Cooperation is a defining feature of the University of Bremen: it exploits the advantages accruing from the short lines of communication in Bremen and on the campus with its adjoining Technology Park. Working in close cooperation with other research institutions in the Federal State of Bremen, the University has the opportunity to share and make more efficient use of resources, to coordinate research perspectives at an early stage, and to enhance the international visibility of Bremen as a science centre. The formation of the ‘U Bremen Research Alliance’ as a hub of strategic cooperation with its non-university partner institutes paves the way ahead.
In addition to the above, the University of Bremen has for a long time been active in the ‘Association of North German Universities’, especially with regard to developing the quality of academic teaching and learning. Going forward, it will cooperate even more closely with other institutions of higher education in Bremen and in the north of Germany.
As the only public research university in the Federal State of Bremen, we have a vested interest in the State’s development. The University contributes significantly to the economic development of the region, stimulates business start-ups, secures the supply of specialists as well as management personnel, and is responsible for teacher education. In so doing, the University reflects and responds to changes in society and the economy, contributes to innovations, and enriches the city culturally. The University will intensify this exchange going forward.