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We are currently having a summer break! From July 22nd - September 21st no events will take place.
We wish you and your family an enjoyable summer.
Stay safe and healthy! We are looking forward seeing you after our break.
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VBL Online Pension Information Session
You are currently working or residing in Germany. This means you are contributing to the social security system, of which the DRV – Deutsche Rentenversicherung - is a part. In addition, you might be insured with the VBL – Versorgungsanstalt des Bundes und der Länder – via your employer. This pension information session will shed light on the German pension landscape – the state and company pension scheme - as a topic.
Are you an international doctoral candidate, postdoctoral researcher or scientist at a University or Research Institute in Bremen or Lower Saxony with a current or past work contract, and hence paying into the German pension schemes without knowing exactly, for what you pay and what you can get back from this money for your future pension? In this information session you will get an insight into the German pension landscape and learn who will pay your pension one day. Furthermore, you will get to know tips and tricks to not lose your entitlements.
Join us at a guided city tour of Bremen for very interesting information about the old town of Bremen. During our tour we will discover the "Böttcherstraße", the "Schnoorviertel" and lots of historic sights.
This tour is hold by the "Bremer Touristikzentrale". Suitable to the current situation, we recommend to bring a face mask. This assessment may change with time.
Date:9th October 2021, Meeting Time: 4.00 pm Meeting point: Roland / Market place Costs: 3€ per person
The registration opens very soon. Places are limited! Please make sure to bring the fee at the day of the event.
The weekly Café International will take place again on 22nd September!
Every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. international scientists and graduate students meet at the GW2. Because of the current circumstances our weekly café will take place at the Restaurant Tresor on 22nd September.
This event provides a weekly opportunity for international researchers, PhD students and Senior Citizens to come together to exchange and discuss experiences and ideas, as well ask any questions that they may have.
Join us for something to drink at the Tresor. Please make sure of the 3G-rule which applies in Bremen. We can't wait to see you there!
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Digital office hours
You now have the opportunity to ask your questions in one of our digital office hours via zoom.