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University of Bremen Conferences in December

The Healthy City Bremen: Interprofessional, Digital, Sustainable (“Gesunde Stadt Bremen: Interprofessionell, digital, nachhaltig”) research cluster is holding a conference on December 1 titled “Healthy City.”

Professor Notholt is standing at a physical instrument and has a microphone with which he explains his experiment.

Advent Physics: Experimental Show Returns to the Lecture Hall

On December 2, the Faculty of Physics at the University of Bremen invites you to an experimental show. Professor Justus Notholt, Dr. Matthias Buschmann, and the physics placement team promise not only fascinating insights into the world of physics, but also plenty of fun and excitement.


University of Bremen to Train Sports Teachers Once Again

The University of Bremen will establish a sports degree program for the 2024/25 winter semester. This was decided by the Academic Senate at the November meeting. With the new course, elementary and secondary school sports teachers will be trained.

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New Professor in the Faculty of Mathematics / Computer Science: Nico Hochgeschwender

Nico Hochgeschwender joined the University of Bremen for the winter semester 2023/24 as professor for software engineering for cognitive robotics and cognitive systems.

The Arctic

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.

At the award ceremony (from left to right): Professor Rolf Drechsler (dean of the Faculty of Mathematics / Computer Science), Henrike Illig (research assistant in the Center of Excellence for Women in Science and Technology), Veronika Oechtering (academic director of the Center of Excellence for Women in Science and Technology), Professor Christiane Floyd (laudatory speaker), and Professor Sanaz Mostaghim (chairperson of the jury).

Informatica Feminale Awarded Prize for Outstanding Gender Equality Work

The Informatica Feminale – International Summer University for Women in Computer Science was awarded the prize for outstanding gender equality work by the German Council of University Faculties in Computer Science. The prize was awarded this year for the first time.

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University of Bremen Successful in Global Ranking Once Again

The University of Bremen has once again secured a top position in the international Shanghai Ranking and has ranked first in Germany in the field of marine sciences. The university also leads the table of German universities in geosciences.

Two people stand in front of a desk in a laboratory and look into the camera. There is a lot of technical equipment on the desk and on the wall behind them. Some cables can be seen. A graphic next to them reads "Research Uni 3022.

Material with Feelings: AI Helps to Detect Material Damage

The University of Bremen has achieved first results in the DFG Research Unit FOR 3022. Thanks to innovative sensor nodes, which are smaller than a coin, it is possible to detect and evaluate hidden damage in fiber metal laminates (FML).

The picture shows a group of around 30 pupils. They are standing together with Katrin Moosdorf, Senator for Environment, Climate & Science and Dr. Mandy Boehnke, Vice-Rector for Internationality, Academic Qualification and Diversity at the University of Bremen, Mandy Böhnke.

Dr. Hans Riegel Awards for Outstanding Research by Pupils

On November 13, 2023, the University of Bremen and the Dr. Hans Riegel Foundation honored pupils from the region for their outstanding pre-scientific papers. The Dr. Hans Riegel Awards are endowed with a total of 5,800 euros.

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"Atmosphere of Change" – Panel Discussion on the Topic "Past and Future of the Reform University"

To mark the publication of the book "Aufbruchstimmung. Die University Bremen und das Projekt Hochschulreform" , the University of Bremen invites you to attend the book launch and a panel discussion on November 16, at 6 p.m. in the rotunda of Cartesium Building (Enrique-Schmidt-Straße 5).

Ein Lehrender spricht vor Zuhörern im vollen Hörsaal.

Lecture Series on Sustainability, Net Zero, and Climate Justice

In the 2023/24 winter semester, several lecture series at the University of Bremen address interdisciplinary approaches to a sustainable future – from virtual reality for a sustainable development in mathematics to global challenges in cultural and educational sciences.

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DataNord: A Data Competence Center for the Bremen Region

The University of Bremen, in close collaboration with the U Bremen Research Alliance and other partners, is establishing a data competence center for the entire region. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research is supporting the establishment of the center with over 3.5 million euros.

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The Future of Energy Transition in Times of Crisis and Uncertainty

Germany’s energy transition will be at the focus of a public lecture at Kunsthalle on Thursday, November 9, at 7 p.m. It is the start of the 35th Bremer Universitäts-Gespräche series, this time on the subject of energy transition.

Digital copy of a chronometer.

Digital Insights into Maritime History

The German Maritime Museum presents the exhibition "SEH-STÜCKE – Maritimes digital entdeckt", which shows not only the physical exhibits but also their digital representations, which were created with the help of MAPEX – Center for Materials and Processes at the University of Bremen.

This year, three laureates shared the award for outstanding Master of education theses, which is endowed with a total of 500 euros.

Teaching as a Profession and Vocation

284 people graduated from the teaching degree program at the University of Bremen in the past year. Their achievements and commitment were acknowledged at the Master of Education graduation ceremony.

This microscope image shows individual bacterial cells of a microbiome. Some of these bacteria have ingested sugars.

New Emmy Noether Junior Research Group on the Degradation of Complex Sugars by Marine Bacteria

How do marine bacteria convert sugar into energy? This question is the subject of a new Emmy Noether junior research group at the University of Bremen. The German Research Foundation will fund the team led by marine biologist Dr. Greta Reintjes with around one million euros over the next six years.

Ein Autoschiff auf dessen Laderampe einige Autos stehen. Diese werden aus dem Autoschiff herausgefahren. Die Autos sind neue Autos, was durch die Schutzfolie auf der Motorhaube sichtbar ist.

Isabella 2.0: Successful Completion at BLG AutoTerminal

The "Isabella" system will make car handling in ports more efficient in the future. BIBA – Bremen Institute for Production and Logistics at the University of Bremen and the industry partners BLG LOGISTICS and 28Apps Software have spent six years researching and developing this.

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University of Bremen Rises 50 Places in Global University Ranking

Success for the University of Bremen: In the current THE ranking, the university has climbed 50 places. With a rank of 301 to 350, the university is among the top 20 percent worldwide. In total, more than 1,900 universities from 108 countries and regions were compared.

The winners of the CAMPUSiDEEN competition

20th Anniversary of CAMPUSiDEEN Competition – Business Ideas and Concepts Honored

Once again, the CAMPUSiDEEN competition has honored the best business ideas and business concepts in Bremen's higher education landscape. Six winning teams were recognized at the awards ceremony on October 12.

Schematic representation of the most important North Atlantic currents. Red (blue) arrows show the upper (deep) circulation paths. The acronyms indicate the positions of the North Atlantic Current (NAC) and the Eastern Boundary Current (EBC). The black lines show the transport lines of the observatory arrays.

Close Connectivity within the North Atlantic Current System Identified

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


29. Nov
Tag der Lehre 2023
Time : all-day
29.01. NovDec
Der Elefant im Raum: Zur Auseinandersetzung mit Bremens (post-)kolonialer Geschichte und Gegenwart
Haus der Wissenschaft (abweichend am 29.11. ab 18 Uhr im Rathaus Bremen, Festsaal)
Time : all-day
29. Nov
Jude Kagoro, "Cocktail in Mogadishu: Uganda's and other international forces in Somalia"
InIIS, UNICOM 7.2210
29. Nov
Arzneimittellieferengpässe: Hintergründe und Fakten
Haus der Wissenschaft, Sandstraße 4/5, Bremen
29. Nov
Dr. Benjamin Zachariah (Braunschweig): Vor- und Nachteile des deutschen Spätpostkolonialismus
Rathaus Bremen, Am Markt 21, 28195 Bremen
30. Nov
"Der Mann aus Eisen" (Polen 1981, 140 min.)
Kino City 46, Birkenstraße 1 28195 Bremen
01. Dec
Tagung „Gesunde Stadt“
Konsul-Hackfeld-Haus, Bremen
Time : all-day
03. Dec
Lesung Milena Michiko Flasar
Goethetheater Bremen, Goetheplatz 1-3
04. Dec
MindTalks / Coding of social odors in the hippocampus and beyond
Cognium, Hochschulring 18, 2030
04. Dec
Red Army Soldiers: Representations and Perceptions in Ukraine since 1991
Online http://unihb.eu/Kolloquium
05. Dec
Molto Espressivo: „... mein Herz lässt dich grüßen“
06. Dec
Aqueous zinc-ion batteries: a facile alternative energy storage for human space exploration
06. Dec
Bewerbung um einen Studienplatz an der Universität Bremen zum Sommersemester 2024
06. Dec
Gesundheit und Gesundheitsversorgung von LSBT*Q - gesundheitliche Chancengleichheit
Haus der Wissenschaft
06. Dec
Oluseun A. Tanimomo, independent scholar*: When to Tell a Single Story: On Helon Habila’s Shimmery Brackish Waters etc.
Rotunde, Cartesium, Enrique-Schmidt-Str. 5
07. Dec
Fachgespräch: Kopftuch in der Schule und Neutralitätsgebot - Ein Widerspruch?
Universität Bremen GW2 B 1.700
07. Dec
Das Geheimnis um eine Kriminalnovelle von Umberto Eco. Podiumsdiskussion in der SuUB Bremen
Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Bremen
11. Dec
WHO webinar zu Environmental Health Inequalities
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Studying at the University of Bremen

Whether it be the compact campus, the diverse study programs on offer, or the green cycling city – a degree at the University of Bremen has a lot to offer.

You can choose from a broad range of degree program at the University of Bremen:

  • more than 100 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs
  • the state examination in law
  • international degree courses and further training offers


The University of Bremen is one of Germany’s medium-sized universities. In its mission statement, the university prioritizes:

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Applying to Study

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All about research

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High level of third-party funding

A great strength of the University of Bremen is its considerable success in the acquisition of third-party funds, both in individual as well as in collaborative research. The German Research Foundation (DFG) is the largest provider of third-party finance: Besides the MARUM Cluster of Excellence, the University of Bremen is currently involved in no less than seven Collaborative Research Centers, as well as a number of research groups and priority programs.

Zwei Personen bei der gemeinsamen Arbeit im Labor.

Strategic promotion of talent

The targeted promotion of young talent, unlocking potential, and early independence are among the guiding principles of the University of Bremen. We offer intensive support to young academics in six DFG research training groups, numerous junior research groups and also through doctoral programs offered in cooperation with non-university research institutions.

Zwei Lehrende arbeiten vor Zuhörern an einem Flipchart.

Lifelong learning

The University of Bremen is a place of lifelong learning. With our offers of continuing education we enable you to acquire knowledge of cutting-edge research. Discover the wide range of our offers and benefit from the unique combination of practice-oriented learning and innovation.

Facets of the University of Bremen


The diversity of our students and staff is both a framework as well as a prerequisite for high quality in research and teaching. As a cross-sectional priority and central profiling feature, we take account of diversity in our teaching and learning formats, in the structure of degree programs, and in the content of research and teaching. Moreover, diversity orientation and equal opportunity also guide us in the composition of teams and the design of counseling.   


Internationality is a strategic profiling objective of the University of Bremen. In keeping with our self-image as an international university, we see internationalization as a process that extends into all areas of the university – whether research, studies or administration. People from more than 100 nations enrich campus life. We are networked worldwide. In close cooperation with our partners, we work on the advancement of knowledge and finding solutions to global challenges.


The University of Bremen has been committed to sustainable development for years. Numerous projects and measures exist in the areas of research, teaching, operations, governance, and transfer, supporting the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the United Nations. Among them are the outstanding EMAS environmental management program, the university’s promotion of social sustainability as well as several research institutions with a focus on sustainability

Campus Stories

Stephan Determann

The Student Advisor

Stephan Determann has been working at the Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB) for 24 years. Initially, he still received consulting inquiries by post. Today, as head of the ZSB, he manages offers ranging from the degree database to the information day for prospective students.

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The School Pupil

Every Friday, Adela Talipov switches back and forth between the university and her high school. As part of the early studies program, the 17-year-old student is attending a lecture on experimental physics. For her, it’s the perfect opportunity to get a taste of university life without the pressure.

Silke Heinrich

The Apprenticeship Coordinator

The University of Bremen is not only a place for students and young researchers, but also trains about 80 young people in various professions every year. Silke Heinrich from the University of Bremen coordinates this area. She establishes contact with schools and educational institutions and promotes vocational training at the university to young people.

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