“The university sees transfer as a cooperative process between society, businesses, administration, and academia,” says Professor Andreas Breiter, Vice President for Research. Researching together, learning from each other, discussing as equals, and taking on responsibility for society are important aspects of this process. Employees of the university are active in a myriad of ways with regard to transfer: they give lectures, put on interactive events and projects for citizens, and organize congresses with participation from the public. They are also in demand in advisory roles in politics and society. Additionally, they keep interested parties abreast of their research and teaching projects via blogs and in social media. This can only work in a team and in collaboration with other researchers, employees, and students, as well as partner institutions. The yearbook presents scientists from various disciplines who are active in the fields of education, politics, culture, climate and environment, health, and business and industry.
Out of the Lab – into the Spotlight
Anouk Vlug and Valentin Ludwig are two examples – the young researchers are working on their doctorates as part of the International Research Training Group ArcTrain at the University of Bremen along with eight Canadian partner universities. Doctoral students in the program are working on various subjects at the MARUM Center for Marine Environmental Sciences of the University of Bremen as part of the Faculties of Geosciences, Physics, and Electrical Engineering, as well as at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Maritime Research (AWI). Valentin Ludwig has been on stage several times already. At SCIENCE GOES PUBLIC!, for example, he gave a lecture in a pub in Bremen on the evaluation of satellite data in the Arctic – the subject of his doctoral thesis. Anouk Vlug is active in blogs and writes about her Arctic expedition on the Polarstern research ship, for example.
In addition to the focus theme, the yearbook provides insights into the multifaceted commitment of the friends and sponsors of the University of Bremen. The German-English publication also includes a timeline of the past year and information about the alumni association at the University of Bremen. Students who graduated between October 1, 2017, and September 30, 2018, will automatically receive the yearbook within the next few weeks. The publication is available for other interested parties from the press office of the University of Bremen. The yearbook theme “Transfer: Broadening Perspectives” is also available online.
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