Laying of the first stone at "Blockland".
Before the university was build, there was just a meadow in the north of the city.
The founding Senate.
The reaction to a news article by "stern" magazine: (from left) President Hans-Josef Steinberg, Vice President Gerhard Stuby, Director of Finance and Administration Hans Heinrich Maaß (in the back), Service Provider Günter Schattauer, Student Helmut Zachau and Vice President Stefan von Aufschnaiter in the Mensa Lake.
Construction of the Drop Tower at the Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity (ZARM) at the University of Bremen.
Annelie Keil receives the first Berninghausen Award for good teaching.
Inauguration of the core shed in the department of geosciences. Today it is the biggest of three core sheds of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP). It is run by the MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences at the University of Bremen.
The University of Bremen was connected to the city's tram network in 1996.
The Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS) was founded in 2002. Together with the Jacobs University, it became the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) in 2007 and is founded by the Excellence Initiative.
The new campus park and the extended "Mehrzweckhochhaus" (MZH) were opened in 2010.
The University of Bremen wins the Excellence Initaitve with its concept “Ambitious and Agile: Institutional Strategy for a prominent mid-sized university”. Additionally, the Excellence Cluster “The Ocean in the Earth System – MARUM" and the Graduate School "Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences" (BIGSSS) receive funding through the Excellence Initaitve.
The first OPEN CAMPUS invites people from Bremen and beyond to the campus. The event takes place every other year.
Books and Film
In October 2011, to mark the occasion of the 40th anniversary the Temmen-Verlag published the book “Universität Bremen – 40 Jahre Bewegung” (University of Bremen – 40 Years of Ongoing Change). The journalist and alumni of the University of Bremen, Peter Meier-Hüsing looks back over the past four decades: not sparing with his criticism, he also writes with empathy and humor.
Another book on the University of Bremen was published by the Donat-Verlag. In the volume “Tradition Reform” [Reform as Tradition], Dr. Birte Gräfing describes the highly debated initiation.
“From Marx to Darwin – University of Bremen – a Timetravel”: this is the name of the documentary film on the University’s history which the alumnus Michael Wolff produced with his Bremer Medienproduktions GmbH “fact+film”. The world premier of this fascinating film was in November 2011 at the Bremer Schauburg. The video is available via the Press Office.