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Portrait eines Mannes
© Kai Uwe Bohn / Universität Bremen
News no.: 196 |

“Whoever Demands the Right to Be Heard Must Grant It to Others”

How can understanding succeed in times of inequality and populism? Political scientist Professor Martin Nonhoff argues that no one should be excluded from the social debate. On the occasion of the 31st Bremer Universitäts-Gespräche, he gives an insight into the broad field.

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News no.: 195 |

Distinction: “Excellence in Gender Equality!”

In the coming years, the University of Bremen will be given the opportunity to receive funding from the female professors program of the Federal Government and Federal States. In addition, it is one of ten HEIs to be honored by the Joint Science Conference (GWK) for approaches to gender equality.

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Der Eingang des Schütting
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News no.: 194 |

Bremer Universitäts-Gespräche on Inequality and Populism

On November 15 and 16, 2018, the 31st Bremer Universitäts-Gespräche conference will take place. “Liberal Democracies under Stress: Economic Inequality, Cultural Diversity, and Populism” is this year's theme. The panel discussion in the Schütting at 6 p.m. on the opening night is open to the public.

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Soldat mit Waffe schaut in einen Waggon
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News no.: 193 |

A Digitally Processed Visual History of the Holocaust

The Bremen research lab “Film, Media Art and Popular Culture” at ZeMKI is involved in an international research project. It concerns the digitization, analysis, and mediation of films documenting the liberation of concentration camps.

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Frau liegt im Bett, Pflegende hält ihre Hand
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News no.: 192 |

Warning: Those Providing Care to Relatives Become Sicker As They Care

Around 2.5 million people in need of long-term care in Germany are cared for by relatives; these caregivers are more likely to be ill than persons from comparison groups. These are the results from the Pflegereport 2018 (Care Report) written by a team of SOCIUM authors and commissioned by BARMER.

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Professor Christian Palentien vor einer Bücherwand
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News no.: 191 |

Education Professor Heads Federal Commission of Experts

Christian Palentien, professor in the Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of Bremen, has been appointed chairman of the federal government’s commission of experts for the preparation of the 16th report on children and youth.

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© Ingrid Krause / BTZ Bremer Touristik-Zentrale
News no.: 189 |

EU Project to Strengthen Bremen’s Innovation Infrastructures

European regions should learn from each other in order to improve their capacity for innovation. This is the aim of the EU-funded project “TraCS3,” in which the Institute for Labour and Economy (iaw) of the University of Bremen is significantly involved. A project meeting will take place in Bremen.

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Group of students.
© Frank Pusch/Universität Bremen
News no.: 188 |

Dr. Hans Riegel Specialist Prizes for Excellent Student Research

The University of Bremen and the Dr. Hans Riegel-Stiftung have honored students from the region for their particularly good prescientific work. The Dr. Hans Riegel specialist prizes are endowed with a total of around 5,000 euros.

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Mann forscht
© Kai Uwe Bohn / Universität Bremen
News no.: 187 |

University Publishes New Issue of Its Research Magazine “Highlights”

The University has now published a new issue of its research magazine “Highlights.” It presents exemplary projects and planned research – in both German and English – in a comprehensible manner. Interested readers will gain insights into the multifaceted commitment of the scientific community.

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News no.: 186 |

Part-Time Continuing Education in Palliative Care

In February 2019, two continuing education courses in the field of palliative care will start at the University of Bremen. Interested parties can get to know the offers at two information events – on November 6, 2018, for the certificate course and on November 22, 2018, for the master’s program.

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Porträt eines Mannes
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News no.: 185 |

SOCIUM Team Evaluates New Medicines in Innovation Report 2018

The team led by Professor Gerd Glaeske and Professor Wolf-Dieter Ludwig, chairman of the Drug Commission of the German Medical Association, awarded more green lights in the Innovation Report 2018 than in previous years. The study examined 32 medicines that were launched on the market in 2015.

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Das Wort "Rückenwind" auf rotem Hintergrund
News no.: 184 |

StartUp-Lounge under the Motto “Tailwind”

On November 6, 2018, the eighth Bremen StartUp-Lounge will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the University of Bremen. It is organized by the BRIDGE university initiative with the support of STARTHAUS and brings together people with start-up experience and those interested in start-ups.

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Logo der Universität Bremen auf einer Glasscheibe
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News no.: 183 |

University of Bremen Conferences in November 2018

Research data management, the handling of mobility and flexibility requirements in the working world, and a forum for laser users – those are the topics of the events of the University of Bremen in November.

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Drei Männer in einem Büro
© Andreas Beuthner
News no.: 182 |

Materials for the Photonics of Tomorrow

Novel, atomically thin materials could be used in the future as energy-efficient and versatile light sources. Physicists from the University of Bremen have now published the results of their research into these materials in the internationally renowned journal “Nature Physics.”

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Man is explainung something.
News no.: 181 |

Fit for the Digital Transformation in Medicine

The Fraunhofer MEVIS Institute for Medical Image Computing is one of the world’s leading research centers in digital medicine. In order to prepare computer science students for the challenges in this area, the institute and the University of Bremen are now cooperating even more closely in teaching.

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Zwei junge Leute auf dem Bremer Marktplatz
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News no.: 180 |

Invitation to Idea Competition: Logo for Local News App Wanted

At the ZeMKI, a mobile app is currently being developed for news about life in Bremen and the surrounding area. Local news and information from clubs will be available via the “” app. The competition for ideas for the development of a logo will run until November 15, 2018.

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Gruppe von Personen im Freien schaut auf ein Smartphone
© Ulrike Huhn / Universität Bremen
News no.: 179 |

Students Create Audio Walk in Memory of Forced Laborers

Students of the University of Bremen have researched the history of the Bremen-Schützenhof satellite camp in Gröpelingen. They have developed an audio walk for smartphones. It describes the forgotten fates of the forced laborers who were sent to the A.G. Weser shipyard every day.

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Gruppe von Frauen und Männern vor einem Gerät
© AG Radmacher / Universität Bremen
News no.: 178 |

Bremen Biophysicists Involved in European Research Network

The Institute for Biophysics at the University of Bremen is involved in a multinational research network that is to develop new tools in biomedicine. These tools could be used to treat various diseases such as cancer. The Bremen team is supported with 500,000 euros.

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Zwei junge Männer stehen auf einem Gletscher
© Sabine Macht / TU Braunschweig
News no.: 177 |

Computer Scientists Research Navigation Technologies

Is there extraterrestrial life on the ice moon Esceladus, one of Saturn’s largest moons? This is what the Enceladus Explorer Initiative of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) wants to explore. The University of Bremen is also involved in the preparations for the mission.

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Pflegerin hält einem Patienten die Hand
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News no.: 176 |

“What’s Next for Nursing Care in Germany?”

The Colloquium on Health Policy, which is aimed at the broader public, begins in the Haus der Wissenschaft (house of research). This time, the series of lectures initiated by the SOCIUM – Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy of the University of Bremen focuses on nursing professions.

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