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Good teaching and learning

  • University of Research-based Learning

    The University of Bremen stands for the interweaving of research and teaching.

    Research-based learning means the use of motivating teaching methods closely linked to current research and research processes. Actively addressing knowledge content contributes to the development of critically reflective skills, one of the essential educational goals at university level.

    Early identification with the subject and the development of competences for the reflective handling of program content in all phases of study are decisive factors in enhancing the quality of learning and promoting academic success.

    The University reinforces this approach in its mission statement on teaching and learning, adopted in 2015 by the Academic Senate.

Assuring Quality

The University of Bremen is system accredited. Our quality management is supportive and service-oriented and serves to secure and further develop a high quality of teaching and learning. Participation is a fundamental prerequisite for the realization of this approach. The QM portal contains the most important information on quality management at the University of Bremen.

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Designing Study Courses

The range of courses offered by the University of Bremen is constantly evolving. Existing programs change, new ones are added, and others are closed. All these processes are complex and challenging. The department for university development and capacity planning as well as teaching and studies unitaddress fundamental questions of course design. The QM portal contains all other important information and tips.

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University Teaching

Good teaching is constantly evolving. The University of Bremen supports this with a comprehensive range of measures to promote university teaching. Target group-specific or topic-oriented methods offer diverse and interesting options for developing expertise. It is also possible to acquire a certificate in university education. In addition, there are offers of individual coaching or specialist workshops.

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Teaching in Dialogue

Regular exchange and dialog between all University members involved in teaching are an important basis for maintaining excellent and innovative teaching. Excellent teaching concepts, new requirements due to the increase in digitalization, current developments in teaching research as well as dealing with diversity are topics that occupy the whole University. Opportunities of exchanging views on these topics are presented by Resonanz (in German only), the magazine for teaching and learning, on Teaching Day or in the context of the Standing Conference for Innovation in Teaching.

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Promoting Projects

Also in the area of teaching, numerous projects are financed through third party funding or by the state of Bremen. Such projects are essential for the further development of teaching and learning at the University: New ideas are tested and examined with respect to their suitability for practical application and transferability. They are transforming the face of the University in a sustainable way because the impulses they generate are integrated into existing study programs and included in the development of new ones.

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International Teaching

Teaching at the University of Bremen is international: promoting foreign mobility, multilingualism and diversity competence are fundamental cross-sectional dimensions of our teaching in all subjects. Our internationally attractive and innovative study and doctoral programmes enable students to gain international and intercultural experience. Lecturers from Bremen teach abroad, while guests from all over the world enrich our teaching - we offer numerous support options.

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