University of Bremen Launches New Image Video

Interdisciplinary, research focused, cooperative, flat hierarchies – these are the words the University Rector, Professor Bernd Scholz-Reiter, uses to describe the “Bremen Spirit” in a new promotional video. A unique feature of the eleven-minute clip: The seven modules that make up the clip can be accessed individually. You can view the whole film on our youtube chanel. The clip was produced by Michael Wolff (“fact+film”) in cooperation with the University Press and Communication Office.

The topics covered:


  • The Bremer Spirit (0:53 min.):
    In “The Bremer Spirit” module the Rector lauds the spirit prevalent at the University of Bremen which in 2012 was pivotal in elevating the institution to the status of University of Excellence.

  • Teaching: Interdisciplinary and based on egalitarian principles (1:44 min.):
    Prof. Heidi Schelhowe, Vice Rectress for Teaching and Learning, talks about the concept of “research-based learning”. She explains how the idea of project studies introduced during the founding phase of the University is back in vogue.

  • Research: From Idea to Implementation (2:32 Min.):
    Highly qualified young academics and top scholars and scientists from all over the world carry out research beyond the boundaries of individual disciplines: A contribution by Dr. Achim Wiesner, leader of the Department for Research and Young Academics.

  • International, Diverse, Open minded (2:03 Min.):
    The University of Bremen maintains an extensive worldwide network of researchers. Visitors coming to the campus from abroad are met with a welcoming culture: Institutions like the International Office, the Erasmus Initiative, the Café International, and the Room of Silence offer support to the international students, scholars and scientists in residence. Prof. Yasemin Karaka?o?lu, Vice Rectress for Intercultural and International Affairs, reviews the flourishing diversity of the University of Bremen.

  • Global Issues – Bremen Solutions (2:16 Min.):
    As the largest institution of its kind in the North West of Germany, the University of Bremen sees itself in the role of driver of economic and social development. DerkSchönfeld, Transfer and Marketing, explains the type of cooperation that can develop between the University’s research units and corporate departments of research and development.

  • The University – A Place of Development (1:43 Min.):
    As a campus university, the University of Bremen is home to much more than just teaching and research: University Sport, the University Orchestra, CampusTV, political groups and mentoring programs are also on the agenda. Christina Vocke, leader of the Department for Student Affairs, reviews the broad spectrum of offers available.

  • “It’s fun to study here” (1:13 Min.):
    Is how Prof. Bernd Scholz-Reiter, Rector of the University of Bremen, summarizes studying at the University of Bremen in his closing statement