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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.

With more than 40 events, the University of Bremen will be presenting itself to the city of Bremen during the fall vacations from October 16 to 30, 2021, showcasing its CAMPUS CITY program. Visitors can immerse themselves in the world of science and the university by attending talks, guided city tours, science shows, workshops, and round-table discussions at various locations – including the Bremen Cotton Exchange, the MARKTHALLE ACHT (marketplace eight), The old Sparkasse bank building at the Am Brill crossing,  the Huchting community center, the Bremen Übersee Museum, the Kunsthalle, the Gerhard-Marcks-Haus, and many other interesting locations. There will be something for people of all ages: be it a physics or chemistry show, a guided mathematical tour of the city, or events on political, historical and other socially relevant topics.

Registrations are open from October 8, 2021 at . The 3G rule applies to all events.

50 Reasons WHY Exhibition until November 7, 2021

From October 15 to November 7, 2021, the 50 Reasons WHY exhibition will be on display in the Lower Town Hall. Why is the University of Bremen an important part of Bremen’s DNA? And where can it be found? To mark the university’s 50th anniversary, more than 50 iconic sites across Bremen State were unveiled. They show areas where researchers, teaching staff, and students are an important part of the economy, politics, administration, education, or culture – and where ideas and cooperation from within the university have created something new. The exhibition in the Lower Hall of Bremen City Hall will bring all the sites together. The exhibition is open between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. from Wednesdays to Sundays. Admission is free of charge. The 3G rule applies here as well.

The Exhibition Features:

Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) · AOK Bremen/Bremerhaven · Bremen Chamber of Labour · ArcelorMittal Bremen; swb · BIBA – Bremen Institute for Production and Logistics GmbH · Community Center Neue Vahr apiary · Bremen City Hall · bremer shakespeare company · Bremer Zentrum für Baukultur (b.zb) · Bremen Parliament · Denkort Bunker Valentin – Memorial · German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) · German Maritime Museum (DSM) · encoway · Fan-Projekt Bremen · Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Medicine MEVIS · Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials  IFAM · Gerhard-Marcks-Haus · GEWOBA · Bremen Chamber of Commerce · HERE AHEAD - Academy for Higher Education Access Development · Haus of Science · KLUB DIALOG · Kultur Vor Ort · Kunsthalle Bremen · Bremen State Center for Civic Education (Landeszentrale für politische Bildung Bremen) · Bremen State Institute for Schools (LIS) · Bremen’s state representation in Brussels / EuropaPunktBremen · ZMT (Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research) · BIPS (Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology) · Leibniz Institute for Materials Engineering – IWT · MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences at the University of Bremen · Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology (MPIMM) · meerMINT · Mercedes-Benz Plant Bremen · Reishunger · smart insights® · Stadtbibliothek Bremen (Bremen City Library)·  The University of Bremen Foundation · Sparkasse Bremen · team  neusta · Theater Bremen · Technisches Bildungszentrum Mitte  (TBZ Mitte) · OHB · Übersee Museum Bremen · unifreunde · Universum® Bremen · Wilhelm-Focke-Oberschule · YUFE - Young Universities for the Future of Europe · ZARM (Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity) · Centre for Artists’ Publications, Weserburg Museum of Modern Art · Centre for Teacher Education and Educational Research – ZfLB / Schulzentrum Walle

50 Years of the University of Bremen – With Warm Thanks to Our Partners:

•    University of Bremen Alumni Network
•    AOK – Die Gesundheitskasse
•    Bremen NEXT
•    Bremen Vier
•    Die Sparkasse Bremen
•    “unifreunde”
Association of the Friends of the University of Bremen and Jacobs University
•    Stiftung Bremer Wertpapierbörse
•    Weser-Kurier
•    WFB Wirtschaftsförderung Bremen GmbH


Further Information:




•    Service for the media: Here you will find press releases and photos on 50 years of the University of Bremen:

•    Hashtags: #UniBremen50 / #OffenSeit1971 / #50JahreWARUM


Julia Pundt
Event Management
University of Bremen
Phone: +49 421 218-60116
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Meike Mossig
Deputy Head of University Communication and Marketing
University of Bremen
Phone: +49 421 218-60168
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Kristina Logemann
Head of University Communication and Marketing
University of Bremen
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The word WHY in large letters with the university logo standing on a marketplace with people. In the background city hall and cathedral.
Why is the University of Bremen an important part of Bremen’s DNA? And where exactly can it be found across Bremen? For example, at the Bremen City Hall. The picture was taken in summer with Mayor Andreas Bovenschulte for the 50 Reasons WHY exhibition.