News 2021

Die Virtuelle Akademie stärkt Nachhaltigkeit in der Online-Lehre

University of Bremen Strengthens Sustainability in Online Classes

After ten years of third-party funding from the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU) and the Federal Ministry of Science and Research (BMBF), the Virtual Academy of Sustainability has now become a permanent scientific institute at the University of Bremen.

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University of the Future: Panel Debate with Top-Class Guests

“University of the Future.” It is under this title that the University of Bremen is inviting those interested to the last event in the “Looking Back – Looking Forward. A Foray into 50 Years of the University of Bremen” series. The public panel discussion will take place digitally from 6 to 8 p.m.

Ausgezeichnete Bachelor-Absolvent:innen: Ricarda Kochems, Daniel Hoffrogge und Lea Hashagen (v.l.)

Congratulations: Prize-Winning Economics Graduates

Prizes were awarded to economics graduates for outstanding scientific work at the Bremen Glocke.

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Bremen State Universities Switch to Digital Classes

The universities in Bremen State have decided to reduce in-person classes in the Christmas period. Between December 13, 2021, and January 9, 2022, most classes will be temporarily held online.

Korallenbleiche eines Riffes bei Mahé, Seychellen.

Young Corals Provide Insight into Recovery from Coral Bleaching

The number of young corals can reveal how reefs are recovering from coral bleaching. A new study from the University of Bremen, which was recently published in “PLOS ONE” journal, has shown this.

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Study on Oxygen Content in the Deep Sea

In a study recently published in the “Proceedings of the National Academy of Science” journal (PNAS), researchers were able to show that circulation in the deep ocean was significantly slowed down during glacial periods.

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Outstanding Research by Pupils

On December 3, 2021, the University of Bremen and the Dr. Hans Riegel Foundation honored pupils from the region for their outstanding prescientific papers. The Dr. Hans Riegel Awards are endowed with a total of 6,400 euros.

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Corona: University of Bremen Switches to Digital Classes

The University of Bremen is temporarily switching to online classes. This a reaction to the pandemic development and the high infection numbers. Level four of the Level Plan for Teaching will be in effect from Monday, December 13, 2021, to January 7, 2022.

Eva-Maria Feichtner überreicht Kameel Khoury den DAAD-Preis für hervorragende Leistungen ausländischer Studierender.

DAAD Prize for Kameel Khoury

Student Kameel Khoury has been awarded the DAAD Prize for outstanding achievements of foreign students. The native of Syria was honored for his immense commitment to society and scientific achievements. The award is endowed with 1,000 euros.

Juliane Jarke, Irina Zakharova, Jan Harima, Nina Heinrichs

Berninghausen Prize: Four Teaching Staff Members Honored

Four teaching staff members from the University of Bremen have received the Berninghausen Prize for Excellence in Teaching. The prizes were awarded in the categories “Participative Teaching” and “Students’ Prize” and are each endowed with 2,000 euros.

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Deutschlandstipendium Scholarships Awarded

They stand out due to their great achievements and are active in the community: 116 students from the University of Bremen will receive a Deutschlandstipendium scholarship. The scholarship includes financial support as well as comprehensive accompanying offers.

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A Stumbling Sponge, Secret Scriptures, and Burning Aluminum

Once again this year, the teams led by environmental physicist Justus Notholt and the chemist Stephan Leupold are creating a digital natural science advent calendar. Every day from December 1 to 24, you can watch an experiment on the University of Bremen’s YouTube channel.

Nurse consoling senior woman holding her hand.

Number of People in Need of Care Higher than Prognosed

The number of people in need of care will be far higher in the coming years than prognosed. This is one result of this year’s Care Report, which SOCIUM – Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy at the University of Bremen produced on behalf of the BARMER health insurance company.

[Translate to English:] Lernszene mit Student und Studentinnen an Tischen.

CHE Ranking: Good Grades for Master’s Degrees

Praise for the university in the current CHE Ranking: Master’s degrees in mathematics, computer science, and physics receive great marks. Additionally, students praised the university’s management for information management during the corona crisis.

Yasemin Karakaşoğlu in ihrem Büro.

Order of Merit for Yasemin Karakaşoğlu

On Friday, December 3, 2021, Professor Yasemin Karakaşoğlu from the University of Bremen will receive the Federal Republic of Germany’s Order of Merit together with seven other women and seven men at Bellevue Palace.

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50 Reasons WHY Exhibition Now at Weserpark

After the “50 Reasons Why” exhibition of the University of Bremen was on display at the Lower Town Hall, you can now visit it at Weserpark shopping mall in Bremen-Osterholz.

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University Remains in Face-To-Face Mode

Corona warning level 2 entered into effect in Bremen City on November 25. This does not have any direct effect on operations at the university. The face-to-face semester will be continued under adherence to the hygiene regulations. The university additionally appeals to get a vaccination.

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Success for Social Sciences Collaborative Research Center at University of Bremen

The German Research Foundation (DFG) will continue the CRC 1342 “Global Dynamics of Social Policy.” This will encompass funding of around 15 million euros over the next four years. The second funding phase will begin on January 1, 2022.

A school pupil working with a microscope.

The MARUM University School Lab Opens: More Room for Learning

New rooms for younger generations: For the past 20 years, the MARUM University School Lab has connected schools and the university. After a break caused by the pandemic and renovation work, the team is now inviting groups to the new and remodeled labs on the University of Bremen campus.

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Music and Time: Concert with Singer Anna Depenbusch

What does music have to do with time? A great deal. Norman Sieroka, professor of theoretical philosophy at the University of Bremen, has organized a concert. At 7 p.m. on December 4, improvisations and chansons in the Kulturkirche St. Stephani will focus on the sound of time.

Sorgen für mehr Chancengleichheit im Leistungssport und haben bei den diesjährigen CAMPUSiDEEN von BRIDGE den 2. Platz in der Kategorie Geschäftskonzepte erhalten: Laura Elbers, Miguel Bebensee, Lina Soffner (von links).

14th Bremen StartUp-Lounge

“Realization” is the motto of the 14th Bremen StartUp Lounge, which will take place as a home edition on November 24. The event organizer is the university network BRIDGE, a central point of contact for students and members of Bremen’s universities for all matters surrounding starting a business.

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Corona Regulations: Mask-Wearing Obligatory Again

Due to the nationwide increase in infection numbers, the wearing of a mask will become obligatory once more at the University of Bremen on Monday, November 22, 2021. The measures are to help the university remain in face-to-face mode.

Bernd Scholz-Reiter

President Re-Elected as HRK Vice President

Professor Bernd Scholz-Reiter, President of the University of Bremen, has been re-elected Vice President of the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK). His focus continues to be on international affairs. He has been in office since December 2018.

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“Just Change the World” – Talk Series from the 3nach9 TV Studio

Marking its 50th anniversary, the university and its alumni network invite you to an online talk series starting at 6 p.m. on November 17, 2021. Distinguished guests will discuss global challenges in space, in Africa, and in climate protection, and talk about the early days of the university.

The manned submersible vehicle Alvin

Explanation for Unusual Isotope Patterns

In the Guaymas Basin in the Gulf of California, MARUM researchers detected hydrocarbon gas patterns that could not have been generated by known formation pathways. They were able to simulate the hydrocarbon formation in the laboratory. Their study has now been published.

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DFG to Fund Research Training Group

A great success for the promotion of early career researchers at the University of Bremen. The DFG has approved the “Contradiction Studies” research training group for an initial period of four and a half years. The funding amount is around 4.5 million euros between 2022 and 2026.

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The Golden Plietsch: 10,000 Euros for Smart Bikes

The “BIND: Bike Friend” project receives the Golden Plietsch foundation prize of the University of Bremen. The project aims to use smart bicycles to ensure greater safety and sustainability on the roads. The winners were recently selected at the House of Science.

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Vaccination Truck on Campus Again

There are once more two dates on which students and staff can get their vaccination on the University of Bremen campus. The vaccination truck will be parked in the central campus area between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Monday, November 8, and Monday, November 15.

Rektor Bernd Scholz-Reiter, Sporanistin Corinna Reynolds, Nationaldichter Ifor ap Glyn, Vice-Chancellor Colin Riordan (v.l.)

Bremen-Cardiff Alliance: “The Future Is European”

Students and staff from both universities profit from the strategic partnership of the Bremen-Cardiff Alliance - even in times of the corona pandemic. That is what University President Bernd Scholz-Reiter and Vice-Chancellor Colin Riordan underscored during the “Wales in Bremen” event.

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Demand for School Qualification Reform

Alongside learning a second foreign language, a successful language exam in a language of choice should also be recognized for German high school graduation finals. That is what a research and development project about transnational mobility at the University of Bremen is encouraging.

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University of Bremen Conferences in November

In November, the University of Bremen is involved in the FIS Forum, a conference that will be held in a hybrid format at the University of Duisburg-Essen. The newly founded “Deutsche Institut für Interdisziplinäre Sozialpolitikforschung” (DIFIS) is the host.

Analog-Astronautin und-Astronaut während eines Außeneinsatzes in der Negev-Wüste.

University of Bremen Involved in Mars Simulation

AMADEE-20: That is the name of the simulated Mars mission of the Austrian Space Forum, which was carried out in the Israeli Negev Desert. More than 25 experiments were carried out there. Two projects from the University of Bremen, namely INTERTEAM and MarsLock, were also involved in the research.

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Protection of Staff Data as Competitive Advantage

Operation optimization by means of recording staff data and protecting said data at the same time does not always have to be a contradiction. The university project “Success through Employee Data Protection” wants to turn the supposed problem of data protection into a competitive advantage.

Mann mit Kind

First Online Info Week for Uni Parents

Such events are an important part of a family-friendly university: From November 8 to 12, the first online information week for parents who are university members will take place at the University of Bremen.


Study on Pregnancy Terminations

Why do some women decide to terminate their pregnancy? A study carried out by the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Bremen has found out that disruptive, biographical experiences have a significant influence.

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30,000 Euros for Bright Minds

To mark 50 years of the University of Bremen, the university foundation, its sheltered foundations, and the alumni association will be awarding the “Golden Plietsch” sponsorship prize to courageous and innovative projects at a public event at the House of Science on November 1, 2021.

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“Looking Back – Looking Forward” Lecture Series Continues

This winter semester, “A Foray into 50 Years of the University of Bremen” will continue. Four lectures will focus on topics such as the early days of the university, project-based courses, and the West German women’s movement. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. on October 28, 2021.

[Translate to English:] YUFE-Postdoc-Program

Launch of YUFE’s Postdoc Program

Within the framework of the postdoc program, it is possible to research as a postdoc at several YUFE partner institutions. The first postdocs started their research activities at various locations this fall. Applications for the second round are open until December 10.

Durch das Programm führt die preisgekrönte Comedienne, Schauspielerin und Youtuberin Idil Baydar alias Jilet Ayşe.

Curtain Up: Against Stereotypes, Obstacles, and Gender Clichés

To mark its 50th birthday, the University of Bremen is hosting its first Equality Slam. The event, which is a take on the traditional poetry slam, focuses on the topic of (in)equality at universities and in science. The slam will take place at the Schwankhalle and online at 8 p.m. on October 29.

Chemiker Stephan Leupold bei der Physik-Chemie-Show der Uni Bremen

CAMPUS CITY: Registration Still Possible

CAMPUS CITY has begun: To mark its 50th birthday, the University of Bremen is presenting itself in Bremen’s city center until October 30. The successful first event was a science show last weekend. It is still possible to register for upcoming events.

Professor Bernd Scholz-Reiter is standing in the campus park. You can see the MZH building in the background.

State University Presidents’ Conference Statement

Before the coalition negotiations start in Berlin, the Bremen universities have stated their support for the demands made by the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) to the partners in government: A focus must be placed on the strengthening of the university system in a possible coalition agreement.


50 Years of the University of Bremen: An Asset for the State

The founding of the university 50 years ago was celebrated with a senate reception in the town hall. Mayor Bovenschulte, Bremen Parliament Vice President Dogan, and University President Scholz-Reiter held speeches at the ceremony. The European Commissioner for Research, Gabriel, sent a video message

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Ten European universities Meet in Bremen

To mark the University’s 50th anniversary, the annual YUFE Alliance meeting is being held in Bremen on October 13 and 14, 2021. Among others, political representatives of the respective YUFE regions will attend – including Bremen’s Mayor and the Bremen Senator for Science.


Orientation Week on Campus

The University of Bremen is welcoming its first-semester students on campus again this year. The orientation week, in short o-week, will take place from Monday, October 11 to Friday, October 15 - one week before the face-to-face lectures start.

[Translate to English:] Frau mit Maske und Smartphone

Institute Needs Participants for Corona Study

The Institute of Public Health and Nursing Research (IPP) is looking for participants for a new study. The research topic: “What do our daily lives look like with corona and how does it make us feel?”. Everyone who is over 18 and owns a smartphone can take part.

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Vaccination Campaign on Campus

Next week, unvaccinated students and staff can get their vaccination on the University of Bremen campus. Between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on October 11 and October 12, and between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on October 18 and October 19, a vaccination truck will be parked in the central campus area.

Bernd Scholz-Reiter, Florian Pronold

“Most Recycling-Paper-Friendly University”

The University of Bremen has received the title of the “most recycling-paper-friendly university.” President Bernd Scholz-Reiter accepted the award in Berlin on Tuesday, October 5, 2021.

The word WHY in large letters with the university logo standing on a marketplace with people. In the background city hall and cathedral.

The University Is Coming to Town

The university is coming to town from mid-October with lectures, workshops, science shows, guided city tours, talks, and the 50 Reasons WHY exhibition. Additionally, a celebratory reception will be held at City Hall on October 14 – the historic date on which the university was founded in 1971.

On a meadow that stretches to the horizon, you can see a construction sign with the inscription "University of Bremen".

Staged Reading on the Founding of the University

“From the Files to the Stage” – the joint project between the University of Bremen and bremer shakespeare company will stage a special anniversary reading at Bremen State Parliament building. It is about the long way to becoming a university town. Opening night is at 7 p.m. on October 11, 2021.


“Praxisbörse”: Career Choice Support

The University of Bremen’s “Praxisbörse” career fair offers insights into fields of work and is a great chance for first talks with companies. This year’s fair will take place in the Glass Hall on campus between October 5 and 7 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Attractive employers will present their companies.

[Translate to English:] Jan Elsner, Janina Clasen und Dr. Jens Pelzetter

CAMPUSiDEEN 2021 Projects Honored

This year, the start-up competition “CAMPUSiDEEN” once more honored the best ideas on the Bremen university landscape. The digital awarding ceremony took place on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. Three winners for each of the categories “Business Ideas” and “Business Plans” were chosen.


Groundbreaking research success: Speaking by imagining

Groundbreaking research success: Computer scientists at the University of Bremen have succeeded in an international project to realize a so-called speech neuroprosthetic. With it, imagined speech can be made acoustically audible.

Portrait einer Frau mit Zopf.

Artificial Intelligence: The Promise, the Myth, and a Pinch of Reality?

All interested parties are invited to partake in the talk, which will focus on artificial intelligence, in the Schütting building at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 7. The talk marks the start of the 33rd Bremer Universitäts-Gespräche conference on the topic of data science.

Sprachlehrerin schreibt chinesische Zeichen an eine Tafel

In-Person Language Classes in the Winter Semester

Those who want to freshen up their language skills or even learn a new language have many options at the Languages Centre of the Universities in the Land of Bremen. Courses for 18 different languages and on different skill levels are on offer. Most courses will take place face-to-face.

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Senghaas Lecture on Failed Afghan Peace Process

The failed Afghan peace process is the focus of the sixth Senghaas Lecture of the University of Bremen. Professor Hans-Joachim Gießmann from Bremen will visit the House of Science at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 29, and hold a talk entitled “Kriege beenden, aber wie?” (Ending Wars - But How?)

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Foundations as Driving Forces: Campaign Day on October 01

How are Bremen foundations sources of societal change? This question will be asked at the “Zusammen gestalten wir Zukunft” campaign day at House of Science, to which the University of Bremen Foundation and Stiftungshaus Bremen invite you on October 01, 2021. Registration is open until September 28.

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4,000 Square Meters for Deep-Sea Research

At the corner of Leobener Straße and Hochschulring, the new Center for Deep-Sea Research (ZfT) is being built. Located next to the University of Bremen’s MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, research into fundamental deep-sea processes will be conducted.

Yellow flower grows on arid soil

Global Climate Alliance Student Program

The University of Bremen and the International Universities Climate Alliance (IUCA) have launched an ambitious, accessible student engagement program that spans the globe, bringing together experts from various disciplines and participants with diverse lived experience.

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Let’s Hear if the Painting Hangs Crooked

Psychoacoustic sonification: This term refers to the expression of data in form of sound rather than though visualization. Students at the University of Bremen have now used this technology to create an acoustic spirit level, which is available free of charge in the form of the “Tiltification" App.


The Smart Fence for Keeping Out Wolves

A joint project of the universities of Bremen and Gießen and the RoFlexs company is researching and developing a pasture fence that uses AI to detect and deter wolves. The system is designed to better protect grazing livestock and promote coexistence among people, livestock, and wolves.

Frau am PC

Lecture on the Digitalization of Academic Education

“Digitalization of Academic Education – Everything Back to Pre-COVID Times or Digital Transformation?” is the topic of the discussion at the 12th Conrad Naber “Visions” lecture, organized by unifreunde and the University of Bremen. It takes place on Monday, September 20, 2021 at “Die Glocke.”

[Translate to English:] Studentinnen vor einem Laptop

Exploring Digital Transformation: Special Funding Program

What are the consequences of digitalization on individuals and society as a whole? Bremen researchers are investigating these questions in four large-scale “exploration projects” and five initial funding projects. Bremen State is providing one million euros in a new type of funding program.

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CAMPUSiDEEN 2021: Digital Awards Ceremony

Once again, this year, the CAMPUSiDEEN competition honors the best startup ideas from Bremen’s university landscape. The digital awards ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. The finalists include nine business ideas and five business concepts. Anyone interested is welcome

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Strengthening European Universities

In Germany, 35 universities and higher education institutions are represented in European university alliances. The University of Bremen – being part of the YUFE Alliance – is one of them. Jointly, they have now issued a statement to the EU.

 Mangroves and small salt marsh in Brazil.

Research Mission Investigates the Ocean as a Carbon Store

How can the ocean help to effectively contain climate change? This question forms the core of the first research mission of the German Marine Research Alliance (DAM), which has just started. The University of Bremen plays a significant role in two projects.

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University of Bremen Conferences in September 2021

Three conferences will take place at the University of Bremen in September 2021. They focus on experimental fluid mechanics, advanced training in mathematics, and an interdisciplinary debate surrounding the Anthropocene.

[Translate to English:] Impfausweis und Spritze

High Vaccination Rate Among University of Bremen Students

University of Bremen students show a high level of willingness for getting vaccinated against COVID-19. The majority wishes to return to face-to-face classes when all students have been given the opportunity to be vaccinated. That is the result of an online survey carried out by the IPP and BIPS.

[Translate to English:] Ausgedörrter Acker

University of Bremen Researcher Contributes to World Climate Report

Professor Veronika Eyring from the University of Bremen and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) is involved in the IPCC report that was presented on August 9, 2021. The climate researcher is the coordinating principle author of the “Human Influence on the Climate System” chapter.

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How Oceans Are Measured: Data for Climate Reports

Before the new IPCC report is presented on Monday, August 9, 2021, the German Marine Research Consortium (KDM) and the German Climate Consortium (DKK) will publish a brochure on the measuring of climate-relevant Atlantic circulation. The brochures shows how data is collected.

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University Involved in Important Climate Research Program

Better forecasts for air quality, weather, and climate: The University of Bremen is one of eleven German institutions contributing to the EU research infrastructure ACTRIS. The scientific location of Bremen is being strengthened immensely in the German field of atmosphere and climate research.

Ausschnitt der Glashalle vor blauem, leicht bewölktem Himmel.

Corona: 3G Rule to Be Introduced on Campus

The 3G rule will apply on the University of Bremen campus from next week. All persons on campus must be fully vaccinated, recovered, or tested from August 2, onwards. This also applies to students and staff. It remains obligatory that masks are worn in buildings.

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Start of PRAXIS Summer Camps 2021 at University

84 students, 25 industry partners, three weeks of project time - at the university’s 5th PRAXIS Summer Camp (PSC21), students are focusing on real tasks from company operations. The points of focus are digitalization, health, innovation management, new work, communication, and media.

The photo is divided into two parts: The left side shows an intact coral reef with the water surface; the other a bleached one.

World Coral Reef Conference: Reef Protection of Global Significance

The 14th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS) – the first virtual and climate-neutral world coral reef conference – will end on July 23, 2021. Around 1,300 participants from 80 countries were involved. A strategy paper demanding the saving of damaged coral reefs worldwide has been completed.


Trustworthy Electronics: Network Project Develops Novel Know-How Protection

Self-driving cars, service robots, communication: Our daily lives are increasingly influenced by microelectronics that we have to trust. Within a network project, the Institute of Theoretical Electrical Engineering and Microelectronics is carrying out research on expert knowledge.


Open6GHub – University of Bremen Conducts Research on Next Generation Wireless Communication

Extremely fast, energy-efficient, fail-safe – and extremely complex: The German government is funding research on the next generation 6G wireless systems with up to 250 million euros. University of Bremen experts play a key role in this research.

On stage, wearing a mask and adhering to social distancing rules: University of Bremen students during a rehearsal of a play by Jean-Paul Sartre.

Against War: Theater InCognito Plays Sartre

The Theater InCognito group of the University of Bremen invites you to the premiere in the theatre hall on campus at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. They perform Jean-Paul Sartre’s adaptation of “Euripides’ Trojan Women”.


New Trust Foundation Supports Equal Opportunities at the University

The promotion of equal opportunities is a high priority at the University of Bremen. A new trust foundation wants to support this. Dr. Hella and Bernhard Baumeister want to contribute to the breaking down of structural disadvantages in this way.

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Estate of Egyptologist Adolf Erman Accessible Digitally

The Bremen State and University Library (SuUB) is finalizing a major digitalization project: The estate of the founder of modern Egyptology, Adolf Erman, is significant for the history of science and now accessible digitally free of charge.


Graphene-Like Materials: University Involved in Priority Program

Graphene is considered the “wonder material of the future” because it makes entirely new products and applications possible - however, it is now only one of many atom-thin materials. The university is also involved in the research surrounding these “van der Waals materials” with three projects.

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High Willingness to Share Health Data

In the pandemic, many people have been prepared to make their health data available for research purposes. This is an important finding from a study on the behavior of the corona data-contribution app users. The study also provides information for future crisis technologies.

[Translate to English:] Die beiden Preisträger mit Konrektorin Jutta Günther

Prize for Doctoral Supervision Awarded

For the second time, the University of Bremen has honored outstanding PhD supervision. Two first prizes were awarded to the political scholar Heiko Pleines and the computer scientist Rolf Drechsler. The Alumni Network of the University of Bremen donated the prize money of 2,000 euros per person.

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Vaccination Without an Appointment: Special Campaign for Students

In the coming week, Bremen Vaccination Center will open its doors to students from all Bremen State universities for two days. Between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Friday, July 23, and Saturday, July 24, students can get their vaccination without prior appointment at the Bürgerweide vaccination center.


BIBA Project Optimizes Use of Straddle Carriers

Digitalization in ports has the potential to optimize processes and thus strengthen container terminals in global competition. That is the result of research carried out by BIBA - Bremen Institute for Production and Logistics GmbH at the University of Bremen. Straddle carriers were the focus.

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International Marine Geosciences

Rising sea levels, CO2 storage in the oceans, possible consequences of deep sea mining. These and other pressing issues of the future are on the curriculum of the new international Marine Geosciences bachelor’s degree at the University of Bremen. Applications can be submitted until July 31, 2021.

[Translate to English:] Fahnen mit Logo vor Universität Bremen

“Young Entrepreneurs in Science Campus”

Engaging early-career researchers in the subject of business startups: This is the objective of Young Entrepreneurs in Science (YES). The University of Bremen supports the YES program. It is one of eleven universities to have received the “Young Entrepreneurs in Science Campus" certificate.

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Endangered Coral Reefs in Focus

From July 19 to 23, 2021, the university is organizing digitally the world’s largest coral reef conference. The International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS) is also scheduled to take place in person in Bremen in 2022. It is the first time in the over 50-year history of the ICRS that the conference will

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Teacher Education: Info Event

Those who wish to study teacher education surely have many questions. Prospective students will have a good chance to gain an insight into the structure and content of such a degree at the online event “Lehramt studieren an der Uni Bremen.” The event will take place at 3 p.m. on Monday, July 12.

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AI: Government Supports Bremen as Scientific Location

The government and state initiative “Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education” is supporting two University of Bremen projects. By doing so, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research is strengthening Bremen’s position as a scientific location in the field of artificial intelligence (AI).

Obst und Gemüse

Regional Done Right - What Bremen Has to Offer!

A topic that is getting more attention all the time: A sustainable diet in Bremen. On Monday, July 5, 2021, (2 to 6 p.m.), students from the University of Bremen are organizing the online event “Richtig regional - Was Bremen alles zu bieten hat!” The event is open to everyone.

Würfel mit Buchstaben

Languages Centre Summer Classes

The Languages Centre of the Universities in the Land of Bremen is offering a diverse online program from July to October 2021. Those who are thinking about refreshing their language skills or even learning a new language are in the right place. Participation is open to all Bremen citizens.

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University of Bremen Conferences in July 2021

In July 2021, the university is organizing two conferences. One of them is the largest coral reef conference worldwide: the International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS). At the same time, an international conference in the field of automata theory will take place.

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Social Science Further Training Course

In September 2021, the next two-year “Social Science Basic Training” course will start. Adults can acquire knowledge of social science basic training and develop action possibilities for social-political work in this unique part-time degree. The registration deadline is August 31, 2021.

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How to Commemorate? 80 Years After the Invasion of the Soviet Union

With a memorial event, the university and Bremen State will commemorate the Wehrmacht’s invasion of the Soviet Union 80 years ago. Readings and discussions will take place via live stream on June 30, 2021.


Global Communities: Traveling Open-Air Cinema

University of Bremen students are showing films in the Gröpelingen district. On each second Friday from July 2, to August 27, feature films and documentaries will be shown at different locations. A supporting program with live music and art installations will begin at 8:30 p.m.

Robots on a playing field. The one on the right kicks the ball.

B-Human Wins RoboCup Once Again

They remain unbeatable: For the eighth time, B-Human – the team from the University of Bremen and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) – were able to win the world championship in robot football. The tournament took place digitally due to the pandemic.

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In Focus: Decolonization and One-Third Parity

As part of a series marking the university’s 50th birthday, two talks will focus on decolonization and the co-determination right of students in the form of one-third parity, which was in force at the university until 1977. The talks will take place via Zoom at 6 p.m. on July 1 and July 8, 2021.


Grimme Online Award for Research Centre for East European Studies

The site has been awarded one of the renowned Grimme Online Awards. Professor Heiko Pleines and his team from the Research Centre for East European Studies at the University of Bremen are involved. Dekoder combines journalistic reports on Russia with scientific expertise.

Englische Postkarte "Our Gipsy Visitors" („Unsere Zigeuner-Gäste“) von 1906, die deutsche Sinti und Roma in Großbritannien zeigt.

And Where To Now? Scenic Reading on Discrimination of Sinti and Roma

The discrimination of Sinti and Roma in the German Empire is the topic of the 16th reading of the “From the Files to the Stage” series. The premiere will be at Theater am Leibnizplatz on June 25, 2021, and will also be available live and for free on the web.


Exhibition on Identity and the Daily Lives of Queer People

Queer life - what exactly does it mean? The “LGBTwho+?” exhibition that can be seen in windows in Bremen and online from Saturday, June 26, to the end of July 2021, will address this question. The idea for the exhibition came from cultural studies students. They want to give the queer scene a voice.

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Brain Research: Advantages of Multi-Electrode Mat

Epidural multi-electrode mats are an important technology of the future for the diagnosis, treatment, and therapy of neuropsychiatric illnesses. University researchers have developed such a mat. Their current findings have now been published in the Nature journal “Communications Biology.”

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DFG Funding: Heisenberg Position for Geoscientist

Dr. Michael Fischer from the Faculty of Geosciences will receive Heisenberg funding. The program from the German Research Foundation (DFG) enables extraordinary researchers to prepare for a scientific leadership role and work on advanced research topics during this time.


CAMPUSiDEEN 2021 Competition Begins

Attention all Bremen startup founders: This year, the CAMPUSiDEEN idea competition will once more pick out the best business ideas and concepts from Bremen’s universities. The application deadline ends on July 9, 2021.


Increasing Energy Efficiency: Help for Small Companies

In the future, small companies are to receive tools, knowledge, and an infrastructure via a platform to aid them in using energy more efficiently. Research pertaining to this has now begun under the lead of BIBA - Bremen Institute for Production and Logistics GmbH at the University of Bremen.

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New YUFE Job Portal Online

The alliance wants to simplify searching for a job with a new, joint job portal from all ten YUFE universities.


Information Week for Prospective Students

From Monday, June 21 to 25, 2021, prospective students are invited to find out everything about studying at the University of Bremen. Around 50 bachelor’s programs and the law degree course will present themselves at the online Information Week for Prospective Students.

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University of Bremen Foundation Honored

The University of Bremen Foundation has received quality certification for its good management of trust foundations. In total, ten organizations were honored with the certification for quality and transparency in the field of foundation management.

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Educational Equity and Higher Education Reforms

How can universities increase educational equity? How did reform universities pave the way for the higher education reform in West Germany? These are the topics of two talks on June 17 and June 21, 2021. The talks are part of the lecture series marking the 50th birthday of the University of Bremen.

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Corona Regulations: Further Changes

Auf dem Campus der Universität Bremen wird ab Montag, 14. Juni 2021 die Maskenpflicht im Freien aufgehoben. Das Abstandsgebot von 1,5 Metern gilt weiterhin. Für die Gebäude der Universität Bremen bleiben die bisherigen Regeln bestehen. Außerdem können weitere Lernorte gebucht werden.

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“Ein eiskalter Fisch” Wins HUCKEPACK Storybook Prize

Each year, the Phantastische Bibliothek library in Wetzlar and the Institute of Storybook Research at the university award the HUCKEPACK Storybook Prize. This year, “Ein eiskalter Fisch” (An Ice-Cold Fish) by Frauke Angel and Elisabeth Kihßl, which was published by the TYROLIA in 2020, won.


Artificial Intelligence Helps People with Assembly Tasks

In the future, a new assistance system for manual assembly stations will support workers individually thanks to artificial intelligence. Assembly faults and process times will be reduced. BIBA - Bremen Institute for Production and Logistics at the University of Bremen has presented a prototype.


Sustainability Recommendations Adopted

University management teams from across the world have adopted recommendations for work needed to fight climate change and promote more sustainability in university societies. The University of Bremen President attended the Global University Leaders Council Hamburg (GIC), that meets every two years.

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Smart Energy for the Countryside

Renewable energies are some of the most important sources of electricity. The “SmartFarm2” project from the university and its partners helps in optimizing private energy consumption with renewable energies. Interested parties near to Osterholz and in the Allgäu region can take part in the project.

Minister of Labour Hubertus Heil Opens New Institute

The German Institute for Interdisciplinary Social Policy Research (DIFIS) of the Universities of Bremen and Duisburg-Essen (UDE) takes up its work. The Federal Minister Hubertus Heil opens the institute on June 8, 2021. The Federal Ministry provides 8 million euros funds over five years.

Kinder-Uni: Vor Corona vor Ort - jetzt digital.

50 Times DIGITAL Kids’ University

For children aged between 8 and 12, an extensive digital program will start on June 7, alongside the OPEN CAMPUS of the University of Bremen. In the anniversary year of the University, the Kids’ University offers more than 50 different digital courses free of charge until the end of October.


Start a Business? No Problem! Start-Up Day on June 7

Becoming self-employed after or even during your degree? Establishing a new business - how? Answers to many questions surrounding starting a new business will be provided at the University of Bremen start-up day on June 7, as part of the OPEN CAMPUS WEEK. The motto: “Start a Business? No Problem!”

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DARUM. All the reasons WHY. 50 Years of the University to Take Away

Small enough to fit in your pocket: Professor Bernd Scholz-Reiter, the university’s President and publisher of the yearbook, holds the small and lightweight anniversary publication, which contains many interesting stories and facts about the University of Bremen.

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“Make a Donation, Create Knowledge” Project

The University of Foundation supports researchers in finding solutions for challenges in society. To mark the University’s 50th jubilee, the project “Make a Donation, Create Knowledge” (“MACHT SINN. Stiften gehen, Wissen schaffen” in German) will begin.

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Investment in Digitalization of Teaching

The University of Bremen will receive funding of 3.6 million euros for the project “Studierendenzentriert | kollaborativ | innovativ Lehren und Lernen.” The funding has the aim of moving digitalization in teaching forward.

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The University Invites You to Its Digital OPEN CAMPUS WEEK

The University of Bremen is turning 50 this year. One of the events is the traditional OPEN CAMPUS. This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it will run digitally as OPEN CAMPUS WEEK from June 7 to June 11, 2021. For many events, participant numbers are limited. Registration is still open.

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Sinking Incidence Value: Careful Easing of Restrictions

If the incidence value remains under 50, some areas of the University of Bremen will be able to offer more face-to-face services on campus from next week onwards. This applies to individual working spaces in the library and to classes. Café Central is also offering take-away food again.


Successful Investing in Former Soviet Republics

Which obstacles complicate foreign investing in former Soviet Republics? This is what a new Europe-wide project is investigating. At the University of Bremen, the Faculty of Business Studies & Economics and the FSO institute are involved.


DFG Funds EASE Center for a Further Four Years

Great success for the University of Bremen: The Collaborative Research Center “Everyday Activity Science and Engineering” (CRC EASE) will receive a further four years of funding from the German Research Foundation (DFG). The decision supports the expansion of AI-based robotics in Bremen.


University Contributes to Important Climate Paper

Researchers from the University of Bremen actively contributed to the coordination and formulation of the concept paper “Polarregionen im Wandel,” which has now been submitted to the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, which wishes to invest an additional 20 million euros in polar research.


Studying in Bremen and Bremerhaven

The universities in Bremen State will introduce themselves and provide information on their degree offers and application processes at a joint online event, which will take place twice. Namely on May 27, 2021, between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

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Architecture and Revolts: Talks Marking 50th Jubilee

What makes the University of Bremen’s architecture special and how is the idea of a reform uni reflected in it? That is what a talk by the expert Eberhard Syring is all about. It will take place at 6 p.m. on May 20, 2021, as part of a series marking the University of Bremen’s 50th birthday.

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Bomb-Builder to Civil Rights Campaigner: Andrei Sakharov

To mark Andrei Sakharov’s 100th birthday, the university is holding an exhibition on the physicist on the Boulevard. The 21 pillars were created by University of Bremen students and the exhibition can be seen in front of the State and University Library Bremen between May 21 and July 16, 2021.


University of Bremen Involved in KD²School Graduate Program

Experts from the University of Bremen are involved in the new graduate school “KD²School – Gestaltung von adaptiven Systemen für ökonomische Entscheidungen.” It is one of 17 new graduate schools that the German Research Foundation will fund with 92 million euros from the fall onwards.

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A Strong and Dedicated Climate University

The University of Bremen is one of the global leading universities in the field of climate and environmental research. The university is now providing more information on this in a climate paper published in both German and English.

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Climate Politics in Times of Crisis: Panel Discussion

The AStA Students’ Union at the University of Bremen has organized a climate lecture series and the climate expert Hans Joachim Schellnhuber will debate with Bremen politicians at the final event. The digital panel discussion will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 10, 2021.

Icebergs in Greenland

New Study: Adherence to Climate Goals Stops Sea Level Rise

If the Paris Agreement target is met, the sea level rise from the melting of ice could be halved this century. An international study in which researchers from the University of Bremen were also involved shows this.

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“Ethically Responsible Science”

At a digital ceremony, Professor Julia Borst received the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize 2021. It is the most significant German prize for early-career researchers. According to the reviewers, the Romance scholar is a role model of dialogue-focused, ethically responsible science.

The MZH reflected in a lake in Campus Park.

Support for Degree Start: Top Results in CHE Ranking

A good start is decisive for the success of a degree. The university provides excellent support. This has once more been shown by the Centre for Higher Education Development’s (CHE) current university ranking. All assessed subject fields got top spots in this category.

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What Comes after High School Graduation?

The University of Bremen is holding two information events on study applications. They will take place online at 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on May 6 and July 15, 2021. In May, the MOIN online portal will open for applications for bachelor’s degrees and law and will remain open until July 31.

Professor Jochen Zimmermann and research assistant Martin Knipp are part of the team that developed the WiWiNow app.

Positive Learning Effect of “WiWiNow” Uni App

The WiWiNow app from the Faculty of Business Studies & Economics at the University of Bremen is increasing students’ learning. A not-yet published empirical study has shown this. The app has a proven effect on supporting teaching and learning at the university.

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Corona Regulations to Apply Until June 30, 2021

The general corona regulations on campus have been extended to apply until June 30, 2021. The university has also provided information on various testing options for staff and students. In addition to the state test center, there is now a test center in GW2 Building.

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International Bremen Film Conference

The 25th International Bremen Film Conference “Mind/Screen: Mental Illness and Film” will focus on spiritual wellbeing on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. The conference addresses the question of how cinema affects and can change our understanding of mental illness. The conference will take place digitally.


Collections from Colonial Contexts

The SuUB is involved in the national pilot project on the digital cataloguing of collections from colonial contexts in Germany. A place of contact is being established by the Federal Commissioner for Culture Monika Grütters, Cultural Foundation of the Federal States.

Nachhaltige Ideen, um die Digitalisierungskompetenzen des Einzelhandels in Bremen zu stärken – das ist das Ziel des Projekts.

Digitalization: Students Support Bremen’s Retail Sector

In a pilot project, master’s students from the University of Bremen have supported Bremen’s retail sector in digitalization. The project is a cooperation between the university and the “Digital Guides” (“Digitallotsen”), an initiative of Bremen State and Wirtschaftsförderung Bremen (WFB).

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Corona: Regulations Extended until April 30

At the start of the semester, the decision has been made to extend the general regulations for students and staff at the University of Bremen until April 30 based on increasing corona infection rates. Employees of Bremen State now also have the opportunity to be tested for free.

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CAMPUS AWARD for Economist and Marine Biologist

This year’s “CAMPUS AWARD: Research for a Sustainable Future” has been awarded to the economist Dr. Tobias Wendler from the university and Karl Schrader, a master’s graduate from the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) and the university.

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Lecture Series: A Foray into 50 Years of the University of Bremen

“Looking Back – Looking Forward. A Foray into 50 Years of the University of Bremen” – that is the name of a lecture series marking the 50th jubilee of the University of Bremen. The series will begin digitally at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 22. Those interested are cordially invited to take part.

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Showing Diversity: Second Study Work Life Week

How can studies and career be reconciled with family responsibilities? This is what the second Study Work Life Week will address. The university is inviting its staff and students to take part in online events from Monday, April 26, to Friday, April 30, 2021.


Know-How Protection for Trustworthy Electronics

Our lives will be increasingly influenced by electronic components in the future – e.g. in self-driving cars or service robots. In order to trust said components, the government is funding scientific projects as part of a flagship initiative. The Computer Architecture working group is involved.

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Studying in Bremen and Bremerhaven

The universities in Bremen State will introduce themselves and provide information on their degree offers and application processes at a joint online event, which will take place twice. Namely on April 15, and May 27, 2021, between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.


Fake News in Your Letterbox

The internet and social media are full of fake news and misinformation on COVID and the vaccination. Flyers and brochures also find their way into real-life letterboxes. A project at the University of Bremen is examining the content and distribution of printed misinformation.

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Mediapractice 2021: Secure a Spot Now

Job speed dating, Alumni Talk, and discussion rounds – that is Mediapractice 2021. Organized by students for students, the five-day networking event will take place digitally from April 12 to 16, 2021. Those interested can find out more about media companies.

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Third Course for Work and Staff Councils to Begin

The further training course “Work / Technology Organization and Participation” will start in September. This part-time offer is a step towards a master’s degree and is aimed at work representatives. Info events will take place digitally at 5 p.m. on both April 13 and May 19, 2021.

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For the City and Society: 50 Years of University of Bremen

The university is turning 50. It is important for the economic location, the city’s society, and the scientific location of Bremen. This is to be made tangible by means of a diverse and corona-conform program. It is already possible to visit the first locations of the “50 Reasons WHY” exhibition.


VIVATOP: More Insight during Liver Surgery

A network made up of agents from the economy, science, and health sector, which is being led by the University of Bremen, is developing 3D technologies for surgeons. The aids for surgery planning are particularly advanced.

Genetic Code DNA Molecule Structure

Religiousness Is in Our Genes, Our Religious Confession Is Not

The environment in which a person grows up has a great effect on which religion said person chooses. Religious acts and beliefs are, however, partially genetically influenced – independently of the specific religion. That is the result of a Bremen study.

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Children in Focus: Long-Term Study Enters Second Phase

The school closures during the pandemic make it clear: Improving education opportunities for socially disadvantaged children is becoming increasingly important. A long-term study wants to research the advantages of early support of children for a better start to school life.

Notebook, cup with tulip and pen on a meadow.

University Extends Invitation for YUFE Schnack (YUFE Chit-Chat)

YUFE Schnack (YUFE Chit-Chat) is the name of the entertaining, digital event series where you can find out more about the diverse projects of the Young Universities for the Future of Europe (YUFE) alliance. Kick-off is at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 25. Everyone who is interested is cordially welcome

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Science Prize for Michael Beetz

Outstanding work with a high level of relevance for the retail and consumer goods industry: Professor Michael Beetz, head of the Institute for Artificial Intelligence (IAI) at the University of Bremen, has now been honored for this with the Science Prize from EHI Stiftung and GS1 Germany.

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“Still Analogue Or Are You Already Living?”

Many people know him: Nœrdman. The nerd from Northern Germany. He makes us smirk with his comics on social media. The creators of Nœrdman, Professor Rolf Drechsler and Dr. Jannis Stoppe, have now published their first book with the character. There’s a lot to learn and to laugh about.

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Academic Senate Demands Adherence to Science Plan

The Academic Senate of the University of Bremen demands that the Science Plan 2025 be adhered to. With the announced cuts, the state government is putting Bremen’s education and innovation strength at risk. The university is training experts and teachers who are desperately needed in the region.

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University Strong in Research: Leibniz Prize for Veronika Eyring

Awarded digitally but no less important: Professor Veronika Eyring from the University of Bremen received the renowned Leibniz Prize on March 15, 2021. That fact that one of the most globally sought-after scientific prizes has come to Bremen, once more show the university’s research strength.

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University of Bremen Successful in MINTchallenge

The "MINTScience Blog" at the University of Bremen explains complex research topics. The editorial team were successful in the MINTchallenge. In the competition hosted by Stifterverband and Club MINT, the team won over the jury with its blog and was awarded the third prize.

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Special Academic Senate Meeting

The Academic Senate will hold a special digital meeting on Monday, March 15. The Bremen Senate’s planned benchmark for the scientific budget is on the agenda.

Doctoral student Carry Luise Zimmermann wearing a VR headset.

Learning About Sustainability in a Virtual Space

A virtual learning space where students can work on sustainability in a practice and research-based manner: That is the aim of a new research project at the University of Bremen. Volkswagen AG is funding the project with one million euros over five years.


Gründungsradar: University of Bremen a Front Runner

When the topic is start-up support, the University of Bremen is one of the top universities in Germany. In the current “Gründungsradar 2020” (Start-up Radar 2020) ranking from the Stifterverband, the university places 11th among the big universities.

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Most Notable German Young Academics Prize

The romance scholar Dr. Julia Borst from the University of Bremen will receive the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize 2021. It is the most significant honor for early-career researchers in Germany. The prize that is sponsored by the DFG and BMBF is endowed with 20,000 euros.

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"rent a teacherman" Supports "Boys’ School" in Bremen

The "rent a teacherman" project at the university supports primary schools in Bremen and Bremerhaven where there are too few male teachers. For a short while now, the only "boys’ school" in Bremen State is also involved – the Support Center for Social and Emotional Development.

Ein Arzt schreibt ein Rezept

Medical Cannabis: Benefit Often Not Proven

Medical cannabis is prescribed too often without any proven benefit. A study carried out by SOCIUM at the University of Bremen, which was funded by BKK Mobil Oil and led by Professor Gerd Glaeske, has found out that areas of use have been approved with insufficient examination.

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Bremen Thesis Award 2020

The "unifreunde" Association of the Friends of the University of Bremen and Jacobs University will digitally award the Bremen Thesis Prize for outstanding theses at 6 p.m. on March 16, 2021. Bruker Daltonik GmbH is sponsoring a special prize.

Sonja Bastin: Bremer Frau des Jahres 2021

Sonja Bastin: Bremen Woman of the Year 2021

The sociologist Dr. Sonja Bastin from the University of Bremen has been named Bremen Woman of the Year 2021. The awarding ceremony took place digitally on March 8 – International Women’s Day.

Glass Hall of the University of Bremen

Corona: Regulations Extended Until April 11

Based on the decisions made by the federal and state governments, examinations will continue to take place largely online. The regulations for staff will also be extended until April 11, 2021.

Prof. Dr. Jan-Hendrik hehemann’s innovative research approaches are now being supported for a Heisenberg Professorship from the German research Foundation (DFG).

Algal Sugar as Fiber for Good Digestion in the Ocean

Too many carbohydrates, especially the simple, sweet sugars, can make you fat. Complex sugars like fiber, on the other hand, are an important factor for our health. Unlike simple sugars, we cannot easily digest these fibers in vegetables and grains.

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Social, Geo and Marine Sciences Ranked in Global Top 100

It is once more confirmation of the research strength and visibility of the University of Bremen. In the often cited, international QS World University Rankings by Subject, the university has placed in the top 100 for social, geo, and marine sciences.

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University of Bremen Writes Open Letter to Mayor Bovenschulte

Due to the planned science budget cuts, the University Executive Board and Staff Council have written an open letter to the Mayor of Bremen State, Dr. Andreas Bovenschulte.

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Bremen Big Data Challenge Begins

The Cognitive Systems Lab is hosting the Bremen Big Data Challenge (BBDC) once more. Students from universities in Bremen and surrounding areas can take part until April 12, 2021. Monetary prizes totaling 1,500 euros can be won in the programming competition centering on the topic of data analysis.

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Equal Care Bremen 2021: For a Stable Care System

Care work is not only unequally distributed in times of crisis. Strain, however, is particularly visible in the pandemic. On Friday, March 5, 2021, the digital event Equal Care Bremen 2021 – For a Stable Care System will raise awareness for the situation of care providers.

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University of Bremen Strengthens Partnership in Thailand

The university is strengthening its partnership with one of Thailand’s best universities. Alongside the deepening of the cooperation with the Mahidol University, a Christian Freska Scholarship has also been established. The recently deceased professor played a key role in creating the cooperation.

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ProMentes: Looking for Leaders and Mentees

The career-oriented ProMentes mentoring program at the University of Bremen will be back once more in September. For ten months, experienced leaders from the fields of economy, culture, and administration will be available to advise students who are ready to enter into the working world.

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Digital “Long Night of Postponed Term Papers”

Your term paper is nearly finished but you’re missing that last bit of motivation to complete it? The successful Long Night of Postponed Term Papers (“Lange Nacht der aufgeschobenen Hausarbeiten“) from SuUB will be online for the first time between 5:30 and 11 p.m. on March 5, 2021.

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Rethinking Digital Media in Crisis Situations

How does digital media influence public debates and our behavior? How can we rethink its role in times of crisis? That is the topic of an English-language online debate on March 1, which is being organized by Academia Europaea’s Cardiff Knowledge Hub and the university.

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“From the Files to the Stage” in Digital Theater

From the Files to the Stage – in the frame of a joint project between the University of Bremen and bremer shakespeare company, further digital readings will be held on Wednesdays in February and March. The event is free of charge.

The University of Bremen is developing an open science and open innovation training program with eight partner universities across Europe.

New Open Science Training Program

The University of Bremen is developing an open science and open innovation training program for early-career researchers in cooperation with eight partner universities across Europe. The project will receive a total of 250,000 euros funding from the EU and starts at the beginning of 2021.

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Solidarity with Members of Boğaziçi University

It is with great concern that the Executive Board of the University of Bremen is observing the massive encroachments on the university autonomy of Turkish universities – most recently the Boğaziçi University in Istanbul. The university management stands in solidarity with all students and academics.

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Arctic Climate Change: From Greenhouse to Icehouse

The Arctic Ocean plays a key role in global climate change. An international expedition planned for August 2022 by the European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD) will take place there. The University of Bremen is participating in the expedition.

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Effect of Corona Lockdown: Ozone in Troposphere Decreases

The ozone in the layer close the Earth, which is damaging to humans, decreased in the spring and summer of last year thanks to the first corona lockdown. This has been shown by a study in which scientists from the Institute of Environmental Physics at the University of Bremen were involved.


Workshop: Cognitive Architectures for Robots

From March 22 to 28, 2021, the University of Bremen is hosting a virtual workshop on the interface between artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and neuroscience. The TransAIR project deals with cognitive architectures for robot agents. Registration is open now.


LIFE: Flexible Further Training at the University of Bremen

Further training at the University of Bremen: The application phase for the further training program LIFE is open until March 15, 2021. Due to corona, many offers will be digitally available. An online information event on March 3, 2021, will explain more about the contents and perspectives.

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Corona Regulations: Few Exceptions as of February 15

After the decision of the federal and state governments, all classes at the university will continue to take place largely online. The University Executive Board and the faculties also agreed to hold examinations digitally in most cases. However, a few exceptions will apply as of February 15.


Senator for Economic Affairs Finds out More about Startups

Startups are an important source of inspiration for the economy – especially regionally. That is why Bremen’s Senator for Economic Affairs, Kristina Vogt, found out about startups from the University of Bremen and support offers from the BRIDGE university network during a virtual visit.

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Bacteria for Sustainable Use of Teak in Africa

A team from the University of Bremen has discovered bacteria whilst carrying out research in Africa that may help to cultivate the popular teak tree. That is an important contribution to more sustainable local use of the valuable timber.

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Language Centre Offers Courses for Everyone

The Languages Centre of the Universities in the Land of Bremen is offering a diverse online program in March 2021. Those who are thinking about refreshing their language skills or even learning a new language, are in the right place. All interested people in Bremen can take park and register now.

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Finja Finds it Out Again! Artificial Intelligence in Children’s Book

In the second part of the children’s book series Finja Finds it Out! It is all about artificial intelligence. To mark its 50th birthday, the University of Bremen is giving away 50 class sets of the book titled The Mysterious Robot to Bremen school pupils in grades 3 to 6.


Neuroscientists Want to Make Visual Impressions Possible for the Blind

Providing the blind with visual impressions: That is the aim of the I See project, in which neuroscientists from the University of Bremen are involved. The approach: A miniature camera collects visual information and translates it into signal patterns that are transferred to brain implants.

A Strong Social State Needs Strong Science

Together with the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), the University of Bremen is creating an Institute of Interdisciplinary Social Policy Research. The facility, which opens on April 1, 2021, is being funded by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs with 8 million euros over five years.


Important Step in Alzheimer’s Research

Immense research success in cell biology: Professor Janine Kirstein’s working group at the University of Bremen has taken an important step towards better understanding Alzheimer’s. The decisive nerve cells, in which the disease takes hold, were found in threadworms.

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Goal: Better Transport Chains in Cameroon

International research projects are still possible despite corona. The German-Cameroonian project NAVEL – Logistics Innovation Center Ngaoundéré, in which scientist from the University of Bremen play a leading role, shows this. The aim is innovation in Cameroon’s logistics industry.

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AI Provides Important Information on Africa’s Ecosystems

The results of a research project on the mapping of trees in West Africa can help to strengthen ecosystems. An important contribution was made by the Center for Computing Technologies with its expertise in AI. The results were published in Nature journal.

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Corona Regulations Apply Until Middle of February

The University of Bremen will remain in digital mode. According to the recent decisions made by the government and states and the talks between the universities and the state parliament, the current regulations will be extended until the middle of February. These affect students and staff.

Seniorin vor Laptop

Senior Citizen Studies: Program for Lecture-Free Period Online

The Senior Citizen Studies Program is starting with a digital class schedule for the lecture-free period on February 17, 2021. Alongside the fine arts – art, music, and literature – history and natural science are also being offered. Registration is possible now.

Menschen auf der Straße

Researching Society Together – Project on Societal Solidarity

What do we believe “societal solidarity” means? What meaning does it have in our day-to-day lives? There are some of the questions that the citizen research project “GINGER – Gemeinsam Gesellschaft erforschen,” which is led by the Centre for Labour and Political Education (zap), asks.

[Translate to English:] Stolpersteine auf der Straße

Day of Remembrance: Guest Presentation on Conspiracy Theories

On the Day of Remembrance for the Victims of National Socialism, the University of Bremen invites you to a presentation by the scientist Michael Butter from the University of Tübingen. He will talk about “Die Neue Querfront: Die ‘Querdenker’ und die Neue Rechte” on Wednesday, January 27, 2021.

New Corporate Design

The University is Getting a Makeover

After nearly twenty years, the University of Bremen is implementing a new corporate design (CD). Young, dynamic, diverse, and open-minded – these aspects characterize the new logo and appearance.

Bremer Vukan

Presentation: “Tanz mit dem Vulkan – die ostdeutschen Werften und der Bremer Vulkan“

A research projects is focusing on the question of what effect the transformation in East Germany has had to date on economic structures. The tracks that lead to Bremen will be highlighted in a digital presentation with subsequent discussion round at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 28, 2021.

University Glas Hall Buildingshalle

Classes at the University of Bremen Still Online

Classes at the University of Bremen will continue to take place digitally. The current regulation is being extended until January 31, 2021. The universities in the state of Bremen agreed on this with the Senator for Science, based on the national regulations.

Frauke Meyer, with short hair, jacket and glasses, stands in the "Glasshalle". In the background, you can see the green trees on campus.

Frauke Meyer is Director of Finance and Administration at the University of Bremen

The University of Bremen now has a female director of finance and administration: Frauke Meyer took on the role of administrative head on January 1, 2021. Her term in office will last eight years.