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Our Team

Jutta 2020

Jutta Paal

Project coordinator
kompass international

Fiona 2020

Fiona Lanigan


Heleen 2020

Heleen Rip

Events & Social Media

Mohammed Hamzat

Social Media

Finn 2020

Finn Völkel


Nizar 2020

Nizar Ala Rashi


Tarik 2020

Tarik Nissen


kompass is a team in the International Office at the University of Bremen that carries out international and intercultural projects. Our programs and events bring foreign and German students together. We provide orientation, broaden horizons, highlight points in common, and build bridges for your professional future. Friendly, welcoming, and open for all!

International Communities

The Student Communities and project groups supported by kompass are vivid examples of the cultural diversity that shapes campus life at the University of Bremen. They help make our international students feel welcome - almost like home away from home. At the same time, they foster communication among students of other nations and thus make an important contribution towards international understanding and integration.

The Communities and project groups currently supported by kompass: Bangladesh Community Bremen, Cameroonian Community in Bremen e.V.(CCB), Chinese Student Community in Bremen, Ghanaian Students in Bremen, Guenian Students Association in Bremen, Indonesian Student Community Bremen, Islamic Student Association (IHB), ISAB (Indian Students Association Bremen), Ivorian Community (Elfenbeinküste), Nigerian Community, Pakistan Students Association at University of Bremen (PSA), Turkish students in Bremen (TSB)


kompass Team 2020

We are open to new people and ideas. Just come and join! Intercultural events such as kompass Cooks, Culture Nights, Jam Sessions, World-Cafes, Happy-Hours in student residences, excursions to other cities, or creative project work groups offer many possibilities to get to know kompass.

Due to the current contact restrictions, there will be no face-to-face events until further notice.  Please check out our current online programs here on the website or on our Instagram or Facebook page.

With this new program the International Office of the University of Bremen supports students with refugee background at the beginning of their studies.

The kompass team offers counselling by appointment. We speak English, German and Arabic


The project is being evaluated by a monitoring group.

Funding: Welcome fund and Integra fund of the DAAD.


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Study Buddy helps international students find their way quickly around Bremen. Through the program, you can build new friendships, practice
foreign languages, and gain international contacts. 

You can find more information here!

Advice for international students, international graduates and international academic staff can be found on the Career Center page.
Contact: Rebekah Cramer (
Further information:

The BRIDGE team is available for advice on all aspects of setting up a business or startup.
Further information:

Intercultural training offers the possibility to find out more about the
causes of intercultural misunderstandings that can arise among students
or professors in a different university system.

International students can receive a scholarship for the final period of their studies from the DAAD's STIBET program. Deadline is the 13th August 2021. Application form

Diwali @ Uni Bremen 2019

Open Campus 2019

Kompass Workshop for Communities

On October 3 and 4, the compass-program of International Office organized a workshop: The leaders of the international student communities were trained in project and time management, event security and intercultural communication.

kompass Q&A

online Q&A sessions once a week on Mondays between 3:30 pm-

Listen to the new kompass podcast!




Pocket Casts

Radio Public

Our Blog

„Growing up in the true pearl of the North“ ~ What it‘s like to be an 18-year-old in Bremen today~

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kompass info flyer

German [PDF] (163 KB)

English [PDF] (158 KB)


Dr. Jutta Paal

Phone: 0421-218-60363
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Office hours:

Because of the current situation our office hours are unfortunately not available. Gladly we will answer your questions via email kompassprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de