Young, keen to experiment, strong in research
The University of Bremen is a young, med-sized research university and one of the top 50 European universities under the age of 50. Together with the local research institutes and cooperation partners, it constitutes the leading research hub in northwest Germany. The University is a top performer in many areas of national and international excellence. Its international research profile is shaped in particular by five high-profile areas.
The University of Bremen was early to bundle collaborative research in large, interdisciplinary high-profile areas. These encompass marine, polar and climate research, the social sciences – with a focus on social change, social policy and the state – materials science and related technologies, the collection, representation, processing, evaluation, transmission and the technical and social communication of information (Minds, Media, Machines), and the health sciences.
The University’s high-profile areas are built on a broad spectrum of subjects, which we preserve in its diversity so that new links and research questions can emerge.
Close cooperation in the region
Cooperation is inseparable from science. In our region in particular, close and trusting cooperation creates new synergies in research, development and science transfer. The University therefore maintains close contact with local research institutes and has founded the “U Bremen Research Alliance” which brings together the eleven non-university research institutions located in and financed by the State of Bremen.
Extremely successful in attracting third-party funding
A particular strength of the University of Bremen is its great success in the acquisition of third-party funds, both in individual as well as in collaborative research. The greater part of such funding comes from the German Research Foundation (DFG). In addition to the MARUM Cluster of Excellence, the University of Bremen is currently involved in seven Collaborative Research Centers and several DFG Research Units and DFG Priority Programs.
Bremen is also successful in the funding lines of the European Union. In addition to various ERC grants, numerous projects in the field of collaborative research, research infrastructures and Marie Curie mobility measures have been acquired.
The University is also the home of various science prizewinners; among others, several Leibniz awards have already been granted to the University of Bremen.
Promotion of talents as a strategic goal
The targeted promotion of young talent, unlocking their potentials and enabling early independence are key objectives pursued by the University of Bremen. We support our academics in DFG Research Training Groups, numerous Junior Research Groups as well as through doctoral programs, among others in cooperation with non-university research institutions. With BYRD - Bremen Early Career Researcher Development, the University of Bremen has a graduate center that systematically supports researchers at all career levels.