The University of Bremen was founded  for the purpose of teacher training. What was to become known as the “Bremen Model“ was conceived in times of social reform. Its core elements apply to this day and it was these basic principles which first made the subsequent research success possible: Interdisciplinary orientation, research-based learning in teaching projects, orientation to the practice and social commitment. Some new guiding principles have been added since: Internationalization of teaching and research, equal gender opportunity, and environmental responsibility.

Photo: Kateryna Dyshkantyuk

Photo: Kateryna Dyshkantyuk

Roughly 23,000 people are currently active as students, teachers, researchers, or employees of the University of Bremen. It has become one of Germany`s eleven top universities of excellence. It is the science center of Northern Germany, renowned for its strengths in the sciences and engineering disciplines, as well as the humanities and the social sciences.

Since June 2012, the University of Bremen is entitled ‘University of Excellence’. The Excellence Initiative was passed for the first time in 2005 by the German federal and state governments. And the latest Förderatlas (funding atlas) published by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) puts Bremen right at the top among German universities in several categories.

Wherever you look, the student body, research work, or life on campus – at the University of Bremen there is truly an abundance of international and intercultural diversity. The University is particularly proud of the support it offers to its international members – whether temporary visitors, students or permanent staff. Round about twenty thousand students from 120 different countries have chosen to study here. And large numbers of young and renowned scholars and scientists have already come to Bremen to teach and carry out research.

All sessions of the Autumn Convention excluding some social events will take place at the University.