Faculty 3 - Mathematics and Computer Science


In Faculty 3, we are passionate about mathematics and computer science. Within the University of Bremen, our faculty is characterized by our great strength in research, which these sites provide detailed information about, including our research profiles, research groups, and members. Our research groups are very productive in their own right, but are also active in interdisciplinary research collaborations in all of the University's high-profile areas as well as in large collaborative projects. These include several Collaborative Research Centrers and Research Training Groups. Among the prizes and grants received by members of our department are an ERC Grant and Koselleck Project, as well as Heisenberg and Lichtenberg Professorships.

More information about the degree programs and courses offered by this wide-ranging faculty may be found by clicking on Studies & Teaching.

If you are interested in working with us, you will find more detailed information about research in Mathematics and Computer Science here.



"MACHT SINN!" Exhibition on Science Foundations at the University of Bremen

Making the remarkable civil commitment of Bremen citizens to science and education visible and honoring it - that is the goal of the University of Bremen Foundation with its “MACHT SINN!” exhibition. It will be on display on the university campus from April 13, 2023, onwards.


Training at the University: Becoming an IT Specialist

Swen Rengers talks about training to become an IT specialist in his second apprenticeship year.

Das Projekt VaMEx-3, das von der Deutschen Raumfahrtagentur im DLR mit Mitteln des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Klimaschutz (BMWK) gefördert wird, ermöglicht die Zusammenarbeit zwischen verschiedenen Robotersystemen, die eines Tages auf dem Mars landen sollen

Robot Swarm Practicing for Mars Exploration

Exploring Mars can be best achieved when robots with different capabilities work together – ideally autonomously. Important prerequisites for this are being created as part of the VaMEx-3 project, in which three working groups from the University of Bremen are playing a key role.

Prof. Dr. Michael Beetz

AI Researcher Michael Beetz Receives Coveted ERC Advanced Grant

AI achieves impressive results, however it still lacks the ability to plan actions predictively. Professor Michael Beetz from the Institute for Artificial Intelligence is working on the foundations for this and has received the ERC Advanced Grant, which is endowed with 2.5 million euros.

Erste-Hilfe-Kurse, die mit dem Erwerb des Kfz-Führerscheins absolviert werden müssen, konzentrieren sich vor allem auf die praktische Anwendung der Ersten Hilfe. Was fehlt, ist das Training unter realen Stressbedingungen.

Improving First-Aid Training with Virtual Reality

Professor Björn Niehaves and his team from the University of Bremen are aiming to prepare potential first-aiders for possible accident scenarios as realistically as possible in the ARRIVE project. To this end, they develop first-aid scenarios in virtual reality.

Science goes Public

Science Goes Public

Lots of entertaining science in an entertaining 30 minutes. Would you like some exciting insights into unknown worlds?

„Zusammenhalt“ ist das Motto der 16. BRIDGE StartUp-Lounge, die am 07. Dezember stattfindet. Organisator ist das Hochschulnetzwerk BRIDGE, die zentrale Anlaufstelle für Studierende und Angehörige der Bremer Hochschulen zum Thema Existenzgründung.

16th BRIDGE StartUp Lounge: Cohesion

“Cohesion” is the motto of the 16th BRIDGE StartUp Lounge, which will take place for the first time in the Digital Hub Industry on December 7. BRIDGE is the central contact point for students and members of Bremen higher education institutions (HEIs) on the subject of business start-ups.

Autonomes Fahren

Autonomous Driving: Important Advances Thanks to Cognitive Neuroinformatics

As part of a project with automotive supplier Continental, the Cognitive Neuroinformatics working group has contributed important research findings to the development of advanced driver assistance systems. Artificial intelligence makes it easier to identify complex traffic situations.

Macht Sinn!: Exhibition Opening November 10 in the Wallsaal

On November 2022, it will finally be time: the University of Bremen Foundation will be presenting its exhibition “MACHT SINN! Stiften für die Wissenschaft” in the Wallsaal of the Bremen public library. It summarizes the campaign MACHT SINN!, with which the Foundation participated in the universisity

Stiftung Ehrung Preis

Dr. Hans Riegel Specialist Prizes for Excellent Student Research

On November 2, 2022, the University of Bremen and the Dr. Hans Riegel-Stiftung honored students from the region for their particularly good prescientific work. The Dr. Hans Riegel specialist prizes are endowed with a total of 6,800 euros.

New Professor of Digital Administration

Professor of Information Systems Niehaves assumes the endowed professorship “Digital Transformation of Public Services” at the University of Bremen, financed by the Bremen Finance Department and the IT service provider Dataport. It is located in the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science.

Die besten Verfahren der automatisierten Codeanalyse können verschiedene Abhängigkeiten innerhalb eines Programms erkennen und diese zwecks weiterer Untersuchungen in Graphen übersetzen.

Improved AI Methods to Detect Programming Errors

On behalf of the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), researchers from the University of Bremen and employees of the Bremen-based company team neusta investigated the possibilities of using artificial intelligence in code analysis. The study is available free of charge from the BSI.


When the Robot Sets the Table

The Institute for Artificial Intelligence equipped a new research laboratory with a kitchen and furniture. The aim is to support people with physical disabilities by improving the suitability of robots for undertaking everyday activities. There is also a “digital twin” for international researchers

Model Region for Industrial Mathematics Is Being Created in and around Bremen

How much (industrial) mathematics is part of our everyday lives? What do we know about it and how can society and industry benefit? This is what the “#MOIN! – MOdellregion INdustriemathematik” innovation and transfer project is all about. The BMBF is funding it with approximately 6 million euros.

Campus City

CAMPUS CITY – Experience the University in the City

Das Team der Informatica Feminale der Universität Bremen (von links): Isabel Matthias, Veronika Oechtering und Henrike Illig.

25th Anniversary of the International Summer University Informatica Feminale

For 25 years, the international summer university Informatica Feminale at the University of Bremen has offered women a diverse range of science- and practice-oriented courses in computer science. It enables new impulses, creates networks, and demands gender justice.

Künstliche Intelligenz

International Conference on Artificial Intelligence to be held in Bremen in 2026

Bremen will be hosting the prestigious International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence in 2026. Thanks to the successful application made by the U Bremen Research Alliance and the Section for Artificial Intelligence at the German Informatics Society the conference will be held in Germany.

Universität Bremen

University Spin-Off Ubica Wins European Robotics Award

The start-up Ubica Robotics, founded as a spin-off of the University of Bremen, makes robotics and artificial intelligence retail friendly. Together with the university and dmTECH GmbH, it has now received the euRobotics Technology Transfer Award 2022.

Prof. Dr. Tanja Schlutz

Funding in the Millions for New AI Research Group

As part of its strategic funding initiative on artificial intelligence (AI), the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft [German Research Foundation – DFG] is establishing eight new research groups. One is coming to Bremen – “Lifespan AI: From Longitudinal Data to Lifespan Inference in Health”.

EASE Fall School 2022

EASE Fall School 2022

The EASE Fall School is the possibility to get into the exciting field of cognition-enabled everyday activity robotics. In order to gain an insight into Everyday Activity Science and Engineering, our Fall school gives doctoral students the chance to learn more about AI and robotics.

Studiieninteressierte Menschen

May 18 on Campus: Information Day for Prospective Students (isi)

Prospective students can learn everything they need to know about studying at the University of Bremen on Wednesday, May 18. After two years of pandemic, the Information Day for Prospective Students (isi) will once again take place on campus.

Lisa Hesselbarth und Thomas Höring mit ihrem Modell eines City Campus im FabLab Bremen.

Students Work on Possible City Campus

The possibility of a partial university relocation to the former Sparkasse Bank building is being discussed and the science authority has ordered a feasibility study. The matter is something that students have considered. The "3D Modeling with FabLab Technologies" class invites you to an exhibition.

Welche Studiengänge kann ich in Bremen an welcher Hochschule studieren? Die Teams der Studienberatungen beantworten wichtige Fragen.

Studying in Bremen and Bremerhaven

The universities in Bremen State will introduce themselves and provide information on their degree offers and application processes at a joint online event, which will take place twice. Namely on March 17 and on May 31, 2022, between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Bild Prof. Dr. Horst Hahn

Horst Hahn accepts professorship at the University of Bremen

The director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Medicine MEVIS, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Horst Karl Hahn, has been appointed full professor of “Digital Medicine” at the University of Bremen, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, effective February 1, 2022.

Jacobs University gGmbH Teilnehmende bei einem der ersten meerMINT-Workshops „Hirn + Körper = Dreamteam“ im Dock Nord.

District Scavenger Hunt and Robot Programing

The University of Bremen is coordinating the regional “meerMINT” cluster, which is being financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The activities on offer span from district scavenger hunts to robot programing and jam sessions. Children between the ages of 10 and 16 can take part.

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Study Programs starting Winter Semester 2022/2023

Based on the continuous development of our mathematical study programs, there will be some changes and innovations in the Bachelor's and Master's programs starting from the winter semester 2022/2023.

Mind Talks

Lectures Series

What makes our brain so flexible? What mechanisms allow us to so seemingly effortlessly process the vast amounts of sensory information that pours into us every second? How do you establish efficient and adaptive communication between man and machine?

Haben die Jury vom Berninghausenpreis überzeugt: Juliane Jarke, Irina Zakharova, Jan Harima, Nina Heinrichs (v.l.)

Berninghausen Prize: Four Teaching Staff Members Honored

Four teaching staff members from the University of Bremen have received the Berninghausen Prize for Excellence in Teaching. The prizes were awarded in the categories “Participative Teaching” and “Students’ Prize” and are each endowed with 2,000 euros.

Das Bild zeigt Studierende im Gebäude MZH, wo sich der Fachbereich Mathematik/Informatik befindet. Die Physik ist im Gebäude NW1 auf dem Campus. Alle drei Fächer haben im CHE-Ranking gut abgeschnitten.

CHE Ranking: Good Grades for Master’s Degrees

Praise for the university in the current CHE Ranking: Master’s degrees in mathematics, computer science, and physics receive great marks. Additionally, students praised the university’s management for information management during the corona crisis.

Professor Dr. Frieder Nake

The longest-Serving Professor

Frieder Nake is not entirely sure if he really is the longest serving teaching staff member at the University of Bremen. Probably. After all, his 100th semester will begin in April. After nearly 50 years of teaching, the 82-year-old computer science professor has a few stories to tell.

Eröffnung Ebene 6

Opening celebration of level 6 in the MZH buliding

The construction noise during the pandemic already made people sit up and take notice that they were actively working on level 6. Now the renovation work has come to an end. Last Monday, November 1st, 2021, Faculty 3 inaugurated it as part of a small opening ceremony.


Call for Papers: Workshop on Test Methods and Reliability of Circuits and Systems" (TuZ 2022)

The 34th workshop on Test Methods and Reliability of Circuits and Systems is the most significant German forum to discuss trends, results and current problems in the area of test, diagnosis and reliability of digital, analog, mixed-signal and high-frequency circuits and systems.


The Smart Fence for Keeping Out Wolves

A joint project of the universities of Bremen and Gießen and the RoFlexs company is researching and developing a pasture fence that uses AI to detect and deter wolves. The system is designed to better protect grazing livestock and promote coexistence among people, livestock, and wolves.

Global Game Jam

Science Goes Public

The autumn series starts on October 14th. and ends on November 18th, 2021!


Dissertation award for Franziska Eberle

Dissertation award for Franziska Eberle (Scheduling and Packing Under Uncertainty, University of Bremen, supervisor: Prof. Dr. Nicole Megow)

Fachtag Mathematik

Mathematics Day

On Friday, September 10, 2021, the Mathematics Day will take place at the University of Bremen from 9:00 a.m.

Zukunfstag Mathematik

Future field of mathematics

Where mathematicians work and research - the technical progress that determines our daily life is inconceivable without mathematics. Even so, many people are unaware that math plays a role almost everywhere.

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Prize for Doctoral Supervision Awarded

For the second time, the University of Bremen has honored outstanding PhD supervision. Two first prizes were awarded to the political scholar Heiko Pleines and the computer scientist Rolf Drechsler. The Alumni Network of the University of Bremen donated the prize money of 2,000 euros per person.


Government Supports Bremen as Scientific Location

The government and state initiative “Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education” is supporting two University of Bremen projects. By doing so, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research is strengthening Bremen’s position as a scientific location in the field of artificial intelligence (AI).


B-Human Wins RoboCup Once Again

They remain unbeatable: For the eighth time, B-Human – the team from the University of Bremen and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) – were able to win the world championship in robot football. The tournament took place digitally due to the pandemic.

Erneuerbare Energien

Smart Energy for the Countryside

Renewable energies are some of the most important sources of electricity. The “SmartFarm2” project from the university and its partners helps in optimizing private energy consumption with renewable energies. Interested parties near to Osterholz and in the Allgäu region can take part in the project.

Prof. Christian Freksa

Christian Freksa passed away.

On November 12th 2020 our colleague Christian Freksa passed away with the age of 70.

Bild von Rolf Drechsler

Courage to take risks: millions of euros in funding for innovative research

This funding provides an extremely large amount of freedom to work innovatively in the field of science: The German Research Foundation (DFG) has once again approved a Reinhart Koselleck project for Prof. Rolf Drechsler. The funding will amount to more than 1.5 million over a period of five years.

Ein 3D generiertes Bild mit einer Landfläche des Mars und einem Roboter-Affen

Virtual swarm of robots on Mars

Scientists at the University of Bremen have reconstructed 40 square kilometers of Mars landscape in virtual reality. The test environment enables the realistic simulation of robot missions and radio networks under the conditions on the planet.

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[Translate to English:] Bremen Big Data Challenge 2019: Studierende aus Bremen und umzu analysieren große Datenmengen, um Alltagsaktivitäten zu erkennen

Auch in diesem Jahr haben Studierende aus Bremen und umzu an der Bremen Big Data Challenge (BBDC) teilgenommen, die vom Cognitive Systems Lab (CSL) des Fachbereichs Mathematik und Informatik der Universität Bremen seit 2016 veranstaltet wird.

Eine Platine in Nahaufnahme

New DFG project to manufacture computer chips

Over the next three years, the DFG will provide around 300,000 euros in funding for a project that will make it possible to manufacture computer chips that can simultaneously store and process data. The research project is headed by Professor Rolf Drechsler of the Computer Architecture Working Group

Prof. Beetz

Robotics expert Michael Beetz awarded honorary doctorate in Sweden

Press Release of the University of Bremen/ 11.02.2019 Stefanie Möller Computer Science Professor Michael Beetz has received an honorary doctorate from the Swedish University of Örebro for his outstanding achievements in the fields of artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics.

Exciting IT Workshops for Girls

The smile project offers insights into cutting-edge IT research for schoolgirls from the 5th grade to university entry. The BMBF-funded workshops of the University of Bremen have set themselves the goal of presenting the attractiveness and diversity of IT professions to schoolgirls.

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Honorary doctorate for Peter Maaß

The Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of Saarland University awards Peter Maaß an honorary doctorate on June 29, 2018.

Computer scientist at the University of Bremen proposes to identify and eliminate negative "side effects" of computer science

Every field of science faces serious questions at some point about the positive and negative effects of its further development.

Bremen computer scientist develops navigation system for wheelchair users

Dr. Benjamin Tannert from Prof. Johannes Schöning's HCI working group would like to make the journey from A to B even easier for wheelchair users.

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Oberwolfach Mini-Workshop "Algebraic, Geometric, and Combinatorial Methods in Frame Theory"

The central aim of the mini-workshop was to tackle open problems which seem to be accessible to an interdisciplinary approach from certain areas of frame theory, real algebraic geometry, symplectic geometry and combinatorics.

Summer School - Spectral Theory of Schrödinger Operators

From July 31 - August 3, 2018 a summer school on the topic "Spectral Theory of Schrödinger Operators" took place at the University of Jena.

Dynamics: Topology and Numbers

A conference on "Dynamic Systems, Topology and Number Theory" was held at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics from July 2 - 6, 2018.


05. Jun
Gehirn auf der Kippe: Selbstorganisation zwischen Chaos und Ordnung und die Trickkiste der Physik
Haus der Wissenschaft, Sandstraße 4/5, Olbers-Saal
12. Jun
Interaction between sensory and motor systems during task engagement
Raum 2030, Cognium, Hochschulring 18
13. Jun
Fast rates for prediction with costly or limited expert advice | Prof. Gilles Blanchard, Université Paris Saclay
MZH 5600
19. Jun
The secret social life of fruit flies
Raum 2030, Cognium, Hochschulring 18
20. Jun
Mathematikunterricht in der inklusiven Schule. Gemeinsam Mathematik lernen - mit allen Kindern rechnen | Prof. Marcus Nührenbörg
MZH 5600
23.24. Jun
Open Campus
26.30. Jun
26. Jun
Dissecting mechanisms mediating neurotransmitter release from sensory cells in the gut epithelium
Raum 2030, Cognium, Hochschulring 18
27. Jun
Suspending the pigeonhole principle: amenability and the Rokhlin lemma | Prof. David Kerr
MZH 5600
04. Jul
Pressure-robustness in the context of optimal control | Prof. Winnifried Wollner, Universität Hamburg
MZH 5600
31. Aug
Explore Science
Bürgerpark Bremen


We'd like to talk tickle: The Department of Computer Science and Mathematics is the largest department at the University of Bremen with around 380 employees. You know some employees, some you may never have seen. In the Tacheles series we introduce some employees and students of the department. Have fun watching!

Written interviews

A portrait of Thorsten Dickhaus


Prof. Dr. Thorsten Dickhaus has been working in Faculty 3 since 2015. You can read what he does there here!


A portrait of Ute Bormann

Ute Bormann has been with the University of Bremen since August 1993. What she does, you can read here!