Cooperative professorships are professorships, which are appointed at the university and which provide research and teaching in the disciplines of the University of Bremen. The special feature is that, as a "common vocation", they also have a leading function in science and science management in a non-university research institution. Cooperative professorships are thus evidence of the very good scientific cooperation and the institutional interlacing of the work of the University of Bremen and its non-university partners. They thus strengthen the cooperation as well as the development of the partners in a sustainable manner.
The co-operation professor's model is particularly successful in Bremen. Together with the members of the Bremen Research Alliance, more than 40 cooperative professorships were established.