The University of Bremen Yearbook Celebrates Its Anniversary 

“20 Years of the Future” – that is the title of the new issue of the University of Bremen’s Yearbook, which this year appears for the twentieth time. What expectations did people closely connected to our University have over the past twenty years? How did they experience the time from 1997 to 2007?

The answers given by academics and employees of the University, the current President and two of his predecessors, graduates and representatives of politics, business and culture are recorded in a selection of short videos. An illustrator pictorially sketched their statements with a graphic recording – and a pinch of humor. 

The featured interviewees and alumni include Bremen's Mayor Carsten Sieling and Bremen’s Senator for Science Eva Quante-Brandt. Sieling not only studied at the University of Bremen but also earned his doctorate here. Eva Quante-Brandt was a professor at the University of Bremen for many years before becoming a Bremen senator. Alumna Anne-Kathrin Laufmann, who is today in charge of corporate social responsibility at Werder Bremen, made a successful career entry with the help of the Practice Office in the Faculty of Cultural Studies at the University of Bremen. More than ten years ago, the former president of the Chamber of Commerce, Patrick Wendisch, was proactively involved in Bremen being awarded the accolade “City of Science” in 2005: Together with a former Mayor of Bremen, Henning Scherf, and Wilfried Müller, who was Rector at that time, as well as Professor Gerold Wefer from the MARUM Center for Marine Environmental Sciences at the University of Bremen, the prominent businessman traveled to Bonn by train to convince the jury there.

The German-English publication is available from the University Bookstore on the Boulevard, among others. All graduates of the University who took their final exams between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017 will automatically receive the Yearbook. 

Campus tours on Facebook

During the video shoot, the Yearbook editor asked the interviewees to point out their favorite locations on campus. Examples are the University Boulevard, the dining hall,  the State and University Library, and the streetcar stop in Lise-Meitner-Strasse. A selection of the video material can also be found on the University of Bremen’s Facebook page under the heading “Videos”:   

More information under: 
Trailer on Youtube:  

Members of the press: You can find image material under:    

If you would like to know more about this topic, feel free to contact:
University of Bremen
Press and Communications
Phone: +49 421 218 - 60168 (8.30 a.m. 3 p.m.)
Email: mmossigprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de 

Man with glaces is looking in the camera. llustrations are around him.
In the video, Carsten Sieling, the Mayor of Bremen and an alumnus of the University of Bremen, undertakes to significantly step up support for science and research in Bremen.
[Translate to English:]
[Translate to English:]