Conferences at the University of Bremen in March

From language learning to geophysics and computer science – three conferences on different fields of science will be held at the University of Bremen in March.

Bremen Symposium on Language Teaching and Training

From Wednesday, 1 March to Friday, 3 March, the 8th Bremen Symposium on Teaching and Learning Foreign Languages at Universities will take place. It is organized by the Language Centre of the Universities in the Land of Bremen (SZHB) (Sprachenzentrum der Hochschulen im Land Bremen) in cooperation with the Association of Language Centres, Language Teaching Institutes and Institutes of Foreign Languages at German Universities (Arbeitskreis der Sprachenzentren an Hochschulen e. V., AKS). More than 250 participants from 13 countries are expected to participate in various formats on the conference theme “Rethinking the Role of Language Centers: Flexibility, Relevance & Vision.” The program also includes two plenary presentations: Professor Jean-Marc Dewaele (Birkbeck, University of London) talks about the importance of emotions in learning and teaching foreign languages. A lecture by Professor Doris Weßels from Kiel University of Applied Sciences deals with the opportunities and risks of technologies and artificial intelligence in foreign language teaching at universities. The symposium will also award two prizes for outstanding research in the field of language learning and teaching. Contact: Astrid Buschmann-Göbels, Anika Müller-Karabil, Kate Stollmann, telephone: +49 421 218-61993, email: symposionprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de Information:


83rd Annual Meeting of the German Geophysical Society (DGG)

From Sunday, March 5 to Thursday, March 9, the 83rd Annual Meeting of the German Geophysical Society (DGG) (Deutsche Geophysikalische Gesellschaft) will take place at the University of Bremen. The event is hosted by the Faculty of Geosciences and the MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences at the University of Bremen. During the conference, researchers from the University of Bremen will present their work on topics such as renewable energies or marine natural disasters. In addition, a public lecture will be held at the Haus der Wissenschaft (House of Science) Bremen: Professor Christian Haas speaks about the topic “Why is the ice melting at the North Pole? - Important Answers from Geophysics in the Arctic Ocean”. He is head of the Sea Ice Physics section at the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) and professor at the Institute of Environmental Physics at the University of Bremen. The event is already fully booked, but those interested can take part digitally. Contact: Prof Dr Katrin Huhn-Frehers, telephone: +49 421 218-65860, email: khuhnprotect me ?!marumprotect me ?!.de Information:


Methods Week in Statistics: “Interpretable Machine Learning”

From Monday, 13 March to Thursday, 16 March, the Center for Statistics in Oldenburg and Bremen (ZeSOB) (Zentrum für Statistik in Oldenburg und Bremen) is organizing the Methods Week in Statistics. It is aimed at people from practice and research who are interested in machine learning. The event includes both lectures and practical sessions in the programming language R. Participants should bring their own dataset and laptops. A background knowledge of statistics is required, but special knowledge of machine learning is not necessary. Interested parties can take part either in person or online. Participation is free of charge for students and a participation fee is charged for the other participants. Contact: Kai Baumgarte, telephone: +49 421 218-63780, email: baumgarteprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de Information:

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Three conferences on different fields of science will be held at the University of Bremen in March.