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The University of Bremen, an inspiring place of education

The University of Bremen is an excellent research university and a magnet for top academics. Its members develop and design new lines of research, promote novel scientific approaches in all subjects, and closely interweave teaching with research. The latest research insights flow directly into studies and teaching. The University of Bremen stands for interdisciplinary teaching and research. Its committed teaching staff are continuously reflecting on and advancing didactic concepts. This makes the University of Bremen an inspiring place of education.


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Scholz-Reiter has been the University President since 2012. He is the academic head of the University of Bremen and Chairman of the Academic Senate. Three Vice-Presidents, deputies of the University President, support him in the further development of the University. Prof.Dr. Andreas Breiter is responsible for the area of research, Prof. Dr. Thomas Hoffmeister is responsible for academics, and Prof.Dr.​​​​​​​ Eva Feichtner for diversity and internationality. Dr.​​​​​​​ Martin Mehrtens is the Director of Finance and Administration.


Teaching and studying

Proximity to research, participation and diversity characterize teaching at the University of Bremen. More than 100 attractive study programs are designed to get students involved right from the start: Searching for new insights and solutions to the pressing issues of our time. The early hands-on identification with their subject and the development of competences for a perceptive approach to learning in all study phases are decisive factors for the high quality of studies at the University of Bremen.


The University of Bremen is young, med-sized, and strong in research. As an all-round university, the research profile is diverse and characterized by cooperative collaborative research as well as excellent individual achievement.

The University’s profile is shaped by its six high-profile areas, which enjoy an international reputation for cutting-edge research.


Profile International

Internationality is a strategic profile feature of the University of Bremen. As an international university, we see internationalization as a process that extends into all areas of the university – whether in research, studies or administration. People from more than 100 nations enrich campus life. We are networked worldwide and work together with our international on scientific breakthroughs and finding solutions to global challenges.



Whether owing to individual performance or team success – every award earned by our academics is an accolade for the entire university. Also as an institution, the university has been the recipient of various awards. These include successes in the Excellence Initiative, ERC grants or Lichtenberg professorships as well as the Berninghausen Prize for outstanding teaching and other awards.



Everything is close together on the campus of the University of Bremen: Lecture halls and research facilities are close by. The campus park is right at the center as well as dining and shopping facilities. Numerous cultural events take place in the campus center, including exhibitions, theater plays and concerts.