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Triumph in Kassel: B-Human Continues Its Winning Streak at the RoboCup German Open

In a thrilling final, B-Human, the team from the University of Bremen and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), defeated the HTWK robots from Leipzig, continuing the ten-time world champion’s unprecedented run of success in the RoboCup Standard Platform League.


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Theater InCognito Performs "Kunst" by Yasmina Reza

How much conflict can friendships withstand? And to what extent can we argue about taste in art? Yasmina Reza's play "Kunst" – which means "art" in German – revolves around these questions. It will celebrate its premiere at the University of Bremen's theater on April 17.


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Sabine Doff Appointed to German School Award Jury

Sabine Doff, a professor of English language didactics, has been appointed to the jury of the German School Award. The award is presented by Robert Bosch Stiftung and Heidehof Stiftung together with ARD and DIE ZEIT publishing group in recognition of innovative school concepts.


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Raising Awareness: University Anti-Discrimination Day

On Wednesday, April 24, the University of Bremen is holding its first anti-discrimination action day. Under the motto "Aware together," various events will encourage participants to explore the topics of diversity and various forms of discrimination.


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Chronic Skin Conditions: AI Support for Safe Light Therapy at Home

In a joint research project, the Center for Computing Technologies at the University of Bremen and the start-up Skinuvita are developing new AI-based image analysis methods. The goal is to provide a system to treat skin conditions at home using phototherapy.


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Prof. Dr. Barbara Cludius – Faculty of Human and Health Sciences

Barbara Cludius has held the position of Professor of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy of the Adult Age within the Faculty of Human and Health Sciences since February 2024.


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Major Anti-Wildlife-Crime Project Launched

Wildlife crime is widespread and poses a significant threat to rare species. That is why 13 partners – including the Research Center for Animal and Wildlife Law at the University of Bremen – have joined forces under the leadership of WWF Germany in the EU LIFE project “wildLIFEcrime.”


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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Busse - Faculty of Production Engineering and Fraunhofer-IFAM

Matthias Busse has retired after 21 years as director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM. During this time, he also taught as a professor within Faculty 4: Production Engineering – Mechanical Engineering & Process Engineering.


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Language Learning in the Summer: Choose from 22 Languages

22 languages and many different course formats: Directly after Easter, the Languages Centre of the Universities in the Land of Bremen will start the summer semester with its range of courses. The program includes semester and intensive courses as well as paid education leave.


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University Welcomes International Exchange Students

A different country, an unfamiliar university, a new culture, lots of questions, and a great deal of curiosity: March 2024 is an extremely exciting month for 120 exchange students from all over the world.


Fucus vesiculosus (bladderwrack) and F. distichus subsp. evanescens in the intertidal zone of Nuuk, Greenland in summer 2023.

EU Funds Arctic Project with 5.5 Million Euros

In the new SEA-Quester project, the University will investigate shallow water and intertidal seaweed habitats in Svalbard and Greenland. The EU project with ten partners that is being led by the Technical University of Denmark is being funded by the EU with 5.5 million euros for four years.


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Better Healthcare Information for Migrants in the Field of Oncology

People with a migration background often face challenges when they want to obtain comprehensive information during their cancer treatment. In the joint "DivO-Inform" project, the University of Bremen and the University Medical Center Halle are developing improved services.


Federal Chancellery advisors: Professors Iris Pigeot (left) and Tanja Schultz from the University of Bremen have been appointed to the Expert Council on Health and Resilience.

Iris Pigeot and Tanja Schultz Appointed to Federal Chancellery Expert Council

Professor Iris Pigeot, director of the Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS, and Professor Tanja Schultz, head of the Cognitive Systems Lab at the University of Bremen, have been appointed to the Federal Chancellery's new Expert Council on Health and Resilience.


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Seven Researchers Elected to DFG Review Boards

Bremen competence for the German Research Foundation (DFG): Three female and four male professors from the University of Bremen have been elected to DFG Review Boards. The 49 review boards are important advisory bodies when awarding DFG funding.


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Avoiding Packaging Waste with the Help of Mycelium

Mycelium is a fine thread-like network of fungi. It is suitable as a packaging material. A new research project led by BIBA at the University of Bremen focuses on this biodegradable material as well as the production, use, and recycling of packaging.


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University of Bremen Doubly Successful in DAAD Skilled Labor Initiative

With the “Campus Initiative for International Experts,” the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) supports the professional qualification of international students and graduates. Of the 114 projects selected nationwide, two are from the University of Bremen.


Graphic in the different programme: specialist lectures with experts, film screenings and Care-Impro-Theatre as well as a variety of workshops.

Equal Care Day Nordwest 2024: Cares about Caregiving over a Lifetime

On March 14, the network “Equal Care Day Nordwest” invites you to the event “(Ver)Sorge(n) im Lebenslauf in der Region Nord-West.” It will take place from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Jade University of Applied Sciences in Wilhelmshaven, is free of charge, and the first part is online.


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Studying in Bremen and Bremerhaven

At a joint online event, the universities in Bremen State will introduce themselves and provide information about their degree programs and application procedures. The event will take place digitally via zoom on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 from 4 to 6 p.m. Registration is required.


Spotlight on Over 100 Expeditions at the University of Bremen: Marine Researchers Meet for the Status Conference of Research Vessels

From March 5 to 6, the University will host the Status Conference Research Vessels. In 80 lectures from 108 trips, scientists will present the results of their research expeditions from 2019 to 2021. The organizers are the GPF and Project Management Jülich on behalf of the BMBF.


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2024 Bremen Big Data Challenge Begins

The Cognitive Systems Lab invites you to participate in the ninth Bremen Big Data Challenge. University members and employees of partner companies can solve data analysis tasks until March 31. Winners can look forward to cash prizes, totaling 1,500 euros, and non-cash prizes.


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DAAD Annual Conference at the University of Bremen

On February 29 and March 1, as many as 180 university employees from international offices all over Germany met in Bremen. The annual “International Students” conference of the DAAD was hosted by the University of Bremen


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Faster Drug Discovery with GlycoSHIELD

An international research team, which includes members of the University of Bremen, has developed a novel, environmentally friendly algorithm that can predict the morphology of sugar coats on clinically relevant proteins within minutes.


Bengt Beutler vom Vorstand der „unifreunde“, Konrektor Michal Kucera, Phil Kahrs, Katharina Roß, Dr. Irina Zakharova, Senatorin Kathrin Moosdorf, Dr. Shokoufeh Faraji, Dr.-Ing. Alireza Mahzoon und Karsten Michelmann von der Firma Bruker Daltonics

Bremen Thesis Award 2023 Awarded

On Tuesday, February 27, 2024, the “unifreunde” association awarded the Bremen Thesis Award for outstanding final theses. Three dissertations and two master’s theses were honored. A special prize for one master’s thesis was sponsored by Bruker Daltonics GmbH & Co. KG.


The graduates of the coaching training with Georg Müller-Christ (left), Iris Stahlke (right) and Lisa-Marie Seyfried (second from right).

Training Students to Become Systemic Coaches

Currently, 40 students of the Business Psychology master’s program are undergoing coaching training. After passing the examination, five of them received their certificates at the founding ceremony of the Institute for Sustainability Coaching on 24 February.


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Distinction: University with Strong Gender Equality

With great success, the University of Bremen has again participated in the Female Professors Program of the federal and state governments. The Joint Science Conference (GWK) awarded a special prize for its approaches to gender equality.


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In Memory of Prof. Dr. Angelika Vallbracht

The University of Bremen mourns the loss of Professor Angelika Vallbracht, who passed away in Berlin on December 11, 2023 at the age of 74. She founded the Laboratory for Virus Research at the University of Bremen in 1990.


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University of Bremen Conferences in March

Three conferences will take place at the University of Bremen in March. They deal with health literacy, research vessels, and particles and process engineering.


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International Expedition: Environmental Data in Unprecedented Detail

For the first time, an international research team has succeeded in obtaining a high-resolution continuous record of environmental data from shallow-water corals off the coast of Hawai’i (USA) by coring fossil coral reefs. The cores have now been analyzed at MARUM.


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Bremen Thesis Award 2023 for Outstanding Final Theses

The “unifreunde” Association of the Friends of the University of Bremen and Constructor University will award the Bremen Thesis Prize for outstanding final theses on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at Bremen Town Hall, starting at 6 p.m. Bruker Daltonics GmbH& Co. KG. will sponsor a special prize.


Prof. Kai Bischof from the University of Bremen and MARUM during fieldwork at Kongsfjord, Spitsbergen.

Kick-off Meeting for a New Polar Research Project

The seasonal aspects of Arctic warming are the focus of the new YESSS research project. The team observes life cycles, foraging and wintering of selected key species throughout the year, and conducts experiments for this purpose. The BMBF will provide 2.7 million euros to fund the project.


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4.8 Million Euros for Biosignals Hub at the University of Bremen

In the “Biosignals HUB: Biosignal Sensors for Human-Centered AI @ University of Bremen” project, computer scientists led by Professor Tanja Schultz are working on devices that collect and interpret biosignal data such as eye movements or brain activity.


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Aerospace: Bremen Strengthens Research and Partnerships

On February 12, 2024, Bremen’s research institutions laid the foundation for the Aerospace Research and Transfer Center (FTS LuR) at the invitation of the Bremen Senator for the Environment, Climate, and Science and the University of Bremen.


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Newly-designed Team Trainings Increase Cooperation and Effectiveness in Firefighting

The University of Bremen, the Universität zu Lübeck, and the Cologne Fire Department, supported by the German Social Accident Insurance, have developed a specialized team-training plan for fire safety courses. It is to be extended to regular fire safety courses throughout Germany.


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On the Move: Mobility Behavior Survey Results

The University of Bremen and Technologiepark Uni Bremen e.V. present the results of the mobility survey.


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Private Collector Donates Historical Registers to the SuUB

The State and University Library Bremen (SuUB) has received around 130 historical family registers from Bremen and the surrounding area from a private collector.


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By Researchers for Children: 2024 Bremen Kids’ University from March 12 to 21

The University of Bremen is inviting children to the 2024 Kids' University from March 12 to 21. Children between the ages of 8 and 12 can take part. Registration is now open.


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Bremen Materials Science Team Clears First Hurdle on the Way to Excellence Funding

The University of Bremen submitted three draft proposals for the establishment of new Excellence Clusters as part of the federal and state governments' Excellence Strategy. One research team has now been invited by the German Research Foundation (DFG) to submit a full proposal.


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Study on Illegal Killing of Lynx Published

Despite having protection status, lynx are being killed illegally, a new study by WWF Germany and the University of Bremen reveals. The results show that effective measures are urgently needed to protect the endangered population in the long term.


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University Talk: The New Mission Statement

On January 25, 2024, the "University Talk" event took place at the University of Bremen's Mensa cafeteria. Students and staff were invited to find out about the university's new mission statement and discuss it with each other.


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OPEN ZARM: The Bremen Drop Tower Opens its Doors to the Public

An impressive 10,000 experiments in weightlessness have been carried out at the Bremen Drop Tower. To celebrate this achievement, the Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity (ZARM) at the University of Bremen is hosting an Open Day on February 11, 2024.


Stanislav Protasov, Präsident der Constructor University, Jutta Günther, Rektorin der Universität Bremen, Andreas Bovenschulte, Bürgermeister der Freien Hansestadt Bremen, Peter Hoedemaker, Vorstandsvorsitzender der „unifreunde“, (v.l.)

Academia Needs Diversity: "unifreunde" New Year's Reception at City Hall

Universities have a special social responsibility. President Jutta Günther said this at the "unifreunde" New Year's Reception at City Hall, where she spoke to around 300 guests from politics, academia, business, and society on Monday. Newly appointed professors were also welcomed at the event.


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Inspiring Concert: Maritime Symphony of the University Choir and Orchestra

On Sunday, at the traditional end-of-semester concert of the University of Bremen orchestra and choir, masterpieces by the English composer Vaughan Williams were performed at the sold-out Bremen Glocke. University music director Mariano Chiacchiarini conducted the concert.


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University of Bremen Conferences in February

In February, conferences on logistics processes and networks, as well as gender law will take place at the University of Bremen.


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Students Showcase Healthcare Ideas

Students of the "Public Health – Health Services, Health Economics and Health Management" master's degree have spent three semesters working on five research projects with stakeholders in Bremen's healthcare system. They will present their results at a symposium on February 2, 2024.


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Rolf Drechsler Named Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery

Rolf Drechsler, Professor of Computer Architecture at the University of Bremen, has been named a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and has thus received the international association's most prestigious honor.


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Day of Remembrance at the University of Bremen

The power of writing often manifests itself as an effective form of resistance. As part of the Day of Remembrance for the victims of National Socialism, the Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Studies will be exploring this topic at a public event on January 29.


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future concepts bremen: Science Transforms Business Practice

Innovative solutions for Bremen-based companies and student organizations: This is the goal of future concepts bremen, an innovative, practice-oriented teaching format at the University of Bremen. The results will be presented on Demo Day, January 25, 2024, in the Campus Space of Sparkasse Bremen.


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University Talk: Invitation to Discussion on New Mission Statement

The new University of Bremen Mission Statement is intended to address current social challenges. In the new format "University Talk," the University Executive Board would like to enter into a dialog with university members on Thursday, January 25, at the university's Mensa cafeteria.


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Democracy. Diversity. Open-Mindedness.

Joint declaration of the Bremen research institutions united in the U Bremen Research Alliance and the State Rectors' Conference.


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Study Reveals Babies Are Well Aware of Their Social Environment

When babies cry, they should not be ignored. This is because babies can tell whether others are interacting with them and may feel left alone. Together with her team, Professor Louisa Kulke was able to show that babies are much more socially sensitive than expected.


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University of Bremen a Source of Innovation and Start-Ups

Getting to know innovations from the University of Bremen and the resulting start-ups – that is what the visit of a delegation from the Bremen Chamber of Commerce on January 15, 2024 was all about. The program included various stops and working group visits concerned with research at the University.


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Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy: Degree Program to Start Next Winter Semester

The University of Bremen is introducing a master's degree in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy in the 2024/25 winter semester. Thanks to the recruitment of specialist staff, the degree program is now able to start and will be open to a total of 30 students.


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Symposium at City Hall: EU Policy between Ideals and Realities

The challenges of EU politics was the topic of a panel discussion at Bremen City Hall on Friday, January 12, 2024. The occasion was a senate reception in honor of the former mayor Klaus Wedemeier, to which Mayor Andreas Bovenschulte had extended his invitation in the Upper City Hall.


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Achievement and Social Commitment: Deutschlandstipendium Scholarships Awarded

Not only are they characterized by excellent achievements, but are by their commitment to society: 140 students from the University of Bremen will receive a Deutschlandstipendium scholarship. The scholarship includes financial support as well as comprehensive accompanying offers.


Prof. Dr. Dirk Lorenz – Faculty of Mathematics / Computer Science

Dirk Lorenz joined the University of Bremen as professor for applied and industrial mathematics at the Center for Industrial Mathematics in October 2023.


Prof. Dr. Christian Kirchmeier – Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Studies

Christian Kirchmeier joined the university in October 2023 as professor for contemporary German literature.


Prof. Dr. Arne Peters – Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Studies

Arne Peters joined the university in October 2023 as professor for anthropological linguistics / cultural linguistics within the Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Studies.


Prof. Dr. Julia Geneuss - Faculty of Law

Since October 2023, Julia Geneuss has been a professor of criminal law, criminal procedure law, international and European criminal law, criminal information law, and comparative law at the University of Bremen.


Prof. Dr. Markus Tepe – Faculty of Social Sciences

Markus Tepe is a professor for the political system of the Federal Republic of Germany with an emphasis on the theory and empirics of the welfare state at SOCIUM – Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy.


Blick von oben, aus einem Flugzeug aufgenommen, auf den Kohletagebau im Bowen Basin.

Australia's Coal Mines: Insights into Methane Emissions

Aircraft-based airborne measurements in Australia's Bowen Basin, planned and conducted by the University of Bremen and Airborne Research Australia, have provided precise data on methane emissions from coal mines. The findings deepen our understanding of the environmental impacts of coal mining.


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Start the Year with Fresh Language Skills

In February and March the Languages Centre of the Universities in the Land of Bremen (SZHB) is offering a wide range of opportunities for language learning. The program includes courses for beginners as well as advanced learners, paid educational leave courses, and autonomous learning opportunities.


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Application Phase Open: Bremen University Award for Outstanding Teaching

For the third time, Bremen State is handing out the Bremen University Award for Outstanding Teaching. The prize aims to make the great significance of university teaching visible and create an incentive for further dedication and support in this area.


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Start Your Degree in the Summer Semester: Apply now!

Those interested in studying at the University of Bremen can for the first time start their degree course in the summer semester. A digital information event on January 11, from 4 to 6 p.m., will provide information on how to apply.


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Significant Leap in Earth Observation Technology

In an important step towards the further development of earth observation satellites, the European Space Agency (ESA) is launching the CIMR L2PAD project. The University of Bremen is participating in the project by developing new algorithms for the future CIMR satellites.


Paria Moraghebi and Dr. Mandy Boehnke, Vice President for International Affairs, Academic Qualification, and Diversity.

DAAD Prize Awarded to Paria Moraghebi

Student Paria Moraghebi has received the DAAD Prize for Outstanding Achievement by Foreign Students at German Universities. The Iranian was honored for her high level of social commitment and her academic accomplishments. The award is endowed with 1,000 euros.


Long-Standing Partnership: German-Japanese Exchange at MARUM

On December 11 and 12, researchers from the University of Bremen and Hokkaido University met to exchange information about their current academic work. Hokkaido University is one of Bremen's partner universities.


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End-of-Semester Concert at the Glocke – A Focus on Nature

On Sunday, January 28, 2024, the traditional end-of-semester concert of the University of Bremen orchestra and choir will take place. Starting at 5 p.m. in the Bremen Glocke under the title "Behold, the Sea itself!," pieces by the English composer Vaughan Williams will be performed.


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Federal Government Sustainability Conference at the University of Bremen

On Thursday, December 7, representatives from academia, society, and politics came together at the University of Bremen for a regional conference on sustainability organized by the German government.


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18th BRIDGE StartUp Lounge: Motivation

"Motivation" is the motto of the 18th BRIDGE StartUp Lounge, which will take place on December 13 at 6 p.m. at Bremen's Digital Hub Industry. The BRIDGE university network, the central point of contact for students and members of Bremen’s universities for business start-ups, organizes the event.


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Global Ranking on Sustainability: University of Bremen Ranks Top 10

1183 universities all over the world took part in the “UI GreenMetric World University Ranking” in 2023, which assesses the sustainability of universities. The University of Bremen ranks 10th.


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Geothermal Energy and AI to Optimize District Heating Networks

The University of Bremen is working with partners to develop innovative technologies to increase the efficiency of energy networks, which may represent a pioneering step towards sustainable energy infrastructures.


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COP28 in Dubai: Bremen Researcher Involved in Climate Crisis Report

Climate scientist Professor Ben Marzeion is co-author of the most comprehensive assessment of tipping points ever conducted. The "Global Tipping Points Report" will be presented at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Dubai (COP28).


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Care Report: More and More People in Need of Care in Clinics

More and more people in need of care are being admitted to hospital and in many cases, this could be avoided. That is the conclusion of this year's Care Report, which was compiled by the SOCIUM – Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy on behalf of the BARMER health insurance company.


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Federal Government Sustainability Conference at the University of Bremen

On Thursday, December 7, 2023, experts from science, society, and politics will come together at the University of Bremen for a major regional conference of the federal government on the topic of sustainability.


The autonomous driving vehicle is explained to Mayor Andreas Bovenschulte. People (from the left): Mitja Echim, Managing Director of Topas Industrial Mathematics; Matthias Rick, Technical Director of the Autonomous Driving division; Mayor Andreas Bovenschulte, and Christof Büskens, Scientific Director of Topas Industrial Mathematics and professor at the Center for Industrial Mathematics.

"Bremen Is a Leader in This Field"

Mayor Andreas Bovenschulte has visited the TOPAS Industrial Mathematics Transfer Center and the #MOIN – Model Region of Industrial Mathematics project.


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Supporting Social Innovation: Social Impact Challenge Weekend

From December 8 to 10, current and former members of BRIDGE universities will have the opportunity at the "Social Impact Challenge Weekend” to develop social innovations as solutions to social challenges in order to help shape a sustainable future.


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Panel Discussion: Mystery Surrounding Umberto Eco's Crime Novel

The Bremen State and University Library (SuUB) and "Freundeskreis" (Circle of Friends) are hosting a panel discussion on the topic of literary forgeries at 5 p.m. on December 7, 2023, at the SuUB main library. The mystery surrounding Umberto Eco's supposed crime novel "Carmen Nova" will be examined


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Start Your Degree in the Summer Semester: Apply now!

Those interested in studying at the University of Bremen can for the first time start their degree course in the summer semester. Two digital information events on December 6, and January 11, both from 4 to 6 p.m., will provide information on how to apply.


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Berninghausen Prize for Excellence in Teaching Awarded

Four teaching staff members from the University of Bremen have received the Berninghausen Prize for Excellence in Teaching. The prizes were awarded in the “Excellence in Teaching” and “Student Prize” categories and are endowed with 2,000 euros each.


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Climate Change and Health: University of Bremen Investigates Effects

The University of Bremen is investigating climate justice in Germany from a public health perspective. The report, written in collaboration with the Centre for Planetary Health Policy and Bielefeld University, focuses on health equity in the face of climate change impacts.


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University of Bremen Conferences in December

The Healthy City Bremen: Interprofessional, Digital, Sustainable (“Gesunde Stadt Bremen: Interprofessionell, digital, nachhaltig”) research cluster is holding a conference on December 1 titled “Healthy City.”


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Advent Physics: Experimental Show Returns to the Lecture Hall

On December 2, the Faculty of Physics at the University of Bremen invites you to an experimental show. Professor Justus Notholt, Dr. Matthias Buschmann, and the physics placement team promise not only fascinating insights into the world of physics, but also plenty of fun and excitement.


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University of Bremen to Train Sports Teachers Once Again

The University of Bremen will establish a sports degree program for the 2024/25 winter semester. This was decided by the Academic Senate at the November meeting. With the new course, elementary and secondary school sports teachers will be trained.


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New Professor in the Faculty of Mathematics / Computer Science: Nico Hochgeschwender

Nico Hochgeschwender joined the University of Bremen for the winter semester 2023/24 as professor for software engineering for cognitive robotics and cognitive systems.


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Further Research into Arctic Warming and its Global Impacts

The SFB/TRR 172 "(AC)³" has been awarded a new grant and will continue its research in the third phase of DFG funding for a further four years. The focus is on improving understanding and prediction models for the rapidly increasing warming in the Arctic.


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ERC Success Streak Continues with Consolidator Grant in Physics

Physics professor Michael Sentef has been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant by the European Research Council (ERC). The University of Bremen has thus received six ERC grants this year and has been successful in all funding lines of the ERC competition.


At the award ceremony (from left to right): Professor Rolf Drechsler (dean of the Faculty of Mathematics / Computer Science), Henrike Illig (research assistant in the Center of Excellence for Women in Science and Technology), Veronika Oechtering (academic director of the Center of Excellence for Women in Science and Technology), Professor Christiane Floyd (laudatory speaker), and Professor Sanaz Mostaghim (chairperson of the jury).

Informatica Feminale Awarded Prize for Outstanding Gender Equality Work

The Informatica Feminale – International Summer University for Women in Computer Science was awarded the prize for outstanding gender equality work by the German Council of University Faculties in Computer Science. The prize was awarded this year for the first time.


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University of Bremen Successful in Global Ranking Once Again

The University of Bremen has once again secured a top position in the international Shanghai Ranking and has ranked first in Germany in the field of marine sciences. The university also leads the table of German universities in geosciences.


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Material with Feelings: AI Helps to Detect Material Damage

The University of Bremen has achieved first results in the DFG Research Unit FOR 3022. Thanks to innovative sensor nodes, which are smaller than a coin, it is possible to detect and evaluate hidden damage in fiber metal laminates (FML).


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Sustainability and Social Responsibility: The University of Bremen has a new Mission Statement

The University of Bremen has a new mission statement. At the meeting on November 15, 2023, the Academic Senate unanimously approved the second reading of the steering group's draft. The focus is on sustainability and the university's associated social responsibility.


The picture shows a group of around 30 pupils. They are standing together with Katrin Moosdorf, Senator for Environment, Climate & Science and Dr. Mandy Boehnke, Vice-Rector for Internationality, Academic Qualification and Diversity at the University of Bremen, Mandy Böhnke.

Dr. Hans Riegel Awards for Outstanding Research by Pupils

On November 13, 2023, the University of Bremen and the Dr. Hans Riegel Foundation honored pupils from the region for their outstanding pre-scientific papers. The Dr. Hans Riegel Awards are endowed with a total of 5,800 euros.


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"Atmosphere of Change" – Panel Discussion on the Topic "Past and Future of the Reform University"

To mark the publication of the book "Aufbruchstimmung. Die University Bremen und das Projekt Hochschulreform" , the University of Bremen invites you to attend the book launch and a panel discussion on November 16, at 6 p.m. in the rotunda of Cartesium Building (Enrique-Schmidt-Straße 5).


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Disconnected Lives? The RISC's First Cohesion Report Examines the Make-Up of Social Circles of Acquaintances in Germany

The first cohesion report by the RISC shows that large portions of the population have homogeneous circles of acquaintances – and this influences their world views and experiences. Together with the universities in Frankfurt and Leipzig, the University of Bremen is coordinating the scientific work.


Ein Lehrender spricht vor Zuhörern im vollen Hörsaal.
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Lecture Series on Sustainability, Net Zero, and Climate Justice

In the 2023/24 winter semester, several lecture series at the University of Bremen address interdisciplinary approaches to a sustainable future – from virtual reality for a sustainable development in mathematics to global challenges in cultural and educational sciences.


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DataNord: A Data Competence Center for the Bremen Region

The University of Bremen, in close collaboration with the U Bremen Research Alliance and other partners, is establishing a data competence center for the entire region. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research is supporting the establishment of the center with over 3.5 million euros.


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University of Bremen Conference in November

In November, the University of Bremen will host a stakeholder conference on the relationship between academia and practice, organized by the “Transferwerkstatt.Wissen-schafft-Politik.”


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The Future of Energy Transition in Times of Crisis and Uncertainty

Germany’s energy transition will be at the focus of a public lecture at Kunsthalle on Thursday, November 9, at 7 p.m. It is the start of the 35th Bremer Universitäts-Gespräche series, this time on the subject of energy transition.


Geochemist Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Hinrichs, petrologist Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Bach , climate modeler Prof. Dr. Gerrit Lohmann, from left to right

Bremen Climate and Marine Sciences Achieve Triple Excellence Status in Europe

Historical success at the University of Bremen: For the first time, three projects were awarded the renowned Synergy Grant of the European Research Council. Funding will support climate and marine science projects at the University of Bremen in cooperation with AWI, with eight additional partners.


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Digital Insights into Maritime History

The German Maritime Museum presents the exhibition "SEH-STÜCKE – Maritimes digital entdeckt", which shows not only the physical exhibits but also their digital representations, which were created with the help of MAPEX – Center for Materials and Processes at the University of Bremen.


This year, three laureates shared the award for outstanding Master of education theses, which is endowed with a total of 500 euros.

Teaching as a Profession and Vocation

284 people graduated from the teaching degree program at the University of Bremen in the past year. Their achievements and commitment were acknowledged at the Master of Education graduation ceremony.


This microscope image shows individual bacterial cells of a microbiome. Some of these bacteria have ingested sugars.

New Emmy Noether Junior Research Group on the Degradation of Complex Sugars by Marine Bacteria

How do marine bacteria convert sugar into energy? This question is the subject of a new Emmy Noether junior research group at the University of Bremen. The German Research Foundation will fund the team led by marine biologist Dr. Greta Reintjes with around one million euros over the next six years.


Ein Autoschiff auf dessen Laderampe einige Autos stehen. Diese werden aus dem Autoschiff herausgefahren. Die Autos sind neue Autos, was durch die Schutzfolie auf der Motorhaube sichtbar ist.

Isabella 2.0: Successful Completion at BLG AutoTerminal

The "Isabella" system will make car handling in ports more efficient in the future. BIBA – Bremen Institute for Production and Logistics at the University of Bremen and the industry partners BLG LOGISTICS and 28Apps Software have spent six years researching and developing this.


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University of Bremen Rises 50 Places in Global University Ranking

Success for the University of Bremen: In the current THE ranking, the university has climbed 50 places. With a rank of 301 to 350, the university is among the top 20 percent worldwide. In total, more than 1,900 universities from 108 countries and regions were compared.


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20th Anniversary of CAMPUSiDEEN Competition – Business Ideas and Concepts Honored

Once again, the CAMPUSiDEEN competition has honored the best business ideas and business concepts in Bremen's higher education landscape. Six winning teams were recognized at the awards ceremony on October 12.


Schematic representation of the most important North Atlantic currents. Red (blue) arrows show the upper (deep) circulation paths. The acronyms indicate the positions of the North Atlantic Current (NAC) and the Eastern Boundary Current (EBC). The black lines show the transport lines of the observatory arrays.

Close Connectivity within the North Atlantic Current System Identified

Long-term comparative study reveals parallels between time series from Florida and Newfoundland


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Solidarity with Israel – University of Bremen Supports DAAD Statement

Together with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the University of Bremen stands in solidarity with its Israeli friends and university partners. It is shocked by the recent attacks on Israel by Hamas and Hezbollah.


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Language Learning in the Winter Semester

21 languages and over 200 courses: On October 16, the Language Centre of the Universities in the Land of Bremen will start its program, which includes semester and intensive courses as well as paid educational leave. Catalan is a new addition to the program.


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“Pictures of a City. Bremen in Old Travel Guides”

From October 11, 2023 to January 14, 2024, the State and University Library Bremen (SuUB) will present historical Bremen travel guides at its headquarters on the university campus.


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University of Bremen Conference in October

In October, a conference on maritime law will be held at the University of Bremen.


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Insights for Apprentices: University of Bremen and Nordic Campus Start Cooperation

In October, the University of Bremen and Nordic CAMPUS Bremen will begin a cooperation in the field of vocational training. Director of Finance and Administration of the University of Bremen Frauke Meyer and the managing director of Nordic CAMPUS have signed a cooperation agreement to this effect.


From left to right: Dipl.-Ing. Nils Schnorrenberger (Director of BIS Bremerhaven), Sven Wiebe (Councillor for the Senator for Economy, Ports, and Transformation), Prof. Dr. Jutta Günther, President of the University of Bremen, Manuela Weichenrieder-Rudershausen (facilitator), Eduard Dubbers-Albrecht (President of the Bremen Chamber of Commerce), and Irene Strebl (Councillor for the Senator for Environment, Climate, and Science).

Industrial Mathematics as a Basis for Innovation

The “Model region Industrial Mathematics” (#MOIN) research and transfer project has declared its mission to show who can benefit from industrial mathematics. The project, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, had its kickoff in the Digital Hub Industry (DHI).


The steelworks of Arcelor Mittal on the River Weser in Bremen.

Hydrogen Project hyBit Presentation at the Bremen Trade Fair Hydrogen Technology Expo Europe

How can the steel mill at Bremen’s industrial harbor be powered with green hydrogen in the future using electrolysis? The large-scale research project hyBit is investigating this. Those interested can gain information about the project at the Hydrogen Technology Expo Europe conference.


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Power Restored to All Buildings in Central Campus Area

All buildings and parts of buildings in the Central Campus Area have had power restored as of Wednesday morning. The Mensa cafeteria is expected to reopen on Thursday. On Tuesday morning, an electrical fire occurred during construction work, resulting in a power outage in several buildings.


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Unexpected Addition of Medieval Document at SuUB

Bremen State and University Library has received a late medieval document from Japan for preservation in its historical collections. The document was brought to Bremen by the Japanese native Professor Tatsuo Terada from Hokkaido University Sapporo, who is a German Studies specialist.


Torben Stührmann, Senatorin Kathrin Moosdorf, Staatsrätin Irene Strebl, Professorin Johanna Myrzik

Conference of the North German Federal States on Energy Research

Within the framework of the North German Conference of Science Ministers (NWMK), the major conference on energy research titled "Strong together for the energy transition – impulses for new cooperation between the North German states" took place at the Atlantic Hotel Universum .


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U Bremen Research Alliance Welcomes International Researchers

Around 120 people attended the annual reception for international researchers hosted by the University of Bremen and the twelve other research institutions of UBRA.


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Prof. Dr. Katharina Reiling - Faculty of Law

In August 2023, Katharina Reiling assumed a professorship for public law in the Faculty of Law.


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YUFE Alliance Calls for Strengthening of European Values

The YUFE alliance of young European universities, of which the University of Bremen is a member, is concerned about anti-democratic developments in Europe. At a meeting in Cyprus, the university presidents called for a return to European values.


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“A Beacon for Science:” Senator for Science Moosdorf visited the campus

Good and Constructive Start: The President of the University of Bremen, Professor Jutta Günther, welcomed the new Senator for Science Kathrin Moosdorf and her State Councilor Irene Strebl to the university campus for a first discussion.


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Close Strategic Partnership between the Universities of Bremen and Cardiff

Around 30 students from Cardiff University and the University of Bremen are exchanging ideas on the subject of Sustainability & Entrepreneurship and are developing sustainable business ideas. The meetings take place partly online and partly in person. The results will be presented on September 21.


Julia Twachtmann, Bror Giesenbauer, Anna Förster, Detta Sophie Schütz, Guido Schmiemann (v.l.)

The Golden Plietsch: The 2023 Award Winning Projects

With the “Golden Plietsch" award, the University of Bremen Foundation and its sheltered foundations honor ideas promoting greater sustainability and positive urban development in Bremen. This year’s award ceremony took place on Tuesday, September 12 at the House of Science.


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University of Bremen Involved in the Establishment of a Local Competence Center for Labor Research

A new major collaborative project at the University of Bremen with partners from research, development, and industry has started its work. It is aimed at establishing a local competence center for labor research. The BMBF is providing 9.7 million euros of funding for the project.


New Impulses for Teacher Training

At a closing event yesterday in the “Domkapitelhaus”, researchers from the University of Bremen presented the results of the “Designing Interfaces” project. Over the last eight years, a team of about 45 researchers developed concepts for teacher education, supported by the Government and the Länder.


Romance studies scholar Julia Borst

European Research Council Starting Grant for Julia Borst

Over a period of five years, the Romance scholar Dr. Julia Borst will investigate how Afro-European communities present themselves in the digital space. She has been awarded a prestigious ERC Starting Grant for this work.


Professor Jutta Günther, President of the University of Bremen, and Senator for the Environment, Climate, and Science Kathrin Moosdorf between the solar panels on the roof of the campus Mensa cafeteria.

University of Bremen: Leading the Way on the Road to Sustainability

The University of Bremen has been nominated for the German Sustainability Award (DNP). It is Europe's biggest award for ecological and social commitment. The prize will be awarded on November 23, in Düsseldorf.


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EASE Fall School - Robotics and AI Exchange for PhD Students

From September 11 to 15, the Collaborative Research Center EASE (Everyday Activity Science and Engineering) once again opens its doors for its fall school. More than 100 attendees from all over the world will exchange ideas on the latest developments in AI and robotics.


Senator Kathrin Moosdorf (second from left) with University of Bremen President Professor Jutta Günther (left), as well as (from left to right) Dr. Britta Lüder (Vice President of Research and Transfer, Bremen University of Applied Sciences), Dr. Antje Stephan (Chancellor, Bremen University of the Arts), Prof. Dr. Rabea Diekmann (Vice President of Research, Transfer, and Continuing Education, Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences), and Prof. Dr. Marko Rohlfs (BreGoS Project Coordinator, University of Bremen).

Senator Kathrin Moosdorf Visits "Bremen Goes Sustainable" Project

Since the beginning of 2023, Bremen's universities have been working together in the sustainability project "Bremen Goes Sustainable" (BreGoS). During a visit to the university, Kathrin Moosdorf, Senator for Environment, Climate, and Science, gained an impression of the project.


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Secure Your Place at the University of Bremen Now

The University of Bremen offers attractive degree programs for students who have made up their minds at short notice and enrollment is still possible. Between September 1 and September 15, 2023, there is the opportunity to enroll as a first-year student for many bachelor's degree programs.


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University of Bremen Conferences in September

Four conferences will be held at the University of Bremen in September. The topics include health psychology, Maltese linguistics, teacher education, and artificial intelligence and health.


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PRAXIS Summer Camp: Students Work on Practical Tasks

63 students from various fields at the University of Bremen, Constructor University, and partner universities are working on a total of 18 projects at the PRAXIS Summer Camp for 21 companies and institutions from the region as well as for a company from England.


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Summer Schools for Women Start Again

From August 16 to 31, female students, specialists, and researchers will meet at the Informatica Feminale and the Engineering Summer School. Some 50 courses are on the program.


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University of Bremen wins the Urban Data Challenge

The University of Bremen has won the "Urban Data Challenge." The university impressed the jury with its concept for data-driven improvement of sustainable cycling and micromobility in Hamburg and will receive 40,000 euros for its implementation.


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Better Capture Gender Diversity in Health Research

Gender diversity is still not sufficiently recorded in health research. Researchers at the Institute of Public Health and Nursing Research at the University of Bremen have developed a handout on how to better record gender in surveys.


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New Findings: Arctic Atmosphere Moister and Regional Storm Activity Increasing

A publication on early results from the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) on climate change in the Arctic has made it onto the cover of the prestigious Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society journal. The University of Bremen is involved in the Transregio (AC)³ CRC.


B-Human won the final against the HTWK Robots from Leipzig with 9:0.

Team from University of Bremen and DFKI wins RoboCup World Championship

76 goals and not a single goal conceded – that is the tally of the Bremen robot soccer players at RoboCup 2023, the world's largest competition for intelligent robotics. This is the tenth time that the Bremen team has won the title, thus underlining its top position in the Standard Platform League.


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Life on the Ocean Floor: “3,688 Meters Below Sea Level” Exhibition at House of Science

The impacts of the climate crisis pose global challenges that present marine researchers with new tasks. The ocean floor plays a significant role in this. It is the focus of an interactive exhibition at the House of Science, which opens on July 20. The exhibition was created by MARUM.


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Institute of Public Health and Nursing Research Redesignated as WHO Collaborating Centre

The World Health Organization (WHO) has once again named the Institute of Public Health and Nursing Research’s (IPP) Department of Social Epidemiology at the University of Bremen as a WHO Collaborating Centre on Environmental Health Inequalities.


Eine Frau und ein Roboter schütten gemeinsam ein Getränk in eine Tasse.

New Co-constructive Artificial Intelligence Center

The universities of Bremen, Bielefeld, and Paderborn have joined forces to develop AI systems that can provide humans with targeted support in performing tasks.


Bachelor's degree students from the Chair in Small Business & Entrepreneurship at the University of Bremen have presented solutions for business model innovations for companies and institutions in Bremen.

future concepts bremen: Business Model Innovation in 100 Days

Students from the Chair in Small Business & Entrepreneurship at the University have presented solutions for business model innovations for companies and institutions in Bremen. The participating companies included DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung, CITY 46 Kommunalkino, and Sparkasse Bremen.


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A Vibrant Bond: The Bremen-Cardiff Alliance

Cardiff University's president elect and vice-chancellor, Professor Wendy Larner, has visited the University of Bremen. The universities of Cardiff and Bremen formed an alliance some four years ago to promote joint research activities and collaboration.


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Applying Online to Study at the University of Bremen

Anyone interested in studying at the University of Bremen can still apply online for a place until July 15. A digital information event on Wednesday July 12 from 4 to 6 p.m. will provide information on how to do this.


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Awards for Outstanding Doctoral Supervision Handed Out

Mathematician and computer scientist Nicole Megow and political scientist Kerstin Martens have received the Award for Outstanding Doctoral Supervision from the University of Bremen. The Alumni Network of the University of Bremen donated the prize money of 2,000 euros per person.


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Prof. Dr. Nadira Faber - Faculty of Human and Health Sciences

Nadira Faber has been a professor of social psychology with business and organizational psychology within the Faculty of Human and Health Sciences since April 2023.


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Prof. Dr. Sophia Hunger – Faculty of Social Sciences

Sophia Hunger has been a professor of computational social science at the University of Bremen since May 2023.


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Brilliant End-of-Semester Concert at Bremen Cathedral

On Sunday, the end-of-semester concert of the orchestra and choir took place in the St. Petri Cathedral. The program included pieces by Richard Strauss, Alexander Borodin, and Martín Palmeri. It was the second concert under the direction of the new university music director Mariano Chiacchiarini.


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Amir Ebrahimi – Faculty of Physics / Electrical Engineering

In July 2023, Amir Ebrahimi took on the role of head of the Department of Electrical Drives and Power Electronics at the Institute of Electrical Drives, Power Electronics and Devices within the Faculty of Physics / Electrical Engineering.


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Languages Centre Summer Classes

The Languages Centre of the Universities in the Land of Bremen (SZHB) is offering many opportunities to learn a language from August to October 2023. If you are thinking about learning a new language or brushing up your skills, you are at the right place.


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Kerstin Schill and Michael Schulz Re-Elected to DFG Senate

Two researchers from the University of Bremen have been re-elected to their positions within the German Research Foundation (DFG). Computer scientist Professor Kerstin Schill and marine and climate researcher Professor Michael Schulz were re-elected at the DFG Annual Meeting on June 28, 2023.


Die Research Ambassadors mit Mitarbeitenden der Universität sowie Universitätsrektorin Professorin Jutta Günther, Dr. Mandy Boehnke, Konrektorin für Internationalität, wissenschaftliche Qualifizierung und Diversität, und Dr. Marejke Baethge-Assenkamp, Leiterin des International Office.

International Research Alumni Visit the University

Since 2015, the university has appointed eleven research ambassadors – international scholars who have conducted research at the University of Bremen and now promote the university and the work conducted there around the world. Six of them visited Bremen for a three-day workshop.


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Large Turnout at Two-Day OPEN CAMPUS

Lectures, laboratory visits, and open-air concerts: from June 23 to 24, the University of Bremen's OPEN CAMPUS proved to be a huge success with around 20,000 guests. Top stage act was Gentleman and on Friday evening, rapper MAJAN, among others, created a party atmosphere in the campus park.


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Educational Equity in Bremen – Dialog Event and Award Ceremony on June 28

Why does educational success still strongly depend on socioeconomic status, and how can this be changed? The "Weitwinkel Bildung" network is organizing a dialog event on this topic on June 28, at which the "Bremer Bildungsgerechtigkeit konkret" prize will also be awarded.


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Climate Protection and Mobility at the University: Survey Begins

How do students and employees get to the university? Do they mainly use public transport, their bicycle, or their car? What services would they like to see? These questions are the focus of a survey on mobility at the University of Bremen and the Technology Park.


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Mandy Boehnke on the DAAD Executive Committee

Dr. Mandy Boehnke, Vice President for International Affairs, Academic Qualification, and Diversity, is a new member of the DAAD Executive Committee. She was elected in Bonn on June 20, 2023, along with other new members of the board. The new committee will begin its term in January 2024.


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Yasemin Karakaşoğlu Appointed to Federal Government's Council of Experts on Anti-Racism

Yasemin Karakaşoğlu, Professor of Intercultural Education, has been appointed to the Federal Government's Council of Experts on Anti-Racism. In this role, she will contribute her professional expertise to the field of policy advice.


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Study Examines Strategies for Preventing Obesity Due to Shift Work

A study will examine how obesity can be prevented in people working shifts. The study is part of the SHIFT2HEALTH project. It is being supported with a total of 10 million euros, around 1.5 million of which will go to institutions in the state of Bremen.


Ein runder Sensor liegt in einer Käste Äpfel. Er misst Sauerstoff und Kohlendioxid um die Atmungsaktivität der Früchte zu bestimmen

New Project: Less Food Waste during Storage

Reducing spoilage of fresh foods such as apples during storage is the goal of a new project by the University of Bremen and the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB) in Potsdam. The project will be supported with 600,000 euros until 2026.


Mitglieder eines IT-Projektteams können sich in der virtuellen Realität treffen und ihre Software als „Code City“ visualisieren. So können sie beispielsweise die Struktur des Codes oder die Beziehungen zwischen verschiedenen Bausteinen darstellen und diskutieren.

Interactive Visualization of Software for Spatially Distributed Teams

The Center for Computing Technologies (TZI) at the University of Bremen is investigating new methods for better understanding complex software as part of a DFG-funded project.


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University of Bremen’s Grand End-of-Semester Concert at the St.-Petri Cathedral

At 5 p.m., July 2, the grand end-of-semester concert of the University of Bremen Orchestra and Choir will take place at Bremen's St.-Petri Cathedral. The program includes pieces by Richard Strauss, Alexander Borodin, and Martín Palmeri. University Music Director Mariano Chiacchiarini will conduct.


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Family-Friendly University: Certificate Officially Awarded to Uni Bremen

The University of Bremen's certification as a family-friendly university has been renewed by berufundfamilie Service GmbH. The certificate was officially awarded to the University of Bremen on June 13.


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Prof. Dr. Michael Sentef – Faculty of Physics / Electrical Engineering

Michael Sentef has been a professor of theoretical solid-state physics in the Faculty of Physics / Electrical Engineering since April 2023.


Prof. Margot Brink, Prof. Karen Struve, Dr. Schilling, Prof. Stephanie Wodianka und Prof. Jutta Günther (v.l.).

A "Northern Campus" for France & Francophonie

It will be the most northern francophone center in Germany: Three Romance scholars from the Universities of Bremen, Flensburg, and Rostock are founding "CaNoFF - Northern Campus for France & Francophonie" in the three northern German states.


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Dr. Julia Borst – Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Studies

Dr. Julia Borst has received the 2023 Abioseh Porter Best Essay Award from the African Literature Association.


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Prof. Dr. Laura Neumann – Faculty of Law

Laura Neumann has held the positions of professor of criminal law, criminal procedure law, as well as commercial law since April 2023.


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Prof. Dr. Benjamin Müller – Faculty of Business Studies & Economics

Benjamin Müller has been a professor in the Faculty of Business Studies & Economics since April 2022.


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Prof. Dr. Stephanie Geise – Faculty of Cultural Studies

Stephanie Geise has been a professor of communication and media sciences with a focus on methodological innovation in the Faculty of Cultural Studies since October 2022.


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Open Worlds – Share Knowledge: OPEN CAMPUS at the University of Bremen

On June 23 and 24, the University of Bremen invites you to OPEN CAMPUS. After an open-air concert on Friday evening, a full program of lectures, guided tours, and a poetry slam will follow on Saturday afternoon. In the evening, a live show with headliner Gentleman will conclude the event.


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Online Now: A Bibliography Especially for the State of Bremen

Every year, books and essays about Bremen are published – in print and digitally. To make it easier to find them, the SuUB has released the digital "Bibliography of Bremen" to the public. Interested parties can search for free in approximately 23,000 titles concerning Bremen.


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Prof. Dr. Matthew Nielsen – Faculty of Biology / Chemistry

Matthew Nielsen has been a Junior Professor in the Faculty of Biology/Chemistry since May 2023, studying the ecology and evolution of butterflies.


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Opening of the BIBA Learning Factory

Designing an environmentally friendly pump that will later be used in the Blockland nature reserve in the surrounding area of Bremen – this is something students in the Faculty of Production Engineering can do as part of the "Lernfabrik" sponsored by the Brede Foundation. It was opened on June 1.


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University of Bremen Conferences in June

In June, the University of Bremen will host an international conference on social movements in the context of the Russian war of aggression on Ukraine. The development of sea ice will be the topic of an international symposium organized by the university together with other institutions.


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Excellence Strategy: University of Bremen Submits Three Cluster Applications

The competition for excellence funding from the German federal government and the states is entering a new round. The University of Bremen is also submitting an Excellence Strategy application. Three research areas submitted draft proposals to the German Research Foundation (DFG) at the end of May.


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17th BRIDGE StartUp-Lounge: Idea Storm

“Idea Storm” is the motto of the 17th BRIDGE StartUp Lounge, which will take place at 6 p.m. on June 8, at Bremen's Digital Hub Industry. The organizer is the BRIDGE university network, the central point of contact for students and members of Bremen's universities for business startups.


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"Identifying and Intensifying Cooperation Potential"

Intensive cooperation between the University of Bremen and Airbus Bremen has existed for years. A networking meeting has now been held to take stock and plan new ventures.


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Digital Information Event on Studying in Bremen and Bremerhaven

At a joint online event, the universities in the state of Bremen will introduce themselves and provide information about their offered study programs and application procedures. The event will take place on Thursday, June 1, 2023, from 4 to 6 p.m.


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“Diversity at German Universities”: University of Bremen Receives German Rectors' Conference Funding

The University of Bremen will receive 50,000 euro from the German Rectors' Conference. This will strengthen the further development of diversity concepts via the "Diversity at German Universities" initiative, which the HRK launched with funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.


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University of Bremen Welcomes Afghan Scholarship Holders

It has been a year since the University of Bremen and the HERE AHEAD Academy announced the Omid Farda Scholarship for at-risk Afghan students. Ten of the eleven selected scholarship holders have now arrived in Bremen and were welcomed at the University.


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Improving the Chances of Healing through Medical Measurement Technology

Professor Andreas Fischer from the Faculty of Production Engineering at the University of Bremen is receiving funding for his latest project as part of the Volkswagen Foundation's Momentum Initiative. This will provide almost 800,000 euro over a period of four years.


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Prof. Dr. Christian Wild – Faculty of Biology / Chemistry

Christian Wild, Professor of Marine Ecology, has received the prestigious Mid-Career Scientist Award from the International Coral Reef Society (ICRS).


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Education and Digitization: Maren Petersen Appointed to Federal Government Committee

The Vice President for Teaching and Studies at the University of Bremen, Prof. Maren Petersen, will advise the German government on the topic of education in the digital transformation. She has been appointed as a member of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research's "Digital Summit" platform.


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Artificial Intelligence, Bots, and More: Automation of Communication and Media

The annual conference of the German Communication Association will take place at the University of Bremen this year. At the invitation of the ZeMKI, more than 300 experts will discuss the transformation of digital communication from May 18 to 20, 2023.


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CHE University Ranking: University of Bremen at the Forefront in Supporting Students’ Degree Start

In the current university ranking by the Centre for Higher Education (CHE), the University of Bremen once again ranks top in the majority of the assessed subject fields when it comes to supporting students at the start of their degrees. But there are also top rankings in other categories.


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90th Anniversary of Nazi Book Burning in Bremen: Commemorative Event at the House of Science

On the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the National Socialist book burning in Bremen, the University of Bremen is organizing a commemorative event at the House of Science between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on May 10. Entry is free.


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Register Now: Summer Academy for Young People

The University of Bremen is once again inviting high-achieving high school students to the Summer Academy from June 26 to 30, 2023. Registration is open now and participation is free of charge.


Rediscovered in the SuUB: One of the Oldest Chronicles of Lehe

The original manuscript of a part of today's Bremerhaven has been rediscovered in the State and University Library Bremen (SuUB): It is the so-called “Lehe Chronicle” from the 16th century.


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Family-Friendly University: University of Bremen Certification Renewed

The University of Bremen's certification as a family-friendly university has been renewed by berufundfamilie Service GmbH. The certificate will be awarded on June 13, 2023, in the presence of Lisa Paus, Federal Minister for Family Affairs and patron of the audit.


Gerhard Roth

Mourning for Brain Researcher Gerhard Roth

The University of Bremen is mourning the death of Gerhard Roth. The well-known brain researcher passed away on April 25, at the age of 80. Roth was one of the most renowned researchers in his field, was well known far beyond the borders of Bremen, and was a sought-after speaker.


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MARUM Project Develops Climate Education with and for Schools

In the MARUM school project “Climate – I’m changing!” students develop and test climate-protection measures for everyday life. After three years, the pilot phase of the project, which was initiated by MARUM at the University of Bremen, is now coming to an end.


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CAMPUSiDEEN Competition: Start-up Ideas Wanted

Attention all Bremen start-up founders and those interested in entrepreneurship: This year, the CAMPUSiDEEN idea competition will once more honor the best business ideas and concepts from Bremen’s universities. The application deadline ends on June 11, 2023.


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More Players, More Goals: Reigning World Champion B-Human Wins RoboCup German Open 2023

Bremen's robot soccer team has won the RoboCup German Open in Hamburg. The team from the University of Bremen and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, B-Human, won the competition by a clear margin. What was new was that seven robots played per team instead of five.


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University of Bremen Conferences in May

In May, the University of Bremen will host the 27th International Bremen Film Conference. The focus is on the cinema of Latin America. The lectures, forums, and films will explore the film-aesthetic diversity and significance of Latin American films for the exploration of the region’s own history.


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May 10: Information Day for Prospective Students

Prospective students are once again invited to find out everything they need to know about studying at the University of Bremen on Wednesday, May 10, 2023. The bachelor's degree programs and the Law degree program will introduce themselves at the event.


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CAMPUS AWARD Goes to Biologist and Production Technician

The 2023 CAMPUS AWARD: Research for a Sustainable Future winners are biologist Dr. Esther Thomsen from the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) and master's graduate Alex Peer Intemann. The award, endowed with 3,000 euro, was presented at the University of Bremen on April 27.


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Kick-Off for "Productive and Imaginative Collaboration"

At a welcome event on April 26, 2023, the newly appointed professors from the year 2022 not only got to know the university better, but also each other.


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Prof. Dr. Melanie Böckmann - Faculty of Human and Health Sciences

Melanie Böckmann has held the position of Professor of Global Health in the Faculty of Human and Health Sciences since February 2023.


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Prof. Dr. Louisa Kulke - Faculty of Human and Health Sciences

Louisa Kulke has held the position of Professor of Developmental Psychology and Educational Psychology within the Faculty of Human and Health Sciences since April 2023.


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No Exit: Theater InCognito plays Sartre

Theater InCognito at the University of Bremen invites you to the premiere of the play "No Exit" by Jean-Paul Sartre at 8 p.m. on May 5, 2023, at the campus theater. No Exit, which is about dependence on the judgment of others, is still relevant today.


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Revival of the Play „Die Sünde des Andersartigen zu riskieren“ at the “Kulturambulanz”

What is “crazy”? This question is at the center of a play based on the story of Hedwig D. The History Department and the Center for Performance Studies/Theater of Assemblage have developed a play based on her story. Thanks to the popularity of the show, it will be performed again in April.


Bernd Scholz-Reiter

Former University President Is Interim President of the German Rectors' Conference

The former President of the University of Bremen and Vice President for International Affairs of the German Rectors' Conference, Professor Dr.-Ing. Bernd Scholz-Reiter, took over the presidency of the German Rectors' Conference HRK on an interim basis in April.


Das Bild zeigt eine Frau, die mit einem Scanner ein Dokument der Bremischen Bürgerschaft einscannt.

Bremen Parliament Speeches and Minutes Digitized: 210 Volumes Freely Accessible

In cooperation with the Bremen Parliament and the Bremen State Archive, the State and University Library Bremen (SuUB) is digitizing the historical parliamentary printed matter from 1823 to 1999. 210 volumes are now freely accessible as part of the SuUB's digital collections.


Ausstellungswände der Ausstellung "Macht Sinn!" zu den Themen Digitalisierung, Gesundheit und Medizin sowie Diversität und Integration.
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"MACHT SINN!" Exhibition on Science Foundations at the University of Bremen

Making the remarkable civil commitment of Bremen citizens to science and education visible and honoring it - that is the goal of the University of Bremen Foundation with its “MACHT SINN!” exhibition. It will be on display on the university campus from April 13, 2023, onwards.


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Teaching the Teachers at School-Student Laboratories

The Institute for Information Management Bremen at the University of Bremen is launching an interdisciplinary collaborative project called "LFB-Labs-digital" together with seven universities. It is expanding school-student laboratories on STEM subjects into places for advanced teacher training.


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Robot Swarm Practicing for Mars Exploration

Exploring Mars can be best achieved when robots with different capabilities work together – ideally autonomously. Important prerequisites for this are being created as part of the VaMEx-3 project, in which three working groups from the University of Bremen are playing a key role.


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AI Researcher Michael Beetz Receives Coveted ERC Advanced Grant

AI achieves impressive results, however it still lacks the ability to plan actions predictively. Professor Michael Beetz from the Institute for Artificial Intelligence is working on the foundations for this and has received the ERC Advanced Grant, which is endowed with 2.5 million euros.


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DFG Establishes Priority Programme

The University of Bremen has once again been included in the selection of new Priority Programmes by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The faculty of Production Engineering is one of the six new programs selected from a total of 33 initiatives submitted.


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ProMentes: Students in Graduating Phase and Dedicated Executives Required

The career-oriented mentoring program of the University of Bremen ProMentes will start again in September. For ten months, committed executives from business, culture, and administration will advise and mentor students and graduates who are about to enter professional life.


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Further Funding of the Leibniz ScienceCampus Digital Public Health

The Leibniz ScienceCampus Digital Public Health, in which the University of Bremen participates, will receive funding for a further four years. With 1.2 million euros, the Campus, founded in 2019, will be able to expand its successful interdisciplinary research on the digitization of health care.


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How Climate Change Is Affecting Underwater Forests in the Arctic

Due to climate change, underwater brown algae, so-called kelp, are likely to only be able to grow in shallower areas of the Arctic in future. University of Bremen researchers came to this conclusion as part of the EU project FACE-IT.


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Learning Languages in the Summer Semester

From Arabic to Japanese and Portuguese to Turkish, after Easter, the semester courses for different levels of 19 languages start at the Languages Centre of the Universities in the Land of Bremen (SZHB). The courses are open to auditing students and, with a few exceptions, will take place in person.


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molo.news: Research Network Tests Bremen News App

Following a successful test operation in Bremen, researchers are investigating how the news and information app molo.news can be made available throughout Germany. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is providing 1.5 million euros of funding for the project.


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Digitization and Artificial Intelligence: Discussion on the Opportunities and Risks

What economic opportunities lie within the development and application of artificial intelligence? This question is at the heart of the event “Digitization and Artificial Intelligence: The Agenda for Bremen,” hosted by the University of Bremen and the Hans Böckler Foundation.


[Translate to English:] Michael W. Friedrich, Jutta Günther, Tim Cordßen-Ryglewski, Frauke Meyer.

Modern Building for Biology: BIOM Inaugurated

The new teaching and research building for biology is finished. BIOM was officially inaugurated on Tuesday, March 14. The building offers space for around 1, 000 students and 100 employees. More than 5,000 square meters are available. The rooms can be used flexibly.


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Student Lena Frerichs Named Athlete of the Year

Congratulations to Lena Frerichs. The University of Bremen congratulates its teacher education student who was voted Bremen’s Athlete of the Year. The 19-year-old field hockey player is already a European champion and now a permanent member of the national team.


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Media Practice Week of the University of Bremen

The Media Practice Week of the University of Bremen from March 6–10, 2023, offers exciting events and initial impressions of Bremen’s communications and media sector. This year, the five-day networking event will once again be organized by students.


Ein Mädchen hält eine Weltkugel und eine Pflanze in den Händen.

The Impacts of Climate Change: New Learning Modules for Schoolchildren

As part of a new project, researchers from the Universities of Bremen and Vechta are developing learning modules for schoolchildren on the impacts of climate change. The project is being funded by the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU) with 270,000 euros over three years.


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Study on dementia: More sense of togetherness, fewer hospital admissions

If people with dementia regularly train their memory and movement in assisted communities, they are less likely to be hospitalized. This is the result of a joint study by the University of Bremen and the University Hospital Erlangen.


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Bremen Goes Sustainable: One Million Euros for Sustainability at Bremen’s Higher Education Institutions

Developing, testing and anchoring sustainability concepts for research, teaching and operations together – higher education institutions in the state of Bremen and the Alfred Wegener Institute are pursuing this goal with “BreGoS – Bremen Goes Sustainable.”


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Bremen Thesis Award 2022 Awarded

On Tuesday, February 28, 2023, the “unifreunde” association awarded the Bremen Thesis Award for outstanding final theses. Three dissertations and two master’s theses were honored. A special prize for one master’s thesis was sponsored by Bruker Daltonics GmbH & Co. KG.


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Conferences at the University of Bremen in March

From language learning to geophysics and computer science – three conferences on different fields of science will be held at the University of Bremen in March.


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Improving First-Aid Training with Virtual Reality

Professor Björn Niehaves and his team from the University of Bremen are aiming to prepare potential first-aiders for possible accident scenarios as realistically as possible in the ARRIVE project. To this end, they develop first-aid scenarios in virtual reality.


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Unknown Deep Sea: “The Swarm” Series

In Frank Schätzing's bestselling novel "The Swarm" science meets science fiction. Now the literary novel has been made into a film, drawing attention to, among other things, the deep-sea ecosystem, which is also the focus of research at MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences.


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Gründungsradar: University of Bremen Again Among the Best

The Gründungsradar 2022 of Stifterverband confirms the University of Bremen’s excellent performance in promoting start-ups: it is ranked 15th among the 48 largest German universities.


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Studying in Bremen and Bremerhaven

The universities in Bremen State will introduce themselves and provide information on their degree offers and application processes at two joint online events, which will take place on February 23, 2023 and on June, 01, 2023 between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.


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Sea Ice Is Declining Steadily in Antarctica

The sea ice in Antarctica continues its record minimum course. Satellite data from the Institute of Environmental Physics (IUP) at the University of Bremen show that the extent of sea ice there has currently fallen to the lowest value ever measured.


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Clock Metrology: A Novel Approach to Time in Geodesy

Scientists at the University of Bremen are involved in a new research project that has been established by the German Research Foundation (DFG). In terms of content, the focus is on “Clock Metrology: A Novel Approach to Time in Geodesy.”


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Earthquake in Turkey and Syria

The devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria have claimed the lives of thousands of people. Many are injured or have suddenly become homeless.


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1.5 Million Euros for University Communications Engineering

The 5G mobile communications standard is a part of everyday life, while research is already being carried out on its successor 6G. The working group for communications engineering is receiving around 1.5 million euros from the BMBF for research and realization of “wireless networks of the future.”


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Prof. Dr. Raimund Bleischwitz – Faculty of Social Sciences

ZMT Managing Director Raimund Bleischwitz has been Professor of Global Sustainable Resources by the University of Bremen since February 2023.


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Bremen Kids’ University Back on Campus

The University of Bremen will hold its “Kinder-Uni” (“children’s university”) from March 21 to 30, 2023. Children aged 8 to 12 can take part. This year, they will once again be able to discover exciting areas of research together with scientists in person at the university.


Andreas Bovenschulte, Mayor of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Jutta Günther, President of the University of Bremen, Peter Hoedemaker, CEO of unifreunde, Serg Bell, Chairman of Constructor University (from left to right).

Knowledge Requires Social Responsibility

Science is a prerequisite for progress, but it must always be aware of its social responsibility. This is what President Jutta Günther said at the unifreunde association’s New Year’s reception in the town hall. She spoke to around 300 guests from politics, science, business, and society.


Zusammengeknülltes Papier, aus dem ein Origami-Kranich wird. Steht sinnbildlich für eams verschiedener Fachrichtungen, die Geschäftsmodellinnovationen erstellen.

future concepts bremen: innovative solutions within 100 days

Students from the university presented innovative solutions for Bremen-based companies and institutions. Industry partners included the Federal Employment Agency, hanseWasser and TOPAS Industriemathematik Innovation. The Demo Day took place in Sparkasse Bremen's Campus Space.


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unifreunde and Universities’ New Year’s Reception in the Town Hall

The New Year’s reception of unifreunde e.V. for the two Bremen universities traditionally marks the start of the current academic year. On January 30, representatives of the University of Bremen and Constructor University will meet in the upper room of the town hall at 6 p.m.


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Holocaust Remembrance Day: Engineering Sciences in the Nazi Era

What role did engineers play in the Nazi era? How did technical higher education institutions behave in the Third Reich? The Faculty of Production Engineering – Mechanical Engineering and Process Engineering – is inviting you to a public online event with a lecture on 27 January, 2023, at 4 p.m.


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Winter Offers from the Languages Center

The Languages Centre of the Universities in the Land of Bremen (SZHB – Sprachenzentrum der Hochschulen im Land Bremen) offers intensive courses in nine languages from February to April. These courses are aimed at students, applicants, and all interested parties from Bremen and the surrounding area.


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Prof. Dr. Monika Rhein - Department of Physics / Electrical Engineering

The German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft – DFG) has reappointed MARUM's deputy director, Prof. Dr. Monika Rhein, as chair of the National Committee for Polar Research (NK SCAR-IASC). The newly composed committee will start in January 2023


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Digital Humor: Differences According to Gender and Age

“Memes” are the pictorial jokes in messengers such as WhatsApp, Signal, or Telegram that deal with current topics. University linguist Dr. Inke Du Bois has gathered and analyzed around 1,000 memes. The conclusion: digital humor varies according to age and gender.


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“Scheduled Time” – Exhibition on Calendar History at SuUB

In the exhibition “Scheduled Time. History of the Printed Calendar in Bremen,” the State and University Library Bremen (SuUB) will show exhibits from the 17th to the 20th century. The opening of the exhibition will take place on January 17 at the library's headquarters on the university campus.


[Translate to English:] Ausschnitt aus dem Film "Wir sind alle Kanaken".

Eleventh Ethnographic Film Festival in Bremen

For the eleventh time, the Department of Anthropology and Cultural Research at the University of Bremen is playing host to the Bremen Days of Ethnographic Film. From January 24 to 26, 2023, a total of 15 current international productions from the field of ethnographic film will be screened.


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Prof. Dr. Hannelore Schwedes - Faculty of Physics / Electrical Engineering

The University of Bremen and the Faculty of Physics / Electrical Engineering mourn the loss of Professor Hannelore Schwedes. The physicist and microbiologist has now passed away at the age of 84.


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University of Bremen and HWWI Sign Partnership Agreement

The University of Bremen and the Hamburg Institute of International Economics – HWWI (Hamburgisches WeltWirtschaftsInstitut) have entered into an agreement to cooperate in the areas of teaching, research, academic qualification, and transfer.


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Greenhouse gas concentrations further increased in 2022

Preliminary analyses of global satellite data by researchers at the university's Institute of Environmental Physics (IUP) show: Atmospheric concentrations of the two major greenhouse gases carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) continued to rise sharply in 2022.


Die vier geraubten Bücher.

The Bremen State and University Library Returns Nazi Loot

As part of the “Looted Cultural Property” project, the State and University Library is returning four books to the Supreme Court of Justice in Vienna.


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First-Class Research: Excellence Chairs to Be Extended

A special research format has proven successful. The cooperation between researchers at the University of Bremen and top international scholars is so successful that seven of the “U Bremen Excellence Chairs” that have existed since 2019 will now be receiving funding for a further three years.


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Professor Antje Boetius is “University Teacher of the Year”

Antje Boetius is “University Teacher of the Year.” The prize, which is awarded by the German Association of University Professors and Lecturers (DHV), honors the marine researcher at the University of Bremen as “an advocate of the oceans and outstanding communicator of science.”


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Synthetic Biology: Serotonin Enters, Light Exits

Researchers from Bremen, Bochum, Bonn, and Hamburg have succeeded in bettering our understanding of how the chemical messenger serotonin works. They developed “sDarken” sensors to measure neurotransmitter dynamics in the brain. The results were published in Nature Communications.


Wurm C.elegans

USD 1.25 Million for Protein Research

Biologists at the University of Bremen and the IMP in Vienna are investigating the interplay between the aging processes of proteins and the entire organism. For their research, the two were accepted into the Allen Distinguished Investigator program. The award is endowed with USD 1.25 million.


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OnCourse: New Platform for e-Learning

With the OnCourse platform, a new service comprising interdisciplinary digital courses has been launched. It is aimed at students and staff of Bremen’s universities as well as the general public.


Dr. Nadja Belova and Dr. Moritz Krause.

University Chemistry Teaching Excellence Recognized by the 2022 Polytechnik Prize

Dr. Nadja Belova and Dr. Moritz Krause from the Institute of Didactics of Science Education have received the 2022 Polytechnik Prize special award. They developed a teaching module to sensitize young people to fake news on social media.


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Bremen State and University Library Switches to Open Source

The Bremen State and University Library (SuUB – Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek) is the first library in the Common Library Network to introduce Folio as the library software for lending and acquisition.


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How Bremen Is Becoming a “Healthy City”: Launch of New Research Cluster

What does health care in Bremen have to look like so that its citizens can live as long and as healthily as possible? This question is being explored by a research cluster called “Healthy City of Bremen: Interprofessional, Digital, Sustainable” within the framework of the Integrated Health Campus.


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2022 Berninghausen Prize: Two Female Lecturers Are Honored

This year’s Berninghausen Prize for outstanding teaching goes to a production engineer and an Anglicist. The awards were given in the “Blended Learning” and “Student Prize” categories and are endowed with 3,000 euros each.


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Vaccination Truck on Campus

In the coming week, students and staff will have another opportunity to get vaccinated on the University of Bremen campus. On Tuesday, December 13, as well as Wednesday, December 14, the vaccination truck will make a stop in the central campus area from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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DAAD Prize for Hadya Sleman

Student Hadya Sleman received the DAAD Prize for outstanding achievements by foreign students at German higher education institutions (HEI). The Iraqi student was honored for her high level of social commitment and her academic achievements. The accolade is endowed with a prize money of 1,000 euros.


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16th BRIDGE StartUp Lounge: Cohesion

“Cohesion” is the motto of the 16th BRIDGE StartUp Lounge, which will take place for the first time in the Digital Hub Industry on December 7. BRIDGE is the central contact point for students and members of Bremen higher education institutions (HEIs) on the subject of business start-ups.


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Performance and Social Commitment: Deutschlandstipendien Awarded

Scholarship for demonstrating outstanding performance and commitment to society: 126 students at the University of Bremen receive a Deutschlandstipendium. It includes financial support and a comprehensive accompanying program.


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Climate archives under the magnifying glass

Climate archives provide insights into past climate changes, the processes that propelled our planet from one climate state to the next. For humans and ecosystems, variability over periods of weeks to years – the weather – is often critical.


Nurse sitting on a hospital bed next to an older woman helping hands.

Long-Term Care Report: Nursing Homes Most Affected by COVID-19

People in need of care and staff in nursing homes were hardest hit during the coronavirus pandemic. This is the conclusion of this year’s Long-Term Care Report, drawn up by a team of authors at SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy, commissioned by BARMER health insurance.


Mann macht Experiment

Exploding Chocolate Marshmallow, Unusual Light Bulb, Burning Iron

The team of environmental physicists Dr. Matthias Buschmann and Prof. Justus Notholt and chemist Dr. Stephan Leupold are once again offering a digital Advent calendar in the natural sciences in 2022. An experiment on the university’s YouTube channel will be available every day from Dec. 1 to 24.


The Kongsfjord: an inlet on the west coast of Spitsbergen.

Threatened fjord ecosystems: Arctic researchers discuss research results in Bremen

The project FACE-IT examines Arctic fjord systems in the light of the effects of the ongoing ice loss in glaciers. From 28.11. to 02.12., all scientists involved in FACE-IT will meet in Bremen to discuss the research results up to now and to discuss the future of the project.


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When the flight system evaluates the rotors on the high seas

The Bremen Institute for Measurement Technology, Automation and Quality Science (BIMAQ) at the university is working with partners on an automated flight system that will significantly increase the yield of wind turbines. The project is to be funded by the federal government with 1.8 million euros.


Zwei Männer

Bremen Engineering Prize Goes to Master’s Student at the University

“Material transport of product mixtures of Fischer-Tropsch synthesis analysis using nuclear magnetic resonance”: with this master’s thesis, Production Engineering student Alexander Zimmermann has greatly improved the process. For this, he was awarded the Bremen Engineering Prize 2022 by the VDI.


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Autonomous Driving: Important Advances Thanks to Cognitive Neuroinformatics

As part of a project with automotive supplier Continental, the Cognitive Neuroinformatics working group has contributed important research findings to the development of advanced driver assistance systems. Artificial intelligence makes it easier to identify complex traffic situations.


Veronika Eyring

World Climate Conference: Professor of the University of Bremen Gives Highly Acclaimed Speech

The 27th UN Climate Change Conference is taking place in Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt, until November 18. Veronika Eyring, Professor at the University of Bremen, urged world leaders to take action at the opening ceremony of the COP27 summit. Recent climate change is unprecedented.


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New Scenic Reading on Bremen’s Post-War History

Bremen’s immediate postwar history is the theme of the scenic reading “Bremen Ahead! From the ‘Bremen Enclave’ to an Independent State (1945–1947).” As part of the series “From the Files to the Stage,” the reading will premiere on November 21 at 7 p.m. in the Bremen Parliament House banquet room.


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Kickoff of the Large-Scale hyBit Hydrogen Research Project

“Hydrogen for Bremen’s industrial transformation” – or hyBit for short – is the name of the important large-scale hydrogen research project coordinated by the University of Bremen. The project will now kick off on November 15–17, 2022. The Bremen steelworks will also be visited.


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Topping-out ceremony at the University’s Center for Deep-Sea Research

About a year after construction work began, the topping-out ceremony was celebrated at the Center for Deep-Sea Research (ZfT). Situated next to the MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, construction is nearing completion, with technical installation and facade work currently underway.


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Macht Sinn!: Exhibition Opening November 10 in the Wallsaal

On November 10, 2022, it will finally be time: the University of Bremen Foundation will be presenting its exhibition “MACHT SINN! Stiften für die Wissenschaft” in the Wallsaal of the Bremen public library. It summarizes the campaign MACHT SINN!, with which the Foundation participated in the universi


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Dr. Hans Riegel Specialist Prizes for Excellent Student Research

On November 2, 2022, the University of Bremen and the Dr. Hans Riegel-Stiftung honored students from the region for their particularly good prescientific work. The Dr. Hans Riegel specialist prizes are endowed with a total of 6,800 euros.


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AvH Research Award for Excellence Chair Maria Kanakidou

Professor Maria Kanakidou – one of the Excellence Chairs at the University of Bremen – was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Research Award, with a prize of € 60,000, at the prizewinners’ symposium in Bamberg. She works at the University of Bremen together with her host Professor Mihalis Vrekoussis


Dr. Linya Coers, Dr. Christian Staden, Dr. Claudia Schilling, Dr. Solveig Lena Hansen.

Bremen University Prize 2022 Awarded

Three scientists, including one from the University of Bremen, have received the Bremen University Prize for Outstanding Teaching in 2022. The award was presented by the Senator for Science and Ports, Dr. Claudia Schilling, at a ceremony in the town hall on November 2, 2022.


Dr. Johanna Menges (MARUM, Bremen) sampling a peat core in the Cuvette Congolaise during the 2022 expedition.

Peatlands as climate tipping points

When peat swamps dry out they can release large amounts of greenhouse gases. Because they react so sensitively to climate changes, they are important tipping points. A study published in Nature investigates how sensitively the carbon stored in peat reacts to environmental changes.


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Professor Hartmut Boesch – Faculty of Physics/Electrical Engineering

Hartmut Boesch has been a professor at the Institute of Environmental Physics at the University of Bremen since November 2022.


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Conferences at the University of Bremen in November

Two conferences in November 2022 will focus on design and development of digital entertainment, human-computer interaction, and game design and laser technology. The third conference will deal with 3D printing and issues regarding measurement technology.


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New Professor of Digital Administration

Professor of Information Systems Niehaves assumes the endowed professorship “Digital Transformation of Public Services” at the University of Bremen, financed by the Bremen Finance Department and the IT service provider Dataport. It is located in the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science.


Jo Ana Schunter and Julija Storz from Tuuli

CAMPUSiDEEN 2022 Projects Receive Awards

The CAMPUSiDEEN competition has once again been recognizing the best ideas from Bremen’s higher education institutions. A jury representing the worlds of business, start-ups, and universities announced three winners each in the “Business Ideas” and “Business Concepts” categories.


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When the Robot Sets the Table

The Institute for Artificial Intelligence equipped a new research laboratory with a kitchen and furniture. The aim is to support people with physical disabilities by improving the suitability of robots for undertaking everyday activities. There is also a “digital twin” for international researchers.


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Improved AI Methods to Detect Programming Errors

On behalf of the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), researchers from the University of Bremen and employees of the Bremen-based company team neusta investigated the possibilities of using artificial intelligence in code analysis. The study is available free of charge from the BSI.


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New and Appealing: Astrophysics and Space Travel Degree

The University of Bremen has launched a new Master in Astrophysics and Space Sciences degree course together with three other European institutions. Roughly 25 young people will specialize in the fields of astrophysics and space travel. Bremen offers ideal conditions for this.


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What Makes a City Dementia Friendly? Send Us Your Photos

The Institute of Public Health and Nursing Research at the University of Bremen is investigating how neighborhoods can assist or create barriers for people with dementia and in which exact locations. Those providing care to relatives can take part by sending photos or voice messages.


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Statement on Iran

The University of Bremen condemns the violent attacks against peaceful demonstrators in Iran and joins the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in condemning the violence against students and university staff in Iran.


Portrait Professor Björn Niehaves

Prof. Dr. Björn Niehaves – Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science

Since October 2022, Björn Niehaves has held the role of professor of information systems with a focus on digitization in public administration.


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Prof. Dr. Anna Moldenhauer – Faculty of Pedagogy and Educational Sciences

Anna Moldenhauer has been Professor of School Theory and School Development in the Faculty of Pedagogy and Educational Sciences since October 2022.


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An Exchange between Academia and Politics: Social Policy Forum

The German Institute for Interdisciplinary Social Policy Research (DIFIS) of the Universities of Bremen and Duisburg-Essen is hosting the forum of the Fördernetzwerks Interdisziplinäre Sozialpolitikforschung (FIS) and the Social Policy Biennale from October 5 to 7, 2022 in Bremen.


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Learning Languages in the Winter Semester – in Class or on Your Own

If you want to refresh your language skills or learn a completely new language, you will find many opportunities at the Language Centre. Courses will be offered for 19 languages. A Ukrainian course is a new addition. Most of the courses will take place in person again.


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Multimillion-Dollar Project for Better Quality of Care in the State of Bremen

Until now, there has been no place in long-term nursing care where teaching, research, and care have been carried out at the same time. In the University of Bremen and HSB cooperation project T!CALL, nursing facilities are to be expanded into “teaching nursing facilities.”


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University of Bremen Conferences in October 2022

The threat to tropical coral reefs from rising sea temperatures, new developments in the field of artificial intelligence and robotics, and the relationship between the text genre of utopia and colonialism – these topics will be addressed by conferences at the University of Bremen in October.


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Even Deeper insights into Media Activity

The Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI) at the University of Bremen has published a comprehensive update of its scientific research software. The apps developed provide insights into people’s media activities and the resulting digital traces.


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More than €500,000 for AI Research with Quantum Systems

Machine learning and artificial-intelligence (AI) methods are now used in many areas of life. Two projects at the university’s Institut für Theoretische Physik are researching machine learning with quantum systems and quantum photonics. They are now receiving more than €500,000 in funding.


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CAMPUS CITY: The University Is Coming to Town

In October, the University of Bremen is putting on lectures, workshops, and exhibitions throughout the city. From October 10 to 23, the second edition of CAMPUS CITY will feature events covering a wide range of topics from the world of science and academia. Tickets are available online.


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SuUB Awarded the Open Library Badge

The Bremen State and University Library (SuUB) places great importance in providing open services for users, academia, and the general public. This is why it is committed to the openness criteria. The Open Library Badge (OLB) initiative has now awarded the SuUB the Open Library Badge.


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Outstanding Language Promotion: Two Awards from the Joachim Herz Foundation

Success for two University of Bremen projects in the Joachim Herz Foundation competition: the prizes for outstanding commitment to language development in the categories of children and young adults aged 10 to 16 and 17 to 25 respectively go to the Faculty of Pedagogy and Educational Sciences.


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Bremen Participates in Research Flights over Canada

Methane is produced by oil and gas extraction, coal mining, landfills, farming, wetlands, and thawing permafrost areas. But what are the exact numbers for each source? To find out, the HALO research aircraft has been operating over Canada – with researchers from the University of Bremen on board.


Model Region for Industrial Mathematics Is Being Created in and around Bremen

How much (industrial) mathematics is part of our everyday lives? What do we know about it and how can society and industry benefit? This is what the “#MOIN! – MOdellregion INdustriemathematik” innovation and transfer project is all about. The BMBF is funding it with approximately 6 million euros.


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Geoengineering Could Destabilize Tropical Peat Soils

The earth is warming up at an increasing rate. In her research on reducing carbon dioxide (CO2), Dr. Alexandra Klemme from the University of Bremen discovered that “enhanced weathering” – which, until now, has been considered a promising method – is not suitable for tropical peat soils.


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Researching Society Together

In the citizen science project “GINGER – Researching Society Together,” citizens and academics are jointly conducting research on the topic of social cohesion. The local project meetings will begin on September 29, 2022, in Klub Dialog. Those interested are invited to participate.


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Hackathon: Bringing Maritime Navigation Instruments to Life

Seaman’s Gear: a two-day hackathon on October 8 and 9, 2022, aims to breathe new virtual life into historical maritime navigation instruments. The organizers are MAPEX, the German Maritime Museum – Leibniz Institute for Maritime History, and the Bremen University of Applied Sciences.


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“Places Available for Master‘s Degree

In cooperation with the Chamber of Labour, the University of Bremen is offering a master’s degree in “Work – Advice – Organization” with three certificate programs. There are still places available on the course which starts in the beginning of October. Applications are possible at short notice.


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Transparent and Fair Appointment Negotiations

The German Association of University Professors and Lecturers (DHV) has awarded the University of Bremen the seal of approval for fair and transparent appointment negotiations for a further five years. This means the university has successfully passed the re-audit procedure for the second time.


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Prof. Dr. Rebekka v. Mallinckrodt – Faculty of Social Sciences

Professor Rebekka v. Mallinckrodt (historian of the early modern period) has received two honors: an Opus Magnum grant from the Volkswagen Foundation and election to the Hamburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities.


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Mariano Chiacchiarini Is the University of Bremen’s New Director of Music

The University of Bremen has a new Director of Music. Mariano Chiacchiarini took up his position in September 2022 and now leads the choir and orchestra. The internationally renowned, multi-award-winning conductor was previously Director of Music at the University of Trier for eleven years.


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New President Begins Term of Office with New Vice President Team

The new President, Professor Jutta Günther, began her term with an inauguration attended by the Bremen Mayor, the Senator for Science, the University Director of Finance and Administration, and many guests on September 6. She starts her term with a new team of Vice Presidents.


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From Bremen to the Stars: Astronomical Society Annual Meeting

From September 12 to 16, the University of Bremen is hosting the Annual Meeting of the German Astronomical Society – AG (Astronomische Gesellschaft). Under the theme “Astronomy from Ground to Space,” participants will discuss the latest findings in astrophysics, focusing on space-based astronomy. …


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hyBit: New Large-Scale Hydrogen Research Project Launched in Bremen

Hydrogen is seen as the “energy carrier of tomorrow.” But the path to an efficient hydrogen economy is complex and requires excellent scientific research. The large-scale hyBit hydrogen research project coordinated by the university is receiving almost 30 million euros in funding for the purpose.


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Prof. Dr Annelies Blom – Faculty of Social Sciences

Annelies Blom has been Professor of Sociology and Quantitative Methods of Empirical Social Research since September 2022.


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25th Anniversary of the International Summer University Informatica Feminale

For 25 years, the international summer university Informatica Feminale at the University of Bremen has offered women a diverse range of science- and practice-oriented courses in computer science. It enables new impulses, creates networks, and demands gender justice.


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Farewell and Thank You: “Bernd Scholz-Reiter Has Achieved Great Results”

He is a successful and respected academic who has led the University of Bremen as President for ten years: Professor Bernd Scholz-Reiter will now retire on August 31, 2022.


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Making Better Use of Smartwatches and Smartglasses at Work

As part of a joint project, the University of Bremen developed a privacy management system for personalized assistance systems such as smartwatches and smartglasses. The results will be presented at the Bremen Parliament House on August 31.


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KIWI: Success in Just a Few Swipes

Digitization and robotics are changing the world of work, making continuing education and orientation vital. As part of the KIWI project, a team from the University of Bremen is developing a VR training environment and AI-supported career and training recommendations inspired by dating apps.


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University of Bremen Conferences in September

The University of Bremen’s conferences in September 2022 will focus on a diverse range of topics, including artificial intelligence and robotics, the mathematical question of Boolean logic, the exciting field of presenting data via sound, and the challenges presented by modern logistics.


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Still Haven’t Received a Place at University – What to Do?

Haven’t got a place at the University of Bremen? Two digital events on August 26, 2022, from 10 a.m. to noon, and September 6, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., will provide information about what opportunities are still available to get a place at university for the winter semester.


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New Insights into Huntington’s Disease

Huntington’s chorea is a hereditary disease that leads to cognitive and motor impairments and death. Scientists at the University of Bremen have worked with international partners to elucidate the mechanism by which the mutated huntingtin protein can be kept at bay.


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International Conference on Artificial Intelligence to be held in Bremen in 2026

Bremen will be hosting the prestigious International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence in 2026. Thanks to the successful application made by the U Bremen Research Alliance and the Section for Artificial Intelligence at the German Informatics Society the conference will be held in Germany.


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3D Technologies for Surgical Success in Medicine

Scientists and developers of the VIVATOP research network have developed 3D technologies that enable novel, fast, and precise preparation for surgical procedures. The project results also aid surgeries and medical training.


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Heat accumulation triggers Heinrich events

In a new study, researchers from Bremen, Kiel, Köln and São Paulo (Brazil) have now shown that an accumulation of heat in the deeper Labrador Sea caused instabilities in the Laurentide Ice Sheet, which covered much of North America at the time. The Heinrich Events were triggered as a result.


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European Union continues to support the YUFE university alliance

The European YUFE Alliance (Young Universities for the Future of Europe) will continue to receive funding from the EU. This was decided by the European Commission on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. Over the next four years, 14.4 million euros will go into the YUFE project across Europe.


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University of Bremen Takes On Key Role in Robotics Network of Excellence

The University of Bremen is a member of the European Robotics Excellence Network "euROBIN". Within the research network, which includes renowned research institutions and large industrial companies, it coordinates one of four scientific focal points.


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University of Bremen Successful in Worldwide Ranking

The University of Bremen has once again achieved a top position in the international Shanghai Ranking. It ranked first in Germany in marine sciences. The University of Bremen also leads the table of German universities in the geosciences.


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Political Science Information Service Receives Further Funding

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) has now approved a third funding phase for the specialized information service for political sciences (Pollux), located at the Bremen State and University Library (SuUB) since 2016. The service will be allocated 1.79 million euros from 2022 to 2025.


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Health Research: Giving Greater Consideration to Gender Diversity

Gender diversity is still understudied in health research. This is shown by a survey conducted by the Institute for Public Health and Nursing Research at the University of Bremen. A distinction into the categories “male” and “female” does not do justice to the complexity.


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In a Class of Its Own: B-Human Wins RoboCup World Cup 2022 in Bangkok without Conceding a Goal

The world champion in robot soccer, both old and new, is Team B-Human from the University of Bremen and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) who managed to beat Leipzig in the final. With 48:0 goals in seven games, B-Human remained champion without conceding a goal.


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All Medieval Manuscripts of the SuUB Now Available Online

The complete collection of medieval manuscripts at the State and University Library (SuUB) Bremen has been digitized as part of a DFG project. Now this important source for research on medieval intellectual and cultural history is also freely available online.


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Prof. Dr. Daniela Fuhr – Faculty of Human and Health Sciences

Daniela Fuhr has been professor of implementation research and evidence-based prevention at the Faculty of Human and Health Sciences since July 2022.


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University Spin-Off Ubica Wins European Robotics Award

The start-up Ubica Robotics, founded as a spin-off of the University of Bremen, makes robotics and artificial intelligence retail friendly. Together with the university and dmTECH GmbH, it has now received the euRobotics Technology Transfer Award 2022.


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DLR Design Challenge Has Been Won: Smoke Detector “Sniffs out” Causes of Fire

A smoke detector that can “sniff out” causes of fire before it breaks out: A team from the university’s Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity (ZARM) has now won a prize in a major innovation competition.


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15th Bremen StartUp Lounge: Balance

“Balance” is the motto of the 15th Bremen StartUp Lounge, to be held on-site again on July 14. BRIDGE is the central contact point for students and members of Bremen higher education institutions on the subject of business start-ups. This year BRIDGE is also celebrating its 20th anniversary.


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Prominent Support for the World Coral Reef Conference in Bremen

The 15th World Coral Reef Conference drew to a close on July 8, 2022. Around 1,100 marine biologists from 80 countries presented their latest research in Bremen. Prince Albert II of Monaco and Federal Environment Minister Steffi Lemke lent their support with a visit to the conference.


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Summer Offer from the Language Center

The Language Center of the Universities in the State of Bremen is offering a range of intensive language courses from August to September 2022. If you want to learn a language or brush up on your language skills, this is the place to be. Most courses on offer are open to anyone interested.


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Production Engineering Goes Back to School for Study Choices

The Faculty of Production Engineering at the University of Bremen has a long successful track record of cooperating with schools in Bremen and Lower Saxony. By organizing information events and joint projects, we aim to provide practical orientation and help in choosing a course of study.


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Prince Albert II of Monaco Visits the University of Bremen

Prince Albert II of Monaco visited the University of Bremen to learn about the focus on marine research that is coordinated at MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences. The visit took place as part of the World Coral Reef Conference.


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Humans on Mars: Pathways Toward Sustainable Settlement

Is sustainable human exploration of Mars possible? How will humans affect the new environment? Around 60 researchers from the University of Bremen and other institutes are investigating these questions as part of an initiative.


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EPOC: 1.1 Million for Marine Research

Professor Monika Rhein’s research group (Institute of Environmental Physics and MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences at the University of Bremen) has now raised 1.1 million euros in a major European research project looking into the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation.


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Threatened Ecosystem in Focus: 15th World Coral Reef Conference Starting

More than 1,000 scientists from over 80 countries will discuss the world’s most important event for coral reefs starting this weekend in Bremen. Host of the 15th International Coral Reef Symposium is the University of Bremen.


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Teacher Education at the University of Bremen: Info Event

Those who wish to study teacher education surely have many questions. Prospective students will have a good chance to gain an insight into the structure and content of such a degree at the online event “Lehramt studieren an der Uni Bremen.” The event will take place at 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 7.


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Netzwerk Selbsthilfe: Students Conduct Interviews with Chronically Ill People

Public Health/Health Sciences bachelor’s students at the University of Bremen are conducting research on chronic illnesses. The seminar project is in cooperation with Netzwerk Selbsthilfe Bremen-Nordniedersachsen e.V. Students will present first results of their surveys on July 12, 2022, at 6 p.m.


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Funding in the Millions for New AI Research Group

As part of its strategic funding initiative on artificial intelligence (AI), the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft [German Research Foundation – DFG] is establishing eight new research groups. One is coming to Bremen – “Lifespan AI: From Longitudinal Data to Lifespan Inference in Health”.


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The University of Bremen Invites You to the “International Campus Day”

Tea ceremonies, international food, games, music, dancing, and lots of information about international study opportunities. the University of Bremen invites you to the “International Campus Day” on Thursday, July 7, 2022, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Glass Hall in the Central Campus Building.


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Prizes for Excellent Student Research

This year, the University of Bremen and the Dr. Hans Riegel-Stiftung are once again awarding the Dr. Hans Riegel specialist prizes for exceptionally good research papers in biology, chemistry, geography, computer science, mathematics, and physics. The closing date for applications is July 10,22.


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Get Your Place Online: the University of Bremen Informs

Anyone interested in studying at the University of Bremen can apply for a place online. Two digital information events on June 30 and July 14, both on Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m., will provide information on how this is possible.


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Start of a Transnational Research Project

More than 30 researchers from the University of Bremen and Mahidol University in Thailand as well as other international partners recently initiated a challenging four-year project with a kick-off workshop and a subsequent summer school in Bremen.


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There’s Never a Dry Eye in the House: Theater InCognito Performs Pension Schöller

Theater InCognito at the University of Bremen invites you to the premiere on Wednesday, July 2, 2022, at 8 p.m. in the theater on campus. The play “Pension Schöller” will be performed, a farce by the comedy authors Wilhelm Jacoby and Carl Laufs, which premiered in Berlin in 1890.


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New Video Series Aims to Raise Awareness about Handling Diversity

The university is offering students and all higher education institutions in Germany a unique range of courses. The aim of the video series “Diversity Competencies” is to raise awareness about social issues of diversity, power, inequality, and discrimination and to reflect on them scientifically.


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Vaccination Truck Comes to the Campus

Students and employees will again have the opportunity to get vaccinated on the campus of the University of Bremen next week. On Tuesday, June 28, and Wednesday, June 29, the vaccination truck will be parked in the central area from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.


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More Environmentally Friendly Medicines: Less Propellant in Asthma Sprays

Inhalers such as asthma sprays, which are commonly used for lung conditions, pollute the environment through their propellants. The health scientist and physician Dr. Guido Schmiemann from the University of Bremen wants to raise awareness among physicians and nurses about alternatives.


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The University of Bremen Publishes 2022 Transfer Report

The University of Bremen contributes to the social and economic development of the city of Bremen with a broad range of activities. This is according to the 2022 Transfer Report, which has just been released and provides an insight into knowledge and technology transfer at the University of Bremen.


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Study: Algae Mats as Refuge for Animals in Mediterranean Sea

Marine ecosystems are changing due to climate change. Red algae mats, little studied to date, play a special role as a refuge for many animals. The Department of Marine Ecology at the University of Bremen has now published surprising results in a renowned journal.


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Reorganization in the University Executive Board of the University of Bremen

The future President of the University of Bremen, Professor Jutta Günther, will begin her term in the fall with three new Vice Presidents. The Academic Senate (AS) followed the proposal of the incumbent President at its meeting on Wednesday, June 15, 2022.


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Eastern Europe Expert: Senate Medal for Professor Wolfgang Eichwede

The founder and long-time director of the Research Center for Eastern Europe Studies at the University of Bremen, Professor Wolfgang Eichwede, has been awarded the senate medal for art and science of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen on June 15, 2022.


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Audio Tour: Celebrities explain the University Library

The SuUB is receiving celebrity support for its new audio tour: For example, Jan Böhmermann and Tim Borowski explain how the SuUB works. Celebrities will, for example, describe how to borrow books or what the break disks actually do.


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Students Present Ideas for Sustainable Living

At the Hafenmuseum (Port Museum) Speicher XI, students will present their ideas for climate-friendly living in the future. From June 4 to July 3, self-constructed sustainability houses will be on display. The exhibition opening is at 10 a.m. on June 13.


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Honorary Doctorate for Prof. Caren Sureth-Sloane

In acknowledgement of her outstanding scientific achievements, Professor Caren Sureth-Sloane from Paderborn University has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Business Studies & Economics at the University of Bremen.


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Information Week for Prospective Students

From Monday, June 13 to Friday, June 15, 2022, prospective students are invited to find out everything about studying at the University of Bremen. Around 50 bachelor’s programs will be presented at the online Information Week for Prospective Students.


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Startup from the University of Bremen Wins Science Award

The startup Ubica Robotics GmbH, founded out of the University of Bremen, has won the EHI Foundation's Science Award 2022 in the category "Best Startup." This award is given to startups that are particularly innovative and relevant to the retail and consumer goods industries.


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On the Death of Gerd Glaeske

Professor Gerd Glaeske has passed away. The health researcher passed away at the age of 77 on May 27, 2022, after a long period of illness. Glaeske was a pharmacist and worked for many decades in drug supply research.


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Bremen Diversity Award for "rent a teacherman"

"rent a teacherman" has received the Bremen Diversity Award "The Colorful Key – Shaping Diversity!". The project by Dr. Christoph Fantini and the Senator for Children and Education has been assigning male student teachers to elementary schools for 10 years. The aim is to dispel stereotypes.


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“Freigeist” Fellowship for Researcher at the University

The Volkswagen "Freigeist” Fellowship has been awarded to the chemical marine ecologist Christina Roggatz from the University of Bremen, who will now receive around 1.3 million euros for her research project. It is the first time that one of the fellowships has gone to the University of Bremen.


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Places Still Available: Summer Academy for Young People

The University of Bremen is once again inviting high-achieving high school students to the Summer Academy from July 4 to 8, 2022. It will take place in the last week before the Bremen summer break. Registration is still possible until June 9, 2022. Participation is free of charge.


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Studying in Bremen and Bremerhaven

The universities in Bremen State will introduce themselves and provide information on their degree offers and application processes at a joint online event, which will take place on May 31, 2022, between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.


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“Freiraum 2022”: Innovative Teaching Receives Funding

The University of Bremen is receiving funding to support innovative teaching as part of the "Freiraum 2022" call for proposals. Four projects have been selected by the "Innovation in der Hochschullehre" foundation. With this funding, lecturers can develop and test new ideas.


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Further Training in Project Development for Climate Protection and Sustainability

The University of Bremen is offering a further education course on "Project Development for Environment – Energy – Sustainability.” Those who are looking for a job and have a previous qualification, for example in the STEM field, can further qualify themselves in this future-oriented sector.


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Using New Technologies for More Efficient Tropical Medicine

Interdisciplinary top-level research in the field of tropical medicine is the goal of a new transnational network of excellence being established under the leadership of Professor Anna Förster of the University of Bremen. It is being funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).


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International Coral Reef Symposium in Bremen in July 2022

In 2021, it had to be organized virtually, this year it will be held face-to-face in Bremen: In July 2022, the university will host the International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS). There will be numerous accompanying public events starting in May.


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May 17: SuUB Bremen Invites You to Finissage and Talk

The State and University Library (SuUB) Bremen invites you to a finissage with a talk at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17. The exhibition "The Invention of Biology – Bremen's Gottfried Reinhold Treviranus and his Estate at SuUB" will be on display until May 22.


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Students Research Hate Crime and Everyday Racism

Cultural studies students have conducted a survey on racist attacks in a seminar. The project is based on a cooperation with the Council for Integration and the Bremen Police. The results will be presented at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, at Theater Bremen.


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May 18 on Campus: Information Day for Prospective Students (isi)

Prospective students can learn everything they need to know about studying at the University of Bremen on Wednesday, May 18. After two years of pandemic, the Information Day for Prospective Students (isi) will once again take place on campus.


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University Foundation and Trust Foundations Funding 16 Projects

The board of trustees of the University of Bremen Foundation, together with the trust foundations, is funding 16 new projects. They will receive funding worth around 60,000 euros. Topics include Bremen's colonial past, climate protection, climate justice, and transnational literature.


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For Start-Ups: CAMPUSiDEEN 2022 Competition Begins

Attention all Bremen start-up founders: This year, the idea competition CAMPUSiDEEN will once more pick out the best business ideas and concepts from Bremen’s universities. The application deadline ends on May 29, 2022.


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Faculty of Production Engineering Drives Digitalization Forward

The Faculty of Production Engineering – Mechanical Engineering & Process Engineering at the university is pushing ahead with its digitalization. In doing so, it is receiving welcome support: the Forum for Digitalization in Higher Education has now selected the faculty for targeted expert advice.


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“I Talk Like a River” Wins 2022 HUCKEPACK Prize

For the seventh time, the Phantastische Bibliothek library in Wetzlar and the Institute of Storybook Research at the university have awarded the HUCKEPACK Storybook Prize. The winner was the Canadian book “I Talk Like a River” by Jordan Scott and Sydney Smith.


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Film and Ecology: International Bremen Conference

The relationship between nature and film is the focus of the 26th International Bremen Film Conference, which will be held at Bremen's "Kommunalkino Kino 46" cinema from May 18 to 21, 2022. The University of Bremen is involved with the Film Studies group from the Faculty of Cultural Studies.


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Ten Scholarships Offered for Afghan Students

Together with the HERE AHEAD Academy, the University of Bremen is offering ten scholarships. The scholarships are aimed at students who were unable to begin or complete their bachelor's or master's studies after the Taliban took power in their country.


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The BEST Set-Up: University Opens Research Centre for Energy Systems

Bremen Research Centre for Energy Systems has been opened at the University of Bremen. Professors from varying disciplines will carry out interdisciplinary work on the diverse challenges faced by this broad field at the centre.


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Strong in Research and Great Support for the Start of Studies

The University of Bremen provides good support at the start of studies, and it is a research-strong university. This has been confirmed by the results of the current CHE Ranking. The ranking examines more than 300 universities and universities of applied sciences throughout Germany.


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CAMPUS AWARD Goes to Law and Biology Didactics Scholars

Frogs in Ecuador who have sued their country and teaching materials that give students a better understanding of sustainability and modern agriculture. This is what the papers that received this year's "CAMPUS AWARD: Research for a Sustainable Future" are all about.


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Sports Communication: The University at the Stadium

In the summer semester, linguists at the University of Bremen are organizing the first linguistic lecture series on the topic of "Sports Communication. Language, Media, Culture – Interdisciplinary Perspectives." Some of the events will take place in the Ostkurvensaal of the Weser Stadium.


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Diversity@Uni Bremen Event Series

What do social background and educational success have to do with each other? This question is the focus of the Diversity@Uni Bremen event series. The aim is to shed light on classist discrimination and to ask what measures are needed to achieve educational equity.


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Kids’ University: Online Lectures and Workshops on Campus

The University of Bremen invites you to the renowned Kids' University from May 30, to June 7, 2022. Girls and boys between the ages of 8 and 12 can discover exciting areas of research together with scientists – on campus and digitally.


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“Die Sünde des Andersartigen zu riskieren”: A Play about a Woman Declared Incompetent

What is “crazy”? This question is at the center of a play based on the story of Hedwig D., who was declared incompetent in 1908. The History Department and the Center for Performance Studies/Theater of Assemblage have developed a play based on her story.


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Research Project to Determine Infections on Campus

With a research project, the University of Bremen wants to gain a concrete overview of the infection situation on campus. An anonymized cross-sectional study will take place on campus from May 2 to 6, 2022. Students and employees are invited to participate.


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RoboCup German Open 2022: B-Human Triumphs in Hamburg

Winning the title without conceding a single goal: B-Human – the robot soccer team from the University of Bremen and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) – has once again won the RoboCup German Open. In Hamburg, the Bremen team won all eight matches.


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Enrich your studies with international aspects? Apply now!

Would you like to include more international experience into your studies? Getting to know different perspectives regarding your field? You can apply for the YUFE Student Journey until 24th April 2022. The YUFE Student Journey offers visits of up to 10 european universities.


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Prof. Dr. Swantje Weinhold – Faculty of Pedagogy and Educational Sciences

Swantje Weinhold has been professor of didactics of the German language and literature for elementary and primary education at the Faculty of Pedagogy and Educational Sciences since April 2022.


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State and University Library and Parliament Digitization Project Launches

In the future, those interested in politics will be able to read contemporary historical documents from the Bremen Parliament digitally. The State and University Library Bremen has begun digitizing parliament documents and minutes from 1823 up to the publication of online editions in 1999.


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Prof. Dr. Christoph Kulgemeyer - Faculty of Physics/ Electrical Engineering

Since April 2022, Christoph Kulgemeyer has held the position of Professor of Didactics of Physics within the Faculty of Physics/Electrical Engineering. There he also leads the working group Didactics of Physics.


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Making Shipping in Ice Regions Safer

Sea ice is declining significantly due to climate change. This means a rethinking of shipping is necessary: increasing navigation decisions in ice-covered waters require a detailed assessment of the ice situation. The FAST-CAST 2 project aims to make a decisive contribution to route planning.


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For the Third Time: University Wins "Eine Uni - ein Buch" Competition

For the third time, the University of Bremen has won the "Eine Uni - ein Buch" competition. What is unusual this year is that the book is yet to be written. The plan is to produce a collection of poems that can be used in the classroom. The project is being funded with 10,000 Euros.


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Large Conference in Bremen Next Year

The annual conference of the German Communication Association will take place at the University of Bremen next year. At the invitation of ZeMKI, more than 300 experts will discuss the transformation of digital communication from May 18 to 20, 2023.


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On Campus Now: University of Bremen’s “50 Reasons WHY” Exhibition

The University of Bremen's “50 Reasons WHY” anniversary exhibition has moved to the campus. You can see it now and over the whole summer semester in MZH Building (1st floor) and in the State and University Library Bremen (SuUB).


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Corona: Regulations to be Lifted on April 3

The corona regulations at the university will change on April 3, 2022: 3G access checks at buildings and social distancing will no longer apply. All buildings will be freely accessible. There will also no longer be a requirement to wear a mask in university buildings.


Students from different disciplines can take part in the diverse live-online formats.

Career Camp: Career Tips for Everyone

More than 40 companies and institutions will introduce themselves as employers during a career week at the University of Bremen. "Career Camp" 2022 offers students the opportunity to participate in career-orienting, profile-sharpening events as well as informative events on starting a career.


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Register Now: Media Practice Week

Exciting events and first impressions of the communications and media sector in Bremen are being offered by the Media Practice Week of the University of Bremen from April 4 - 8, 2022. Students are once more organizing the five-day networking event this year. You can register now.


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Top Research University Receives Two ERC Grants

Top research university: Two professors receive an ERC grant, one of the European Research Council's most highly endowed awards. Engineering scientist Andreas Fischer and marine scientist Jan-Hendrik Hehemann will each receive around 2 million euros for their foundation research.


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Students Work on Possible City Campus

The possibility of a partial university relocation to the former Sparkasse Bank building is being discussed and the science authority has ordered a feasibility study. The matter is something that students have considered. The "3D Modeling with FabLab Technologies" class invites you to an exhibition.


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Start Spring with Offers from the Languages Centre

Semester courses for 19 languages will soon be offered again by the Languages Centre of the Universities in the Land of Bremen (SZHB). They will begin after Easter and last 15 weeks. The courses are also open to guest students and, according to current plans, will be held in a classroom setting.


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Petition Against Russian Attack on Ukraine

The University of Bremen has signed a petition from the “New University in Exile Consortium.” In it, the consortium condemns the Russian attack on Ukraine and declares its solidarity with Ukrainians, but also with the people protesting against the attack in Russia.


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Many New Drugs Offer No Improvements

How innovative are drugs that are newly launched on the market really? This question was investigated by the University of Bremen in cooperation with Techniker Krankenkasse (TK). For the Innovation Report, 200 new active ingredients were evaluated over eight years.


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Research Cluster Investigates Participation in Neighborhoods

How can Bremen become fit for the health challenges of the future? That is one of the questions being investigated by the joint research cluster of the University of Bremen, Bremen City University of Applied Sciences, and APOLLON University of Health within the Integrated Health Campus Bremen.


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dekoder Special on Dissent in the USSR

The University of Bremen is investigating the loud and quiet acts of resistance against the authoritarian state with the Grimme Online Award winner "dekoder – Decoding Russia." The special edition entitled "Being Different – Dissent in the Soviet Union" tells the stories of dissidents.


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First Regulation Relaxations on Campus

Level two of the level Plan for Teaching applies on the University of Bremen campus with immediate effect. All lectures, seminars, practical sessions, and tutorials can once again take place in person. The obligation to wear an FFP2 mask in all indoor spaces will remain.


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Studying in Bremen and Bremerhaven

The universities in Bremen State will introduce themselves and provide information on their degree offers and application processes at a joint online event, which will take place twice. Namely on March 17 and on May 31, 2022, between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.


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An Autonomous Vehicle for the Agriculture of the Future

Researchers from the University of Bremen and Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences are working with Lower Saxony-based agricultural machinery manufacturer NEXAT GmbH on the autonomization of an electrically powered, multifunctional vehicle for the agriculture of the future.


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Largest Educational Science Congress in Bremen for the First Time

The Faculty of Pedagogy and Educational Sciences at the University of Bremen, together with the German Educational Research Association (DGfE), is organizing the largest online congress in this field in Germany to date, with around 1,700 participants. The topic is "Dissolving Boundaries."


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On the Path to the Next Generation of Energy Storage Systems

Aqueous zinc-ion batteries without any risk of explosion or fire - this is supposed to be the next generation of energy storage devices. A team from the University of Bremen has now outlined the main challenges that we face in the renowned scientific journal Nature Communications.


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YUFE Alliance Expresses Solidarity with Ukraine

In an official statement, the YUFE Alliance (Young Universities for the Future of Europe) expresses solidarity with the citizens of Ukraine and all those who condemn this war – including the Russian and Belarusian academic and scientific communities.


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University of Bremen Conferences in March

The Faculty of Educational Sciences is hosting the major congress of the German Educational Research Association in March. In the field of teacher education, the Bremen sub-project "Digi-Spotlights" of the federal-state program "Qualitätsoffensive Lehrerbildung" invites participants to a symposium.


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Bremen Thesis Award 2021 Awarded

On Tuesday, March 1, 2022, the “unifreunde” association awarded the Bremen Thesis Award for outstanding final theses. Three dissertations and two master’s theses were honored. A special prize for one master’s thesis was sponsored by Bruker Daltonics GmbH & Co. KG.


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Professor Jutta Günther to Become New President of University of Bremen

The University of Bremen will have a new president starting September 1, 2022. The Academic Senate elected Professor Jutta Günther for the role on March 2. She will replace Professor Bernd Scholz-Reiter, who will retire at the end of August after ten years in office.


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University Reduces Ties to Russia to a Minimum

The University is reducing its ties to Russia to a minimum. At the same time, it declares its solidarity with Russian researchers who have written an open letter against the war in Ukraine. Additionally, there are offers of assistance for refugees.


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When Fuel Sloshes Dangerously: New Research Findings

Coffee sloshing over the rim of a cup: annoying, but bearable. Sloshing fuel in rockets or tankers: more dangerous. Dr. Kerstin Avila from the University of Bremen conducts research on this topic and on turbulence - with success, as two outstanding publications now show.


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Prof. Dr. Daniel Walter – Faculty of Pedagogy and Educational Sciences

Daniel Walter has been a Junior Professor of Didactics of Mathematics with a focus on primary and elementary education within the Faculty of Pedagogy and Educational Sciences since March 2022.


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Bremen Big Data Challenge 2022 Begins

The Cognitive Systems Lab invites you to participate in the Bremen Big Data Challenge (BBDC). Students from Bremen universities and surrounding areas can participate until March 31, 2022. In this data analysis competition, cash prizes totaling 1,500 euros and attractive non-cash prizes can be won.


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Equal Care Day 2022: Shining a Light on Care Work

Equal Care Day regularly draws attention to the importance of a fair and equal distribution of care work. On March 1, this year's day of action will take place in four cities and virtually.


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University Concerned about Attack on Ukraine

The University of Bremen maintains several cooperations with Ukrainian universities, colleges, and scientific institutions. In a statement, President Professor Bernd Scholz-Reiter commented on the current situation in the country.


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ProMentes: Students in Graduating Phase and Dedicated Executives Required

In September, the University of Bremen's career-oriented mentoring program ProMentes will enter its twelfth round. For ten months, committed executives from business, culture, and administration will advise and mentor students and graduates who are about to enter professional life.


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Bremen Thesis Award 2021 for Outstanding Final Theses

The "unifreunde" Association of the Friends of the University of Bremen and Jacobs University will digitally award the Bremen Thesis Prize for outstanding final theses on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, starting at 6 p.m. A special prize will be sponsored by Bruker Daltonics GmbH & Co. KG.


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Minister of State Appoints Director of SuUB Bremen to Advisory Board

The Minister of State for Culture and Media Claudia Roth has appointed Maria Elisabeth Müller, Director of the State and University Library (SuUB) Bremen, to the Advisory Board of the Coordination Office for the Preservation of Written Cultural Heritage (KEK).


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WHO Assessment: Health Problems due to Social Differences

Socially disadvantaged population groups in Europe are most frequently affected by environmental pollution and housing conditions. This is the conclusion reached by the Institute for Public Health and Nursing Research (IPP) in a data analysis commissioned by WHO.


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Dr. Michael Schirmer – Faculty of Biology / Chemistry

Bremen biologist Michael Schirmer has received the Federal Cross of Merit for his many years of volunteer work. He previously taught aquatic ecology at the University of Bremen.


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Prof. Dr. Dian Schefold – Faculty of Law

Dian Schefold - a professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Bremen until 2001- has now been awarded the Federal Cross of Merit. On behalf of the Federal President, he was presented with it by Mayor Dr. Andreas Bovenschulte, who himself had earned his doctorate under Schefold’s supervision


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Prof. Dr. Ruth Schilling - Faculty of Social Sciences

Ruth Schilling is the new managing director of the German Maritime Museum (DSM) / Leibniz Institute of Maritime History. This was decided by the Foundation Board.


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Vaccination Campaign on Campus

There are once more two dates on which students and staff can get their vaccination at the University of Bremen. A mobile vaccination team will be on campus on Monday, February 14, and Tuesday, February 15.


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Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Rolf Knieper – Faculty of Law

Professor Rolf Knieper - a university lecturer within the Faculty of Law at the University of Bremen until 2006 - has been awarded the Gold Medal of Tbilisi State University. This is the highest award that the university in the Georgian capital can bestow.


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Digital Participation in Older Age: Support Demand Higher than Expected

Many older people need help with the accelerated world of digitalization. A study carried out by the university’s Institute for Information Management Bremen (ifib) has investigated for the first time what support older “offliners” and also “onliners” need on a communal level.


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Deep Insights into the Arctic of Tomorrow

Hundreds of international researchers are currently analyzing observations from the MOSAiC expedition. First overview articles, to which researchers in the fields of sea ice, satellite remote sensing, and oceanography at the University of Bremen contributed, are now available.


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Digitalization to Support Handicapped People

Digitalization offers diverse opportunities for the integration of handicapped people into the working world. BIBA– Bremen Institute for Production and Logistics at the University of Bremen and the Bremer Berufsbildungswerk are developing a novel assistance system in this field.


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Freedom of Science: Court Rules in Favor of University of Bremen Brain Researcher

The experiments carried out at the Brain Research Institute of the University of Bremen are legal and must be authorized by the responsible health authority. The Bremen Administrative Court announced this on Friday, February 4, 2022.


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District Scavenger Hunt and Robot Programing

The University of Bremen is coordinating the regional “meerMINT” cluster, which is being financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The activities on offer span from district scavenger hunts to robot programing and jam sessions. Children between the ages of 10 and 16 can take part.


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Statement from the President Concerning the Banner on the Boulevard

After a defamatory banner against the police hung for a short period on the Boulevard on the morning of February 1, 2022, the university has filed an official police report. “We do not tolerate such hostile statements on our campus, says President Professor Bernd Scholz-Reiter.


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Room for Discussion: European Media Salon

A joint initiative from communication and media researchers from Germany, Estonia, Finland, Great Britain, Italy, and Sweden has been brought to life in order to portray the European public in the form of a media salon. The series is open to all researchers.


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Close Cooperation with Top International Academics

The University of Bremen is collaborating with renowned, international academics - even during the pandemic. Four additional research cooperations have been established as part of the U Bremen Excellence Chairs initiative.


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Ella Schmidt – Faculty of Geosciences

Ella Schmidt has held the role of Assistant Professor of Crystallography and Geomaterials Research within the Faculty of Geosciences since February 2022.


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future concepts bremen: Innovative Solutions in 100 Days

University students present digital innovations - from AI applications for small and medium-sized companies to e-commerce in retail, digital marketing between companies, and digital solutions to win over trained staff. The “DemoDay” will take place via Zoom at 9 a.m. on February 2.


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Award for Pioneers of Quantum Computers

Researchers have been honored for their work, as they laid important foundations for today’s software solutions for quantum computers. Their paper was created as part of a student project at the University of Bremen over ten years ago.


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University of Bremen Postpones Degree Course

The university must postpone the planned start of the “Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy” master’s degree. This was decided by the Academic Senate on January 26, 2022. It was initially planned that the course commence with around 30 spots in the coming winter semester 2022/23.


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Project Aims to Strengthen Artificial Intelligence in Nursing

The number of people in need of care will clearly increase in the coming years. Artificial intelligence (AI) methods can support nursing staff with their work. Researchers from the University of Bremen are investigating how the implementation of artificial intelligence in nursing can be successful.


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Conferences at the University of Bremen in February 2022

The challenges of modern logistics as well as trends in the field of testing methods and reliability of circuits and systems - those are the topics of two conferences in February 2022.


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University of Bremen Receives Millions in Funding for Technology Transfer

It is an important step from basic research to technology transfer: The EU will provide Professor Rita Groß-Hardt and her team, together with KWS - one of the world's leading plant breeding companies, and potato breeder Aardevo, with highly regarded funding of around 2.5 million euros.


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Day of Remembrance: Geosciences in Nazi Times

How did Jewish geologists fare in Nazi times? How did the big expeditions between both World Wars influence the politicization of science? The Faculty of Geosciences invites interested persons to listen to two public, online talks at 4 p.m. on January 27, 2022.


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“Boule-Spiel”: A New Piece of Art on Campus

You have probably already noticed it – the University of Bremen has a new piece of art on campus. For a while now, “Boule-Spiel” by the artist Bernd Uiberall has stood in front of the administration building in the Garden of Nations.


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Informed Contraceptive Choice: Project Optimizes Guidelines

Those who are looking for the right contraception method need evidence-based information. The joint “GenDivInfo” project of the universities in Bremen and Halle is developing a concept for guidelines so that they provide information that is suitable for laypersons.


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Classes Remain Digital Until End of Lecture Period

The regulations for digital classes will be extended at Bremen State universities until the end of the lecture period. Formats that cannot be digitalized, special exam preparations, and final theses will be offered in person.


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Climate Change Is Endangering Biodiversity in Hedges

Northern and Western Europe are characterized by hedge landscapes. A Europe-wide study, in which the University of Bremen is involved, has investigated the effect of the climate and care on biodiversity in said hedges. The result: Climate change has an effect here too.


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Bremen Days of Ethnographic Film

A variety of interesting films from around the globe are being shown at this year’s Bremen Days of Ethnographic Film by the Department of Anthropology and Cultural Research, University of Bremen. The online and hybrid festival will take place from January 18 to 20, 2022, for the tenth time.


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Languages Centre Offers Classes for Everyone

The Languages Centre of the Universities in the Land of Bremen is offering a diverse online program from February to April 2022. Those who are thinking about refreshing their language skills or even learning a new language are in the right place. Participation is open to all Bremen citizens.


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How It Is Possible to Spread Less Misinformation

Fake news related to COVID-19 and vaccinations is circulating - especially on the internet. Researchers from the University of Bremen have developed a method that supports users in sharing less fake news on social media.


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Weser-Kurier Contributes to Local News App molo.news

The local news platform molo.news is growing again. The Weser-Kurier newspaper will be offering three editorial formats and will provide daily contributions from their digital media offering for Bremen and Bremerhaven as well as the fee-based WK+ texts.


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Corona: Classes Remain Digital until January 16

In light of the rapid spread of the Omicron variant in Bremen, the current regulations for digital classes at Bremen’s universities will be extended until January 16. This was decided by the Senator for Science and Ports. Formats that cannot be digitalized will be offered in person.


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Application Open: Bremen University Award for Outstanding Teaching

For the second time, Bremen State is handing out the Bremen University Award for Outstanding Teaching. The prize aims to make the great significance of university teaching visible and create an incentive for further dedication and support in this area.


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Summer Semester 2022: Apply Now!

From Applied Philosophy to Physics and Mathematics - the University of Bremen will be taking on new students in one bachelor’s course and 13 master’s courses in the coming summer semester. Applications can be submitted until January 15, 2022.


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Prof. Dr. Raimund Bleischwitz – Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT)

Since January 2022, Professor Raimund Bleischwitz has held the position of scientific director of the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) in Bremen. The economist and social scientist succeeds Dr. Werner Ekau, who has been acting scientific director since July 2020.


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University of Bremen Strengthens Sustainability in Online Classes

After ten years of third-party funding from the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU) and the Federal Ministry of Science and Research (BMBF), the Virtual Academy of Sustainability has now become a permanent scientific institute at the University of Bremen.


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Prof. Klaus Mävers – Faculty of Cultural Studies

Prof. Klaus Mävers has passed away at the age of 92. He taught music pedagogy at the Bremen PH since 1968 and from 1971 onwards, he helped to establish and significantly shape the music degree course at the University of Bremen.


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Prof. Dr. Rolf Drechsler - Faculty of Mathematics / Computer Science

Rolf Drechsler, Professor of Computer Architecture within the Faculty of Mathematics / Computer Science and head of the Cyber-Physical Systems group at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), was honored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) in December 2021.


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University of the Future: Panel Debate with Top-Class Guests

“University of the Future.” It is under this title that the University of Bremen is inviting those interested to the last event in the “Looking Back – Looking Forward. A Foray into 50 Years of the University of Bremen” series. The public panel discussion will take place digitally from 6 to 8 p.m.


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Congratulations: Prize-Winning Economics Graduates

Prizes were awarded to economics graduates for outstanding scientific work at the Bremen Glocke.


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Bremen State Universities Switch to Digital Classes

The universities in Bremen State have decided to reduce in-person classes in the Christmas period. Between December 13, 2021, and January 9, 2022, most classes will be temporarily held online.


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Prof. Dr. Horst Schecker - Faculty of Physics / Electrical Engineering

Professor Horst Schecker from the University of Bremen will receive the Georg Kerschensteiner Prize for the significant role he played in establishing skill-building physics lessons and his contributions to the development and research of new concepts and media.


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Young Corals Provide Insight into Recovery from Coral Bleaching

The number of young corals can reveal how reefs are recovering from coral bleaching. A new study from the University of Bremen, which was recently published in “PLOS ONE” journal, has shown this.


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Study on Oxygen Content in the Deep Sea

In a study recently published in the “Proceedings of the National Academy of Science” journal (PNAS), researchers were able to show that circulation in the deep ocean was significantly slowed down during glacial periods.


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Outstanding Research by Pupils

On December 3, 2021, the University of Bremen and the Dr. Hans Riegel Foundation honored pupils from the region for their outstanding prescientific papers. The Dr. Hans Riegel Awards are endowed with a total of 6,400 euros.


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Corona: University of Bremen Switches to Digital Classes

The University of Bremen is temporarily switching to online classes. This a reaction to the pandemic development and the high infection numbers. Level four of the Level Plan for Teaching will be in effect from Monday, December 13, 2021, to January 7, 2022.


Eva-Maria Feichtner überreicht Kameel Khoury den DAAD-Preis für hervorragende Leistungen ausländischer Studierender.

DAAD Prize for Kameel Khoury

Student Kameel Khoury has been awarded the DAAD Prize for outstanding achievements of foreign students. The native of Syria was honored for his immense commitment to society and scientific achievements. The award is endowed with 1,000 euros.


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Berninghausen Prize: Four Teaching Staff Members Honored

Four teaching staff members from the University of Bremen have received the Berninghausen Prize for Excellence in Teaching. The prizes were awarded in the categories “Participative Teaching” and “Students’ Prize” and are each endowed with 2,000 euros.


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Laura McAdam-Otto – Faculty of Cultural Studies

The cultural scholar Laura McAdam-Otto has received the 2021 Augsburg Science Award for Intercultural Studies (“Augsburger Wissenschaftspreis für interkulturelle Studien 2021”) for her PhD.


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Deutschlandstipendium Scholarships Awarded

They stand out due to their great achievements and are active in the community: 116 students from the University of Bremen will receive a Deutschlandstipendium scholarship. The scholarship includes financial support as well as comprehensive accompanying offers.


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Dr. Hendrik Heuer - Faculty of Mathematics / Computer Science

Weizenbaum Thesis Award Goes to Dr. Hendrik Heuer. His doctoral dissertation entitled “Users & Machine learning-Based Curation Systems” received the first prize.


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A Stumbling Sponge, Secret Scriptures, and Burning Aluminum

Once again this year, the teams led by environmental physicist Justus Notholt and the chemist Stephan Leupold are creating a digital natural science advent calendar. Every day from December 1 to 24, you can watch an experiment on the University of Bremen’s YouTube channel.


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Number of People in Need of Care Higher than Prognosed

The number of people in need of care will be far higher in the coming years than prognosed. This is one result of this year’s Care Report, which SOCIUM – Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy at the University of Bremen produced on behalf of the BARMER health insurance company.


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CHE Ranking: Good Grades for Master’s Degrees

Praise for the university in the current CHE Ranking: Master’s degrees in mathematics, computer science, and physics receive great marks. Additionally, students praised the university’s management for information management during the corona crisis.


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Order of Merit for Yasemin Karakaşoğlu

On Friday, December 3, 2021, Professor Yasemin Karakaşoğlu from the University of Bremen will receive the Federal Republic of Germany’s Order of Merit together with seven other women and seven men at Bellevue Palace.


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50 Reasons WHY Exhibition Now at Weserpark

After the “50 Reasons Why” exhibition of the University of Bremen was on display at the Lower Town Hall, you can now visit it at Weserpark shopping mall in Bremen-Osterholz.


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University Remains in Face-To-Face Mode

Corona warning level 2 entered into effect in Bremen City on November 25. This does not have any direct effect on operations at the university. The face-to-face semester will be continued under adherence to the hygiene regulations. The university additionally appeals to get a vaccination.


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Success for Social Sciences Collaborative Research Center at University of Bremen

The German Research Foundation (DFG) will continue the CRC 1342 “Global Dynamics of Social Policy.” This will encompass funding of around 15 million euros over the next four years. The second funding phase will begin on January 1, 2022.


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The MARUM University School Lab Opens: More Room for Learning

New rooms for younger generations: For the past 20 years, the MARUM University School Lab has connected schools and the university. After a break caused by the pandemic and renovation work, the team is now inviting groups to the new and remodeled labs on the University of Bremen campus.


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Music and Time: Concert with Singer Anna Depenbusch

What does music have to do with time? A great deal. Norman Sieroka, professor of theoretical philosophy at the University of Bremen, has organized a concert. At 7 p.m. on December 4, improvisations and chansons in the Kulturkirche St. Stephani will focus on the sound of time.


Sorgen für mehr Chancengleichheit im Leistungssport und haben bei den diesjährigen CAMPUSiDEEN von BRIDGE den 2. Platz in der Kategorie Geschäftskonzepte erhalten: Laura Elbers, Miguel Bebensee, Lina Soffner (von links).

14th Bremen StartUp-Lounge

“Realization” is the motto of the 14th Bremen StartUp Lounge, which will take place as a home edition on November 24. The event organizer is the university network BRIDGE, a central point of contact for students and members of Bremen’s universities for all matters surrounding starting a business.


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Corona Regulations: Mask-Wearing Obligatory Again

Due to the nationwide increase in infection numbers, the wearing of a mask will become obligatory once more at the University of Bremen on Monday, November 22, 2021. The measures are to help the university remain in face-to-face mode.


Bernd Scholz-Reiter

President Re-Elected as HRK Vice President

Professor Bernd Scholz-Reiter, President of the University of Bremen, has been re-elected Vice President of the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK). His focus continues to be on international affairs. He has been in office since December 2018.


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Dr. Sergei Tretiak - Bremen Center for Computational Materials Science

Dr. Sergej Tretiak from the Los Alamos National Laboratory, who is currently a guest at the Bremen Center for Computational Materials Science (BCCMS) and the Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, has been honored with the Alexander von Humboldt Research Award.


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Marie Grasmeier - Faculty of Cultural Studies

For her PhD dissertation “’That is My Profession’: Occupational Culture and Occupational Identities of Seafarers in the Global Merchant Fleet,” Marie Grasmeier received the 2021 Jörg Huffschmid Prize.


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“Just Change the World” – Talk Series from the 3nach9 TV Studio

Marking its 50th anniversary, the university and its alumni network invite you to an online talk series starting at 6 p.m. on November 17, 2021. Distinguished guests will discuss global challenges in space, in Africa, and in climate protection, and talk about the early days of the university.


The manned submersible vehicle Alvin

Explanation for Unusual Isotope Patterns

In the Guaymas Basin in the Gulf of California, MARUM researchers detected hydrocarbon gas patterns that could not have been generated by known formation pathways. They were able to simulate the hydrocarbon formation in the laboratory. Their study has now been published.


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DFG to Fund Research Training Group

A great success for the promotion of early career researchers at the University of Bremen. The DFG has approved the “Contradiction Studies” research training group for an initial period of four and a half years. The funding amount is around 4.5 million euros between 2022 and 2026.


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The Golden Plietsch: 10,000 Euros for Smart Bikes

The “BIND: Bike Friend” project receives the Golden Plietsch foundation prize of the University of Bremen. The project aims to use smart bicycles to ensure greater safety and sustainability on the roads. The winners were recently selected at the House of Science.


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Vaccination Truck on Campus Again

There are once more two dates on which students and staff can get their vaccination on the University of Bremen campus. The vaccination truck will be parked in the central campus area between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Monday, November 8, and Monday, November 15.


Rektor Bernd Scholz-Reiter, Sporanistin Corinna Reynolds, Nationaldichter Ifor ap Glyn, Vice-Chancellor Colin Riordan (v.l.)

Bremen-Cardiff Alliance: “The Future Is European”

Students and staff from both universities profit from the strategic partnership of the Bremen-Cardiff Alliance - even in times of the corona pandemic. That is what University President Bernd Scholz-Reiter and Vice-Chancellor Colin Riordan underscored during the “Wales in Bremen” event.


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Demand for School Qualification Reform

Alongside learning a second foreign language, a successful language exam in a language of choice should also be recognized for German high school graduation finals. That is what a research and development project about transnational mobility at the University of Bremen is encouraging.


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University of Bremen Conferences in November

In November, the University of Bremen is involved in the FIS Forum, a conference that will be held in a hybrid format at the University of Duisburg-Essen. The newly founded “Deutsche Institut für Interdisziplinäre Sozialpolitikforschung” (DIFIS) is the host.


Analog-Astronautin und-Astronaut während eines Außeneinsatzes in der Negev-Wüste.

University of Bremen Involved in Mars Simulation

AMADEE-20: That is the name of the simulated Mars mission of the Austrian Space Forum, which was carried out in the Israeli Negev Desert. More than 25 experiments were carried out there. Two projects from the University of Bremen, namely INTERTEAM and MarsLock, were also involved in the research.


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Protection of Staff Data as Competitive Advantage

Operation optimization by means of recording staff data and protecting said data at the same time does not always have to be a contradiction. The university project “Success through Employee Data Protection” wants to turn the supposed problem of data protection into a competitive advantage.


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First Online Info Week for Uni Parents

Such events are an important part of a family-friendly university: From November 8 to 12, the first online information week for parents who are university members will take place at the University of Bremen.


Prof. Dr. Angie Schneider

Prof. Dr. Angie Schneider - Faculty of Law

In November 2021, Angie Schneider took on the role of Professor of Civil Law with a focus on family law, labor law, social law, as well as gender studies within the Faculty of Law.


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Study on Pregnancy Terminations

Why do some women decide to terminate their pregnancy? A study carried out by the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Bremen has found out that disruptive, biographical experiences have a significant influence.


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30,000 Euros for Bright Minds

To mark 50 years of the University of Bremen, the university foundation, its sheltered foundations, and the alumni association will be awarding the “Golden Plietsch” sponsorship prize to courageous and innovative projects at a public event at the House of Science on November 1, 2021.


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“Looking Back – Looking Forward” Lecture Series Continues

This winter semester, “A Foray into 50 Years of the University of Bremen” will continue. Four lectures will focus on topics such as the early days of the university, project-based courses, and the West German women’s movement. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. on October 28, 2021.


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Launch of YUFE’s Postdoc Program

Within the framework of the postdoc program, it is possible to research as a postdoc at several YUFE partner institutions. The first postdocs started their research activities at various locations this fall. Applications for the second round are open until December 10.


Durch das Programm führt die preisgekrönte Comedienne, Schauspielerin und Youtuberin Idil Baydar alias Jilet Ayşe.

Curtain Up: Against Stereotypes, Obstacles, and Gender Clichés

To mark its 50th birthday, the University of Bremen is hosting its first Equality Slam. The event, which is a take on the traditional poetry slam, focuses on the topic of (in)equality at universities and in science. The slam will take place at the Schwankhalle and online at 8 p.m. on October 29.


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CAMPUS CITY: Registration Still Possible

CAMPUS CITY has begun: To mark its 50th birthday, the University of Bremen is presenting itself in Bremen’s city center until October 30. The successful first event was a science show last weekend. It is still possible to register for upcoming events.


Professor Bernd Scholz-Reiter is standing in the campus park. You can see the MZH building in the background.

State University Presidents’ Conference Statement

Before the coalition negotiations start in Berlin, the Bremen universities have stated their support for the demands made by the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) to the partners in government: A focus must be placed on the strengthening of the university system in a possible coalition agreement.


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50 Years of the University of Bremen: An Asset for the State

The founding of the university 50 years ago was celebrated with a senate reception in the town hall. Mayor Bovenschulte, Bremen Parliament Vice President Dogan, and University President Scholz-Reiter held speeches at the ceremony. The European Commissioner for Research, Gabriel, sent a video message


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Ten European universities Meet in Bremen

To mark the University’s 50th anniversary, the annual YUFE Alliance meeting is being held in Bremen on October 13 and 14, 2021. Among others, political representatives of the respective YUFE regions will attend – including Bremen’s Mayor and the Bremen Senator for Science.


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Orientation Week on Campus

The University of Bremen is welcoming its first-semester students on campus again this year. The orientation week, in short o-week, will take place from Monday, October 11 to Friday, October 15 - one week before the face-to-face lectures start.


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Institute Needs Participants for Corona Study

The Institute of Public Health and Nursing Research (IPP) is looking for participants for a new study. The research topic: “What do our daily lives look like with corona and how does it make us feel?”. Everyone who is over 18 and owns a smartphone can take part.


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Vaccination Campaign on Campus

Next week, unvaccinated students and staff can get their vaccination on the University of Bremen campus. Between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on October 11 and October 12, and between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on October 18 and October 19, a vaccination truck will be parked in the central campus area.


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“Most Recycling-Paper-Friendly University”

The University of Bremen has received the title of the “most recycling-paper-friendly university.” President Bernd Scholz-Reiter accepted the award in Berlin on Tuesday, October 5, 2021.


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The University Is Coming to Town

The university is coming to town from mid-October with lectures, workshops, science shows, guided city tours, talks, and the 50 Reasons WHY exhibition. Additionally, a celebratory reception will be held at City Hall on October 14 – the historic date on which the university was founded in 1971.


On a meadow that stretches to the horizon, you can see a construction sign with the inscription "University of Bremen".

Staged Reading on the Founding of the University

“From the Files to the Stage” – the joint project between the University of Bremen and bremer shakespeare company will stage a special anniversary reading at Bremen State Parliament building. It is about the long way to becoming a university town. Opening night is at 7 p.m. on October 11, 2021.


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Prof. Dr. Herbert Obinger - Faculty of Social Sciences

Herbert Obinger was received an honorary doctorate from the University of Southern Denmark (Syddansk Universitet, Odense), where he already held the role of visiting professor.


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Anastasios Stefanou – Faculty of Mathematics / Computer Science

In October 2021, Anastasios Stefanou took on the role of Assistant Professor of Mathematical Foundations of Data Analysis at the ALTA Institute within the Faculty of Mathematics / Computer Science at the University of Bremen.


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Prof. Dr. Karen Struve – Faculty of Linguistic and Literary Studies

In October 2021, Karen Struve took on the role of Professor of French Romance Literary Studies. She herself studied cultural and Romance studies.


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“Praxisbörse”: Career Choice Support

The University of Bremen’s “Praxisbörse” career fair offers insights into fields of work and is a great chance for first talks with companies. This year’s fair will take place in the Glass Hall on campus between October 5 and 7 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Attractive employers will present their companies.


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CAMPUSiDEEN 2021 Projects Honored

This year, the start-up competition “CAMPUSiDEEN” once more honored the best ideas on the Bremen university landscape. The digital awarding ceremony took place on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. Three winners for each of the categories “Business Ideas” and “Business Plans” were chosen.


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Groundbreaking research success: Speaking by imagining

Groundbreaking research success: Computer scientists at the University of Bremen have succeeded in an international project to realize a so-called speech neuroprosthetic. With it, imagined speech can be made acoustically audible.


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Artificial Intelligence: The Promise, the Myth, and a Pinch of Reality?

All interested parties are invited to partake in the talk, which will focus on artificial intelligence, in the Schütting building at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 7. The talk marks the start of the 33rd Bremer Universitäts-Gespräche conference on the topic of data science.


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In-Person Language Classes in the Winter Semester

Those who want to freshen up their language skills or even learn a new language have many options at the Languages Centre of the Universities in the Land of Bremen. Courses for 18 different languages and on different skill levels are on offer. Most courses will take place face-to-face.


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Senghaas Lecture on Failed Afghan Peace Process

The failed Afghan peace process is the focus of the sixth Senghaas Lecture of the University of Bremen. Professor Hans-Joachim Gießmann from Bremen will visit the House of Science at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 29, and hold a talk entitled “Kriege beenden, aber wie?” (Ending Wars - But How?)


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Foundations as Driving Forces: Campaign Day on October 01

How are Bremen foundations sources of societal change? This question will be asked at the “Zusammen gestalten wir Zukunft” campaign day at House of Science, to which the University of Bremen Foundation and Stiftungshaus Bremen invite you on October 01, 2021. Registration is open until September 28.


Neubau Architektur

4,000 Square Meters for Deep-Sea Research

At the corner of Leobener Straße and Hochschulring, the new Center for Deep-Sea Research (ZfT) is being built. Located next to the University of Bremen’s MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, research into fundamental deep-sea processes will be conducted.


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Global Climate Alliance Student Program

The University of Bremen and the International Universities Climate Alliance (IUCA) have launched an ambitious, accessible student engagement program that spans the globe, bringing together experts from various disciplines and participants with diverse lived experience.


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Let’s Hear if the Painting Hangs Crooked

Psychoacoustic sonification: This term refers to the expression of data in form of sound rather than though visualization. Students at the University of Bremen have now used this technology to create an acoustic spirit level, which is available free of charge in the form of the “Tiltification" App.


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The Smart Fence for Keeping Out Wolves

A joint project of the universities of Bremen and Gießen and the RoFlexs company is researching and developing a pasture fence that uses AI to detect and deter wolves. The system is designed to better protect grazing livestock and promote coexistence among people, livestock, and wolves.


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Lecture on the Digitalization of Academic Education

“Digitalization of Academic Education – Everything Back to Pre-COVID Times or Digital Transformation?” is the topic of the discussion at the 12th Conrad Naber “Visions” lecture, organized by unifreunde and the University of Bremen. It takes place on Monday, September 20, 2021 at “Die Glocke.”


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Exploring Digital Transformation: Special Funding Program

What are the consequences of digitalization on individuals and society as a whole? Bremen researchers are investigating these questions in four large-scale “exploration projects” and five initial funding projects. Bremen State is providing one million euros in a new type of funding program.


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CAMPUSiDEEN 2021: Digital Awards Ceremony

Once again, this year, the CAMPUSiDEEN competition honors the best startup ideas from Bremen’s university landscape. The digital awards ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. The finalists include nine business ideas and five business concepts. Anyone interested is welcome


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Strengthening European Universities

In Germany, 35 universities and higher education institutions are represented in European university alliances. The University of Bremen – being part of the YUFE Alliance – is one of them. Jointly, they have now issued a statement to the EU.


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Prof. Dr. Björn Lüssem - Faculty of Physics / Electrical Engineering

Björn Lüssem took on the role of professor at the Institute for Microsensors, -actuators and -systems (IMSAS) in September 2021.


 Mangroves and small salt marsh in Brazil.

Research Mission Investigates the Ocean as a Carbon Store

How can the ocean help to effectively contain climate change? This question forms the core of the first research mission of the German Marine Research Alliance (DAM), which has just started. The University of Bremen plays a significant role in two projects.


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University of Bremen Conferences in September 2021

Three conferences will take place at the University of Bremen in September 2021. They focus on experimental fluid mechanics, advanced training in mathematics, and an interdisciplinary debate surrounding the Anthropocene.


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High Vaccination Rate Among University of Bremen Students

University of Bremen students show a high level of willingness for getting vaccinated against COVID-19. The majority wishes to return to face-to-face classes when all students have been given the opportunity to be vaccinated. That is the result of an online survey carried out by the IPP and BIPS.


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Dr. Hans Heinrich Maaß-Radziwill - First Director of Finance and Administration

Hans Heinrich Maaß-Radziwill passed away at the age of 85 in August 2021. The legal scholar was the first Director of Finance and Administration at the University of Bremen after its establishment in 1971.


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Prof. Dr. Heide Schelhowe - Faculty of Mathematics / Computer Science

Heidi Schelhowe passed away in August 2021 at the age of 72 years. Between 2011 and 2014, she held the position of Vice President Academic at the University of Bremen.


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University of Bremen Researcher Contributes to World Climate Report

Professor Veronika Eyring from the University of Bremen and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) is involved in the IPCC report that was presented on August 9, 2021. The climate researcher is the coordinating principle author of the “Human Influence on the Climate System” chapter.


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How Oceans Are Measured: Data for Climate Reports

Before the new IPCC report is presented on Monday, August 9, 2021, the German Marine Research Consortium (KDM) and the German Climate Consortium (DKK) will publish a brochure on the measuring of climate-relevant Atlantic circulation. The brochures shows how data is collected.


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University Involved in Important Climate Research Program

Better forecasts for air quality, weather, and climate: The University of Bremen is one of eleven German institutions contributing to the EU research infrastructure ACTRIS. The scientific location of Bremen is being strengthened immensely in the German field of atmosphere and climate research.


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Prof. Dr. Andrea Muehlebach – Faculty of Cultural Studies

Andrea Muehlebach has held the role of Professor of Maritime Anthropology and Cultures of Water within the Department of Anthropology and Cultural Research at the University of Bremen since August 2021.


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Corona: 3G Rule to Be Introduced on Campus

The 3G rule will apply on the University of Bremen campus from next week. All persons on campus must be fully vaccinated, recovered, or tested from August 2, onwards. This also applies to students and staff. It remains obligatory that masks are worn in buildings.


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Start of PRAXIS Summer Camps 2021 at University

84 students, 25 industry partners, three weeks of project time - at the university’s 5th PRAXIS Summer Camp (PSC21), students are focusing on real tasks from company operations. The points of focus are digitalization, health, innovation management, new work, communication, and media.


The photo is divided into two parts: The left side shows an intact coral reef with the water surface; the other a bleached one.

World Coral Reef Conference: Reef Protection of Global Significance

The 14th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS) – the first virtual and climate-neutral world coral reef conference – will end on July 23, 2021. Around 1,300 participants from 80 countries were involved. A strategy paper demanding the saving of damaged coral reefs worldwide has been completed.


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Trustworthy Electronics: Network Project Develops Novel Know-How Protection

Self-driving cars, service robots, communication: Our daily lives are increasingly influenced by microelectronics that we have to trust. Within a network project, the Institute of Theoretical Electrical Engineering and Microelectronics is carrying out research on expert knowledge.


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Open6GHub – University of Bremen Conducts Research on Next Generation Wireless Communication

Extremely fast, energy-efficient, fail-safe – and extremely complex: The German government is funding research on the next generation 6G wireless systems with up to 250 million euros. University of Bremen experts play a key role in this research.


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Prof. Dr. Ingo Eilks - Faculty of Biology / Chemistry

Ingo Eilks from the Faculty of Biology / Chemistry was awarded the title of MINT Ambassador of the Year 2021.


On stage, wearing a mask and adhering to social distancing rules: University of Bremen students during a rehearsal of a play by Jean-Paul Sartre.

Against War: Theater InCognito Plays Sartre

The Theater InCognito group of the University of Bremen invites you to the premiere in the theatre hall on campus at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. They perform Jean-Paul Sartre’s adaptation of “Euripides’ Trojan Women”.


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New Trust Foundation Supports Equal Opportunities at the University

The promotion of equal opportunities is a high priority at the University of Bremen. A new trust foundation wants to support this. Dr. Hella and Bernhard Baumeister want to contribute to the breaking down of structural disadvantages in this way.


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Estate of Egyptologist Adolf Erman Accessible Digitally

The Bremen State and University Library (SuUB) is finalizing a major digitalization project: The estate of the founder of modern Egyptology, Adolf Erman, is significant for the history of science and now accessible digitally free of charge.


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Graphene-Like Materials: University Involved in Priority Program

Graphene is considered the “wonder material of the future” because it makes entirely new products and applications possible - however, it is now only one of many atom-thin materials. The university is also involved in the research surrounding these “van der Waals materials” with three projects.


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High Willingness to Share Health Data

In the pandemic, many people have been prepared to make their health data available for research purposes. This is an important finding from a study on the behavior of the corona data-contribution app users. The study also provides information for future crisis technologies.


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Prize for Doctoral Supervision Awarded

For the second time, the University of Bremen has honored outstanding PhD supervision. Two first prizes were awarded to the political scholar Heiko Pleines and the computer scientist Rolf Drechsler. The Alumni Network of the University of Bremen donated the prize money of 2,000 euros per person.


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Vaccination Without an Appointment: Special Campaign for Students

In the coming week, Bremen Vaccination Center will open its doors to students from all Bremen State universities for two days. Between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Friday, July 23, and Saturday, July 24, students can get their vaccination without prior appointment at the Bürgerweide vaccination center.


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BIBA Project Optimizes Use of Straddle Carriers

Digitalization in ports has the potential to optimize processes and thus strengthen container terminals in global competition. That is the result of research carried out by BIBA - Bremen Institute for Production and Logistics GmbH at the University of Bremen. Straddle carriers were the focus.


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International Marine Geosciences

Rising sea levels, CO2 storage in the oceans, possible consequences of deep sea mining. These and other pressing issues of the future are on the curriculum of the new international Marine Geosciences bachelor’s degree at the University of Bremen. Applications can be submitted until July 31, 2021.


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“Young Entrepreneurs in Science Campus”

Engaging early-career researchers in the subject of business startups: This is the objective of Young Entrepreneurs in Science (YES). The University of Bremen supports the YES program. It is one of eleven universities to have received the “Young Entrepreneurs in Science Campus" certificate.


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Endangered Coral Reefs in Focus

From July 19 to 23, 2021, the university is organizing digitally the world’s largest coral reef conference. The International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS) is also scheduled to take place in person in Bremen in 2022. It is the first time in the over 50-year history of the ICRS that the conference will


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Teacher Education: Info Event

Those who wish to study teacher education surely have many questions. Prospective students will have a good chance to gain an insight into the structure and content of such a degree at the online event “Lehramt studieren an der Uni Bremen.” The event will take place at 3 p.m. on Monday, July 12.


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AI: Government Supports Bremen as Scientific Location

The government and state initiative “Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education” is supporting two University of Bremen projects. By doing so, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research is strengthening Bremen’s position as a scientific location in the field of artificial intelligence (AI).


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Regional Done Right - What Bremen Has to Offer!

A topic that is getting more attention all the time: A sustainable diet in Bremen. On Monday, July 5, 2021, (2 to 6 p.m.), students from the University of Bremen are organizing the online event “Richtig regional - Was Bremen alles zu bieten hat!” The event is open to everyone.


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Languages Centre Summer Classes

The Languages Centre of the Universities in the Land of Bremen is offering a diverse online program from July to October 2021. Those who are thinking about refreshing their language skills or even learning a new language are in the right place. Participation is open to all Bremen citizens.


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University of Bremen Conferences in July 2021

In July 2021, the university is organizing two conferences. One of them is the largest coral reef conference worldwide: the International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS). At the same time, an international conference in the field of automata theory will take place.


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Social Science Further Training Course

In September 2021, the next two-year “Social Science Basic Training” course will start. Adults can acquire knowledge of social science basic training and develop action possibilities for social-political work in this unique part-time degree. The registration deadline is August 31, 2021.


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How to Commemorate? 80 Years After the Invasion of the Soviet Union

With a memorial event, the university and Bremen State will commemorate the Wehrmacht’s invasion of the Soviet Union 80 years ago. Readings and discussions will take place via live stream on June 30, 2021.


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Global Communities: Traveling Open-Air Cinema

University of Bremen students are showing films in the Gröpelingen district. On each second Friday from July 2, to August 27, feature films and documentaries will be shown at different locations. A supporting program with live music and art installations will begin at 8:30 p.m.


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B-Human Wins RoboCup Once Again

They remain unbeatable: For the eighth time, B-Human – the team from the University of Bremen and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) – were able to win the world championship in robot football. The tournament took place digitally due to the pandemic.


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In Focus: Decolonization and One-Third Parity

As part of a series marking the university’s 50th birthday, two talks will focus on decolonization and the co-determination right of students in the form of one-third parity, which was in force at the university until 1977. The talks will take place via Zoom at 6 p.m. on July 1 and July 8, 2021.


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Grimme Online Award for Research Centre for East European Studies

The site dekoder.org has been awarded one of the renowned Grimme Online Awards. Professor Heiko Pleines and his team from the Research Centre for East European Studies at the University of Bremen are involved. Dekoder combines journalistic reports on Russia with scientific expertise.


Englische Postkarte "Our Gipsy Visitors" („Unsere Zigeuner-Gäste“) von 1906, die deutsche Sinti und Roma in Großbritannien zeigt.

And Where To Now? Scenic Reading on Discrimination of Sinti and Roma

The discrimination of Sinti and Roma in the German Empire is the topic of the 16th reading of the “From the Files to the Stage” series. The premiere will be at Theater am Leibnizplatz on June 25, 2021, and will also be available live and for free on the web.


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Exhibition on Identity and the Daily Lives of Queer People

Queer life - what exactly does it mean? The “LGBTwho+?” exhibition that can be seen in windows in Bremen and online from Saturday, June 26, to the end of July 2021, will address this question. The idea for the exhibition came from cultural studies students. They want to give the queer scene a voice.


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Brain Research: Advantages of Multi-Electrode Mat

Epidural multi-electrode mats are an important technology of the future for the diagnosis, treatment, and therapy of neuropsychiatric illnesses. University researchers have developed such a mat. Their current findings have now been published in the Nature journal “Communications Biology.”


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DFG Funding: Heisenberg Position for Geoscientist

Dr. Michael Fischer from the Faculty of Geosciences will receive Heisenberg funding. The program from the German Research Foundation (DFG) enables extraordinary researchers to prepare for a scientific leadership role and work on advanced research topics during this time.


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CAMPUSiDEEN 2021 Competition Begins

Attention all Bremen startup founders: This year, the CAMPUSiDEEN idea competition will once more pick out the best business ideas and concepts from Bremen’s universities. The application deadline ends on July 9, 2021.


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Increasing Energy Efficiency: Help for Small Companies

In the future, small companies are to receive tools, knowledge, and an infrastructure via a platform to aid them in using energy more efficiently. Research pertaining to this has now begun under the lead of BIBA - Bremen Institute for Production and Logistics GmbH at the University of Bremen.


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New YUFE Job Portal Online

The alliance wants to simplify searching for a job with a new, joint job portal from all ten YUFE universities.


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Information Week for Prospective Students

From Monday, June 21 to 25, 2021, prospective students are invited to find out everything about studying at the University of Bremen. Around 50 bachelor’s programs and the law degree course will present themselves at the online Information Week for Prospective Students.