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Research Institutions & Projects

Research in the Faculties

Research at the University takes place in many places. The research in the individual disciplines has its home especially in the twelve Faculties and the Research Faculty MARUM, with their respective working groups and research institutes.

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Central Research Units ZWE

Central Research Units are located outside the Faculties and are under the direct responsibility of the Academic Senate. A Central Research Unit can only be set up by the University's Academic Senate if its objectives and tasks are cross-Faculty or institution-wide, there is a common thematic focus, and if it is of central strategic importance for the University of Bremen.

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Doctoral Programs

The University of Bremen offers doctoral programs in all its academic fields. Young researchers are given the opportunity to conduct independent research and engage in an intensive exchange of expertise, take part in specially designed courses, and benefit from innovative forms of supervision.


The University of Bremen’s Central Research Development Fund (CRDF)

In 1976, the University established its own Central Research Development Fund (CRDF) to support researchers in the implementation of their ideas and projects. A special focus is on profile building, the promotion of young talent, and the preparation of applications for third-party funding. The Research Committees and the Young Researcher Committee consider the incoming applications and make subsequent recommendations to the University’s executive Management Board for funding. Here you will find an overview of currently funded projects.


Ongoing projects and grants from third party funds

Funding from the German Research Foundation (DFG)

Bremen researchers are very successful in attracting funding from the German Research Foundation (DFG), which accounts for about 40 percent of total external research funding. Longer-running institutions funded by the DFG are the University’s five Collaborative Research Centers.


Federal Funding

The Federal Government supports research in various framework programs, in which many Bremen researchers receive support.


EU Funding

Horizon 2020, COST, Interreg – here you will find an overview of the participation of Bremen researchers in European Union programs, including 18 individual grants from the European Research Council (ERC) for members of the University of Bremen.