20 Years of Future – this is the title of this issue of Yearbook which is now appearing for the 20th time. What expectations have the people connected to our University had over the past twenty years – and what do they think the future will bring? How did they experience the time from 1997 to 2007? What type of jobs did they have? What was the University of Bremen like at that time concerning their areas of work? This is what academics and employees of the University, its President and two of his predecessors, graduates, people from politics, business and culture tell us in a selection of short videos. Their statements have been illustrated in a graphic recording. All this awaits you on the following pages.