Prizes for Excellent Student Research

This year, the University of Bremen and the Dr. Hans Riegel-Stiftung are once again awarding the Dr. Hans Riegel specialist prizes for exceptionally good research papers in biology, chemistry, geography, computer science, mathematics, and physics. The closing date for applications is July 10,22.

The focus is on promoting STEM subjects, meaning the prizes are awarded in biology, chemistry, geography, computer science, mathematics, and physics. The aim of the competition is to promote young talent in the mathematical and scientific fields, with its primary aim being to establish contact with higher education institutions and ensuring corresponding development opportunities early on. The intent is to support this exchange between schools and universities and thus foster better development of young talent by discovering such talent and introducing them to a suitable education path.

Application for the School Year 2021/2022

In the 2021/22 school year, students in the high-school qualification stage at schools throughout the state of Bremen will once again be able to participate in the competition with their project work. The deadline for applications for papers from the 2021/2022 school year is July 10, 2022. The project work will be evaluated by a jury of scientists who will select the three best papers from each field. The award ceremony will take place in the fall of 2022. Particular attention is paid to creative topics and a clearly recognizable practical component in the form of experiments.

Attracting Young Talent

According to Prof. Ingeborg Henzler, member of the board at the Dr. Hans Riegel-Stiftung, “Finding and fostering talent, supporting them, and networking with them – that is one of the focal points of the Dr. Hans Riegel-Stiftung. We see the promotion of STEM education as an important basis for securing and shaping our ecological and economic future. The Dr. Hans Riegel specialist prizes are a good example of this belief. We are delighted to be once again awarding the Dr. Hans Riegel specialist prizes together with the University of Bremen and look forward to continue presenting these in the future.”

The Dr. Hans Riegel-Stiftung and Its Specialist Prizes

The foundation of former HARIBO co-owner Dr. Hans Riegel is particularly committed to promoting education – with the aim of helping young people shape their future. The Dr. Hans Riegel specialist prizes are endowed with 600 euros each for first place, 400 euros for second place, and 200 euros for third place. In addition, the schools of the first-place winners will receive a noncash prize of around 250 euros in recognition of the supervision of the student work by the respective subject teachers. The prizes are awarded in cooperation with 15 German universities. Depending on the university, papers can be submitted in the natural sciences, computer science, and mathematics. Since only outstanding works are awarded, it may result in papers not being awarded in all announced categories and in all three standings.

Further Information:



Isabell Harder
University–School Transfer Coordinator
University of Bremen
Tel.: +49 421 218-60393
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Peter Laffin
Project Manager – Dr. Hans Riegel specialist prizes
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