2022 Berninghausen Prize
TheUniversity of Bremen started out 50 years ago as a university of project studies, where topics of societal relevance were the focus of student project work. It has evolved to combine research and teaching with multifaceted approaches to research-based learning (following the Zurich Framework according to Tremp and Hillebrand, 2012) and is currently making strong reference again to its social responsibility, also and especially in relation to the current sustainability debates. In this context, student participation also takes on a stronger role, which is emphasized in the university’s new mission statement for teaching (https://www.uni-bremen.de/lehre-studium/leitbild[W+W1] ) and which Ludwig Huber (1937–2019), who accompanied the University of Bremen on its way to research-based learning, always emphasized in research-based learning projects.
At the same time, after four semesters during the coronavirus pandemic, the University of Bremen has made significant progress in digital teaching. Emergency remote teaching is increasingly turning into blended learning approaches, which ideally combine digital learning scenarios with presence and make classroom teaching particularly valuable.
We want to include these two developments in this year’s call for entries for the Berninghausen Award.