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Car handling in ports more efficient in future

In their “Isabella” project, partners BIBA – Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik, BLG LOGISTICS and 28Apps Software demonstrated that an intelligent planning and control system can improve the efficiency of car handling at ports. Now it’s time for Isabella 2.0.

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First Master’s Degree for Work and Staff Councils in Germany

In January 2021, the advanced master’s degree program Work-Consultation-Organization. Forming Participative Processes (Arbeit-Beratung-Organisation. Prozesse partizipativ gestalten) will start at the University of Bremen. This part-time offer is unique in Germany and aimed at work representatives.

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Der Preisträger Markus Janczyk
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Early Career Researcher Prize for Psychology Professor

The psychology professor Markus Janczyk has received this year’s science prize for early career researchers from the Wilhelm Wundt Society. The prize is awarded for outstanding achievements in foundation research within the field of psychology.

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Applications Are Open Now
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Applications Are Open Now: YUFE Will Start Online Courses

Studying abroad despite current travel restrictions? This is possible with the virtual courses of the YUFE Introduction Offer. Students can register for online seminars at one of the ten participating European universities. Applications are open until September 15, 2020.

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MOSAiC ice flow
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Sea-Ice in the Arctic at a Historical Low

The extent of Arctic sea ice in July is the lowest ever recorded. This was discovered by researchers of the MOSAIC expedition of the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI). The University of Bremen is also involved in the research project.

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University of Bremen Offers Learning Islands

Students in need of a place to revise, can do so at the University of Bremen from Monday, July 20, 2020, onwards. They have the chance to book a working space for themselves or their revision group at varying locations on campus. Hygiene regulations must be adhered to.

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A statue with a face mask on the university boulevard.
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The Lecture-Free Period is Beginning!

An exciting and challenging lecture period is ending for students and staff at the university. All aspects of teaching had to be digitalized at short notice due to the corona pandemic. A great deal of flexibility and resilience was also needed in the fields of science and administration.

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Frauke Meyer Is to Become Director of Finance and Administration

For the first time, a woman is to become Director of Finance and Administration at the University of Bremen. In a meeting on July 15, 2020, the Academic Senate (AS) made the decision. The AS agrees with the President’s nomination for Frauke Meyer to succeed Dr. Martin Mehrtens.

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Protection Against Safety Loopholes in Smart Home Systems To Become Easier

A team led by the University of Bremen is developing new solutions to close the safety loopholes in smart home systems. The project is to create new ways for the usage of digital technologies to harmonize with the demand for data protection and privacy.

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Gletscher in Alaska
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International Study: How Can Glacial Melting Be Better Predicted?

The world’s glaciers are melting, and the temperatures are rising more quickly in the Arctic and the globe’s high mountain regions where they are located. In order to predict the further melting of the glaciers, an international study led by the University of Bremen has compared various models.

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Teacher Education: PORTAL Prize for Creative and Innovative Solutions

Students with a teaching orientation and PhD students can be nominated for the PORTAL Prize until October 15, 2020: The Center for Teacher Education and Education Research wants to honor exemplary dedication during the corona pandemic with the distinction. The prize money amounts to 6,000 euros.

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Research for Secure Electronics

The German government is promoting the development of high-tech, key technologies so that more electronic components can be produced in Germany. The Computer Architecture working group is part of one of the first funding projects and is taking on the function of the TÜV, so to speak.

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How Does AI Drive a Car Through Chaotic City Centers?

Together with two other universities and the technology company Continental, the University of Bremen is carrying out research on automated vehicles. The PRORETA project deals with the recognition of complex traffic situations in city centers.

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Data Resources for Research: University of Bremen Plays Key Role

Bremen will play a decisive role in the new National Research Data Infrastructure. Based on the recommendation of the DFG, the Joint Science Conference has decided to fund four consortiums with Bremen participation. Coordination of the NFDI4BioDiversity consortium is managed by MARUM.

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perspektive promotion Turns 10: Program also for STEM Subjects

This year, perspektive promotion is celebrating its 10th birthday. With the program, the Unit for Equal Opportunities successfully offers workshops and individual consultation for female PhD students in the humanities and social sciences. The offer is now being extended to the STEM subjects.

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Die Glashalle der Universität Bremen
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Academic Senate for More Face-to-Face Teaching in Winter

The university wishes to offer as many face-to-face lessons as possible in the winter semester. After comprehensive discussions, the Academic Senate members decided the following on June 17: Face-to-face lessons should have priority over digital teaching, as far as is possible regarding the pandemic

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[Translate to English:] Mann sitzt lesend vor eine Laptop
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Library and University Open Learning Spaces

The university library is offering individual working spaces in its headquarters and at the Juridicum with immediate effect. Visiting to find literature, borrow media, and make copies has been possible since the beginning of May. Learning spaces at the university are also to be made available soon.

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Coral: Drastic changes off Mexico

A team of researchers led by the University of Bremen and the National Autonomous University of Mexico has determined the ecological changes in the Mexican Caribbean coral reefs over the past 40 years. The results: Only few reefs are still dominated by coral.

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Schüler stehen an einem 3-D-Drucker
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How FabLabs as Learning Spaces Support Digital Education in Schools

How do children and youths learn to deal with digital media? And how can the practical work of people at non-school locations such as FabLabs be integrated into schools? That is what the FabuLoUS project is investigating. The project is being coordinated by the University of Bremen.

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Family-Friendly University of Bremen May Carry Certification Permanently

The University of Bremen has once more received the “audit family-friendly university” certification for its family equality. The special feature: After a development and assessment phase lasting several years, the university may now carry the quality seal permanently.

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