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Bremen-Cardiff Alliance

  • Cardiff University and University of Bremen

Cardiff University in Wales was ranked 5th amongst UK universities in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) based on quality, and is a member of the Russell Group, a group of 24 leading UK research intensive universities. It provides an educationally outstanding experience for its 31,500 students.

The University of Bremen has long-established research links with Cardiff University, including through the Centre for Marine Environmental Sciences (MARUM) and Cardiff’s School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, and the Fiction Meets Science group (FMS) in Bremen and the cross-disciplinary ScienceHumanities initiative at Cardiff University.

The Bremen-Cardiff Alliance reflects shared strategic priorities and, whilst open for all areas to develop new collaborations in, will initially focus on complementary research strengths in three specific areas: media and communication sciences; marine and environmental sciences; and literary, social and historical studies.

A unique aspect of the Bremen-Cardiff Alliance is the affiliation of academic staff members from one university to the other so as to enable staff to engage in long-term collaborative research activities on site, to supervise PhD students and apply for external funding through the respective national systems of the partner institution.

The Bremen-Cardiff Alliance includes a provision for staff and PhD student mobility through the establishment of a dedicated collaborative fund. The fund will be open for the development of joint research between the two institutions in all disciplines, as well as the mobility of teaching, technical and professional services staff to share best practice.
An Executive Committee oversees the partnership, made up of the Vice-Chancellor and Pro-Vice-Chancellor International & Europe of Cardiff University, the President and Vice-President International and Diversity of the University of Bremen, and two further members from each institution.

Contact

Prof. Dr. Eva-Maria Feichtner

Room: VWG 2090
Phone: +49 421 218-60041
Fax: +49 421 218-60009
Email: kon3@uni-bremen.de

Barbara Hasenmüller

Room: SFG 0360
Phone: +49 421 218-60362
Email: barbara.hasenmueller@uni-bremen.de

Bremen-Cardiff Virtual Initiative: Sustainability

“Sustainability & Entrepreneurship” – diese beiden Themen standen bei einem mehrtägigen Online-Workshop für Studierende Ende März und Anfang April 2021 im Fokus. 30 Studierende der Universität Bremen und der University of Cardiff nahmen an dem ersten internationalen und interdisziplinären Studierenden-Workshop der Bremen-Cardiff Alliance teil. Konzipiert, organisiert und moderiert wurde der Workshop von Kolleg:innen des Global Opportunities and Entrepreneurship Teams der Cardiff University und von UniTransfer/BRIDGE der Universität Bremen.

An insgesamt sechs Workshop-Tagen gaben Expert*innen aus Cardiff und Bremen Input zu Themen wie Ideenfindung, Validierung, Marketing, Pitchen und StartUp-Kulturen in Großbritannien und Deutschland. Zudem konnten sich die Studierenden mit Gründer*innen von nachhaltigen StartUps in Cardiff und Bremen austauschen. Die Studierenden entwickelten in internationalen Teams nachhaltige StartUp-Ideen zu den von der UN festgelegten 17 Zielen für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die sie zum Abschluss einer vierköpfigen Jury von Expert*innen aus Bremen und Cardiff präsentierten.  Prämiert wurden Ideen im Bereich urban farming, eine nachhaltige Reiseagentur sowie eine App, die nachhaltiges Verhalten fördert.
Sowohl die Studierenden als auch die Organisator:innen waren begeistert von der intensiven und bereichernden  Zusammenarbeit, die auch einen Einblick in die Praxis und Besonderheiten des jeweils anderen Landes ermöglichte.

Cardiff und Univeresität Bremen

Bremen-Cardiff Alliance Collaborative Fund

Cardiff University and the University of Bremen have entered into a bilateral partnership - the “Bremen-Cardiff Alliance” - to promote closer cooperation in research and higher education. The partnership includes a provision for staff and PhD student mobility through the establishment of a dedicated collaborative fund.

The Collaborative Fund is open for the development of joint research between the two institutions in all disciplines, as well as the mobility of teaching, technical and professional services staff to share best practice. Staff are particularly encouraged to use the funding to support the preparation of joint bids for external funding and work on joint publications.

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Signing of the cooperation agreement, March 8th 2019 in Bremen

Headed by Vice-Chancellor Prof. Colin Riordan, a delegation from Cardiff University visited the University of Bremen. In the presence of the Bremen Senator of Science, Health and Consumer Protection the cooperation agreement has been signed. The signing procedure was followed by the official dedication of the „Cardiff Room“ (VWG 1010).

March 25th in Cardiff