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.
ISIS stands for Integrated Solutions in Sensorial Structure Engineering. This research unit bundles the University’s competence in the integration of sensors in engineering components with that of several extra-mural research institutes. The work covers all aspects of the topic, from conceptualization, through materials engineering, up to manufacturing processes, data processing, and energy supply. Via fundamental as well as applied research, ISIS advances the technological development of innovative potentials with regard to safety, cost efficiency, lightweight construction and human-machine interaction.
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.