"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.

The exhibition will be on display in MZH Building, Bibliothekstraße 5, until June 30, 2023. Based on ten topics, the exhibition will introduce ten personalities – researchers, students, donors – and their funding projects at the University of Bremen. Therefore highlighting the connection between research, funding, and donating. At the same time, outstanding projects by researchers at the University of Bremen, which, with the support of foundations, contribute to overcoming societal challenges and have an impact on urban society, will be presented. The project will make the people and motivations behind the foundations and research projects visible and audible. MACHT SINN! is a cross-media project: For deeper insights, QR codes lead to podcasts and project presentations.

The exhibition opening will take place at 12 p.m. on April 13, in the foyer of MZH Building at the university. The university’s Director of Finance and Administration and Foundation Chair Frauke Meyer will hold will welcome guests and introduce the event. This will be followed by a conversation with researchers and donors.

The Exhibition Book

As an accompaniment to the exhibition, a book has been published by OPEN SPACE publishing house. Entitled "MACHT SINN! Stiften für die Wissenschaft" (Donating for Science), the first part of the book is a collection of the ten portraits of researchers and donors. The second part presents the Bremen foundations that currently support the University of Bremen and the projects that have been realized with the support of such foundations. The two parts will be introduced with greetings from Dr. Eckart von Hirschhausen - who is also a benefactor - and Dr. Christine Backhaus (Stiftungshaus Bremen).

The following people are portrayed in the book and exhibition: Professor Rolf Drechsler, Senator (ret.) Manfred Fluß, Professor Helga Grubitzsch, Sylvia Jürgens, Dr. Rita Kellner-Stoll, Professor Heinz-Otto Peitgen, Axel Schubert, Khaled Swaidan, Adjunct Lecturer Professor Cordula Weißköppel, and Charline Wolff.

Further exhibition locations are the House of Science in Bremen (September 1 to December 2, 2023) and Kulturhaus Müller Ganderkesee (December 8, 2023, to the end of February 2024).

Further Information: (in German only)



Dr. Christina Jung
Administrative Unit: 16 Transfer & External Partners
University of Bremen
Phone: +49 421 218-60336


Ausstellungswände der Ausstellung "Macht Sinn!" zu den Themen Digitalisierung, Gesundheit und Medizin sowie Diversität und Integration.
The exhibition "Macht Sinn!" will be on display on the university campus from April 13, 2023, onwards.