Central Research Units
artec Sustainability Research Centre is an interdisciplinary centre of Bremen University for research on issues of sustainability at the area of intersection of social, ecological and technological perspectives.
With our activities in research and consulting we aim at supporting sustainable developments in relevant national and international fields of action.
The Institute Technology and Education at the University of Bremen has been conducting research in the area of vocational training and education for more than 30 years. Currently employing a staff of 50 persons, it is among the largest independent research establishments in its field worldwide. The work carried out at ITB involves cooperation between experts in the fields of vocational education, engineering, sociology and cultural studies, psychology, economics and occupational science. Much of the research is undertaken in international cooperation and research networks.
The ZWE Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences BIGSSS are presented on the pages of the Excellence Initiative.
Aim of the Central Research Unit Center for Cognitive Sciences (ZKW) is understanding the neuronal mechanisms of cognitive functions (mainly perception, behaviour and decision) as well as its application from technical (i.e. robotics) and clinical-medical points of view (neuroprosthetics, neurological differential diagnostics, “assisted living”-systems, pharmacology and clinical epidemology). The experimental approach is pursued with neuropharmacological, psychophysical, neurophysiological and neuropsychological methods. With regard to the theoretical approach, the behaviour of humans and animals is investigated by means of modelling mathematical analysis and simulations. Thus, in an interdisciplinary way, cognitive functions are quantified, and the underlying mechanisms are identified with the aim to achieve a standardized theory. The systemic neuro-cognitive research is accompanied by philosophical investigations especially with regard to scientific theory.
ZeMKI, the Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research of the University of Bremen, deals with questions of change in media and communication. Its research focuses on deep mediatization, i.e. the interweaving of different areas of culture and society with digital media and related processes of datafication. The research uses various methods, including digital ones, and comprises communication and media studies, history, film studies, religious studies, sociology, political science, pedagogy and computer science.