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  • Ambitious and agile

    Even though these few words might not capture all the characteristics of our vibrant University, it does very aptly describe the underlying mood.

The University of Bremen in profile

The University of Bremen is a med-sized German university with around 20,000 students. For its committed and talented students, Bremen offers a wide range of subjects: More than 100 master's programs and bachelor's programs as well as the state law exam. And with research-based learning, the University has reinterpreted project studies, a defining feature of its founding times. 2,500 academics (41%), among them 270 professors (29% women), teach and conduct research in a wide range of disciplines: In the natural sciences, engineering, the social sciences and the humanities as well as in teacher training we have a long established tradition in interdisciplinary cooperation and excellent research. In 2012, the University’s Institutional Strategy “Ambitious and Agile” led to it being crowned one of the eleven German universities allowed to bear the title “University of Excellence”.

The future issues of today's societies are dealt with in six interdisciplinary high-profile areas focused on the oceans and the global climate, the future of industrial production, the social conflicts of modern welfare states, the interfaces between digital technology and humans, the logistics of global supply chains, and equity in health care. The University promotes diversity, has always encouraged the implementation of novel ideas and the independence of its early career researchers, and takes its social responsibility seriously. We are not afraid to be the first to tread new territory: Founded as a reform university, we breathe life into change.

The University has been cooperating successfully with the non-university research institutes in its immediate vicinity for a long time, including 11 jointly funded by the federal government and the federal states. The more than 50 so-called cooperation professors testify to this. Our vision: To further anchor Bremen as a leading European research university and an inspiring place of education. In doing so, we rely on our strengths, on the potential of all University members, and on the trusting cooperation with our partners.