Press Releases

Many people suffer from eczema and psoriasis.

Chronic Skin Conditions: AI Support for Safe Light Therapy at Home

In a joint research project, the Center for Computing Technologies at the University of Bremen and the start-up Skinuvita are developing new AI-based image analysis methods. The goal is to provide a system to treat skin conditions at home using phototherapy.


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Major Anti-Wildlife-Crime Project Launched

Wildlife crime is widespread and poses a significant threat to rare species. That is why 13 partners – including the Research Center for Animal and Wildlife Law at the University of Bremen – have joined forces under the leadership of WWF Germany in the EU LIFE project “wildLIFEcrime.”


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Language Learning in the Summer: Choose from 22 Languages

22 languages and many different course formats: Directly after Easter, the Languages Centre of the Universities in the Land of Bremen will start the summer semester with its range of courses. The program includes semester and intensive courses as well as paid education leave.


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Better Healthcare Information for Migrants in the Field of Oncology

People with a migration background often face challenges when they want to obtain comprehensive information during their cancer treatment. In the joint "DivO-Inform" project, the University of Bremen and the University Medical Center Halle are developing improved services.


Federal Chancellery advisors: Professors Iris Pigeot (left) and Tanja Schultz from the University of Bremen have been appointed to the Expert Council on Health and Resilience.

Iris Pigeot and Tanja Schultz Appointed to Federal Chancellery Expert Council

Professor Iris Pigeot, director of the Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS, and Professor Tanja Schultz, head of the Cognitive Systems Lab at the University of Bremen, have been appointed to the Federal Chancellery's new Expert Council on Health and Resilience.


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Seven Researchers Elected to DFG Review Boards

Bremen competence for the German Research Foundation (DFG): Three female and four male professors from the University of Bremen have been elected to DFG Review Boards. The 49 review boards are important advisory bodies when awarding DFG funding.


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Avoiding Packaging Waste with the Help of Mycelium

Mycelium is a fine thread-like network of fungi. It is suitable as a packaging material. A new research project led by BIBA at the University of Bremen focuses on this biodegradable material as well as the production, use, and recycling of packaging.


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University of Bremen Doubly Successful in DAAD Skilled Labor Initiative

With the “Campus Initiative for International Experts,” the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) supports the professional qualification of international students and graduates. Of the 114 projects selected nationwide, two are from the University of Bremen.


Graphic in the different programme: specialist lectures with experts, film screenings and Care-Impro-Theatre as well as a variety of workshops.

Equal Care Day Nordwest 2024: Cares about Caregiving over a Lifetime

On March 14, the network “Equal Care Day Nordwest” invites you to the event “(Ver)Sorge(n) im Lebenslauf in der Region Nord-West.” It will take place from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Jade University of Applied Sciences in Wilhelmshaven, is free of charge, and the first part is online.


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Studying in Bremen and Bremerhaven

At a joint online event, the universities in Bremen State will introduce themselves and provide information about their degree programs and application procedures. The event will take place digitally via zoom on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 from 4 to 6 p.m. Registration is required.


Spotlight on Over 100 Expeditions at the University of Bremen: Marine Researchers Meet for the Status Conference of Research Vessels

From March 5 to 6, the University will host the Status Conference Research Vessels. In 80 lectures from 108 trips, scientists will present the results of their research expeditions from 2019 to 2021. The organizers are the GPF and Project Management Jülich on behalf of the BMBF.


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Faster Drug Discovery with GlycoSHIELD

An international research team, which includes members of the University of Bremen, has developed a novel, environmentally friendly algorithm that can predict the morphology of sugar coats on clinically relevant proteins within minutes.


Bengt Beutler vom Vorstand der „unifreunde“, Konrektor Michal Kucera, Phil Kahrs, Katharina Roß, Dr. Irina Zakharova, Senatorin Kathrin Moosdorf, Dr. Shokoufeh Faraji, Dr.-Ing. Alireza Mahzoon und Karsten Michelmann von der Firma Bruker Daltonics

Bremen Thesis Award 2023 Awarded

On Tuesday, February 27, 2024, 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.


The graduates of the coaching training with Georg Müller-Christ (left), Iris Stahlke (right) and Lisa-Marie Seyfried (second from right).

Training Students to Become Systemic Coaches

Currently, 40 students of the Business Psychology master’s program are undergoing coaching training. After passing the examination, five of them received their certificates at the founding ceremony of the Institute for Sustainability Coaching on 24 February.


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Distinction: University with Strong Gender Equality

With great success, the University of Bremen has again participated in the Female Professors Program of the federal and state governments. The Joint Science Conference (GWK) awarded a special prize for its approaches to gender equality.


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University of Bremen Conferences in March

Three conferences will take place at the University of Bremen in March. They deal with health literacy, research vessels, and particles and process engineering.


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Bremen Thesis Award 2023 for Outstanding Final Theses

The “unifreunde” Association of the Friends of the University of Bremen and Constructor University will award the Bremen Thesis Prize for outstanding final theses on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at Bremen Town Hall, starting at 6 p.m. Bruker Daltonics GmbH& Co. KG. will sponsor a special prize.


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Aerospace: Bremen Strengthens Research and Partnerships

On February 12, 2024, Bremen’s research institutions laid the foundation for the Aerospace Research and Transfer Center (FTS LuR) at the invitation of the Bremen Senator for the Environment, Climate, and Science and the University of Bremen.


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Newly-designed Team Trainings Increase Cooperation and Effectiveness in Firefighting

The University of Bremen, the Universität zu Lübeck, and the Cologne Fire Department, supported by the German Social Accident Insurance, have developed a specialized team-training plan for fire safety courses. It is to be extended to regular fire safety courses throughout Germany.


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Private Collector Donates Historical Registers to the SuUB

The State and University Library Bremen (SuUB) has received around 130 historical family registers from Bremen and the surrounding area from a private collector.


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By Researchers for Children: 2024 Bremen Kids’ University from March 12 to 21

The University of Bremen is inviting children to the 2024 Kids' University from March 12 to 21. Children between the ages of 8 and 12 can take part. Registration is now open.


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Bremen Materials Science Team Clears First Hurdle on the Way to Excellence Funding

The University of Bremen submitted three draft proposals for the establishment of new Excellence Clusters as part of the federal and state governments' Excellence Strategy. One research team has now been invited by the German Research Foundation (DFG) to submit a full proposal.


Stanislav Protasov, Präsident der Constructor University, Jutta Günther, Rektorin der Universität Bremen, Andreas Bovenschulte, Bürgermeister der Freien Hansestadt Bremen, Peter Hoedemaker, Vorstandsvorsitzender der „unifreunde“, (v.l.)

Academia Needs Diversity: "unifreunde" New Year's Reception at City Hall

Universities have a special social responsibility. President Jutta Günther said this at the "unifreunde" New Year's Reception at City Hall, where she spoke to around 300 guests from politics, academia, business, and society on Monday. Newly appointed professors were also welcomed at the event.


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University of Bremen Conferences in February

In February, conferences on logistics processes and networks, as well as gender law will take place at the University of Bremen.


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Students Showcase Healthcare Ideas

Students of the "Public Health – Health Services, Health Economics and Health Management" master's degree have spent three semesters working on five research projects with stakeholders in Bremen's healthcare system. They will present their results at a symposium on February 2, 2024.


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Rolf Drechsler Named Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery

Rolf Drechsler, Professor of Computer Architecture at the University of Bremen, has been named a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and has thus received the international association's most prestigious honor.


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Day of Remembrance at the University of Bremen

The power of writing often manifests itself as an effective form of resistance. As part of the Day of Remembrance for the victims of National Socialism, the Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Studies will be exploring this topic at a public event on January 29.


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future concepts bremen: Science Transforms Business Practice

Innovative solutions for Bremen-based companies and student organizations: This is the goal of future concepts bremen, an innovative, practice-oriented teaching format at the University of Bremen. The results will be presented on Demo Day, January 25, 2024, in the Campus Space of Sparkasse Bremen.


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Study Reveals Babies Are Well Aware of Their Social Environment

When babies cry, they should not be ignored. This is because babies can tell whether others are interacting with them and may feel left alone. Together with her team, Professor Louisa Kulke was able to show that babies are much more socially sensitive than expected.


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Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy: Degree Program to Start Next Winter Semester

The University of Bremen is introducing a master's degree in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy in the 2024/25 winter semester. Thanks to the recruitment of specialist staff, the degree program is now able to start and will be open to a total of 30 students.


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Achievement and Social Commitment: Deutschlandstipendium Scholarships Awarded

Not only are they characterized by excellent achievements, but are by their commitment to society: 140 students from the University of Bremen will receive a Deutschlandstipendium scholarship. The scholarship includes financial support as well as comprehensive accompanying offers.


Blick von oben, aus einem Flugzeug aufgenommen, auf den Kohletagebau im Bowen Basin.

Australia's Coal Mines: Insights into Methane Emissions

Aircraft-based airborne measurements in Australia's Bowen Basin, planned and conducted by the University of Bremen and Airborne Research Australia, have provided precise data on methane emissions from coal mines. The findings deepen our understanding of the environmental impacts of coal mining.


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Start the Year with Fresh Language Skills

In February and March the Languages Centre of the Universities in the Land of Bremen (SZHB) is offering a wide range of opportunities for language learning. The program includes courses for beginners as well as advanced learners, paid educational leave courses, and autonomous learning opportunities.


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Start Your Degree in the Summer Semester: Apply now!

Those interested in studying at the University of Bremen can for the first time start their degree course in the summer semester. A digital information event on January 11, from 4 to 6 p.m., will provide information on how to apply.


Paria Moraghebi and Dr. Mandy Boehnke, Vice President for International Affairs, Academic Qualification, and Diversity.

DAAD Prize Awarded to Paria Moraghebi

Student Paria Moraghebi has received the DAAD Prize for Outstanding Achievement by Foreign Students at German Universities. The Iranian was honored for her high level of social commitment and her academic accomplishments. The award is endowed with 1,000 euros.


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End-of-Semester Concert at the Glocke – A Focus on Nature

On Sunday, January 28, 2024, the traditional end-of-semester concert of the University of Bremen orchestra and choir will take place. Starting at 5 p.m. in the Bremen Glocke under the title "Behold, the Sea itself!," pieces by the English composer Vaughan Williams will be performed.


Five people stand at three standing desks in front of a screen that reads "Ideensturm" [Ideas Storm]. One person holds a microphone in their hand.

18th BRIDGE StartUp Lounge: Motivation

"Motivation" is the motto of the 18th BRIDGE StartUp Lounge, which will take place on December 13 at 6 p.m. at Bremen's Digital Hub Industry. The BRIDGE university network, the central point of contact for students and members of Bremen’s universities for business start-ups, organizes the event.


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Global Ranking on Sustainability: University of Bremen Ranks Top 10

1183 universities all over the world took part in the “UI GreenMetric World University Ranking” in 2023, which assesses the sustainability of universities. The University of Bremen ranks 10th.


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COP28 in Dubai: Bremen Researcher Involved in Climate Crisis Report

Climate scientist Professor Ben Marzeion is co-author of the most comprehensive assessment of tipping points ever conducted. The "Global Tipping Points Report" will be presented at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Dubai (COP28).


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Federal Government Sustainability Conference at the University of Bremen

On Thursday, December 7, 2023, experts from science, society, and politics will come together at the University of Bremen for a major regional conference of the federal government on the topic of sustainability.


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Supporting Social Innovation: Social Impact Challenge Weekend

From December 8 to 10, current and former members of BRIDGE universities will have the opportunity at the "Social Impact Challenge Weekend” to develop social innovations as solutions to social challenges in order to help shape a sustainable future.


A picture of the little book Carmen Nova. It's a slim paperback with a yellow cover and a picture of a woman on the cover in black and white.

Panel Discussion: Mystery Surrounding Umberto Eco's Crime Novel

The Bremen State and University Library (SuUB) and "Freundeskreis" (Circle of Friends) are hosting a panel discussion on the topic of literary forgeries at 5 p.m. on December 7, 2023, at the SuUB main library. The mystery surrounding Umberto Eco's supposed crime novel "Carmen Nova" will be examined


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Start Your Degree in the Summer Semester: Apply now!

Those interested in studying at the University of Bremen can for the first time start their degree course in the summer semester. Two digital information events on December 6, and January 11, both from 4 to 6 p.m., will provide information on how to apply.


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Berninghausen Prize for Excellence in Teaching Awarded

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


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Climate Change and Health: University of Bremen Investigates Effects

The University of Bremen is investigating climate justice in Germany from a public health perspective. The report, written in collaboration with the Centre for Planetary Health Policy and Bielefeld University, focuses on health equity in the face of climate change impacts.


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University of Bremen Conferences in December

The Healthy City Bremen: Interprofessional, Digital, Sustainable (“Gesunde Stadt Bremen: Interprofessionell, digital, nachhaltig”) research cluster is holding a conference on December 1 titled “Healthy City.”


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Advent Physics: Experimental Show Returns to the Lecture Hall

On December 2, the Faculty of Physics at the University of Bremen invites you to an experimental show. Professor Justus Notholt, Dr. Matthias Buschmann, and the physics placement team promise not only fascinating insights into the world of physics, but also plenty of fun and excitement.


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University of Bremen to Train Sports Teachers Once Again

The University of Bremen will establish a sports degree program for the 2024/25 winter semester. This was decided by the Academic Senate at the November meeting. With the new course, elementary and secondary school sports teachers will be trained.


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Further Research into Arctic Warming and its Global Impacts

The SFB/TRR 172 "(AC)³" has been awarded a new grant and will continue its research in the third phase of DFG funding for a further four years. The focus is on improving understanding and prediction models for the rapidly increasing warming in the Arctic.


Physicist Andreas Sentef stands in front of a red wall in a dark suit and smiles.

ERC Success Streak Continues with Consolidator Grant in Physics

Physics professor Michael Sentef has been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant by the European Research Council (ERC). The University of Bremen has thus received six ERC grants this year and has been successful in all funding lines of the ERC competition.


At the award ceremony (from left to right): Professor Rolf Drechsler (dean of the Faculty of Mathematics / Computer Science), Henrike Illig (research assistant in the Center of Excellence for Women in Science and Technology), Veronika Oechtering (academic director of the Center of Excellence for Women in Science and Technology), Professor Christiane Floyd (laudatory speaker), and Professor Sanaz Mostaghim (chairperson of the jury).

Informatica Feminale Awarded Prize for Outstanding Gender Equality Work

The Informatica Feminale – International Summer University for Women in Computer Science was awarded the prize for outstanding gender equality work by the German Council of University Faculties in Computer Science. The prize was awarded this year for the first time.


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University of Bremen Successful in Global Ranking Once Again

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


Two people stand in front of a desk in a laboratory and look into the camera. There is a lot of technical equipment on the desk and on the wall behind them. Some cables can be seen. A graphic next to them reads "Research Uni 3022.

Material with Feelings: AI Helps to Detect Material Damage

The University of Bremen has achieved first results in the DFG Research Unit FOR 3022. Thanks to innovative sensor nodes, which are smaller than a coin, it is possible to detect and evaluate hidden damage in fiber metal laminates (FML).


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Sustainability and Social Responsibility: The University of Bremen has a new Mission Statement

The University of Bremen has a new mission statement. At the meeting on November 15, 2023, the Academic Senate unanimously approved the second reading of the steering group's draft. The focus is on sustainability and the university's associated social responsibility.


The picture shows a group of around 30 pupils. They are standing together with Katrin Moosdorf, Senator for Environment, Climate & Science and Dr. Mandy Boehnke, Vice-Rector for Internationality, Academic Qualification and Diversity at the University of Bremen, Mandy Böhnke.

Dr. Hans Riegel Awards for Outstanding Research by Pupils

On November 13, 2023, the University of Bremen and the Dr. Hans Riegel Foundation honored pupils from the region for their outstanding pre-scientific papers. The Dr. Hans Riegel Awards are endowed with a total of 5,800 euros.


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"Atmosphere of Change" – Panel Discussion on the Topic "Past and Future of the Reform University"

To mark the publication of the book "Aufbruchstimmung. Die University Bremen und das Projekt Hochschulreform" , the University of Bremen invites you to attend the book launch and a panel discussion on November 16, at 6 p.m. in the rotunda of Cartesium Building (Enrique-Schmidt-Straße 5).


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Disconnected Lives? The RISC's First Cohesion Report Examines the Make-Up of Social Circles of Acquaintances in Germany

The first cohesion report by the RISC shows that large portions of the population have homogeneous circles of acquaintances – and this influences their world views and experiences. Together with the universities in Frankfurt and Leipzig, the University of Bremen is coordinating the scientific work.


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DataNord: A Data Competence Center for the Bremen Region

The University of Bremen, in close collaboration with the U Bremen Research Alliance and other partners, is establishing a data competence center for the entire region. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research is supporting the establishment of the center with over 3.5 million euros.


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The Future of Energy Transition in Times of Crisis and Uncertainty

Germany’s energy transition will be at the focus of a public lecture at Kunsthalle on Thursday, November 9, at 7 p.m. It is the start of the 35th Bremer Universitäts-Gespräche series, this time on the subject of energy transition.


Geochemist Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Hinrichs, petrologist Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Bach , climate modeler Prof. Dr. Gerrit Lohmann, from left to right

Bremen Climate and Marine Sciences Achieve Triple Excellence Status in Europe

Historical success at the University of Bremen: For the first time, three projects were awarded the renowned Synergy Grant of the European Research Council. Funding will support climate and marine science projects at the University of Bremen in cooperation with AWI, with eight additional partners.


This microscope image shows individual bacterial cells of a microbiome. Some of these bacteria have ingested sugars.

New Emmy Noether Junior Research Group on the Degradation of Complex Sugars by Marine Bacteria

How do marine bacteria convert sugar into energy? This question is the subject of a new Emmy Noether junior research group at the University of Bremen. The German Research Foundation will fund the team led by marine biologist Dr. Greta Reintjes with around one million euros over the next six years.


Ein Autoschiff auf dessen Laderampe einige Autos stehen. Diese werden aus dem Autoschiff herausgefahren. Die Autos sind neue Autos, was durch die Schutzfolie auf der Motorhaube sichtbar ist.

Isabella 2.0: Successful Completion at BLG AutoTerminal

The "Isabella" system will make car handling in ports more efficient in the future. BIBA – Bremen Institute for Production and Logistics at the University of Bremen and the industry partners BLG LOGISTICS and 28Apps Software have spent six years researching and developing this.


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University of Bremen Rises 50 Places in Global University Ranking

Success for the University of Bremen: In the current THE ranking, the university has climbed 50 places. With a rank of 301 to 350, the university is among the top 20 percent worldwide. In total, more than 1,900 universities from 108 countries and regions were compared.


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20th Anniversary of CAMPUSiDEEN Competition – Business Ideas and Concepts Honored

Once again, the CAMPUSiDEEN competition has honored the best business ideas and business concepts in Bremen's higher education landscape. Six winning teams were recognized at the awards ceremony on October 12.


Schematic representation of the most important North Atlantic currents. Red (blue) arrows show the upper (deep) circulation paths. The acronyms indicate the positions of the North Atlantic Current (NAC) and the Eastern Boundary Current (EBC). The black lines show the transport lines of the observatory arrays.

Close Connectivity within the North Atlantic Current System Identified

Long-term comparative study reveals parallels between time series from Florida and Newfoundland


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Language Learning in the Winter Semester

21 languages and over 200 courses: On October 16, the Language Centre of the Universities in the Land of Bremen will start its program, which includes semester and intensive courses as well as paid educational leave. Catalan is a new addition to the program.


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“Pictures of a City. Bremen in Old Travel Guides”

From October 11, 2023 to January 14, 2024, the State and University Library Bremen (SuUB) will present historical Bremen travel guides at its headquarters on the university campus.


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University of Bremen Conference in October

In October, a conference on maritime law will be held at the University of Bremen.


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Insights for Apprentices: University of Bremen and Nordic Campus Start Cooperation

In October, the University of Bremen and Nordic CAMPUS Bremen will begin a cooperation in the field of vocational training. Director of Finance and Administration of the University of Bremen Frauke Meyer and the managing director of Nordic CAMPUS have signed a cooperation agreement to this effect.


The steelworks of Arcelor Mittal on the River Weser in Bremen.

Hydrogen Project hyBit Presentation at the Bremen Trade Fair Hydrogen Technology Expo Europe

How can the steel mill at Bremen’s industrial harbor be powered with green hydrogen in the future using electrolysis? The large-scale research project hyBit is investigating this. Those interested can gain information about the project at the Hydrogen Technology Expo Europe conference.


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Unexpected Addition of Medieval Document at SuUB

Bremen State and University Library has received a late medieval document from Japan for preservation in its historical collections. The document was brought to Bremen by the Japanese native Professor Tatsuo Terada from Hokkaido University Sapporo, who is a German Studies specialist.


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Close Strategic Partnership between the Universities of Bremen and Cardiff

Around 30 students from Cardiff University and the University of Bremen are exchanging ideas on the subject of Sustainability & Entrepreneurship and are developing sustainable business ideas. The meetings take place partly online and partly in person. The results will be presented on September 21.


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University of Bremen Involved in the Establishment of a Local Competence Center for Labor Research

A new major collaborative project at the University of Bremen with partners from research, development, and industry has started its work. It is aimed at establishing a local competence center for labor research. The BMBF is providing 9.7 million euros of funding for the project.


New Impulses for Teacher Training

At a closing event yesterday in the “Domkapitelhaus”, researchers from the University of Bremen presented the results of the “Designing Interfaces” project. Over the last eight years, a team of about 45 researchers developed concepts for teacher education, supported by the Government and the Länder.


Romance studies scholar Julia Borst

European Research Council Starting Grant for Julia Borst

Over a period of five years, the Romance scholar Dr. Julia Borst will investigate how Afro-European communities present themselves in the digital space. She has been awarded a prestigious ERC Starting Grant for this work.


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Secure Your Place at the University of Bremen Now

The University of Bremen offers attractive degree programs for students who have made up their minds at short notice and enrollment is still possible. Between September 1 and September 15, 2023, there is the opportunity to enroll as a first-year student for many bachelor's degree programs.


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University of Bremen Conferences in September

Four conferences will be held at the University of Bremen in September. The topics include health psychology, Maltese linguistics, teacher education, and artificial intelligence and health.


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PRAXIS Summer Camp: Students Work on Practical Tasks

63 students from various fields at the University of Bremen, Constructor University, and partner universities are working on a total of 18 projects at the PRAXIS Summer Camp for 21 companies and institutions from the region as well as for a company from England.


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Better Capture Gender Diversity in Health Research

Gender diversity is still not sufficiently recorded in health research. Researchers at the Institute of Public Health and Nursing Research at the University of Bremen have developed a handout on how to better record gender in surveys.


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New Findings: Arctic Atmosphere Moister and Regional Storm Activity Increasing

A publication on early results from the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) on climate change in the Arctic has made it onto the cover of the prestigious Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society journal. The University of Bremen is involved in the Transregio (AC)³ CRC.


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Life on the Ocean Floor: “3,688 Meters Below Sea Level” Exhibition at House of Science

The impacts of the climate crisis pose global challenges that present marine researchers with new tasks. The ocean floor plays a significant role in this. It is the focus of an interactive exhibition at the House of Science, which opens on July 20. The exhibition was created by MARUM.


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Institute of Public Health and Nursing Research Redesignated as WHO Collaborating Centre

The World Health Organization (WHO) has once again named the Institute of Public Health and Nursing Research’s (IPP) Department of Social Epidemiology at the University of Bremen as a WHO Collaborating Centre on Environmental Health Inequalities.


Eine Frau und ein Roboter schütten gemeinsam ein Getränk in eine Tasse.

New Co-constructive Artificial Intelligence Center

The universities of Bremen, Bielefeld, and Paderborn have joined forces to develop AI systems that can provide humans with targeted support in performing tasks.


Bachelor's degree students from the Chair in Small Business & Entrepreneurship at the University of Bremen have presented solutions for business model innovations for companies and institutions in Bremen.

future concepts bremen: Business Model Innovation in 100 Days

Students from the Chair in Small Business & Entrepreneurship at the University have presented solutions for business model innovations for companies and institutions in Bremen. The participating companies included DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung, CITY 46 Kommunalkino, and Sparkasse Bremen.


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Applying Online to Study at the University of Bremen

Anyone interested in studying at the University of Bremen can still apply online for a place until July 15. A digital information event on Wednesday July 12 from 4 to 6 p.m. will provide information on how to do this.


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Awards for Outstanding Doctoral Supervision Handed Out

Mathematician and computer scientist Nicole Megow and political scientist Kerstin Martens have received the Award for Outstanding Doctoral Supervision from the University of Bremen. The Alumni Network of the University of Bremen donated the prize money of 2,000 euros per person.


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Languages Centre Summer Classes

The Languages Centre of the Universities in the Land of Bremen (SZHB) is offering many opportunities to learn a language from August to October 2023. If you are thinking about learning a new language or brushing up your skills, you are at the right place.


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Large Turnout at Two-Day OPEN CAMPUS

Lectures, laboratory visits, and open-air concerts: from June 23 to 24, the University of Bremen's OPEN CAMPUS proved to be a huge success with around 20,000 guests. Top stage act was Gentleman and on Friday evening, rapper MAJAN, among others, created a party atmosphere in the campus park.


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Educational Equity in Bremen – Dialog Event and Award Ceremony on June 28

Why does educational success still strongly depend on socioeconomic status, and how can this be changed? The "Weitwinkel Bildung" network is organizing a dialog event on this topic on June 28, at which the "Bremer Bildungsgerechtigkeit konkret" prize will also be awarded.


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Yasemin Karakaşoğlu Appointed to Federal Government's Council of Experts on Anti-Racism

Yasemin Karakaşoğlu, Professor of Intercultural Education, has been appointed to the Federal Government's Council of Experts on Anti-Racism. In this role, she will contribute her professional expertise to the field of policy advice.


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Study Examines Strategies for Preventing Obesity Due to Shift Work

A study will examine how obesity can be prevented in people working shifts. The study is part of the SHIFT2HEALTH project. It is being supported with a total of 10 million euros, around 1.5 million of which will go to institutions in the state of Bremen.


Ein runder Sensor liegt in einer Käste Äpfel. Er misst Sauerstoff und Kohlendioxid um die Atmungsaktivität der Früchte zu bestimmen

New Project: Less Food Waste during Storage

Reducing spoilage of fresh foods such as apples during storage is the goal of a new project by the University of Bremen and the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB) in Potsdam. The project will be supported with 600,000 euros until 2026.


Mitglieder eines IT-Projektteams können sich in der virtuellen Realität treffen und ihre Software als „Code City“ visualisieren. So können sie beispielsweise die Struktur des Codes oder die Beziehungen zwischen verschiedenen Bausteinen darstellen und diskutieren.

Interactive Visualization of Software for Spatially Distributed Teams

The Center for Computing Technologies (TZI) at the University of Bremen is investigating new methods for better understanding complex software as part of a DFG-funded project.


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University of Bremen’s Grand End-of-Semester Concert at the St.-Petri Cathedral

At 5 p.m., July 2, the grand end-of-semester concert of the University of Bremen Orchestra and Choir will take place at Bremen's St.-Petri Cathedral. The program includes pieces by Richard Strauss, Alexander Borodin, and Martín Palmeri. University Music Director Mariano Chiacchiarini will conduct.


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Open Worlds – Share Knowledge: OPEN CAMPUS at the University of Bremen

On June 23 and 24, the University of Bremen invites you to OPEN CAMPUS. After an open-air concert on Friday evening, a full program of lectures, guided tours, and a poetry slam will follow on Saturday afternoon. In the evening, a live show with headliner Gentleman will conclude the event.


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Online Now: A Bibliography Especially for the State of Bremen

Every year, books and essays about Bremen are published – in print and digitally. To make it easier to find them, the SuUB has released the digital "Bibliography of Bremen" to the public. Interested parties can search for free in approximately 23,000 titles concerning Bremen.


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University of Bremen Conferences in June

In June, the University of Bremen will host an international conference on social movements in the context of the Russian war of aggression on Ukraine. The development of sea ice will be the topic of an international symposium organized by the university together with other institutions.


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17th BRIDGE StartUp-Lounge: Idea Storm

“Idea Storm” is the motto of the 17th BRIDGE StartUp Lounge, which will take place at 6 p.m. on June 8, at Bremen's Digital Hub Industry. The organizer is the BRIDGE university network, the central point of contact for students and members of Bremen's universities for business startups.


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Digital Information Event on Studying in Bremen and Bremerhaven

At a joint online event, the universities in the state of Bremen will introduce themselves and provide information about their offered study programs and application procedures. The event will take place on Thursday, June 1, 2023, from 4 to 6 p.m.


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“Diversity at German Universities”: University of Bremen Receives German Rectors' Conference Funding

The University of Bremen will receive 50,000 euro from the German Rectors' Conference. This will strengthen the further development of diversity concepts via the "Diversity at German Universities" initiative, which the HRK launched with funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.


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University of Bremen Welcomes Afghan Scholarship Holders

It has been a year since the University of Bremen and the HERE AHEAD Academy announced the Omid Farda Scholarship for at-risk Afghan students. Ten of the eleven selected scholarship holders have now arrived in Bremen and were welcomed at the University.


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Improving the Chances of Healing through Medical Measurement Technology

Professor Andreas Fischer from the Faculty of Production Engineering at the University of Bremen is receiving funding for his latest project as part of the Volkswagen Foundation's Momentum Initiative. This will provide almost 800,000 euro over a period of four years.


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Education and Digitization: Maren Petersen Appointed to Federal Government Committee

The Vice President for Teaching and Studies at the University of Bremen, Prof. Maren Petersen, will advise the German government on the topic of education in the digital transformation. She has been appointed as a member of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research's "Digital Summit" platform.


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Artificial Intelligence, Bots, and More: Automation of Communication and Media

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


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CHE University Ranking: University of Bremen at the Forefront in Supporting Students’ Degree Start

In the current university ranking by the Centre for Higher Education (CHE), the University of Bremen once again ranks top in the majority of the assessed subject fields when it comes to supporting students at the start of their degrees. But there are also top rankings in other categories.


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90th Anniversary of Nazi Book Burning in Bremen: Commemorative Event at the House of Science

On the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the National Socialist book burning in Bremen, the University of Bremen is organizing a commemorative event at the House of Science between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on May 10. Entry is free.


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Register Now: Summer Academy for Young People

The University of Bremen is once again inviting high-achieving high school students to the Summer Academy from June 26 to 30, 2023. Registration is open now and participation is free of charge.


Rediscovered in the SuUB: One of the Oldest Chronicles of Lehe

The original manuscript of a part of today's Bremerhaven has been rediscovered in the State and University Library Bremen (SuUB): It is the so-called “Lehe Chronicle” from the 16th century.


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Family-Friendly University: University of Bremen Certification Renewed

The University of Bremen's certification as a family-friendly university has been renewed by berufundfamilie Service GmbH. The certificate will be awarded on June 13, 2023, in the presence of Lisa Paus, Federal Minister for Family Affairs and patron of the audit.


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MARUM Project Develops Climate Education with and for Schools

In the MARUM school project “Climate – I’m changing!” students develop and test climate-protection measures for everyday life. After three years, the pilot phase of the project, which was initiated by MARUM at the University of Bremen, is now coming to an end.


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CAMPUSiDEEN Competition: Start-up Ideas Wanted

Attention all Bremen start-up founders and those interested in entrepreneurship: This year, the CAMPUSiDEEN idea competition will once more honor the best business ideas and concepts from Bremen’s universities. The application deadline ends on June 11, 2023.


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University of Bremen Conferences in May

In May, the University of Bremen will host the 27th International Bremen Film Conference. The focus is on the cinema of Latin America. The lectures, forums, and films will explore the film-aesthetic diversity and significance of Latin American films for the exploration of the region’s own history.


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May 10: Information Day for Prospective Students

Prospective students are once again invited to find out everything they need to know about studying at the University of Bremen on Wednesday, May 10, 2023. The bachelor's degree programs and the Law degree program will introduce themselves at the event.


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CAMPUS AWARD Goes to Biologist and Production Technician

The 2023 CAMPUS AWARD: Research for a Sustainable Future winners are biologist Dr. Esther Thomsen from the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) and master's graduate Alex Peer Intemann. The award, endowed with 3,000 euro, was presented at the University of Bremen on April 27.


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No Exit: Theater InCognito plays Sartre

Theater InCognito at the University of Bremen invites you to the premiere of the play "No Exit" by Jean-Paul Sartre at 8 p.m. on May 5, 2023, at the campus theater. No Exit, which is about dependence on the judgment of others, is still relevant today.


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Revival of the Play „Die Sünde des Andersartigen zu riskieren“ at the “Kulturambulanz”

What is “crazy”? This question is at the center of a play based on the story of Hedwig D. The History Department and the Center for Performance Studies/Theater of Assemblage have developed a play based on her story. Thanks to the popularity of the show, it will be performed again in April.


Das Bild zeigt eine Frau, die mit einem Scanner ein Dokument der Bremischen Bürgerschaft einscannt.

Bremen Parliament Speeches and Minutes Digitized: 210 Volumes Freely Accessible

In cooperation with the Bremen Parliament and the Bremen State Archive, the State and University Library Bremen (SuUB) is digitizing the historical parliamentary printed matter from 1823 to 1999. 210 volumes are now freely accessible as part of the SuUB's digital collections.


Ausstellungswände der Ausstellung "Macht Sinn!" zu den Themen Digitalisierung, Gesundheit und Medizin sowie Diversität und Integration.
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"MACHT SINN!" Exhibition on Science Foundations at the University of Bremen

Making the remarkable civil commitment of Bremen citizens to science and education visible and honoring it - that is the goal of the University of Bremen Foundation with its “MACHT SINN!” exhibition. It will be on display on the university campus from April 13, 2023, onwards.


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Teaching the Teachers at School-Student Laboratories

The Institute for Information Management Bremen at the University of Bremen is launching an interdisciplinary collaborative project called "LFB-Labs-digital" together with seven universities. It is expanding school-student laboratories on STEM subjects into places for advanced teacher training.


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Robot Swarm Practicing for Mars Exploration

Exploring Mars can be best achieved when robots with different capabilities work together – ideally autonomously. Important prerequisites for this are being created as part of the VaMEx-3 project, in which three working groups from the University of Bremen are playing a key role.


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AI Researcher Michael Beetz Receives Coveted ERC Advanced Grant

AI achieves impressive results, however it still lacks the ability to plan actions predictively. Professor Michael Beetz from the Institute for Artificial Intelligence is working on the foundations for this and has received the ERC Advanced Grant, which is endowed with 2.5 million euros.


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DFG Establishes Priority Programme

The University of Bremen has once again been included in the selection of new Priority Programmes by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The faculty of Production Engineering is one of the six new programs selected from a total of 33 initiatives submitted.


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ProMentes: Students in Graduating Phase and Dedicated Executives Required

The career-oriented mentoring program of the University of Bremen ProMentes will start again in September. 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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How Climate Change Is Affecting Underwater Forests in the Arctic

Due to climate change, underwater brown algae, so-called kelp, are likely to only be able to grow in shallower areas of the Arctic in future. University of Bremen researchers came to this conclusion as part of the EU project FACE-IT.


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Learning Languages in the Summer Semester

From Arabic to Japanese and Portuguese to Turkish, after Easter, the semester courses for different levels of 19 languages start at the Languages Centre of the Universities in the Land of Bremen (SZHB). The courses are open to auditing students and, with a few exceptions, will take place in person.


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molo.news: Research Network Tests Bremen News App

Following a successful test operation in Bremen, researchers are investigating how the news and information app molo.news can be made available throughout Germany. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is providing 1.5 million euros of funding for the project.


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Digitization and Artificial Intelligence: Discussion on the Opportunities and Risks

What economic opportunities lie within the development and application of artificial intelligence? This question is at the heart of the event “Digitization and Artificial Intelligence: The Agenda for Bremen,” hosted by the University of Bremen and the Hans Böckler Foundation.


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Media Practice Week of the University of Bremen

The Media Practice Week of the University of Bremen from March 6–10, 2023, offers exciting events and initial impressions of Bremen’s communications and media sector. This year, the five-day networking event will once again be organized by students.


Ein Mädchen hält eine Weltkugel und eine Pflanze in den Händen.

The Impacts of Climate Change: New Learning Modules for Schoolchildren

As part of a new project, researchers from the Universities of Bremen and Vechta are developing learning modules for schoolchildren on the impacts of climate change. The project is being funded by the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU) with 270,000 euros over three years.


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Study on dementia: More sense of togetherness, fewer hospital admissions

If people with dementia regularly train their memory and movement in assisted communities, they are less likely to be hospitalized. This is the result of a joint study by the University of Bremen and the University Hospital Erlangen.


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Bremen Goes Sustainable: One Million Euros for Sustainability at Bremen’s Higher Education Institutions

Developing, testing and anchoring sustainability concepts for research, teaching and operations together – higher education institutions in the state of Bremen and the Alfred Wegener Institute are pursuing this goal with “BreGoS – Bremen Goes Sustainable.”


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Bremen Thesis Award 2022 Awarded

On Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 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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Conferences at the University of Bremen in March

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


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Improving First-Aid Training with Virtual Reality

Professor Björn Niehaves and his team from the University of Bremen are aiming to prepare potential first-aiders for possible accident scenarios as realistically as possible in the ARRIVE project. To this end, they develop first-aid scenarios in virtual reality.


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Unknown Deep Sea: “The Swarm” Series

In Frank Schätzing's bestselling novel "The Swarm" science meets science fiction. Now the literary novel has been made into a film, drawing attention to, among other things, the deep-sea ecosystem, which is also the focus of research at MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences.


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Gründungsradar: University of Bremen Again Among the Best

The Gründungsradar 2022 of Stifterverband confirms the University of Bremen’s excellent performance in promoting start-ups: it is ranked 15th among the 48 largest German universities.


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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 two joint online events, which will take place on February 23, 2023 and on June, 01, 2023 between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.


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Sea Ice Is Declining Steadily in Antarctica

The sea ice in Antarctica continues its record minimum course. Satellite data from the Institute of Environmental Physics (IUP) at the University of Bremen show that the extent of sea ice there has currently fallen to the lowest value ever measured.


Erde

Clock Metrology: A Novel Approach to Time in Geodesy

Scientists at the University of Bremen are involved in a new research project that has been established by the German Research Foundation (DFG). In terms of content, the focus is on “Clock Metrology: A Novel Approach to Time in Geodesy.”


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1.5 Million Euros for University Communications Engineering

The 5G mobile communications standard is a part of everyday life, while research is already being carried out on its successor 6G. The working group for communications engineering is receiving around 1.5 million euros from the BMBF for research and realization of “wireless networks of the future.”


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Bremen Kids’ University Back on Campus

The University of Bremen will hold its “Kinder-Uni” (“children’s university”) from March 21 to 30, 2023. Children aged 8 to 12 can take part. This year, they will once again be able to discover exciting areas of research together with scientists in person at the university.


Zusammengeknülltes Papier, aus dem ein Origami-Kranich wird. Steht sinnbildlich für eams verschiedener Fachrichtungen, die Geschäftsmodellinnovationen erstellen.

future concepts bremen: innovative solutions within 100 days

Students from the university presented innovative solutions for Bremen-based companies and institutions. Industry partners included the Federal Employment Agency, hanseWasser and TOPAS Industriemathematik Innovation. The Demo Day took place in Sparkasse Bremen's Campus Space.


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unifreunde and Universities’ New Year’s Reception in the Town Hall

The New Year’s reception of unifreunde e.V. for the two Bremen universities traditionally marks the start of the current academic year. On January 30, representatives of the University of Bremen and Constructor University will meet in the upper room of the town hall at 6 p.m.


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Holocaust Remembrance Day: Engineering Sciences in the Nazi Era

What role did engineers play in the Nazi era? How did technical higher education institutions behave in the Third Reich? The Faculty of Production Engineering – Mechanical Engineering and Process Engineering – is inviting you to a public online event with a lecture on 27 January, 2023, at 4 p.m.


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Winter Offers from the Languages Center

The Languages Centre of the Universities in the Land of Bremen (SZHB – Sprachenzentrum der Hochschulen im Land Bremen) offers intensive courses in nine languages from February to April. These courses are aimed at students, applicants, and all interested parties from Bremen and the surrounding area.


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Digital Humor: Differences According to Gender and Age

“Memes” are the pictorial jokes in messengers such as WhatsApp, Signal, or Telegram that deal with current topics. University linguist Dr. Inke Du Bois has gathered and analyzed around 1,000 memes. The conclusion: digital humor varies according to age and gender.


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“Scheduled Time” – Exhibition on Calendar History at SuUB

In the exhibition “Scheduled Time. History of the Printed Calendar in Bremen,” the State and University Library Bremen (SuUB) will show exhibits from the 17th to the 20th century. The opening of the exhibition will take place on January 17 at the library's headquarters on the university campus.


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Eleventh Ethnographic Film Festival in Bremen

For the eleventh time, the Department of Anthropology and Cultural Research at the University of Bremen is playing host to the Bremen Days of Ethnographic Film. From January 24 to 26, 2023, a total of 15 current international productions from the field of ethnographic film will be screened.


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University of Bremen and HWWI Sign Partnership Agreement

The University of Bremen and the Hamburg Institute of International Economics – HWWI (Hamburgisches WeltWirtschaftsInstitut) have entered into an agreement to cooperate in the areas of teaching, research, academic qualification, and transfer.


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Greenhouse gas concentrations further increased in 2022

Preliminary analyses of global satellite data by researchers at the university's Institute of Environmental Physics (IUP) show: Atmospheric concentrations of the two major greenhouse gases carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) continued to rise sharply in 2022.


Die vier geraubten Bücher.

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.


Professoren reden miteinander

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.”


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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.


Wurm C.elegans

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.


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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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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.


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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.


Mann macht Experiment

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.


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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.


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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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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.


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.


Jo Ana Schunter and Julija Storz from Tuuli

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.


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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.


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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.


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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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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.


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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.”


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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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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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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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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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.


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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 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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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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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.


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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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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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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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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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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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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.


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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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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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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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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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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.


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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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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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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.


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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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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.


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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.


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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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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.


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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.


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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.


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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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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.


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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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“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.


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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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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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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“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.


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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.


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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.


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“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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.”


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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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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.


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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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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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”.


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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.


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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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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.


[Translate to English:] Blick auf Riff und Strand mit Palmen

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).


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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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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.


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.


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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.


View of building with the lettering Cognium

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.


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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.


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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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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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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.


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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.
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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.


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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.


Yekaterinburg

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.


Roboter

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.


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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.


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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 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.


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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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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.


Portrait of a young woman

“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.


[Translate to English:] Studieninteressierte

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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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.


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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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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.


[Translate to English:] Mann zuhause am Laptop, neben sich Gemüse auf einem Schneidebrett
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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


Mann und Roboter

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.


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.


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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.


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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.


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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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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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.


Station in Ny-Aalesund/Spitzbergen

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.


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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.


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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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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.


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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.


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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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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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.


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25 Years of Top International Research for Bremen at TZI

The Center for Computing Technologies (TZI) at the University of Bremen has been significantly contributing to the technological location Bremen since 1995. This year, the TZI is celebrating its 25th birthday. It is time to take a look into the past and the future of this strong research institute.


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COALA: Voice Assistant for Future Manufacturing

A trustworthy, intelligent voice assistant is to help production staff to provide answers to specialist questions – immediately, solidly, and reliably. An international team from science and industry is now researching this under Bremen’s direction and as part of an EU project.


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Claudia Harsch Becomes Vice president of International Language Testing Association

Professor Claudia Harsch, head of the Languages Centre of the Universities in the Land of Bremen (SZHB) and university lecturer within the Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Studies, University of Bremen, has been chosen as vice president of the International Language Testing Associations (ILTA).


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Thank You to the Director of Finance and Administration

After nearly eight years in office, the director of finance and administration at the University is retiring. The university and state councilor thank Dr. Martin Mehrtens for his work. Frauke Meyer will take on the role of university director of finance and administration on January 1, 2021.


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Government Funds Bremen and Bremerhaven STEM Cluster Named “meerMINT”

Success for the meerMINT STEM cluster in Bremen State. New recreational offers are being created for children and youths who are particularly interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (in short: STEM). The aim is to expediently strengthen their interests and talents.


Veronika Eyring

Outstanding: Bremen Climate Scientist Receives Renowned Leibniz Prize 2021

Professor Veronika Eyring from the Faculty of Physics/Electrical Engineering has received the 2021 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize from the German Research Foundation for outstanding work in the field of climate modelling. The most renowned German scientific prize is endowed with 2.5 million euros.


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“A Role Model for all Women in Science”

It is an award for an extraordinary woman: The master’s student Sanaz Sadat Afzali from the University of Bremen received this year’s DAAD Prize for outstanding achievements of international students studying at German universities. The prize is endowed with 1,000 euros.


Die Universität Bremen

Nature Index: Earth and Environmental Sciences at the Top

In the current Nature Index ranking, the University of Bremen is among the top 5 German research institutes for earth and environmental sciences. The index from the scientific journal Nature is based on article publications in renowned journals.


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How Hot Is Too Hot for Life Deep Below the Ocean Floor?

At what depth beneath the seabed does it become so hot that microbial life is no longer possible? This question is the focus of a close scientific cooperative effort between the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) and MARUM at the at the University of Bremen.


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Teacher Education: PORTAL Prize

Three projects from teacher education students will receive this year’s PORTAL Prize from the Center for Teacher Education and Education Research (ZfLB). The award honors particularly successful initiatives and projects under conditions that have radically changed due to the corona pandemic.


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Further Funding for DFG Research training Group

Good news from the German Research Foundation (DFG): They have approved the international training group at the Center for Industrial Mathematics (ZeTeM) at the University of Bremen for a further four years. The funding amount is around 4 million euros between April 2021 and September 2025.


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High Work Strain: 2020 Care Report Presented"

Caregivers are exposed to extreme physical and mental strain. This leads to a decreased level of health and more absences due to illness. That is the result of this year’s Care Report, which the SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy put together.


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Millions in Funding for CRCs – Bremen Involved

Millions in funding for the University of Bremen. The University of Bremen is a part of two collaborative research centers (CRCs) funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). They focus on topics surrounding marine sciences and physics.


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Excellent Teaching Under COVID-19 Circumstances

Teaching is challenging in times of a pandemic. At the university, this is recognized by the Berninghausen Prize. Therefore, this year, there is not only the traditional student prize. Two teaching staff also receive an award in the category “excellent teaching under COVID-19 circumstances”.


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How AI Works in Medium-Sized Companies

Making artificial intelligence usable for small and medium-sized companies – that is the focus of the KI_Cafe research project. The Bremen Institute for Mechanical Engineering (bime) at the University of Bremen is introducing a teaching and learning system in two companies for this purpose.


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Alliance of Top Universities Urge G20 Leaders to Prioritise Net Zero Emissions

The “International Universities Climate Alliance”(IUCA) has called on the G20 leaders to increase efforts to combat climate change. In the run-up to the G20 summit, members warn that failure to do so will have devastating effects on future generations.


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COVID-19: Focus on Bremen’s Innovation Policy and Structural Change

How does the pandemic impact on the regional economy? This is the question addressed in the study “Structural Change through COVID-19: Implications for Innovation Policy in the Bremen State” published by the University of Bremen and the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI).


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Cybersecurity Navigator – For the “Right” Data Security

Another consequence of corona: Many companies need to increase the tempo of digitalization and this results in questions: What needs to actually be considered in terms of data protection and security? The Cybersecurity Navigator, which was developed by the University of Bremen, provides answers.


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Children Create Knowledge – with Online Developmental Psychology Studies

How do children develop a sense of rules and morals? This is one of the things that the Department of Developmental and Education Psychology at the University of Bremen is working on in a research network. All of the network’s scientific studies are bundled on the internet.


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MOMENTUM: Improved Data and Information Flow In Emergency Management

The Department of Communications Engineering of the University of Bremen is an important partner in the Mobile Medical Technology for Integrated Emergency Care and Accident Medicine (MOMENTUM) research project. The goal is a better exchange of data between rescue services and emergency center – 5G i


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New Answers for Basic Business Issues

The Wolfgang Ritter Prize for Outstanding Economic Works has been awarded for the 35th time. Three dissertations were honored – one prize was awarded to the University of Bremen graduate Thomas Scholdra.


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Optimized Wind Turbines with Digital twin

In the future, wind turbines will be able to be operated in a more environmentally friendly and economical way – thanks to a digital twin. To this end, scientists at the University of Bremen are now conducting research together in the new WindIO project.


Girl with microscope

Pilot Phase for New MARUM School Project “Klima – Ich wandle mich!”

Climate protection, change, and crisis: Humans affect the climate, and as a result the environment - even the immediate one - is changing. The “Klima – Ich wandle mich!” project initiated by MARUM aims to give pupils concrete information about the options for action that they have.


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Data Science Opens New Paths for Science and Teaching

In the frame of the key discipline of data science, one can gain important insights from complex data sets. With the Data Science Center (DSC), the University of Bremen is creating optimum conditions for forward-thinking, data-led, and cooperative science.


Korallenbleiche eines Riffes bei Mahé, Seychellen.

Coral Bleaching: Reef Recovering Faster Than Anticipated

In 2015/2016, high ocean temperatures led to global coral bleaching. A study under the leadership of the department of Marine Ecology at the University of Bremen now shows that coral reefs have the ability to recover from such disasters faster than anticipated – if humans leave them in peace.


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“See Me!” International Developmental Language Disorder Awareness Day

Children with a developmental language disorder often have trouble understanding language. This often results in them finding general learning difficult. Around seven percent of all children are affected. The International Developmental Language Disorder Awareness Day on October 16 aims to draw atte


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Milestone for Dual PhD Program for Teacher Education

The Academic Senate Research Committee has recognized the Dual PhD program offered by the Center for Teacher Education and Education Research (ZfLB) as the first structured PhD program at the University of Bremen.


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How AI Is to Simplify the Protection of Data Networks

The Center for Computing Technologies (TZI) at the University of Bremen is contributing to a research project that is counting on artificial intelligence to ensure the protection of complex communication networks.


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New Mobile Networks for Industry

The mobile networks of the future are vital for German industry. Researching and testing the application of such networks together with industry is the aim of the Industrial Radio Lab Germany project. The field of communication engineering at the University of Bremen is playing a decisive role.


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Bremen Students Develop Climate/Friendly Electric Car

A team of students from the University of Bremen and Bremen University of Applied Sciences have developed and built an electric racing car alongside their studies. At 3 p.m. on Monday, October 5, 2020, the newest model – called “BreMo20” – will be presented via a live stream.


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You Can Still Apply to the University of Bremen

Those who still wish to apply to the University of Bremen can find attractive degree opportunities: You can still enroll in non-restricted bachelor’s degree programs from October 1-15. More information will be available at the “Abi Zukunft” online fair.


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Artificial Intelligence for Medical Technology

Scientists at the University of Bremen are contributing to the North German innovation network KI-Space with two sub-projects. The aim is to increase the use of methods of artificial intelligence (AI) in the field of medical technology.


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Patients Help to Shape Clinical Research

Clinical research has the aim of improving patients’ health. The Institute of Public Health and Nursing Research (IPP) at the University of Bremen has now developed the first German-language guidelines on how patients can be better involved.


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Unraveling 66 Million Years of Climate History from Ocean Sediments

An international team of researchers has analyzed data from deep-sea sediments in order to reconstruct Earth’s climate. The team was led by MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences at the University of Bremen – and Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).


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The university Mensa cafeteria is reopening

From Monday, September 14, 2020, there will be 250 places available for students and staff between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. Payment is only possible with a Mensa card.


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Playing Games and Saving Lives by Doing So?

Playing games in order to be able to operate better later? Students at the University of Bremen together with researchers from varying disciplines have developed a game that trains a type of “Guide using tone”. This could help in the field of medicine one day.


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The Art of Thawing Tuna

Tuna: Popular and tasty, but sensitive. Processing is complex – especially thawing. The Institute for Microsensors, -actuators and -systems (IMSAS) at the university is now developing a sensor that aims to reliably recognize when the goods have been thawed to their core.


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September 9: Online Debate on New Perspectives in Cooperative Science

Does the archiving and provision of data lead to cooperative science and a growth in knowledge? Experts will discuss this topic during an online debate at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. The event host is the U Bremen Research Alliance.


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FunKI: Artificial Intelligence for the New Mobile Network

Research for the newest mobile network generation: The Department of Communications Engineering within the Faculty of Physics/Electrical Engineering is coordinating the BMBF collaborative project FunKI. The project focusses on the application of artificial intelligence in future 5G and 6G networks.


Jana Wenz, Projektleitung Architekturbüro ksg, Dr. Claudia Schilling, Senatorin für Wissenschaft und Häfen, Rektor Prof. Dr.-Ing Bernd Scholz-Reiter, Prof. Dr. Michael W. Friedrich, Nutzervertreter (v.l.)

University of Bremen: BIOM Celebrates Topping-Out

The construction of a biology teaching and research building is well underway: After 15 months, structural work was finished, and the topping-out ceremony took place. The building will hold around 1,000 students and 100 staff and should be finished by summer semester 2022 at the latest.


The logo of the University of Bremen on the Glass Hall building.

Despite Corona: Economics and IT Students at Summer Camp

46 students from the University of Bremen and the Jacobs University are working for 12 regional companies as part of the PRAXIS Summer Camp held by the Faculty of Business Studies & Economics. The participants will present their results via Zoom on Friday, August 28, 2020.


[Translate to English:] Schülerin mit Pizzakarton

Digital Lessons: Students Develop Learning Concepts for Schools

Students from the University of Bremen have developed digital learning materials for 5th and 6th grade school pupils in Bremen as part of an online seminar. The basics of mathematics and writing have been realized in the form of interactive exercises on the itslearning platform.


University Library: 1st Prize in Best Practice Competition

The State and University Library Bremen has come first place in the Best-Practice Competition of the German Library Association and Association of German Librarians. The motto was The Self-Explanatory Library – Becoming Information-Competent in Passing by Using Services.


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Corona App Survey Starts: What Do People Who Donate Their Data Expect?

The Institute of Public Health and Nursing Research is looking for participants for the short study Corona Data Donation App from the Robert Koch Institute. With the survey, scientists wish to find our which feelings people connect to the donation of data.


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Car handling in ports more efficient in future

In their “Isabella” project, partners BIBA – Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik, BLG LOGISTICS and 28Apps Software demonstrated that an intelligent planning and control system can improve the efficiency of car handling at ports. Now it’s time for Isabella 2.0.


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First Master’s Degree for Work and Staff Councils in Germany

In January 2021, the advanced master’s degree program Work-Consultation-Organization. Forming Participative Processes (Arbeit-Beratung-Organisation. Prozesse partizipativ gestalten) will start at the University of Bremen. This part-time offer is unique in Germany and aimed at work representatives.


Der Preisträger Markus Janczyk

Early Career Researcher Prize for Psychology Professor

The psychology professor Markus Janczyk has received this year’s science prize for early career researchers from the Wilhelm Wundt Society. The prize is awarded for outstanding achievements in foundation research within the field of psychology.


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University of Bremen Offers Learning Islands

Students in need of a place to revise, can do so at the University of Bremen from Monday, July 20, 2020, onwards. They have the chance to book a working space for themselves or their revision group at varying locations on campus. Hygiene regulations must be adhered to.


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Frauke Meyer Is to Become Director of Finance and Administration

For the first time, a woman is to become Director of Finance and Administration at the University of Bremen. In a meeting on July 15, 2020, the Academic Senate (AS) made the decision. The AS agrees with the President’s nomination for Frauke Meyer to succeed Dr. Martin Mehrtens.


Smartphone steuert Küchengeräte

Protection Against Safety Loopholes in Smart Home Systems To Become Easier

A team led by the University of Bremen is developing new solutions to close the safety loopholes in smart home systems. The project is to create new ways for the usage of digital technologies to harmonize with the demand for data protection and privacy.


Gletscher in Alaska

International Study: How Can Glacial Melting Be Better Predicted?

The world’s glaciers are melting, and the temperatures are rising more quickly in the Arctic and the globe’s high mountain regions where they are located. In order to predict the further melting of the glaciers, an international study led by the University of Bremen has compared various models.


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Teacher Education: PORTAL Prize for Creative and Innovative Solutions

Students with a teaching orientation and PhD students can be nominated for the PORTAL Prize until October 15, 2020: The Center for Teacher Education and Education Research wants to honor exemplary dedication during the corona pandemic with the distinction. The prize money amounts to 6,000 euros.


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CarbonSat Concept from University of Bremen Realized by OHB

The new Copernicus CO2 monitoring satellites (CO2M) are based on the CarbonSat Concept from the Institute of Environmental Physics (IUP), University of Bremen. The European Space Agency (ESA) has chosen the Bremen space travel company OHB for the construction of new CO2M-greenhouse gas satellites.


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“Machine ECG” to Protect Environment

Planned maintenance avoids interruptions, yet there are more resource-saving, efficient solutions according to scientists at the Institute for Integrated Product Development (BIK), University of Bremen. For example, the “machine ECG”. That is the working title of the system they are currently creati


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Research for Secure Electronics

The German government is promoting the development of high-tech, key technologies so that more electronic components can be produced in Germany. The Computer Architecture working group is part of one of the first funding projects and is taking on the function of the TÜV, so to speak.


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How Does AI Drive a Car Through Chaotic City Centers?

Together with two other universities and the technology company Continental, the University of Bremen is carrying out research on automated vehicles. The PRORETA project deals with the recognition of complex traffic situations in city centers.


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Data Resources for Research: University of Bremen Plays Key Role

Bremen will play a decisive role in the new National Research Data Infrastructure. Based on the recommendation of the DFG, the Joint Science Conference has decided to fund four consortiums with Bremen participation. Coordination of the NFDI4BioDiversity consortium is managed by MARUM.


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Academic Senate for More Face-to-Face Teaching in Winter

The university wishes to offer as many face-to-face lessons as possible in the winter semester. After comprehensive discussions, the Academic Senate members decided the following on June 17: Face-to-face lessons should have priority over digital teaching, as far as is possible regarding the pandemic


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Library and University Open Learning Spaces

The university library is offering individual working spaces in its headquarters and at the Juridicum with immediate effect. Visiting to find literature, borrow media, and make copies has been possible since the beginning of May. Learning spaces at the university are also to be made available soon.


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Coral: Drastic changes off Mexico

A team of researchers led by the University of Bremen and the National Autonomous University of Mexico has determined the ecological changes in the Mexican Caribbean coral reefs over the past 40 years. The results: Only few reefs are still dominated by coral.


Schüler stehen an einem 3-D-Drucker

How FabLabs as Learning Spaces Support Digital Education in Schools

How do children and youths learn to deal with digital media? And how can the practical work of people at non-school locations such as FabLabs be integrated into schools? That is what the FabuLoUS project is investigating. The project is being coordinated by the University of Bremen.


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Family-Friendly University of Bremen May Carry Certification Permanently

The University of Bremen has once more received the “audit family-friendly university” certification for its family equality. The special feature: After a development and assessment phase lasting several years, the university may now carry the quality seal permanently.


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Corona Crisis Destabilizes Outpatient Care

People in need of care are among the most affected during the corona crisis. Sixty percent of all deceased were people cared for in nursing homes or by outpatient care services. An online survey shows, people in need of care make up only 8.5 percent of the total number of infected persons.


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Surgery: Intelligent OT Lighting

A science and medical technology consortium is developing a technical system that automatically ensures optimum lighting in operating theaters. It compensates shadows that develop due to the surgery team moving around and can be expediently controlled using gestures and voice.


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The University Offers Online Events for Prospective Students

Prospective students can learn more about the courses offered by the University of Bremen through numerous online events. Starting on June 15 and ending on July 3, 2020, most events will take place from June 22 and 26, 2020 during the Virtual Information Week for Prospective Students (VISi).


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University Successful Twice: Two New DFG Priority Programs

The University of Bremen has been successful twice in the German research Foundation’s (DFG) choice of new Priority Programs. The Faculty of Geosciences and Faculty of Production Engineering belong to the 14 new programs that have been chosen from 49 submitted initiatives.


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Survey: What Is Moving People During the Corona Pandemic?

The Institute of Public Health and Nursing Research (IPP) at the University of Bremen is looking for participants for the new “Stress and Resources in Times of the Corona Pandemic” study. Everyone who is over 18 and owns a smartphone can take part.


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More Appreciation and a Fair Distribution of Care Work

Two sociologists from the university are involved in the Equal Care Day initiative, which addresses national politics with a manifesto. It calls for a long-term strategy for the fair distribution of private and professional care work, and can be signed online.


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Application Deadline Extended: Dual PhD in Teacher Education

Completing a PhD and practical teacher training phase at a school at the same time. That is what future teachers can do within the university’s unique Dual PhD program. Applications can be submitted from now until July 15, 2020. There are a total of eight scholarships available.


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Tracing App Could Be Important Component in Fighting Corona

In the fight against the spread of the corona pandemic, tracking contact with apps could be an important component for reducing the rate of transmission. It could support the work of health authorities. This is what experts from the Public Health on COVID-19 network have found out.


Das Jahresthema „Und dann? Wege nach dem Studium“ ist auch online verfügbar.

New University of Bremen Yearbook: And Then? Paths After Graduation

And then? Your degree is over, your apprenticeship complete. Bring on your first job – or not? Women and men from nearly 50 years of the University of Bremen tell us about their lives after graduation. Find out about the meetings, places, and people who influenced them in the new yearbook.


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“Adrian Does NOT Have A Horse” Wins HUCKEPACK Prize

The 2020 HUCKEPACK Storybook Prize goes to Adrian Does NOT Have A Horse by Marcy Campbell and Corinna Luyken. This is the fifth time that the Institute of Storybook Research at the University of Bremen has awarded the prize together with the Phantastische Bibliothek library in Wetzlar.


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Visible Research Strength: U Bremen Research Alliance Perpetuates Collaboration

The U Bremen Research Alliance makes the research strength of the university and its non-university partners visible across the globe: The collaboration with the regional research institutes will now be perpetuated: The U Bremen Research Alliance will become a charitable organization.


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Surgery Training with Robots and Virtual Reality

The insertion of hip implants places high demands on surgeons. To help young doctors practice this operation under realistic conditions, scientists from the University of Bremen and Chemnitz University of Technology are developing a dynamic hip implant simulator.


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Dual PhD for Teacher Education: Apply Now!

Completing a PhD and practical teacher training phase at a school at the same time. That is what future teachers can do within the university’s unique Dual PhD program. Applications can be submitted from now until June 1, 2020. There are a total of eight scholarships available.


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Courage to Take Risks: Millions Granted Once More for Researcher

This funding enables an immense amount of freedom so that innovative, scientific work can be carried out: The German Research Foundation (DFG) has granted Professor Rolf Drechsler a Reinhart Koselleck Project once more. The funding amount, which is spread over five years, exceeds 1.5 million euros.


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Bremen State and University Library Offers On-Site Services Again

Students can borrow literature for the digital summer semester from the SuUB headquarters again. There and at the Juridicum library, essays can be copied and scanned. The Bremen and Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences and the University of the Arts Bremen offer a collection service.


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CHE Ranking: University Supports Degree Start Well

In the current university ranking by the Centre for Higher Education development (CHE), the majority of the assessed university subjects take top spots in terms of the evaluation of support for degree starts. Furthermore, individual areas also landed on the top spots in other categories.


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Unsteady Blood Flow Promotes Arteriosclerosis Development

It is often more turbulent in the human bloodstream than is actually good for the human body. That is what an international research team led by Dr. Duo Xu from the Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity (ZARM) at the University of Bremen has found out.


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Awards for More Sustainability

The 2020 “CAMPUS AWARD: Research for a Sustainable Future” was awarded to two University of Bremen graduates – engineer Dr. Georg Pesch and the marine biologist Julian Engel, who wrote his master’s thesis at the Leibniz Centre for Marine Tropical Research (ZMT).


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Andreas Breiter is first Chief Digital Officer at University

In order to promote digitalization of teaching, research, and administration, the University Executive Board has named Andreas Breiter as the University of Bremen’s first Chief Digital Officer – in short: CDO.


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ifib Launches Project on Handling Data in Digital Education

The government is funding the “All is data” project with 1.1 million euros. The Institute for Information Management Bremen GmbH at the University of Bremen is carrying out the research together with the University of Cologne and the TU Kaiserslautern.


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Online Lecture Series on “Sensory Materials”

Everything is online thanks to corona: The Faculty of Mathematics/Computer Science and Faculty of Production Engineering at the university and also the Fraunhofer IFAM have, for the first time, designed the interdisciplinary “Sensory Materials” lecture series online and opened it to the public.


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ERC Grant: Contribution to Agriculture of the Future

The biologist Professor Rita Groß-Hardt will receive the ERC Proof of Concept Grant from the European Research Council. Within the TriVolve project, the scientist and her team want to investigate whether plant breeds produced by so-called three-parent-hybridization can be implemented in agriculture.


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Funding for Innovative Further Training Offer

Thanks to an exemplary concept for further training that combines digitalization, internationalization, and lifelong learning as three important elements, the University of Bremen is receiving funding of 10,000 euros from the Stifterverband and Daimler Foundation.


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“Festival of Action” takes place digitally as a “living room” edition

Creating socially innovative ideas and projects from the living room: This is what high school students, university students, apprentices, and young professionals aged between 18 and 35 can do on May 8 and 9 at the digital “Festival of Action”. Participation is free of charge.


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Corona in Africa: Podcast Interview with Researcher

In a podcast interview, Klaus Schlichte from the Collaborative Research Centre 1342 “Global Dynamics of Social Policy” at the University of Bremen looks at the Covid-19 pandemic in African countries and the measures taken by governments there.


Die Beschäftigung mit Camus‘ „Die Pest“ geht auf einen Vorschlag der Philosophie und der Kulturwissenschaften zurück, wurde dort gemeinsam von Lehrenden und Studierenden erarbeitet

University Wins “One Uni – One Book” Competition Again

In the summer semester, the University is reading Albert Camus’ The Plague. As well as in 2018, the university has once more been successful again in the “One Uni – One Book” competition held by Stifterverband and the Klaus Tschira Foundation. The project will receive funding of 10,000 euros.


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University of Bremen Develops App for Media Research

Two free apps from the University of Bremen are to simplify media research despite social distancing. They were developed by ZeMKI. The Hamburg Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans Bredow Institute (HBI) and the Institute for Information Management Bremen GmbH (ifib) were also involved.


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Bremen Scientists Coordinate COVID-19 Public Health Competence Network

The coronavirus is keeping Germany and the whole world on its toes and politicians must make quick decisions that affect many people. A network of around 20 specialist associations, including the University of Bremen, is aiming to help improve the basis for such decisions.


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Digital Summer Semester Starts on April 20

The summer semester 2020 will begin with lectures on April 20. The classes offered will mainly take place digitally. The students can find out more about the digital formats available from April 14 onwards.


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Fairer Distribution of Private Care of Children and Relatives

Researchers of the Deutsches Jugendinstitut (DJI – German Youth Institute) and the University of Bremen recommend a general entitlement to a nine-year career break in order to care for children, the elderly, or to pursue further education and self-care.


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A Worldwide University Network for Climate Protection

The University of Bremen is one of the founding members of the International Universities Climate Alliance. The network was established by 35 worldwide leading universities in the field of climate research. The University of Bremen is the only German member.


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Virtual Robot Swarm on the Planet Mars

Scientists at the University of Bremen have created 40 square kilometers of virtual Martian landscape. The test environment enables an accurate simulation of robot missions and radio networks under realistic conditions on the planet.


Mackerels in a coral reef

International Coral Reef Symposium in Bremen Postponed by a Year

Due to the corona crisis, the International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS) will not be held this summer. The new conference dates are July 18 to 23, 2021. The dynamic spreading of the virus, the protection of all participants, and the travel restrictions were the factors that led to this decision.


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Jutta Günther Is New Vice President Research

The University of Bremen has a new vice president research. Jutta Günther will enter into office on April 1, 2020. The professor of economics is the successor of the computer science professor Andreas Breiter.


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Universities in Bremen State Enter Emergency Operation Mode

University of Bremen, Bremen and Bremerhaven Universities of Applied Sciences, and University of the Arts Bremen are entering into emergency operation mode. Only the most necessary areas will be maintained on site. That is what the management teams and the senator for science and ports agreed on.


Bremen State and University Library
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Bremen State and University Library: All Locations Closed

Due to the threat posed by coronavirus, all locations of the Bremen State and University Library (SuUB) will remain closed until and on April 18, 2020. Digital services remain available. No fees will be charged for the overrunning of lending periods of borrowed books.


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