History of all Events

Review 2024


42nd Annual Conference for International Students organised by the DAAD at the University of Bremen

180 university employees from International Offices all over Germany met in Bremen on 29 February and 1 March. The University of Bremen hosted the annual "International Students" conference organised by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Auf der Illustration ist ein Bild von der DAAD Tagung eingebetet mit den Corporate Design

Review 2023


DAAD-Preis für Paria Moraghebi und Konrektorin für Internationalität, wissenschaftliche Qualifizierung und Diversität, Dr. Mandy Boehnke

DAAD Prize for Paria Moraghebi

Student Paria Moraghebi has received the DAAD prize for outstanding achievements by foreign students at German universities. The Iranian was honoured for her high level of social commitment and her academic achievements. The Prize is endowed with 1,000 euros.


University fair "Study and Internship abroad" 2023

From 22 to 23 November, the university fair "Study and Internship Abroad" took place once again, where students and academics from Bremen had the opportunity to obtain comprehensive information about various programmes abroad. This year also marked the opening of the Student Lounge for the first time, where students from Bremen had the opportunity to exchange information about their experiences abroad with "Student Ambassadors".

Hochschulmesse 2023


Wissenschaffende Empfang 2023

Annual Reception for International Researchers

On September 20, 2023, Fraunhofer MEVIS hosted a reception for guest scientists, with approximately 100 attendees. The event was meticulously coordinated by the U Bremen Research Alliance/Welcome Center. Dr. Mandy Boehnke, Vice President, and Prof. Dr. Matthias Günther, Deputy Institute Director of the Fraunhofer Institute, extended warm welcomes to the guests. In addition to a variety of beverages, two food trucks served delectable cuisine, enhancing the overall experience. The afternoon was further enriched by a musical performance by the "Stimmer Band," engaging games, and a dedicated children's area.


Welcome Breakfast 2023

Welcome breakfast with the new international students

This winter semester, the University of Bremen welcomed a total of 150 exchange students. The international students were welcomed at the Newcomer Desk and greeted with an extensive welcome breakfast in the university canteen.


Professor Keim mit Gästen aus Afrika

Visit of the African delegation

In September, an international working group led by Marjke Baethge-Assenkamp, Head of the International Office, and Prof Kelm from Faculty 2 came together to discuss the topic of One Health. Among the participants were representatives from Tanzania, Ghana, Chad and Cameroon.


Visit of the Dickinson College and participation in GAIN in Boston

In August, President Prof Dr Jutta Günther and the Head of the International Office, Dr Marejke Baethge, visited Dickinson College in Pennsylvania. The long-standing partner university has exciting realisations, especially on the topic of sustainability. For example, the two visited the Dickinson Farm, where crops are grown, taught and researched. Prof Günther and Dr Baethge then met with Prof Michal Kucera, Vice President for Research and Transfer, Dr Julia Sievers, Head of Department Academic Affairs and Dr Imke Girßmann, BYRD at GAIN. The GAIN organises an annual conference at which internationally mobile scientists from Germany exchange ideas with numerous representatives from the German scientific landscape, politics and industry. The conference passes panel discussions, workshops and lectures on the international scientific landscape and career opportunities in Germany.

Bild der afrikanischen Delegation mit Prof. Kelm und Marejke Baethge Assenkamp


Cardiff Besuch 2023

Visit from Cardiff University

On 6 and 7 July 2023, a delegation from Cardiff University visited us at the University of Bremen. Among other members of Cardiff University was the designated President, Prof Wendy Larner. Together with Vice President Dr Mandy Boehnke and Vice President Prof Michal Kucera, they visited the MARUM Centre. The University of Bremen has long-standing research cooperation with the University of Cardiff in various fields. Students also benefit from the Bremen-Cardiff Alliance, which was founded in 2019. Exchange places are available in various subjects.


Open Worlds – Share Knowledge! - OPEN CAMPUS of the University of Bremen

The OPEN CAMPUS took place on the campus of the University of Bremen on June 23rd + 24th, 2023.

The OPEN CAMPUS started on Saturday afternoon. In the approximately 35 information tents, the visitors could inform themselves about the various study programs, research projects and offers of the university. The International Office also presented itself, together with the Academy HERE Ahead. In the Pagoda, there were information booths as well as an Arabic lounge with tea and pastries, which was very well received. This was followed by the big live concert with GENTLEMAN.

Open Campus 2023

Research Ambassador Workshop

On Wednesday, 27. August 2023, the President Prof. Jutta Günther and the Vice President for International Affairs, Academic Qualification, and Diversity Dr. Mandy Boehnke welcomed the Research Ambassadors to the University of Bremen. They invited them to share their experiences of the last few years. Among other things, the Covid pandemic and its impact on academic life were discussed. This was followed by some workshops on communication and social media, as well as sustainability. On Friday, the leaders of the U Bremen Research Alliance, the Alumni Network, YUFE and BYRD - Bremen Early Career Researcher Development invited to an exchange. The Open Campus on Saturday then marked the end of the successful workshop.

Research Ambassador Workshop 2023

Inaugural visit by the President, Prof. Dr. Jutta Günther at the University of Groningen

On June 16, our President Prof. Dr. Jutta Günther and Barbara Hasenmüller, Erasmus university coordinator, visited the University of Groningen. During the inaugural visit, a new memorandum of understanding was signed by Prof. Günther and Prof. Jouke de Vries, President of the Board.

Antrittsbesuch Rektorin Groningen 2023


NAFSA Marejke und Mandy

NAFSA Conference 30 May - 2 June 2023

NAFSA, the world's largest association for international education and exchange, hosted the 75th NAFSA Annual Conference and Expo. The Vice President for International Affairs, Academic Qualification, and Diversity, Dr Mandy Boehnke, and the Head of the International Office, Dr Marejke Baethge, represented the University of Bremen there. Beforehand, Ms Boehnke and Ms Baethge visited the University of Guelph in Canada to talk about the existing cooperation and to agree on new projects.

Cafe International 2023

Café International mit Dr. Mandy Boehnke, Konrektorin für Internationalität, wissenschaftliche Qualifizierung und Diversität

Jeden Mittwoch im Semester von 16.00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr treffen sich internationale Wissenschaftler:innen und Doktorand:innen in der Etage 2a der Cafeteria im GW 2. Am 24. Mai war Frau Dr. Mandy Boehnke, Konrektorin für Internationalität, wissenschaftliche Qualifizierung und Diversität, zu Gast bei dem Café International und hat sich mit den Besuchern unterhalten.


Visit of the Dickinson College - New Red Chairs on Campus

On April 27, two new Dickinson chairs were formally dedicated on campus. The chairs were placed on campus as a token of the more than 30-year partnership between Dickinson College and University of Bremen beginning in 2015. The new bright red chairs found their place in front of the Galileo Residence. Prof. Dr. Jutta Günther, President University of Bremen and Samantha Brandauer, Dickinson College inaugurated the two chairs.

Foto Einweihung Stühle Cardiff 2023

Lecture from Canada about "Legacies Of War: Historical Research On Underwater Munitions"

On Thursday, April 27, 2023, at 6:00 pm, the University of Bremen hosted in cooperation with RTG Contradiction Studies and the University of Guelph, Canada a guest lecture on "Legacies of War: Historical Research on Underwater Munitions" by Dr. Alex Souchen. The lecture will take place in the lecture hall of the GW1 building. The recorded lecture can be accessed via the following link: 

Gastvortrag Kanada 2023

Welcome Event for international Freshmen

On April 14, Dr. Marejke Baethge-Assenkamp, Head of the International Office and Dr. Mandy Boehnke, the Vice President for International Affairs, Academic Qualification, and Diversity welcomed all new international students of the university of Bremen. The event offered a wide range of possibilites to get together with some cake and coffee. Moreover the new students got the chance to get some household goods at the free shop to start well in the upcoming semester in Bremen.

Freeshop 2023


Delegation der Mahidol University

Signing of the MOU in the chapel

In January, the cooperation between Mahidol University in Thailand and the University of Bremen was sealed with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.

Happy Places 2023 Verantstaltung von kompass in der Kunsthalle

Happy Places of Art and Culture

The kompass program offered a visit to the Kunsthalle Bremen as part of the "Happy Places in Bremen" series of events.