Internationality has been one of University of Bremen’s key objectives since its inception in 1971. Today, it has visibility and a network throughout the whole world. It strives to offer diverse internationally-oriented study programs with a global perspective to students and ideal conditions for excellent research and teaching to researchers from around the world.
In order to allow the University's researchers to initiate larger projects in accordance with the Internationalization Strategy, additional funds are made available annually by the University Executive Board through an internationalization fund.
Funded are projects that are directed towards setting a new impulse for longer-term internationalization projects in fields of teaching or research. The projects should be long-lasting as opposed to one-time activities.
The maximum amount of funding is €10.000 and it is awarded the following calendar year.
Possible funding models are:
- initial funding for international cooperation projects (coordination meetings, kick-off workshops, preparatory trips, preparation of applications for third-party funding, unless funded by CRDF - Central Research Development Fund);
- measures to establish international graduate schools;
- measures to develop international teaching projects such as international study programmes, international summer programmes, student excursions, (no support for individual and mobility/stay scholarships);
- exchange projects, provided that they promote the strategic objectives of internationalization (for example the development of digital formats, conferences or workshops at governance/management level).
Qualifying expenses include but are not limited to travel and accommodation, equipment costs, organizational costs, personnel costs (student assistants). Hospitality expenses do not qualify.