Staff Unit for Strategic Initiatives

  • The Staff Unit for Strategic Initiatives (SPE)

    works on forward-looking projects at the University of Bremen. It provides impulses for strategic development, generates ideas for institutional projects, advises the Rectorate and designs strategy and change processes. The Unit is thus making a contribution to the university's development and visibility in the face of increasing institutional project funding, diverse external requirements and increasing competition.

    To this end, the Staff Unit develops scenarios, concepts and measures, writes or supports institutional applications, manages processes and moderates strategy workshops, produces benchmarks and SWOT analysis and prepares decision of the Rectorat.

What we do

The Staff Unit works on current topics of strategic importance, which often cover multiple fields of activity and are initiated by the Rectorate - this can be a new institutional cooperation or a digitization strategy or an application in a federal-state programme.


How we work

The Strategy 2018 - 2028 is an example of the basic functioning of the Staff Unit: here, the Unit has conceived and set up the strategy process, identified international role models, evaluated existing sub-strategies of the university, compiled very different perspectives from the university, condensed them and repeatedly feedbacked them with the Rectorate.

An online consultation throughout the university made considerable progress with the text before it was discussed and adopted in detail in the Academic Senate. Last but not least, we also took care of the translation, graphic design and communication of the document.

As a general principle: We work in an agile manner, employing a diverse range of methods and with high intensity, maintaining professional standards and a realistic perspective on what is achievable. We coordinate systematically with other units of the university. At the project kickoff, roles are clarified, and at the end, projects are handed over to other areas if they become permanent tasks.



Dr. Achim Wiesner

has been leading the Staff Unit for Strategic Initiatives (SPE) at the University of Bremen since 2015.

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phone: +49 (0)421 218-60015

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