Research-based Learning

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Studying at the University of Bremen is characterized by research-based learning. Throughout their academic journey, students engage in all phases of the research process within their courses.s. They develop questions, conduct independent, scientifically and methodologically grounded investigations and present their results. The process, their own assumptions and the results are critically reflected upon.

The research-based learning format fosters critical thinking, problem-solving abilities, self-directed learning, teamwork, and scientific communication.These interdisciplinary skills are honed and applied within the degree programs. Students acquire foundational knowledge in their fields and have the opportunity to delve deeper into specific subject areas and research topics based on their interests.

As part of the university's teaching profile development, research-based learning is pivotal in shaping the curricula. Teaching staff members receive support through ongoing training and advisory services provided by the university's higher education didactics team.

Upcoming events

9th Conference for Student Research

Degrees of Freedom in Research - Dimensions - Diversity - Discourse
Young Science in Dialog

9th Conference of Student Research (StuFo2024)
13th Humboldt reloaded anual conference

24.10.2024 | Schloss Hohenheim
(15.06.2024 Call for Abstracts)

Link to event

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The University Higher Education Didactics (Administrative Unit 13 - Teaching and Studies) regularly offers workshops on designing and implementing research-based learning in university teaching. You can find a list of all workshops here.

Currently registration is open for a workshop in English on "Research-based Teaching and Learning", taking place on September 26/27 in Bremen. Further information and link to register.

For any inquiries regarding research-based learning, please contact Carola Schirmer

  • Monika Sonntag, Julia Rueß, Carola Ebert, Kathrin Friederici, Laura Schilow und Wolfgang Deicke (2018): Forschendes Lernen im Seminar - Ein Leitfaden für Lehrende. 2. überarbeitete Auflage. Berlin: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. PDF-Download von ResearchGate.
  • Ludwig Huber (2009). Warum Forschendes Lernen möglich und nötig ist In: Huber L, Hellmer J, Schneider F (Hrsg) Forschendes Lernen im Studium. UniversitätsVerlagWebler, Bielefeld, S 9–35. PDF verfügbar über Fachhochschule Potsdam
  • Carmen Wulf, Susanne Haberstroh, Maren Petersen (Hrsg.), (2020): Forschendes Lernen: Theorie, Empirie, Praxis. Springer VS, Wiesbaden. Open Acess
  • Harald A. Mieg und Judith Lehmann (2017): Forschendes Lernen: wie die Lehre in Universität und Fachhochschule erneuert werden kann, Frankfurt: Campus-Verlag, Online in der SuUB
  • Margot Kröger, Ludwig Huber und Heidi Schelhowe (2013): Forschendes Lernen als Profilmerkmal einer Universität: Beispiele aus der Universität Bremen, Bielefeld: UVW UniversitätsVerlag Webler, Vorhanden in der SuUB
  • Working Paper Reihe der AG Forschendes Lernen in der dghd (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hochschuldidaktik)

Event series "Research-based Learning at Noon" of the German Association for Higher Educatin Didactics

  • For all those interested in Research-oriented Learning (FL)
  • Focus on practical input and examples
  • Brief input followed by exchange and joint questions
  • One hour online over lunch (1:00 pm to 2:00 pm)
  • Teaching staff members and Higher Education Didactics professionals welcome!