News 2022

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The Bremen State and University Library Returns Nazi Loot

As part of the “Looted Cultural Property” project, the State and University Library is returning four books to the Supreme Court of Justice in Vienna.

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First-Class Research: Excellence Chairs to Be Extended

A special research format has proven successful. The cooperation between researchers at the University of Bremen and top international scholars is so successful that seven of the “U Bremen Excellence Chairs” that have existed since 2019 will now be receiving funding for a further three years.

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Professor Antje Boetius is “University Teacher of the Year”

Antje Boetius is “University Teacher of the Year.” The prize, which is awarded by the German Association of University Professors and Lecturers (DHV), honors the marine researcher at the University of Bremen as “an advocate of the oceans and outstanding communicator of science.”


Synthetic Biology: Serotonin Enters, Light Exits

Researchers from Bremen, Bochum, Bonn, and Hamburg have succeeded in bettering our understanding of how the chemical messenger serotonin works. They developed “sDarken” sensors to measure neurotransmitter dynamics in the brain. The results were published in Nature Communications.

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USD 1.25 Million for Protein Research

Biologists at the University of Bremen and the IMP in Vienna are investigating the interplay between the aging processes of proteins and the entire organism. For their research, the two were accepted into the Allen Distinguished Investigator program. The award is endowed with USD 1.25 million.

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OnCourse: New Platform for e-Learning

With the OnCourse platform, a new service comprising interdisciplinary digital courses has been launched. It is aimed at students and staff of Bremen’s universities as well as the general public.

Dr. Nadja Belova and Dr. Moritz Krause.

University Chemistry Teaching Excellence Recognized by the 2022 Polytechnik Prize

Dr. Nadja Belova and Dr. Moritz Krause from the Institute of Didactics of Science Education have received the 2022 Polytechnik Prize special award. They developed a teaching module to sensitize young people to fake news on social media.


Bremen State and University Library Switches to Open Source

The Bremen State and University Library (SuUB – Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek) is the first library in the Common Library Network to introduce Folio as the library software for lending and acquisition.

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How Bremen Is Becoming a “Healthy City”: Launch of New Research Cluster

What does health care in Bremen have to look like so that its citizens can live as long and as healthily as possible? This question is being explored by a research cluster called “Healthy City of Bremen: Interprofessional, Digital, Sustainable” within the framework of the Integrated Health Campus.

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2022 Berninghausen Prize: Two Female Lecturers Are Honored

This year’s Berninghausen Prize for outstanding teaching goes to a production engineer and an Anglicist. The awards were given in the “Blended Learning” and “Student Prize” categories and are endowed with 3,000 euros each.


Vaccination Truck on Campus

In the coming week, students and staff will have another opportunity to get vaccinated on the University of Bremen campus. On Tuesday, December 13, as well as Wednesday, December 14, the vaccination truck will make a stop in the central campus area from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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DAAD Prize for Hadya Sleman

Student Hadya Sleman received the DAAD Prize for outstanding achievements by foreign students at German higher education institutions (HEI). The Iraqi student was honored for her high level of social commitment and her academic achievements. The accolade is endowed with a prize money of 1,000 euros.

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16th BRIDGE StartUp Lounge: Cohesion

“Cohesion” is the motto of the 16th BRIDGE StartUp Lounge, which will take place for the first time in the Digital Hub Industry on December 7. BRIDGE is the central contact point for students and members of Bremen higher education institutions (HEIs) on the subject of business start-ups.

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Performance and Social Commitment: Deutschlandstipendien Awarded

Scholarship for demonstrating outstanding performance and commitment to society: 126 students at the University of Bremen receive a Deutschlandstipendium. It includes financial support and a comprehensive accompanying program.

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Climate archives under the magnifying glass

Climate archives provide insights into past climate changes, the processes that propelled our planet from one climate state to the next. For humans and ecosystems, variability over periods of weeks to years – the weather – is often critical.

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Long-Term Care Report: Nursing Homes Most Affected by COVID-19

People in need of care and staff in nursing homes were hardest hit during the coronavirus pandemic. This is the conclusion of this year’s Long-Term Care Report, drawn up by a team of authors at SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy, commissioned by BARMER health insurance.

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Exploding Chocolate Marshmallow, Unusual Light Bulb, Burning Iron

The team of environmental physicists Dr. Matthias Buschmann and Prof. Justus Notholt and chemist Dr. Stephan Leupold are once again offering a digital Advent calendar in the natural sciences in 2022. An experiment on the university’s YouTube channel will be available every day from Dec. 1 to 24.

The Kongsfjord: an inlet on the west coast of Spitsbergen.

Threatened fjord ecosystems: Arctic researchers discuss research results in Bremen

The project FACE-IT examines Arctic fjord systems in the light of the effects of the ongoing ice loss in glaciers. From 28.11. to 02.12., all scientists involved in FACE-IT will meet in Bremen to discuss the research results up to now and to discuss the future of the project.

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When the flight system evaluates the rotors on the high seas

The Bremen Institute for Measurement Technology, Automation and Quality Science (BIMAQ) at the university is working with partners on an automated flight system that will significantly increase the yield of wind turbines. The project is to be funded by the federal government with 1.8 million euros.

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Bremen Engineering Prize Goes to Master’s Student at the University

“Material transport of product mixtures of Fischer-Tropsch synthesis analysis using nuclear magnetic resonance”: with this master’s thesis, Production Engineering student Alexander Zimmermann has greatly improved the process. For this, he was awarded the Bremen Engineering Prize 2022 by the VDI.


Autonomous Driving: Important Advances Thanks to Cognitive Neuroinformatics

As part of a project with automotive supplier Continental, the Cognitive Neuroinformatics working group has contributed important research findings to the development of advanced driver assistance systems. Artificial intelligence makes it easier to identify complex traffic situations.

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World Climate Conference: Professor of the University of Bremen Gives Highly Acclaimed Speech

The 27th UN Climate Change Conference is taking place in Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt, until November 18. Veronika Eyring, Professor at the University of Bremen, urged world leaders to take action at the opening ceremony of the COP27 summit. Recent climate change is unprecedented.

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New Scenic Reading on Bremen’s Post-War History

Bremen’s immediate postwar history is the theme of the scenic reading “Bremen Ahead! From the ‘Bremen Enclave’ to an Independent State (1945–1947).” As part of the series “From the Files to the Stage,” the reading will premiere on November 21 at 7 p.m. in the Bremen Parliament House banquet room.


Kickoff of the Large-Scale hyBit Hydrogen Research Project

“Hydrogen for Bremen’s industrial transformation” – or hyBit for short – is the name of the important large-scale hydrogen research project coordinated by the University of Bremen. The project will now kick off on November 15–17, 2022. The Bremen steelworks will also be visited.

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Topping-out ceremony at the University’s Center for Deep-Sea Research

About a year after construction work began, the topping-out ceremony was celebrated at the Center for Deep-Sea Research (ZfT). Situated next to the MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, construction is nearing completion, with technical installation and facade work currently underway.


Macht Sinn!: Exhibition Opening November 10 in the Wallsaal

On November 10, 2022, it will finally be time: the University of Bremen Foundation will be presenting its exhibition “MACHT SINN! Stiften für die Wissenschaft” in the Wallsaal of the Bremen public library. It summarizes the campaign MACHT SINN!, with which the Foundation participated in the universi

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Dr. Hans Riegel Specialist Prizes for Excellent Student Research

On November 2, 2022, the University of Bremen and the Dr. Hans Riegel-Stiftung honored students from the region for their particularly good prescientific work. The Dr. Hans Riegel specialist prizes are endowed with a total of 6,800 euros.

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AvH Research Award for Excellence Chair Maria Kanakidou

Professor Maria Kanakidou – one of the Excellence Chairs at the University of Bremen – was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Research Award, with a prize of € 60,000, at the prizewinners’ symposium in Bamberg. She works at the University of Bremen together with her host Professor Mihalis Vrekoussis

Dr. Linya Coers, Dr. Christian Staden, Dr. Claudia Schilling, Dr. Solveig Lena Hansen.

Bremen University Prize 2022 Awarded

Three scientists, including one from the University of Bremen, have received the Bremen University Prize for Outstanding Teaching in 2022. The award was presented by the Senator for Science and Ports, Dr. Claudia Schilling, at a ceremony in the town hall on November 2, 2022.

Dr. Johanna Menges (MARUM, Bremen) sampling a peat core in the Cuvette Congolaise during the 2022 expedition.

Peatlands as climate tipping points

When peat swamps dry out they can release large amounts of greenhouse gases. Because they react so sensitively to climate changes, they are important tipping points. A study published in Nature investigates how sensitively the carbon stored in peat reacts to environmental changes.

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Conferences at the University of Bremen in November

Two conferences in November 2022 will focus on design and development of digital entertainment, human-computer interaction, and game design and laser technology. The third conference will deal with 3D printing and issues regarding measurement technology.

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New Professor of Digital Administration

Professor of Information Systems Niehaves assumes the endowed professorship “Digital Transformation of Public Services” at the University of Bremen, financed by the Bremen Finance Department and the IT service provider Dataport. It is located in the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science.

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CAMPUSiDEEN 2022 Projects Receive Awards

The CAMPUSiDEEN competition has once again been recognizing the best ideas from Bremen’s higher education institutions. A jury representing the worlds of business, start-ups, and universities announced three winners each in the “Business Ideas” and “Business Concepts” categories.


When the Robot Sets the Table

The Institute for Artificial Intelligence equipped a new research laboratory with a kitchen and furniture. The aim is to support people with physical disabilities by improving the suitability of robots for undertaking everyday activities. There is also a “digital twin” for international researchers.


Improved AI Methods to Detect Programming Errors

On behalf of the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), researchers from the University of Bremen and employees of the Bremen-based company team neusta investigated the possibilities of using artificial intelligence in code analysis. The study is available free of charge from the BSI.


New and Appealing: Astrophysics and Space Travel Degree

The University of Bremen has launched a new Master in Astrophysics and Space Sciences degree course together with three other European institutions. Roughly 25 young people will specialize in the fields of astrophysics and space travel. Bremen offers ideal conditions for this.

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What Makes a City Dementia Friendly? Send Us Your Photos

The Institute of Public Health and Nursing Research at the University of Bremen is investigating how neighborhoods can assist or create barriers for people with dementia and in which exact locations. Those providing care to relatives can take part by sending photos or voice messages.

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Statement on Iran

The University of Bremen condemns the violent attacks against peaceful demonstrators in Iran and joins the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in condemning the violence against students and university staff in Iran.

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An Exchange between Academia and Politics: Social Policy Forum

The German Institute for Interdisciplinary Social Policy Research (DIFIS) of the Universities of Bremen and Duisburg-Essen is hosting the forum of the Fördernetzwerks Interdisziplinäre Sozialpolitikforschung (FIS) and the Social Policy Biennale from October 5 to 7, 2022 in Bremen.

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Learning Languages in the Winter Semester – in Class or on Your Own

If you want to refresh your language skills or learn a completely new language, you will find many opportunities at the Language Centre. Courses will be offered for 19 languages. A Ukrainian course is a new addition. Most of the courses will take place in person again.


Multimillion-Dollar Project for Better Quality of Care in the State of Bremen

Until now, there has been no place in long-term nursing care where teaching, research, and care have been carried out at the same time. In the University of Bremen and HSB cooperation project T!CALL, nursing facilities are to be expanded into “teaching nursing facilities.”


University of Bremen Conferences in October 2022

The threat to tropical coral reefs from rising sea temperatures, new developments in the field of artificial intelligence and robotics, and the relationship between the text genre of utopia and colonialism – these topics will be addressed by conferences at the University of Bremen in October.


Even Deeper insights into Media Activity

The Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI) at the University of Bremen has published a comprehensive update of its scientific research software. The apps developed provide insights into people’s media activities and the resulting digital traces.


More than €500,000 for AI Research with Quantum Systems

Machine learning and artificial-intelligence (AI) methods are now used in many areas of life. Two projects at the university’s Institut für Theoretische Physik are researching machine learning with quantum systems and quantum photonics. They are now receiving more than €500,000 in funding.

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CAMPUS CITY: The University Is Coming to Town

In October, the University of Bremen is putting on lectures, workshops, and exhibitions throughout the city. From October 10 to 23, the second edition of CAMPUS CITY will feature events covering a wide range of topics from the world of science and academia. Tickets are available online.


SuUB Awarded the Open Library Badge

The Bremen State and University Library (SuUB) places great importance in providing open services for users, academia, and the general public. This is why it is committed to the openness criteria. The Open Library Badge (OLB) initiative has now awarded the SuUB the Open Library Badge.

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Outstanding Language Promotion: Two Awards from the Joachim Herz Foundation

Success for two University of Bremen projects in the Joachim Herz Foundation competition: the prizes for outstanding commitment to language development in the categories of children and young adults aged 10 to 16 and 17 to 25 respectively go to the Faculty of Pedagogy and Educational Sciences.


Bremen Participates in Research Flights over Canada

Methane is produced by oil and gas extraction, coal mining, landfills, farming, wetlands, and thawing permafrost areas. But what are the exact numbers for each source? To find out, the HALO research aircraft has been operating over Canada – with researchers from the University of Bremen on board.

Model Region for Industrial Mathematics Is Being Created in and around Bremen

How much (industrial) mathematics is part of our everyday lives? What do we know about it and how can society and industry benefit? This is what the “#MOIN! – MOdellregion INdustriemathematik” innovation and transfer project is all about. The BMBF is funding it with approximately 6 million euros.

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Geoengineering Could Destabilize Tropical Peat Soils

The earth is warming up at an increasing rate. In her research on reducing carbon dioxide (CO2), Dr. Alexandra Klemme from the University of Bremen discovered that “enhanced weathering” – which, until now, has been considered a promising method – is not suitable for tropical peat soils.

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Researching Society Together

In the citizen science project “GINGER – Researching Society Together,” citizens and academics are jointly conducting research on the topic of social cohesion. The local project meetings will begin on September 29, 2022, in Klub Dialog. Those interested are invited to participate.


Hackathon: Bringing Maritime Navigation Instruments to Life

Seaman’s Gear: a two-day hackathon on October 8 and 9, 2022, aims to breathe new virtual life into historical maritime navigation instruments. The organizers are MAPEX, the German Maritime Museum – Leibniz Institute for Maritime History, and the Bremen University of Applied Sciences.

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“Places Available for Master‘s Degree

In cooperation with the Chamber of Labour, the University of Bremen is offering a master’s degree in “Work – Advice – Organization” with three certificate programs. There are still places available on the course which starts in the beginning of October. Applications are possible at short notice.

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Transparent and Fair Appointment Negotiations

The German Association of University Professors and Lecturers (DHV) has awarded the University of Bremen the seal of approval for fair and transparent appointment negotiations for a further five years. This means the university has successfully passed the re-audit procedure for the second time.

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Mariano Chiacchiarini Is the University of Bremen’s New Director of Music

The University of Bremen has a new Director of Music. Mariano Chiacchiarini took up his position in September 2022 and now leads the choir and orchestra. The internationally renowned, multi-award-winning conductor was previously Director of Music at the University of Trier for eleven years.

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New President Begins Term of Office with New Vice President Team

The new President, Professor Jutta Günther, began her term with an inauguration attended by the Bremen Mayor, the Senator for Science, the University Director of Finance and Administration, and many guests on September 6. She starts her term with a new team of Vice Presidents.


From Bremen to the Stars: Astronomical Society Annual Meeting

From September 12 to 16, the University of Bremen is hosting the Annual Meeting of the German Astronomical Society – AG (Astronomische Gesellschaft). Under the theme “Astronomy from Ground to Space,” participants will discuss the latest findings in astrophysics, focusing on space-based astronomy. …

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hyBit: New Large-Scale Hydrogen Research Project Launched in Bremen

Hydrogen is seen as the “energy carrier of tomorrow.” But the path to an efficient hydrogen economy is complex and requires excellent scientific research. The large-scale hyBit hydrogen research project coordinated by the university is receiving almost 30 million euros in funding for the purpose.

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25th Anniversary of the International Summer University Informatica Feminale

For 25 years, the international summer university Informatica Feminale at the University of Bremen has offered women a diverse range of science- and practice-oriented courses in computer science. It enables new impulses, creates networks, and demands gender justice.

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Farewell and Thank You: “Bernd Scholz-Reiter Has Achieved Great Results”

He is a successful and respected academic who has led the University of Bremen as President for ten years: Professor Bernd Scholz-Reiter will now retire on August 31, 2022.

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Making Better Use of Smartwatches and Smartglasses at Work

As part of a joint project, the University of Bremen developed a privacy management system for personalized assistance systems such as smartwatches and smartglasses. The results will be presented at the Bremen Parliament House on August 31.


KIWI: Success in Just a Few Swipes

Digitization and robotics are changing the world of work, making continuing education and orientation vital. As part of the KIWI project, a team from the University of Bremen is developing a VR training environment and AI-supported career and training recommendations inspired by dating apps.

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University of Bremen Conferences in September

The University of Bremen’s conferences in September 2022 will focus on a diverse range of topics, including artificial intelligence and robotics, the mathematical question of Boolean logic, the exciting field of presenting data via sound, and the challenges presented by modern logistics.


Still Haven’t Received a Place at University – What to Do?

Haven’t got a place at the University of Bremen? Two digital events on August 26, 2022, from 10 a.m. to noon, and September 6, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., will provide information about what opportunities are still available to get a place at university for the winter semester.

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New Insights into Huntington’s Disease

Huntington’s chorea is a hereditary disease that leads to cognitive and motor impairments and death. Scientists at the University of Bremen have worked with international partners to elucidate the mechanism by which the mutated huntingtin protein can be kept at bay.

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International Conference on Artificial Intelligence to be held in Bremen in 2026

Bremen will be hosting the prestigious International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence in 2026. Thanks to the successful application made by the U Bremen Research Alliance and the Section for Artificial Intelligence at the German Informatics Society the conference will be held in Germany.

Man in white coat, mask and VR glasses looks at 3D-printed human liver he holds in his left hand.

3D Technologies for Surgical Success in Medicine

Scientists and developers of the VIVATOP research network have developed 3D technologies that enable novel, fast, and precise preparation for surgical procedures. The project results also aid surgeries and medical training.

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Heat accumulation triggers Heinrich events

In a new study, researchers from Bremen, Kiel, Köln and São Paulo (Brazil) have now shown that an accumulation of heat in the deeper Labrador Sea caused instabilities in the Laurentide Ice Sheet, which covered much of North America at the time. The Heinrich Events were triggered as a result.

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European Union continues to support the YUFE university alliance

The European YUFE Alliance (Young Universities for the Future of Europe) will continue to receive funding from the EU. This was decided by the European Commission on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. Over the next four years, 14.4 million euros will go into the YUFE project across Europe.

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University of Bremen Takes On Key Role in Robotics Network of Excellence

The University of Bremen is a member of the European Robotics Excellence Network "euROBIN". Within the research network, which includes renowned research institutions and large industrial companies, it coordinates one of four scientific focal points.

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University of Bremen Successful in Worldwide Ranking

The University of Bremen has once again achieved a top position in the international Shanghai Ranking. It ranked first in Germany in marine sciences. The University of Bremen also leads the table of German universities in the geosciences.


Political Science Information Service Receives Further Funding

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) has now approved a third funding phase for the specialized information service for political sciences (Pollux), located at the Bremen State and University Library (SuUB) since 2016. The service will be allocated 1.79 million euros from 2022 to 2025.

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Health Research: Giving Greater Consideration to Gender Diversity

Gender diversity is still understudied in health research. This is shown by a survey conducted by the Institute for Public Health and Nursing Research at the University of Bremen. A distinction into the categories “male” and “female” does not do justice to the complexity.

Zwei B-Human Roboter posieren glücklich mit ihren zwei neuen Pokalen.

In a Class of Its Own: B-Human Wins RoboCup World Cup 2022 in Bangkok without Conceding a Goal

The world champion in robot soccer, both old and new, is Team B-Human from the University of Bremen and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) who managed to beat Leipzig in the final. With 48:0 goals in seven games, B-Human remained champion without conceding a goal.

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All Medieval Manuscripts of the SuUB Now Available Online

The complete collection of medieval manuscripts at the State and University Library (SuUB) Bremen has been digitized as part of a DFG project. Now this important source for research on medieval intellectual and cultural history is also freely available online.

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University Spin-Off Ubica Wins European Robotics Award

The start-up Ubica Robotics, founded as a spin-off of the University of Bremen, makes robotics and artificial intelligence retail friendly. Together with the university and dmTECH GmbH, it has now received the euRobotics Technology Transfer Award 2022.


DLR Design Challenge Has Been Won: Smoke Detector “Sniffs out” Causes of Fire

A smoke detector that can “sniff out” causes of fire before it breaks out: A team from the university’s Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity (ZARM) has now won a prize in a major innovation competition.

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15th Bremen StartUp Lounge: Balance

“Balance” is the motto of the 15th Bremen StartUp Lounge, to be held on-site again on July 14. BRIDGE is the central contact point for students and members of Bremen higher education institutions on the subject of business start-ups. This year BRIDGE is also celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Korallenbleiche in Okinawa, Südjapan.

Prominent Support for the World Coral Reef Conference in Bremen

The 15th World Coral Reef Conference drew to a close on July 8, 2022. Around 1,100 marine biologists from 80 countries presented their latest research in Bremen. Prince Albert II of Monaco and Federal Environment Minister Steffi Lemke lent their support with a visit to the conference.

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Summer Offer from the Language Center

The Language Center of the Universities in the State of Bremen is offering a range of intensive language courses from August to September 2022. If you want to learn a language or brush up on your language skills, this is the place to be. Most courses on offer are open to anyone interested.


Production Engineering Goes Back to School for Study Choices

The Faculty of Production Engineering at the University of Bremen has a long successful track record of cooperating with schools in Bremen and Lower Saxony. By organizing information events and joint projects, we aim to provide practical orientation and help in choosing a course of study.

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Prince Albert II of Monaco Visits the University of Bremen

Prince Albert II of Monaco visited the University of Bremen to learn about the focus on marine research that is coordinated at MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences. The visit took place as part of the World Coral Reef Conference.


Humans on Mars: Pathways Toward Sustainable Settlement

Is sustainable human exploration of Mars possible? How will humans affect the new environment? Around 60 researchers from the University of Bremen and other institutes are investigating these questions as part of an initiative.


EPOC: 1.1 Million for Marine Research

Professor Monika Rhein’s research group (Institute of Environmental Physics and MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences at the University of Bremen) has now raised 1.1 million euros in a major European research project looking into the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation.

The elkhorn corals of this massive reef wall are completely dead.

Threatened Ecosystem in Focus: 15th World Coral Reef Conference Starting

More than 1,000 scientists from over 80 countries will discuss the world’s most important event for coral reefs starting this weekend in Bremen. Host of the 15th International Coral Reef Symposium is the University of Bremen.


Teacher Education at the University of Bremen: 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 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 7.

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Netzwerk Selbsthilfe: Students Conduct Interviews with Chronically Ill People

Public Health/Health Sciences bachelor’s students at the University of Bremen are conducting research on chronic illnesses. The seminar project is in cooperation with Netzwerk Selbsthilfe Bremen-Nordniedersachsen e.V. Students will present first results of their surveys on July 12, 2022, at 6 p.m.

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Funding in the Millions for New AI Research Group

As part of its strategic funding initiative on artificial intelligence (AI), the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft [German Research Foundation – DFG] is establishing eight new research groups. One is coming to Bremen – “Lifespan AI: From Longitudinal Data to Lifespan Inference in Health”.

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The University of Bremen Invites You to the “International Campus Day”

Tea ceremonies, international food, games, music, dancing, and lots of information about international study opportunities. the University of Bremen invites you to the “International Campus Day” on Thursday, July 7, 2022, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Glass Hall in the Central Campus Building.

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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.

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Get Your Place Online: the University of Bremen Informs

Anyone interested in studying at the University of Bremen can apply for a place online. Two digital information events on June 30 and July 14, both on Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m., will provide information on how this is possible.


Start of a Transnational Research Project

More than 30 researchers from the University of Bremen and Mahidol University in Thailand as well as other international partners recently initiated a challenging four-year project with a kick-off workshop and a subsequent summer school in Bremen.

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There’s Never a Dry Eye in the House: Theater InCognito Performs Pension Schöller

Theater InCognito at the University of Bremen invites you to the premiere on Wednesday, July 2, 2022, at 8 p.m. in the theater on campus. The play “Pension Schöller” will be performed, a farce by the comedy authors Wilhelm Jacoby and Carl Laufs, which premiered in Berlin in 1890.

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New Video Series Aims to Raise Awareness about Handling Diversity

The university is offering students and all higher education institutions in Germany a unique range of courses. The aim of the video series “Diversity Competencies” is to raise awareness about social issues of diversity, power, inequality, and discrimination and to reflect on them scientifically.


Vaccination Truck Comes to the Campus

Students and employees will again have the opportunity to get vaccinated on the campus of the University of Bremen next week. On Tuesday, June 28, and Wednesday, June 29, the vaccination truck will be parked in the central area from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

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More Environmentally Friendly Medicines: Less Propellant in Asthma Sprays

Inhalers such as asthma sprays, which are commonly used for lung conditions, pollute the environment through their propellants. The health scientist and physician Dr. Guido Schmiemann from the University of Bremen wants to raise awareness among physicians and nurses about alternatives.

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The University of Bremen Publishes 2022 Transfer Report

The University of Bremen contributes to the social and economic development of the city of Bremen with a broad range of activities. This is according to the 2022 Transfer Report, which has just been released and provides an insight into knowledge and technology transfer at the University of Bremen.

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Study: Algae Mats as Refuge for Animals in Mediterranean Sea

Marine ecosystems are changing due to climate change. Red algae mats, little studied to date, play a special role as a refuge for many animals. The Department of Marine Ecology at the University of Bremen has now published surprising results in a renowned journal.

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Reorganization in the University Executive Board of the University of Bremen

The future President of the University of Bremen, Professor Jutta Günther, will begin her term in the fall with three new Vice Presidents. The Academic Senate (AS) followed the proposal of the incumbent President at its meeting on Wednesday, June 15, 2022.

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Eastern Europe Expert: Senate Medal for Professor Wolfgang Eichwede

The founder and long-time director of the Research Center for Eastern Europe Studies at the University of Bremen, Professor Wolfgang Eichwede, has been awarded the senate medal for art and science of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen on June 15, 2022.


Audio Tour: Celebrities explain the University Library

The SuUB is receiving celebrity support for its new audio tour: For example, Jan Böhmermann and Tim Borowski explain how the SuUB works. Celebrities will, for example, describe how to borrow books or what the break disks actually do.

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Students Present Ideas for Sustainable Living

At the Hafenmuseum (Port Museum) Speicher XI, students will present their ideas for climate-friendly living in the future. From June 4 to July 3, self-constructed sustainability houses will be on display. The exhibition opening is at 10 a.m. on June 13.

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Honorary Doctorate for Prof. Caren Sureth-Sloane

In acknowledgement of her outstanding scientific achievements, Professor Caren Sureth-Sloane from Paderborn University has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Business Studies & Economics at the University of Bremen.


Information Week for Prospective Students

From Monday, June 13 to Friday, June 15, 2022, prospective students are invited to find out everything about studying at the University of Bremen. Around 50 bachelor’s programs will be presented at the online Information Week for Prospective Students.

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Startup from the University of Bremen Wins Science Award

The startup Ubica Robotics GmbH, founded out of the University of Bremen, has won the EHI Foundation's Science Award 2022 in the category "Best Startup." This award is given to startups that are particularly innovative and relevant to the retail and consumer goods industries.

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On the Death of Gerd Glaeske

Professor Gerd Glaeske has passed away. The health researcher passed away at the age of 77 on May 27, 2022, after a long period of illness. Glaeske was a pharmacist and worked for many decades in drug supply research.

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Bremen Diversity Award for "rent a teacherman"

"rent a teacherman" has received the Bremen Diversity Award "The Colorful Key – Shaping Diversity!". The project by Dr. Christoph Fantini and the Senator for Children and Education has been assigning male student teachers to elementary schools for 10 years. The aim is to dispel stereotypes.

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“Freigeist” Fellowship for Researcher at the University

The Volkswagen "Freigeist” Fellowship has been awarded to the chemical marine ecologist Christina Roggatz from the University of Bremen, who will now receive around 1.3 million euros for her research project. It is the first time that one of the fellowships has gone to the University of Bremen.

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Places Still Available: Summer Academy for Young People

The University of Bremen is once again inviting high-achieving high school students to the Summer Academy from July 4 to 8, 2022. It will take place in the last week before the Bremen summer break. Registration is still possible until June 9, 2022. Participation is free of charge.


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 on May 31, 2022, between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

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“Freiraum 2022”: Innovative Teaching Receives Funding

The University of Bremen is receiving funding to support innovative teaching as part of the "Freiraum 2022" call for proposals. Four projects have been selected by the "Innovation in der Hochschullehre" foundation. With this funding, lecturers can develop and test new ideas.


Further Training in Project Development for Climate Protection and Sustainability

The University of Bremen is offering a further education course on "Project Development for Environment – Energy – Sustainability.” Those who are looking for a job and have a previous qualification, for example in the STEM field, can further qualify themselves in this future-oriented sector.


Using New Technologies for More Efficient Tropical Medicine

Interdisciplinary top-level research in the field of tropical medicine is the goal of a new transnational network of excellence being established under the leadership of Professor Anna Förster of the University of Bremen. It is being funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

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International Coral Reef Symposium in Bremen in July 2022

In 2021, it had to be organized virtually, this year it will be held face-to-face in Bremen: In July 2022, the university will host the International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS). There will be numerous accompanying public events starting in May.

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May 17: SuUB Bremen Invites You to Finissage and Talk

The State and University Library (SuUB) Bremen invites you to a finissage with a talk at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17. The exhibition "The Invention of Biology – Bremen's Gottfried Reinhold Treviranus and his Estate at SuUB" will be on display until May 22.

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Students Research Hate Crime and Everyday Racism

Cultural studies students have conducted a survey on racist attacks in a seminar. The project is based on a cooperation with the Council for Integration and the Bremen Police. The results will be presented at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, at Theater Bremen.

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May 18 on Campus: Information Day for Prospective Students (isi)

Prospective students can learn everything they need to know about studying at the University of Bremen on Wednesday, May 18. After two years of pandemic, the Information Day for Prospective Students (isi) will once again take place on campus.

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University Foundation and Trust Foundations Funding 16 Projects

The board of trustees of the University of Bremen Foundation, together with the trust foundations, is funding 16 new projects. They will receive funding worth around 60,000 euros. Topics include Bremen's colonial past, climate protection, climate justice, and transnational literature.


For Start-Ups: CAMPUSiDEEN 2022 Competition Begins

Attention all Bremen start-up founders: This year, the idea competition CAMPUSiDEEN will once more pick out the best business ideas and concepts from Bremen’s universities. The application deadline ends on May 29, 2022.


Faculty of Production Engineering Drives Digitalization Forward

The Faculty of Production Engineering – Mechanical Engineering & Process Engineering at the university is pushing ahead with its digitalization. In doing so, it is receiving welcome support: the Forum for Digitalization in Higher Education has now selected the faculty for targeted expert advice.

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“I Talk Like a River” Wins 2022 HUCKEPACK Prize

For the seventh time, the Phantastische Bibliothek library in Wetzlar and the Institute of Storybook Research at the university have awarded the HUCKEPACK Storybook Prize. The winner was the Canadian book “I Talk Like a River” by Jordan Scott and Sydney Smith.

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Film and Ecology: International Bremen Conference

The relationship between nature and film is the focus of the 26th International Bremen Film Conference, which will be held at Bremen's "Kommunalkino Kino 46" cinema from May 18 to 21, 2022. The University of Bremen is involved with the Film Studies group from the Faculty of Cultural Studies.


Ten Scholarships Offered for Afghan Students

Together with the HERE AHEAD Academy, the University of Bremen is offering ten scholarships. The scholarships are aimed at students who were unable to begin or complete their bachelor's or master's studies after the Taliban took power in their country.


The BEST Set-Up: University Opens Research Centre for Energy Systems

Bremen Research Centre for Energy Systems has been opened at the University of Bremen. Professors from varying disciplines will carry out interdisciplinary work on the diverse challenges faced by this broad field at the centre.

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Strong in Research and Great Support for the Start of Studies

The University of Bremen provides good support at the start of studies, and it is a research-strong university. This has been confirmed by the results of the current CHE Ranking. The ranking examines more than 300 universities and universities of applied sciences throughout Germany.

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CAMPUS AWARD Goes to Law and Biology Didactics Scholars

Frogs in Ecuador who have sued their country and teaching materials that give students a better understanding of sustainability and modern agriculture. This is what the papers that received this year's "CAMPUS AWARD: Research for a Sustainable Future" are all about.

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Sports Communication: The University at the Stadium

In the summer semester, linguists at the University of Bremen are organizing the first linguistic lecture series on the topic of "Sports Communication. Language, Media, Culture – Interdisciplinary Perspectives." Some of the events will take place in the Ostkurvensaal of the Weser Stadium.

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Diversity@Uni Bremen Event Series

What do social background and educational success have to do with each other? This question is the focus of the Diversity@Uni Bremen event series. The aim is to shed light on classist discrimination and to ask what measures are needed to achieve educational equity.

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Kids’ University: Online Lectures and Workshops on Campus

The University of Bremen invites you to the renowned Kids' University from May 30, to June 7, 2022. Girls and boys between the ages of 8 and 12 can discover exciting areas of research together with scientists – on campus and digitally.

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“Die Sünde des Andersartigen zu riskieren”: A Play about a Woman Declared Incompetent

What is “crazy”? This question is at the center of a play based on the story of Hedwig D., who was declared incompetent in 1908. The History Department and the Center for Performance Studies/Theater of Assemblage have developed a play based on her story.

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Research Project to Determine Infections on Campus

With a research project, the University of Bremen wants to gain a concrete overview of the infection situation on campus. An anonymized cross-sectional study will take place on campus from May 2 to 6, 2022. Students and employees are invited to participate.

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RoboCup German Open 2022: B-Human Triumphs in Hamburg

Winning the title without conceding a single goal: B-Human – the robot soccer team from the University of Bremen and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) – has once again won the RoboCup German Open. In Hamburg, the Bremen team won all eight matches.


Enrich your studies with international aspects? Apply now!

Would you like to include more international experience into your studies? Getting to know different perspectives regarding your field? You can apply for the YUFE Student Journey until 24th April 2022. The YUFE Student Journey offers visits of up to 10 european universities.

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State and University Library and Parliament Digitization Project Launches

In the future, those interested in politics will be able to read contemporary historical documents from the Bremen Parliament digitally. The State and University Library Bremen has begun digitizing parliament documents and minutes from 1823 up to the publication of online editions in 1999.

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Making Shipping in Ice Regions Safer

Sea ice is declining significantly due to climate change. This means a rethinking of shipping is necessary: increasing navigation decisions in ice-covered waters require a detailed assessment of the ice situation. The FAST-CAST 2 project aims to make a decisive contribution to route planning.

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For the Third Time: University Wins "Eine Uni - ein Buch" Competition

For the third time, the University of Bremen has won the "Eine Uni - ein Buch" competition. What is unusual this year is that the book is yet to be written. The plan is to produce a collection of poems that can be used in the classroom. The project is being funded with 10,000 Euros.

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Large Conference in Bremen Next Year

The annual conference of the German Communication Association will take place at the University of Bremen next year. At the invitation of ZeMKI, more than 300 experts will discuss the transformation of digital communication from May 18 to 20, 2023.

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On Campus Now: University of Bremen’s “50 Reasons WHY” Exhibition

The University of Bremen's “50 Reasons WHY” anniversary exhibition has moved to the campus. You can see it now and over the whole summer semester in MZH Building (1st floor) and in the State and University Library Bremen (SuUB).

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Corona: Regulations to be Lifted on April 3

The corona regulations at the university will change on April 3, 2022: 3G access checks at buildings and social distancing will no longer apply. All buildings will be freely accessible. There will also no longer be a requirement to wear a mask in university buildings.

Students from different disciplines can take part in the diverse live-online formats.

Career Camp: Career Tips for Everyone

More than 40 companies and institutions will introduce themselves as employers during a career week at the University of Bremen. "Career Camp" 2022 offers students the opportunity to participate in career-orienting, profile-sharpening events as well as informative events on starting a career.

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Register Now: Media Practice Week

Exciting events and first impressions of the communications and media sector in Bremen are being offered by the Media Practice Week of the University of Bremen from April 4 - 8, 2022. Students are once more organizing the five-day networking event this year. You can register now.

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Top Research University Receives Two ERC Grants

Top research university: Two professors receive an ERC grant, one of the European Research Council's most highly endowed awards. Engineering scientist Andreas Fischer and marine scientist Jan-Hendrik Hehemann will each receive around 2 million euros for their foundation research.

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Students Work on Possible City Campus

The possibility of a partial university relocation to the former Sparkasse Bank building is being discussed and the science authority has ordered a feasibility study. The matter is something that students have considered. The "3D Modeling with FabLab Technologies" class invites you to an exhibition.

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Start Spring with Offers from the Languages Centre

Semester courses for 19 languages will soon be offered again by the Languages Centre of the Universities in the Land of Bremen (SZHB). They will begin after Easter and last 15 weeks. The courses are also open to guest students and, according to current plans, will be held in a classroom setting.

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Petition Against Russian Attack on Ukraine

The University of Bremen has signed a petition from the “New University in Exile Consortium.” In it, the consortium condemns the Russian attack on Ukraine and declares its solidarity with Ukrainians, but also with the people protesting against the attack in Russia.

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Many New Drugs Offer No Improvements

How innovative are drugs that are newly launched on the market really? This question was investigated by the University of Bremen in cooperation with Techniker Krankenkasse (TK). For the Innovation Report, 200 new active ingredients were evaluated over eight years.

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Research Cluster Investigates Participation in Neighborhoods

How can Bremen become fit for the health challenges of the future? That is one of the questions being investigated by the joint research cluster of the University of Bremen, Bremen City University of Applied Sciences, and APOLLON University of Health within the Integrated Health Campus Bremen.

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dekoder Special on Dissent in the USSR

The University of Bremen is investigating the loud and quiet acts of resistance against the authoritarian state with the Grimme Online Award winner "dekoder – Decoding Russia." The special edition entitled "Being Different – Dissent in the Soviet Union" tells the stories of dissidents.

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First Regulation Relaxations on Campus

Level two of the level Plan for Teaching applies on the University of Bremen campus with immediate effect. All lectures, seminars, practical sessions, and tutorials can once again take place in person. The obligation to wear an FFP2 mask in all indoor spaces will remain.


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 March 17 and on May 31, 2022, between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

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An Autonomous Vehicle for the Agriculture of the Future

Researchers from the University of Bremen and Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences are working with Lower Saxony-based agricultural machinery manufacturer NEXAT GmbH on the autonomization of an electrically powered, multifunctional vehicle for the agriculture of the future.

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Largest Educational Science Congress in Bremen for the First Time

The Faculty of Pedagogy and Educational Sciences at the University of Bremen, together with the German Educational Research Association (DGfE), is organizing the largest online congress in this field in Germany to date, with around 1,700 participants. The topic is "Dissolving Boundaries."

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On the Path to the Next Generation of Energy Storage Systems

Aqueous zinc-ion batteries without any risk of explosion or fire - this is supposed to be the next generation of energy storage devices. A team from the University of Bremen has now outlined the main challenges that we face in the renowned scientific journal Nature Communications.

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YUFE Alliance Expresses Solidarity with Ukraine

In an official statement, the YUFE Alliance (Young Universities for the Future of Europe) expresses solidarity with the citizens of Ukraine and all those who condemn this war – including the Russian and Belarusian academic and scientific communities.

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University of Bremen Conferences in March

The Faculty of Educational Sciences is hosting the major congress of the German Educational Research Association in March. In the field of teacher education, the Bremen sub-project "Digi-Spotlights" of the federal-state program "Qualitätsoffensive Lehrerbildung" invites participants to a symposium.

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Bremen Thesis Award 2021 Awarded

On Tuesday, March 1, 2022, the “unifreunde” association awarded the Bremen Thesis Award for outstanding final theses. Three dissertations and two master’s theses were honored. A special prize for one master’s thesis was sponsored by Bruker Daltonics GmbH & Co. KG.

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Professor Jutta Günther to Become New President of University of Bremen

The University of Bremen will have a new president starting September 1, 2022. The Academic Senate elected Professor Jutta Günther for the role on March 2. She will replace Professor Bernd Scholz-Reiter, who will retire at the end of August after ten years in office.

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University Reduces Ties to Russia to a Minimum

The University is reducing its ties to Russia to a minimum. At the same time, it declares its solidarity with Russian researchers who have written an open letter against the war in Ukraine. Additionally, there are offers of assistance for refugees.


When Fuel Sloshes Dangerously: New Research Findings

Coffee sloshing over the rim of a cup: annoying, but bearable. Sloshing fuel in rockets or tankers: more dangerous. Dr. Kerstin Avila from the University of Bremen conducts research on this topic and on turbulence - with success, as two outstanding publications now show.

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Bremen Big Data Challenge 2022 Begins

The Cognitive Systems Lab invites you to participate in the Bremen Big Data Challenge (BBDC). Students from Bremen universities and surrounding areas can participate until March 31, 2022. In this data analysis competition, cash prizes totaling 1,500 euros and attractive non-cash prizes can be won.

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Equal Care Day 2022: Shining a Light on Care Work

Equal Care Day regularly draws attention to the importance of a fair and equal distribution of care work. On March 1, this year's day of action will take place in four cities and virtually.

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University Concerned about Attack on Ukraine

The University of Bremen maintains several cooperations with Ukrainian universities, colleges, and scientific institutions. In a statement, President Professor Bernd Scholz-Reiter commented on the current situation in the country.


ProMentes: Students in Graduating Phase and Dedicated Executives Required

In September, the University of Bremen's career-oriented mentoring program ProMentes will enter its twelfth round. For ten months, committed executives from business, culture, and administration will advise and mentor students and graduates who are about to enter professional life.

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Bremen Thesis Award 2021 for Outstanding Final Theses

The "unifreunde" Association of the Friends of the University of Bremen and Jacobs University will digitally award the Bremen Thesis Prize for outstanding final theses on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, starting at 6 p.m. A special prize will be sponsored by Bruker Daltonics GmbH & Co. KG.

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Minister of State Appoints Director of SuUB Bremen to Advisory Board

The Minister of State for Culture and Media Claudia Roth has appointed Maria Elisabeth Müller, Director of the State and University Library (SuUB) Bremen, to the Advisory Board of the Coordination Office for the Preservation of Written Cultural Heritage (KEK).

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WHO Assessment: Health Problems due to Social Differences

Socially disadvantaged population groups in Europe are most frequently affected by environmental pollution and housing conditions. This is the conclusion reached by the Institute for Public Health and Nursing Research (IPP) in a data analysis commissioned by WHO.

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Vaccination Campaign on Campus

There are once more two dates on which students and staff can get their vaccination at the University of Bremen. A mobile vaccination team will be on campus on Monday, February 14, and Tuesday, February 15.

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Digital Participation in Older Age: Support Demand Higher than Expected

Many older people need help with the accelerated world of digitalization. A study carried out by the university’s Institute for Information Management Bremen (ifib) has investigated for the first time what support older “offliners” and also “onliners” need on a communal level.

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Deep Insights into the Arctic of Tomorrow

Hundreds of international researchers are currently analyzing observations from the MOSAiC expedition. First overview articles, to which researchers in the fields of sea ice, satellite remote sensing, and oceanography at the University of Bremen contributed, are now available.

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Digitalization to Support Handicapped People

Digitalization offers diverse opportunities for the integration of handicapped people into the working world. BIBA– Bremen Institute for Production and Logistics at the University of Bremen and the Bremer Berufsbildungswerk are developing a novel assistance system in this field.

Three macaques are staying in an indoor enclosure. One is sitting on a small wooden hut, another on a thick branch. The third is on the floor, which is covered with litter. All animals wear a metal mount on their heads. In the enclosure hangs a car tire on a rope as a plaything.

Freedom of Science: Court Rules in Favor of University of Bremen Brain Researcher

The experiments carried out at the Brain Research Institute of the University of Bremen are legal and must be authorized by the responsible health authority. The Bremen Administrative Court announced this on Friday, February 4, 2022.

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District Scavenger Hunt and Robot Programing

The University of Bremen is coordinating the regional “meerMINT” cluster, which is being financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The activities on offer span from district scavenger hunts to robot programing and jam sessions. Children between the ages of 10 and 16 can take part.

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Statement from the President Concerning the Banner on the Boulevard

After a defamatory banner against the police hung for a short period on the Boulevard on the morning of February 1, 2022, the university has filed an official police report. “We do not tolerate such hostile statements on our campus, says President Professor Bernd Scholz-Reiter.

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Room for Discussion: European Media Salon

A joint initiative from communication and media researchers from Germany, Estonia, Finland, Great Britain, Italy, and Sweden has been brought to life in order to portray the European public in the form of a media salon. The series is open to all researchers.

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Close Cooperation with Top International Academics

The University of Bremen is collaborating with renowned, international academics - even during the pandemic. Four additional research cooperations have been established as part of the U Bremen Excellence Chairs initiative.

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future concepts bremen: Innovative Solutions in 100 Days

University students present digital innovations - from AI applications for small and medium-sized companies to e-commerce in retail, digital marketing between companies, and digital solutions to win over trained staff. The “DemoDay” will take place via Zoom at 9 a.m. on February 2.

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Award for Pioneers of Quantum Computers

Researchers have been honored for their work, as they laid important foundations for today’s software solutions for quantum computers. Their paper was created as part of a student project at the University of Bremen over ten years ago.

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University of Bremen Postpones Degree Course

The university must postpone the planned start of the “Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy” master’s degree. This was decided by the Academic Senate on January 26, 2022. It was initially planned that the course commence with around 30 spots in the coming winter semester 2022/23.

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Project Aims to Strengthen Artificial Intelligence in Nursing

The number of people in need of care will clearly increase in the coming years. Artificial intelligence (AI) methods can support nursing staff with their work. Researchers from the University of Bremen are investigating how the implementation of artificial intelligence in nursing can be successful.

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Conferences at the University of Bremen in February 2022

The challenges of modern logistics as well as trends in the field of testing methods and reliability of circuits and systems - those are the topics of two conferences in February 2022.

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University of Bremen Receives Millions in Funding for Technology Transfer

It is an important step from basic research to technology transfer: The EU will provide Professor Rita Groß-Hardt and her team, together with KWS - one of the world's leading plant breeding companies, and potato breeder Aardevo, with highly regarded funding of around 2.5 million euros.

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Day of Remembrance: Geosciences in Nazi Times

How did Jewish geologists fare in Nazi times? How did the big expeditions between both World Wars influence the politicization of science? The Faculty of Geosciences invites interested persons to listen to two public, online talks at 4 p.m. on January 27, 2022.

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“Boule-Spiel”: A New Piece of Art on Campus

You have probably already noticed it – the University of Bremen has a new piece of art on campus. For a while now, “Boule-Spiel” by the artist Bernd Uiberall has stood in front of the administration building in the Garden of Nations.

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Informed Contraceptive Choice: Project Optimizes Guidelines

Those who are looking for the right contraception method need evidence-based information. The joint “GenDivInfo” project of the universities in Bremen and Halle is developing a concept for guidelines so that they provide information that is suitable for laypersons.

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Classes Remain Digital Until End of Lecture Period

The regulations for digital classes will be extended at Bremen State universities until the end of the lecture period. Formats that cannot be digitalized, special exam preparations, and final theses will be offered in person.


Climate Change Is Endangering Biodiversity in Hedges

Northern and Western Europe are characterized by hedge landscapes. A Europe-wide study, in which the University of Bremen is involved, has investigated the effect of the climate and care on biodiversity in said hedges. The result: Climate change has an effect here too.


Bremen Days of Ethnographic Film

A variety of interesting films from around the globe are being shown at this year’s Bremen Days of Ethnographic Film by the Department of Anthropology and Cultural Research, University of Bremen. The online and hybrid festival will take place from January 18 to 20, 2022, for the tenth time.

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Languages Centre Offers Classes for Everyone

The Languages Centre of the Universities in the Land of Bremen is offering a diverse online program from February to April 2022. 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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How It Is Possible to Spread Less Misinformation

Fake news related to COVID-19 and vaccinations is circulating - especially on the internet. Researchers from the University of Bremen have developed a method that supports users in sharing less fake news on social media.

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Weser-Kurier Contributes to Local News App

The local news platform is growing again. The Weser-Kurier newspaper will be offering three editorial formats and will provide daily contributions from their digital media offering for Bremen and Bremerhaven as well as the fee-based WK+ texts.

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Corona: Classes Remain Digital until January 16

In light of the rapid spread of the Omicron variant in Bremen, the current regulations for digital classes at Bremen’s universities will be extended until January 16. This was decided by the Senator for Science and Ports. Formats that cannot be digitalized will be offered in person.

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Application Open: Bremen University Award for Outstanding Teaching

For the second time, Bremen State is handing out the Bremen University Award for Outstanding Teaching. The prize aims to make the great significance of university teaching visible and create an incentive for further dedication and support in this area.


Summer Semester 2022: Apply Now!

From Applied Philosophy to Physics and Mathematics - the University of Bremen will be taking on new students in one bachelor’s course and 13 master’s courses in the coming summer semester. Applications can be submitted until January 15, 2022.