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  1. bremen the city

  2. City of Bremen • 555.000 habitants • City state

  3. The University of Bremen

  4. General Facts

  5. university general facts University of Bremen • founded in October 1971 • guiding principles: • modernisation and restructuring of academic self-government and administration • interdisciplinary research and teaching

  6. university general facts Academic Structure Faculty of physics and electrical engineering Faculty of geo sciences Faculty of cultural studies Faculty of biology / chemistry Faculty of law Faculty of languages and literary studies Faculty of mathematics / computer science Faculty of business studies and economics Faculty of human and health sciences Faculty of production engineering Faculty of social sciences Faculty of educational sciences

  7. university general facts Students • 19450 students • 31% from Bremen • 33% from Niedersachsen • 21% from other Bundesländer • 15 % international students (Jahrbuch 2007)

  8. university internationalisation Internationalization/Europeanizationas a Key Objective • cooperation agreements with many European, African, Asian and US universities (e. g. Bangalore, Groningen, Gdansk, Paris, St. Petersburg, Indianapolis, Johannesburg, Carlisle (Dickinson), Austin, Shanghai, Seoul ) • more than 250 LLP-ERASMUS partnerships • research institutes devoted to academic evaluation of Europeanization and globalisation processes (e.g. Jean Monnet Center “European Studies”)

  9. university internationalisation Perspectives of international cooperation • exchange on postgraduate level • in research + teaching • development of joint degree programs with international partners

  10. university study International Degree Programs • ISATEC- International Studies in Aquatic Tropical Ecology (M.Sc.) • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (M.Sc.) • MARMIC –Marine Microbiology (M.Sc./PhD) • Environmental Physics (M.Sc.)

  11. university study International Degree Programmes • Communication and Information Technology (M.Sc.) • Digital Media (M.Sc.) • Information and Automation Engineering (M.Sc.) • Environmental and Marine Geoscience (M.Sc.)

  12. university study International Degree Programmes • Comparative and European Law/Hanse Law School (B.A.) • Integrated European Studies (B.A.) • Social Policy Research (M.A.) • Global Governance and Social Theory (M.A.) • European Labour Studies (M.A.) • Business Studies (M.A.)

  13. Service of the International Office • Newcomer Service • Mentoring of international students • Student support program • „At home in Bremen“ • extracurricular program e.g.: • International Film-Club, • cultural and social events

  14. Service Programme International Office 2007 E-Quality Award of the European Commission for international mobility and excellent student services

  15. Special services for visiting students from partner universities • Two- week orientation period prior to the beginning of lectures including • German Intensive Course (30 teaching hours) • Social and cultural activities • Campus tour, city tour, movie evenings, excursions in surroundings, etc. • Academic counseling

  16. Special services for visiting students from partner universities • Accommodation in student residencies and private accommodation • Newcomer Service • support with first steps in Bremen • Study buddy programm

  17. Newcomer Portal: online preparation

  18. Peer student counceling • Newcomer-Team

  19. Peer student counceling Study buddy

  20. Orientation weeks • Welcomebreakfastat thecafeteria

  21. International Summer Courses • Language – Regional Studies – Academic Work • 4 week courses in July and August • Participants from more than 30 countries

  22. KOMPASSGuidance for international students in full study programs • Special curriculum • Academic mentoring in departments • Personal tutors of the International Office • Support by International Office, Career Center and other units

  23. The programme Global Education offers multidisciplinary courses for International Exchange Students • Global Education allows to choose courses which combine a high academic standard with the particular field of interest of international students. • It was designed for students from diverse academic areas in order to make a multidisciplinary approach towards students‘ field of study possible.

  24. Global Education is designed for all international students who would like to • acquaint themselves with the German culture, history, literature and politics • integrate an international and intercultural perspective into the German educational system • receive an impression about the process of studying and doing research in Germany • integrate valuable intercultural experiences into their studies at their home university. The courses will be offered in German and English.Students can obtain up to 15 credit points with Global Education. Additionally to the courses there will be excursions offered.

  25. Center of Languages The Center of Languages cooperates with the Goethe-Institut,Institut Francais, Institute Cervantes Languages offered: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Russian and other languages

  26. Leisure on campus and in Bremen • Sports on campus • International culture clubs • International Film Club • University Choir, orchestra, jazz band • Restaurants, bars, clubs for all tastes and budgets • wide array of movie theaters (some with English programs) • Bremen: a town for bicycles • very good public transport system in and around Bremen

  27. university research PhD Programmes e.g. Graduate School of Social Sciences VW-foundation: 50% funding e.g. Graduate College Proxies in Earth History in cooperation with Utrecht+Amsterdam

  28. university research Selected Central Research Units • Artec Research Center artec work-environment-technology • ITB Institute Technology and Education • ZKW Center for Cognitive Sciences • UFT Center for Environmental Research and Technology • ZeS Center for Social Policy

  29. university research Selected Research Units • TZI Center for Computing Technologies • ZeTeM Zentrum für Technomathematik • IUP Institute of Environmental Physics • ZPH Centre for Public Health

  30. university research Associated Research Institutes (state funded) • ZARM Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity • BIAS Bremen Institute of AppliedLaser Technology • BIBA Bremen Institute of Industrial Technology and Applied Work Studies • ZMT Center for Tropical Marine Ecology • MeVis Center for Medical Diagnostic Systems and Visualization • IWT Institute for Materials Science

  31. university research Associated Research Institutes(Foundations) • BIPS Bremen Institute for Prevention, Social Medicine and Epidemiology • FORSCHUNGSSTELLE OSTEUROPA Research Office for Eastern European Studies • ZERP Center of European Law and Politics

  32. university research National Scientific Institutions in Bremen • AWI Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine Research (Helmholtz-Society), Bremerhaven • IFAM Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Manufacturing and Advanced Materials (Fraunhofer Society) • MPI Max Planck Institute for marine Microbiology (Max-Planck-Society)

  33. university general facts University of Bremen … engine of regional development • growing Technology Park • 250 enterprises, 5.000 – 6.000 employees • Cooperation in the areas (e.g.) • Environmental protection • Digital Media/Computer Science • Material Sciences • Health Sciences • Logistics

  34. University of Bremen … engine of regional development • supporting students and alumni as entrepreneurs • Transfer of knowledge • Lifelong Learning

  35. Mission statement • The University of Bremen is a major growth factor for North West Germany and it connects Bremen to the world. • We commit ourselves to highest standards of excellence in research and teaching. We offer research-based curricula on undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels. • We prioritize interdisciplinary research with a strong focus on knowledge transfer.

  36. Mission statement • The University of Bremen actively participates in a network of institutions who promote and seek to sustain democracy and social justice in Europe.