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Universität Bremen
Name: Universität Bremen
English Name: University of Bremen
Region: Western Europe
Country: Germany
Found Year: 1971
Address: Bibliothekstraße 1

The University of Bremen is a mid-sized university with 250 professorships and 18,000 students, offering a broad range of disciplines with a large spectrum of subjects; 100 different study programs organized in 30 academic disciplines and producing internationally competitive top-level research. Just forty years after it was founded, the University of Bremen has risen to the top tier of German universities, ranking especially high in the volume of third-party funding for cutting-edge research. The University of Bremen was founded in 1971. In the course of its relatively short history it has developed into the science center of North West Germany. For many years now, the University of Bremen has been among the top league of German universities in the area of research. The University performed extremely well in the first two rounds of the Excellence Initiative supported by the German Ministry of Education and Research and the federal states, being awarded recognition for the excellence of three of its institutions: Two graduate schools (Bremen International Graduate School for Marine Sciences – Global Change in the Marine Realm; Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences) and a cluster of excellence (MARUM –The Ocean in the Earth System). Since November 2012 the University of Bremen has been awarded the coveted title “University of Excellence” in the third round of the Excellence Initiative. It is accompanied by the institutional Strategy “Ambitious and Agile”, which is a strategy for the development of the whole of the University. The nine measures it contains have been designed to enable the University to pursue its guiding principles and to strengthen the whole of the University. The underlying idea is to reinforce networking and strategic coordination between the high-profile areas and non-university research partners (strengthening the high-profile areas), to support new research ideas and creative groups in all subjects with suitable offers of funding (support for new ideas), to provide innovative young researchers with attractive career opportunities (promoting talent).

The University’s Institutional Strategy has been successful in acquiring the funding needed to continue its work of profile building even more energetically, enabling it to become even more firmly established in the arena of top-notch international research and to strengthen the innovative capacity of the whole University.

Ever since it was founded, the University of Bremen has purposefully pursued a policy of creating close links between its teaching and research activities. A good example is its approach to studying in projects (“Bremen Model“), which fosters elements of independent research-based learning oriented to societal issues. Today, this is underscored in a number of study elements, the strong orientation to interdisciplinary studies, and the University’s guiding principles. Various surveys, measures, and discussion processes illustrate and confirm that both teaching staff as well as students share a high level of willingness to participate in research-based learning: implementation is facilitated by this culture of internal consensus. Especially characteristic for its teaching profile is the University’s focus on research-based learning at an early stage of studies, the anchoring of a comprehensive program of General Studies in the curriculum, and the supportive integration of e-learning components. The young University of Bremen is always open to new developments. For example, within the context of support for young researchers, in 2001 it was the very first university in Germany to introduce a so-called competitive tenure track for "junior professors" (assistant professors), which became known as the “Bremen Perspective”. Research and finding solutions to pressing social issues has a long tradition at the University of Bremen. This encompasses both fundamental as well as applied research. The University meets its commitment to education and research in the interest of society by entering into close cooperation with public institutions and enterprise, as well as by offering a broad spectrum of services to the community.

In order to facilitate cutting edge international research it relies on a home-made tradition of close internal networking across the faculties and with several excellent non-university institutions in the region. Moreover, it has always been essential to be open to innovative research ideas and to provide support for outstanding young researchers from the start. The university’s recent successes in the Excellence Initiative and the high rate of third-party funding it receives are both tangible evidence that it is on the right track. The university’s high flexibility, its concentration of resources, status-transcending flat hierarchies, and a pronounced propensity for cooperation will continue to serve the University in the achievement of its high ambitions.

The University of Bremen has twelve faculties (Physics/Electrical Engineering, Biology/Chemistry, Mathematics/Computer Science, Production Engineering, Geosciences, Law, Business Studies/Economics, Social Sciences, Cultural Studies, Linguistic and Literary Studies, Human and Health Studies, Pedagogical and Educational Sciences). Yet, the university’s six high-profile areas cross faculty boundaries and are focused on interdisciplinary research:

1. Marine, Polar and Climate Research,

2. Social Change, Social Policy, and the State,

3. Materials Science and Production Engineering,

4. Computer, Cognition and Communication Sciences,

5. Logistics,

6. Epidemiology and Health Sciences.

Through their outstanding research achievements these interdisciplinary high-profile areas shape how the university and its achievements are perceived. In addition, the university campus and the city-state of Bremen are home to ten very renowned non-university institutes being members of the Max Planck Society (MPG), the Helmholtz Association of National Research Centers (HGF), the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Science Association (WGL) and the Fraunhofer Society (FhG).This offers international academics, researchers, scientists and other university- related professionals opportunities for engaging in research cooperation beyond the confines of the university.

Total Enrollment:17039
           International Students:2114(12%)
Undergraduate Enrollment:8316
           International Students:758(9%)
Graduate Enrollment:8723
           International Students:1356(16%)

Undergraduate Programs
           Applied Mathematics, Diploma (Advanced Students Only)
           Art Science / Art Education, Bachelor'S Degree (Advanced Students Only)
           Art-Media-Aesthetic Education, Bachelor
           Biology, Bachelor
           Business Administration, Bachelor
           Chemistry, Bachelor
           Comparative And European Law, Ba (Co-Op University Ol)
           Computer Science, Bachelor
           Cultural Studies, Bachelor
           Digital Media, Ba (In Cooperation With The Arts Bremen)
           Dutch Studies, Bachelor (University Koop Ol) (Advanced Students Only)
           Earth Science, Bachelor
           Economics, Bachelor
           Economics, Bachelor'S Degree (Advanced Students Only)
           Electrical Engineering / Information Technology, Bachelor
           Elementary Mathematics, Bachelor
           English-Speaking Cultures / Englisch , Bachelor
           French Romance Languages ​​/ French, Ba
           Gender Studies, Bachelor (Advanced Students Only)
           General Studies - Interdisciplinary See Tangible Educational / Social Studies,
           Geography, Bachelor
           German Law On Foreigners, Legum Magister
           German Studies / German, Ba
           Hispanic / Spanish, Ba
           History, Bachelor
           In Combination With The Magisterium Of Grund-/Sekundarschulen, Master Of Education
           Inclusive Education - Special Education Teacher
           Industrial Engineering, Bachelor
           Industrial Mathematics, Bachelor
           Integrated European Studies, Bachelor
           Interdisciplinary Subject Education / General Studies, Bachelor
           Italian Studies, Bachelor (Advanced Students Only)
           Law, Ba
           Linguistics / Language Sciences, Bachelor
           Manufacturing Engineering - Mechanical & Process Engineering, Bachelor
           Material Culture: Textiles, Ba (Co-Op University Ol) (Advanced Students Only)
           Mathematics, Bachelor
           Music Education, Bachelor
           Musicology, Ba
           New For Winter Term! Communication And Media Studies, Bachelor
           New For Winter Term! Education And Educational Sciences, Bachelor
           New For Winter Term! Inclusive Education, Bachelor
           Nursing Science, Bachelor
           Philosophy, Bachelor
           Physics, Bachelor
           Political Science, Bachelor
           Professional Technical Studies (Gtw), Bachelor (Fb 1 + 4) (Advanced Students Only)
           Psychology, Bachelor
           Public Health / Health Sciences, Bachelor
           Religious Studies / Religious Education, Bachelor
           Russian / Slavic Studies, Bachelor (University Koop Ol) (Advanced Students Only)
           Sociology, Bachelor
           Specialised Education (Elementary, Primary And Secondary Education), Ba (Advanced Students Only)
           Sport Science / Sport And Exercise Culture, Bachelor'S Degree (Advanced Students Only)
           Sport Science, Bachelor
           Systems Engineering, Bachelor
Graduate Programs
           Arts And Cultural Education, Master
           Biochemistry And Molecular Biology, Master
           Business Administration, Master
           Clinical Psychology, Master
           Communication And Information Technology, Master
           Comparative And European Law, Legum Magister (Koop University Ol)
           Complex Decisions (Professional Public Decision Making), Master
           Computational Materials Science, Master
           Computer Science, Master
           Digital Media, Masters (In Cooperation With The Arts Bremen)
           Early Childhood Education, Master (This Course Starts But Not For Winter Term 2011/12, Please Find Out About The Range Of Courses 2012/13 To Date In The Next Year)
           Earth Sciences, Master
           Ecology, Master
           Economic Psychology, Master
           Education, Master
           Environmental Physics, Master
           European And International Law, Legum Magister
           German Law On Foreigners, Legum Magister
           Germanic, Mastercard
           History, Master
           In Combination With The Magisterium Of Grund-/Sekundarschulen, Master Of Education
           Inclusive Education - Special Education Teacher
           Industrial Engineering, Master
           Information And Automation Engineering, Master
           International Relations:Global Governance And Social Theory, Master   (Koop Jacobs University)
           International Studies In Aquatic Tropical Ecology, Master
           Italian Studies, Bachelor (Advanced Students Only)
           Language Sciences, Master
           Leadership And Organisational Development, Master
           Manufacturing Engineering, Master
           Marine Biology, Master
           Marine Geosciences, Master
           Marine Microbiology, Master
           Media Culture, Mastercard
           Medical Biometry / Biostatistics, Master
           Modern Global History, Master (Koop Jacobs University)
           Neurosciences, Master
           New For Winter Term! Applied Mathematics, Master
           New For Winter Term! Chemistry, Master
           New For Winter Term! Education And Educational Sciences, Bachelor
           New For Winter Term! Mathematics, Master
           Physics, Bachelor
           Physics, Master
           Political Science, Bachelor
           Political Science, Master
           Public Health / Nursing Science, Master
           Scientific Material Mineralogy, Chemistry And Physics, Mastercard
           Slavic Studies, Master (University Koop Ol)
           Social Policy, Master
           Sociology And Social Research, Master
           Special Education Inclusive Education - Teacher Special Education, Master
           Systems Engineering, Master
           Teachers At Vocational Schools - Gtw, Master Of Education
           Teaching At Primary And Secondary Schools (Comprehensive Schools) Focus Primary Schools, Master Of Education
           Teaching At Primary And Secondary Schools (Comprehensive Schools), Secondary Emphasis, Master Of Education
           Teaching At Secondary Schools / Community Colleges, Master Of Education
           Transcultural Studies, Master
           Transnational Literary Studies: Literature - Theatre - Film Master
           Urban And Regional Development, Master
           Vocational Education Nursing Science, Master

Platzierung in Academic Ranking of World Universities
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Platzierung in Academic Ranking of World Universities nach Gebieten
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Platzierung in Academic Ranking of World Universities nach Subjekt
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