Gunnar Spreen vor der Polarstern

Start of the most significant Arctic expedition to have ever taken place


As part of the MOSAiC Expedition Dr. Gunnar Spreen, the leader of the Remote Sensing of Polar Regions working group at the IUP of Faculty 1, and many other scientists are on their way to the Arctic with the research vessel Polarstern. By mid-December, Spreen and his team will collect data on ice thickness, snow characteristics and much more, which will then be compared with the measurements that they have been taking for several years via satellites.

Professorin Dorothea Brüggemann und Doktorand Karsten Stapelfeldt

“Biological Bandage” Could Help Heal Wounds


Scientists at the University of Bremen have now developed a three-dimensional protein structure that could help to heal wounds. It is conceivable that one day this structure could be produced as “biological bandage” from the blood of the person who will use it.

Schematische Darstellung des Messkonzeptes von CarbonSat, nun CO2M.

ESA Realizes University of Bremen CarbonSat Concept


The European Space Agency has agreed on the construction of a new greenhouse has satellite and released the corresponding funds – and research at the University of Bremen was decisive. The new satellite is based on the CarbonSat concept from the Institute for Environmental Physics (IUP).