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Professor Dr.-Ing. Bernd Scholz-Reiter
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News no.: 140 |

Statement by the President of the University of Bremen on the Practices of Predatory Publishers

In recent weeks we have received several inquiries from the media regarding predatory publishing. ARD, Süddeutsche Zeitung and SPIEGEL have also addressed the problem. Journalists’ research shows that almost the entire German science system is affected by the machinations of predatory publishers.

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Es sind niele Zeitschriften nebeneinander zu sehen.
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News no.: 138 |

University of Bremen Warns Of Predatory Publishers

The media is currently addressing the practices of predatory publishers. Journalists’ research shows that almost the entire German science system is affected by the machinations of predatory publishers.

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Young men and women are sitting at desks and are looking in the camera.
© Michael Ihle / Universität Bremen
News no.: 2018025 |

Opportunities of Digitization for Social Sciences

More than 50 international junior researchers and experts from social and computer sciences will meet in Bremen from July 23 to August 3. The summer school is organized by the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS).

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Fünf Personen bei Auszeichnung
© Klaus Satzinger-Viel, Fotostelle der Universität Augsburg.
News no.: 2018023 |

Dennis Barasi Receives Advancement Award for Intercultural Master’s Thesis

Dennis Barasi, an educational scientist from Bremen, has received the Augsburg Academic Prize for Intercultural Studies advancement award for his master’s thesis. He is a research associate in the department of intercultural education, where he is writing his dissertation on the topic of migration.

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Zwei Männer und eine Frau mit Urkunde
© Harald Rehling / Universität Bremen
News no.: 137 |

Manfred Fluß Becomes Sponsor and Honorary Citizen of the University

Manfred Fluß, former Senator, has been named as a Sponsor and honorary citizen of the University of Bremen for his decades of commitment. This is the eleventh time that the university has awarded this honor.

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Zwei junge Frauen vor Grünpflanzen
© Michael Ihle
News no.: 136 |

Big Upswing in Public Research Funds for the University of Bremen

In the current DFG Funding Atlas for the period from 2014 to 2016, the University of Bremen is ranked 17th out of 430 German HEIs. It received 146.5 million euros from the DFG, improving by ten places compared to the previous ranking.

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News no.: 134 |

New Master’s Program: International Romance Studies

A new master’s study program will start at the University of Bremen at the beginning of the 2018/19 winter semester on October 1, 2018. The degree course is open admission and applications can be submitted until September 15, 2018.

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Drawing with cat and mouse
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News no.: 132 |

Learning Languages in Summer

From July to September 2018, the Fremdsprachenzentrum der Hochschulen im Land Bremen (FZHB)  offers various courses to learn a new language, refresh your skills, take examinations, or prepare yourself linguistically for admission to a course of study. 

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Group of young people
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News no.: 131 |

Soccer Robots from Bremen Take Second Place at the World Cup

The soccer robots from the University of Bremen and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) are runner-up world champions. They were also the clear winners in the additional penalty shootout event and the so-called Mixed Team Competition.

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Eine junge Frau und ein junger Mann auf der Bühne.
© Jessica Hartung
News no.: 130 |

The Final Curtain for the Parlement of Foules

Bidding adieu with a classic – the English-language theater group “Parlement of Foules” takes the stage of the Schnürschuh Theater one last time. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream (more or less...)” premieres on June 27, 2018, at 7 p.m.

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Kaputtes Gebäude
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News no.: 128 |

Research project wants to close the gaps in our knowledge of the GDR

Hurdles to modernization in the science and economy of the former GDR and their consequences in the transition to the Federal Republic of Germany: This is the topic of a collaborative research group led by Professor Jutta Günther in the Faculty of Business Studies and Economics.

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Woman is looking in camera.
© Jürgen Warrelmann / Universität Bremen
News no.: 126 |

Pesticides: Experts call for more stringent authorization procedures

Whether residues of pesticides in chicken eggs or crop protection products that threaten ecosystems and biodiversity: Many of these chemical substances have a damaging effect. Scientists are therefore calling for more extensive authorization procedures for pesticides.

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Drei Männer und eine Frau im Labor
© MiriamWurster / Universität Bremen
News no.: 125 |

Cartoons reveal gender dynamics

Three cartoonists have been examining gender aspects in the STEM subjects on behalf of the Center for Equal Opportunities at the University of Bremen. On June 21, 2018 there will be a public showing of the cartoons in the LION building (Klagenfurter Straße 5).

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Junge Frau und junger Mann, Porträts
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News no.: 124 |

KARL, the “ecorobot”, on show at CeBIT

KARL the ecorobot, is a personal digital assistant, designed to help consumers behave in a more environmentally friendly manner. A prototype is already available and waiting to be tried out by those interested – and the KARL team is looking for reinforcements.

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Mann und Frau am Tisch, Frau schenkt Getränk in Becher
© Abdoulaye Diene / TIC
News no.: 121 |

Dürrenmatt’s “Physiker” Premiers in Theater InCognito

The Theater InCognito (TIC) embedded in the Faculty of Cultural Studies is currently staging a classic piece: “Die Physiker” by Friedrich Dürrenmatt. The premier takes place on Tuesday, June 19 at 8 pm in the University of Bremen’s theater hall, which is adjacent to the Mensa.

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News no.: 120 |

EU Support Program “Horizon 2020”: What happens next?

“Horizon 2020”, the 8th EU Framework Program for Research and Innovation, will end soon. What happens next? Some 350 participants will come to the University of Bremen to discuss just this at the 30th KoWi Conference on EU Research and Innovation Funding. The event will take place from June 19 to 21

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Gebäude, darunter ein Turm
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News no.: 2018022 |

THE ranking: University of Bremen once again among the 50 best young universities worldwide

The University of Bremen is once again confirmed to be among the world’s top 50 young universities. This is the result of the latest “Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Ranking 2018”. Bremen is ranked on place 34 among the 250 listed universities.

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Mehrstöckiges Gebäude mit rotem Vorbau
© Harald Rehling / Universität Bremen
News no.: 118 |

ONOC at the University of Bremen: Programming through the night

On June 15, 2018, students from the University of Bremen will once again be holding “Open Night of Code” – ONOC, for short. The event starts at 6 p.m. and is aimed at computer science students and all interested hobby programmers. You can be creative until the next morning. Admission is free.

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Zwei Frauen und ein Mann lächeln in die Kamera
© Harald Rehling / Universität Bremen
News no.: 117 |

Helga Grubitzsch wants to help young refugee women

Until 1988 Helga Grubitzsch taught French literature at the University of Bremen. Now, she has decreed that after her death a foundation for female refugees should be founded and held in trust at the University.

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© MARUM − Zentrum für Marine Umweltwissenschaften, Universität Bremen
News no.: 2018021 |

Pioneers of the Oceans

Since 2009, the 8th of June is celebrated by the United Nations as “World Ocean Day”. Scientists working at the MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences at the University of Bremen conduct research on the importance of the oceans, the Polar Regions and the world’s atmosphere.

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