External research institutions

Here you will find an overview of external research institutions collaborating with Faculty 08:

Alfred-Wegener-Institut (AWI):

The Alfred Wegener Institute, the Helmholt Centre for Polar and Marine Research, mainly conducts its work in the cold and temperate regions of the world. Together with numerous national and international partners, it works to comprehend the our complex "system Earth" and the profound changes to our global climate system.

German Shipping Museum

The German Shipping Museum is an integrated research museum dealing with issues concerning the history of shipping with an ongoing relevance. The archive, library and editorial provide a unique research infrastructure for collecting, storage and understanding the collection. 

Focke Museum

The Focke Museum, the Bremen State Museum for Art and Cultural History, exhibits important prehistoric and protohistoric State finds dating from the Stone Age to the Early Middle Ages in the innovative "Archaeology Knowledge Workshop" in the Eichenhof, the former barn belonging to the Riensberg estate. The valuable vessels, cutting and stabbing weapons, hatchets and axes are the main components of this exhibition. The prehistoric and protohistoric burial ground and settlement archaeology, production techniques from each period, chance discoveries by residents of Bremen, as well as historic acquisitions, although problematic from a modern perspective, all form independent topical areas. Through the disciplines of botany, geology, archeozoology, anthropology and numismatics, we can understand how archaeological finds are dated and assessed. 

Research Centre for East European Studies

The Research Centre for East European Studies (Forschungsstelle Osteuropa – FSO) is an internationally renowned external research institute at the University of Bremen with around 30 employees working on the history and current developments in former socialist countries in Eastern Europe.

State Archaeology Bremen

The dune, geest and marshes in the region of today's State of Bremen have been inhabited for over 10 000 years, with an array of archaeological remains testifying to this history. These range from the Stone Age with the transition to sedentism right up to artefacts from the recent past. As a lower monuments office, State Archaeology Bremen examines and conserves movable and immovable archaeological finds in the ground or water in accordance with Bremen Conservation Act on behalf of the Senator of Culture. These human artefacts are historical documents and must be protected in the same way as written documents. Movable archaeological finds (tools, weapons, jewelry, coins etc.) are kept with State Archaeology and in the Focke Museum's prehistoric protohistoric collection for storage, research and exhibition purposes.

Lower Saxony Institute for Historical Coastal Research

Founded in 1938, the Lower Saxony Institute for Historical Coastal Research carries out research on landscape development and settlement history in the Southern North Sea region. The working areas are the marshes, geest and moor areas in Northern Lower Saxony with a particular focus on rural economies during the post-glacial period. The Institute has interdisciplinary employees from natural and cultural sciences who work in the fields of coastal and quaternary geology, settlement archaeology, historical geography, archaeobotany and vegetation history. 

Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT)

Tropical coastal ecosystems are highly productive habitats with great ecological and economic importance. Research at ZMT analyses these areas in all their complexity and is creating a scientific database for their sustainable management. With its research, training and consulting activities, ZMT is contributing to a deeper understanding of these ecosystems and their protection.