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University of Bremen

3.9 out of 5 (54 ratings / 30 reviews) Bremen, Germany
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.

About

History

The University of Bremen is a young university. It was founded in 1971 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.

Education

The University of Bremen is a medium-sized German university with around 20,000 students. For its committed and talented students, Bremen offers a wide range of subjects: More than 100 masters programs and bachelor programs, as well as the state law exam. And with research-based learning, the University has reinterpreted project studies, a defining feature originating from when it was founded. 2,500 academics (41%), among them 270 professors (29% women), teach and research in a wide range of disciplines: In the natural sciences, engineering, the social sciences and the humanities as well as in teacher training, we have a long established tradition in interdisciplinary cooperation and excellent research.

Research

Together with the local research institutes and cooperation partners, it constitutes the leading research hub in northwest Germany. The University is a top performer in many areas of national and international excellence. Its international research profile is shaped in particular by six high-profile areas.

Career

The University of Bremen seeks to recruit and retain engage, highly motivated outstanding professors. Therefore high standards have to be applied to the appointment process to ensure quality, especially in respect of transparency, process duration, information flow and gender mainstreaming.

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
351 -50
2019
301 -50
2018
251
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
501 -100
2018
401
2017
401
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
521 -10
2019
511 -30
2018
481
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
532 -19
2019
513 -36
2018
477
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

The University of Bremen advises and supports you in your concerns. Here you will find contact points for all your matters: Support in making study decisions, advice on all aspects of studying, support in personal problem situations, questions on studying with children and other topics.

Housing services

Do you want to live in a student residence, a shared flat, or with parents? Of course, only you decide where and how you want to live: You have access to the entire Bremen housing market.

In the immediate vicinity of the campus, both the Studierendenwerk Bremen and private providers offer individual apartments and shared housing at various locations in Bremen. Often the housing question boils down to the size of your purse. 

Library services

The State and University Library Bremen (SuUB) is the city's largest and oldest academic library. As the designated central library of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, the SuUB supplies literature to universities and colleges across Bremen and Bremerhaven, while also acting as the state library.

Student Life

Sports facilities

University sports are open to all students, other members of the University, and also externals. They can attend the sports courses offered by Hochschulsport e.V. (Association for University Sports) and use the "UniFit" Power and Ergo Room and the offers of the AStA. The sports activities take place on campus and at other sports facilities.

Student Reviews

University of Bremen - Psychology
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

My experience was quite mixed - I found the programme to overall be rather awkwardly organized, it was very difficult to get help with specific questions because no one was entirely sure who one should talk to about topic x and the programme was undergoing restructuring during my studies, thus a lot of things were quite chaotic. However, the staff for the most part did...

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Being a student of Literary and Cultural Studies, it is an immersive experience to be in a school that is very cosmopolitan in nature. With students from all over the world, the learning and fun opportunity is literally endless.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Nice and difficult both experiences I have

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