News Archive 2001-2008

Major Romanian newspaper honors Jacobs Alumna
Aurora Simionescu as 'The Person of the Year'

Dec 19, 2008

The Romanian daily newspaper Cotidianul together with the local Romanian television station “Realitatea TV” gave a special award, “The Person of The Year”, to Aurora Simionescu, who graduated from Jacobs University with a Bachelor of Science in Earth and Space Sciences in 2005 and is now studying for her PhD at the Max-Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching, Germany.
more ... »
Science beyond fiction: Jacobs University participates in
EU CyberEmotions project

Dec 17, 2008

Jacobs University Bremen receives about 420,000 Euros for research on emotion reaction assessment in the context of the CyberEmotions project funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union with a total of 3.6 million Euros. Focusing on the detection and emergence mechanisms of collective emotions in Internet communities and their role for the emotional climate in society, the project includes experts in the psychology of emotions, complex systems, theoretical physics, computer science, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality. Project leader at Jacobs University is the emotion scientist and psychology professor Arvid Kappas. The CyberEmotions consortium, which involves nine partner institutions in six EU countries, is set to begin work in early 2009 for a period of four years.
more ... »
»Top Cited Paper« award for Jacobs Professor Brigitte Kudielka
Dec 12, 2008

Brigitte Kudielka, Professor of Health Psychology at Jacobs University, together with her co-author Clemens Kirschbaum from the Technical University of Dresden received the Biological Psychology Author Award for the Top cited Paper in 2006 and 2007 for the paper “Sex differences in HPA axis responses to stress: a review”, Volume 69/1 (2005). Biological Psychology, a leading journal of the field, focuses on the biological aspects of psychological states and processes.
more ... »
Leibniz Prize for Jacobs Professor Antje Boetius
Dec 05, 2008

Antje Boetius, Professor of Microbiology at Jacobs University since 2001, receives the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) for outstanding young researchers. Endowed with 2.5 Mio. Euros the prize is Germany’s most important research award. The 41 year old marine microbiologist, who also heads a joint research team of the Max Planck Institute of Marine Microbiology and the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research and is a project leader at the University of Bremen, is the only woman amongst this year’s 11 Leibniz awardees. She was the first to prove the existence of sea floor dwelling microbial communities composed of sulphate reducing bacteria and methane degrading archaea, which are of major climatic relevance.
more ... »
New award from Stiftung Mercator for Jacobs University students
Dec 03, 2008

This year, for the first time, Stiftung Mercator has provided the Mercator Award to honor two students from Mercator College, who have distinguished themselves through outstanding social commitment and excellent academic achievements. Endowed with of 5,000 Euros each the prize will be awarded annually to one 2nd year and one 3rd year undergraduate student resident at Mercator College. The first awardees are the Canadian Taylor Hartrick, who is studying International Politics and History, and the Indian Bioinformatics and Computational Science student Mitul Kamlesh Jain. The Mercator Award was bestowed on December 2, 2008.
more ... »
Future-oriented Management: TiasNimbas Business School and
Jacobs University begin Next Generation Leadership Program

Dec 02, 2008

Jacobs University Bremen and the German Dutch TiasNimbas Business School developed a joint program for advanced training of young executives, which prepares them to face the challenges of constantly increasing market and company dynamics. The English language Next Generation Leadership Programme combines topics of future-oriented management methods and innovative enterprise strategies with practice oriented training for leadership competence optimization. The six month long program, consisting of three on-campus modules in Bremen and Tilburg with integrated coaching and self-learning units, begins on the March 22, 2009.
more ... »
German Association of University Professors and Lecturers names Katja Windt as »Professor of the Year 2008«
Nov 27, 2008

Katja Windt, Bernd Rogge Professor of Global Production Logistics at Jacobs University, was honored by the German Association of University Professors and Lecturers with this year's “Professor of the Year” award, which is endowed with 5.000 Euros. The association, the official professional representation of more than 22,000 university professors and young academics in Germany, acknowledged the mechanical engineer and mother of three children as a “role model personality”.
more ... »
Black holes are the rhythm at the heart of galaxies
Nov 22, 2008

The powerful black holes at the center of massive galaxies and galaxy clusters act as hearts to the systems, pumping energy out at regular intervals to regulate the growth of the black holes themselves, as well as star formation, according to new data on the galaxy M84 from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. An international team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Jacobs University, the universities of Michigan and Maryland, Baltimore County, and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics contributed to the results, which now have been published in the Astrophysical Journal (doi: 10.1086/591662).
more ... »
Jacobs University hosts career advisors from around the globe
Nov 17, 2008

On November 15, 2008, Jacobs University’s Office of Admissions welcomed about twenty guidance counselors of international English-language schools from twelve different countries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and South America. In a three-day visiting program the guests are being introduced to Jacobs academic and residential life programs as well as to the city of Bremen.
more ... »
Ernst A. C. Lange Prize 2008 for Innovation Camp Bremen of Jacobs University and University of Bremen
Nov 11, 2008

On November 11, 2008, the association “unifreunde e. V.” awarded the Ernst A. C. Lange Prize for the joint educational project “Creative Technology Education: Innovation Camp Bremen” of Jacobs University and University of Bremen for schoolchildren aged between 9 and 17. The annual award, which is endowed with 5000 Euros, acknowledges innovative co-operation projects between scientists of the two Bremen universities in the fields of Mathematics, Natural and Technical Sciences.
more ... »
Spintronics: Physicists succeed in measuring a nano-mechanic torsion effect induced by electronic spin flip
Nov 11, 2008

An international team of physicists under the lead of quantum mechanic Pritiraj Mohanty from Boston University for the first time succeeded in measuring a tiny mechanic twist of a nano wire, which had been triggered by a spin reversal of spin-polarized electrons – a so-called spin flip. The experiment confirmed a scientific prediction published more than ten years ago in the Annalen der Physik by the theoretical physicists Stefan Kettemann from Jacobs University and Peter Fulde from the Max Planck Insititute for Complex Systems. The effect, which experts appreciate as promising for developing new perspective in spintroncs – the utilization of the electrons’ spin for electronic circuits –, is now published in a joint article in the current issue of Nature Nanotechnology (doi:10.1038/nnano.2008.311).
more ... »
„New, intuitive ways of painting“: University Club hosts exhibition by abstract artist Kurt Höffner
Nov 10, 2008

On November 11, 2008, Jacobs University’s university club opens the exhibition „Wege zur Kunst“ (Roads to Art) with works of Kurt Höffner. The artist from Weiterstadt near Darmstadt, who has dedicated himself intensively and continuously to painting not until 1999 and only after retiring from his career as a successful manager in the pharmaceutical industry, will present around 15 large-sized acryl paintings in the tradition of abstract expressionism but also inspired by single outstanding painters like Jackson Pollock. Ursula Staudinger, Dean of Jacobs Center on Lifelong Learning and Institutional Development, will open the exhibition, the artist himself will give an introduction to his works. The Höffner show will be presented unitl December 5, admission to the vernissage and the exhibition is free.
more ... »
Green climate chance? Jacobs University’s marine algae based CO2 mitigation technology tested in pilot plant by major German power company RWE
Nov 06, 2008

On November 6, 2008, a novel algae cultivation pilot facility for CO2 mitigation in industrial exhausts was put into operation in Niederaußem near Cologne. The facility is part of the local lignite-fired power plant, which is operated by Germany’s second largest power company RWE commercially as well as an R & D facility. Scientific manager of the project, which is partnered by Forschungszentrum Jülich and Jacobs University’s first spin-off Phytolutions GmbH, is Laurenz Thomsen, Jacobs Professor of Geosciences. RWE provided 700,000 Euros for the first stage of the project.
more ... »
Jacobs University Celebrates Founders Day 2008
Oct 28, 2008

Jacobs University celebrated its second Founders Day yesterday. The day began with a poster competition in the morning about the university's study and research focus "Waterfront Megacities", which will be presented at the Expo 2010 in Shanghai. Founders Day continued with the annual ceremony and awards presentation in the Campus Center. The evening's Founders Day Ball concluded the day's events. Special guests of the day were the Jacobs Foundation's Board of Governors, who held their annual meeting and dinner on campus.
more ... »
Excellent and International: Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) celebrates opening
Oct 21, 2008

On October 21, 2008, the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS), a joint 5.6 million euro federally sponsored "Excellence Initiative" project of the University of Bremen and Jacobs University, celebrated its official opening. Addressing the 250 guests from science, business, and politics, the former president of Viadrina university and political scientist Prof. Dr. Gesine Schwan praised the new graduate school as an excellent place of study and research for young researchers who understand that academic and career responsibilities have both international and transdisciplinary perspectives.
more ... »
Third wave of highly qualified professionals for utility sector: European Utility Management MBA graduates celebrate degree
Oct 17, 2008

On October 17, 2008, Jacobs University bid farewell to its third successful class of the part-time Executive MBA program in European Utility Management (EUM). Twelve graduates from four European countries, working for six major European utility companies received their final degree and are ready to enter the international labor market equipped with enriched skills and capabilities.
more ... »
Writing without borders: globale° festival for cross border literature
Oct 17, 2008

From October 30 to November 5, 2008, Jacobs University organizes the second globale° Festival for cross border literature under the direction of literature professor Immacolata Amodeo. Twelve authors from as many countries, who have found their home in Germany and in the German language, will present their lives and work through moderated discussion at festival locations in Bremen and Bremerhaven. The festival's media partner, under the auspices of Libuše Černá, is Radio Bremen.
more ... »
Not your usual "Campus Walk": Jacobs University hosts the second "Jacobs Run"
Oct 16, 2008

On October 18 at 15:00 the second campus Jacobs-Run at Jacobs University will be held. Last year's successful premier saw over a hundred runners and countless members of the public cheering them on. Everyone, regardless of age, is welcome to participate. Last-Minute on-site registration is also possible. University president Joachim Treusch will give the race's starting orders.
more ... »
"German-American Relations: Multifaceted and Closely Bound": U.S. Ambassador William Timken holds public lecture
at Jacobs University

Oct 02, 2008

On Tuesday, Oktober 7, the American Ambassador William R. Timken visits Jacobs University on the invitation of the Carl Schurz German American Club and will give a lecture on German-American relations. The campus community and the interested public are welcome! The lecture starts at 8 p. m. in the Conference Hall of the Campus Center. There will be a reception after the talk. On the occasion of his visit Ambassador Timken will also take time to learn more about Jacobs University and tour the campus together with university president Joachim Treusch.
more ... »
Jacobs University Fall Open House for Prospective Students
Sep 25, 2008

more ... »

Who will be the next president of the United States?
Election information day at Jacobs University

Sep 25, 2008

On Saturday, September 27, 2008, Jacobs University invites the interested public and especially all Bremen-based American citizens, who are entitled to vote, to a U. S. election information day. At the traditional “Town Meeting” style event from 3 p. m. to 6 p. m., Genevieve Libonati, Political Economical Officer at the Hamburg Consulate General of the United States, will present in-depth information about the presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain and their respective political approach. A CNN feature on the candidates and a discussion will round out the information program. Cheryl Weise, head of the Bremen U.S. consular agency, will assist American citizens with last minute voting registration. There is no entrance fee.
more ... »
Jacobs Professor Georg Ress receives the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
Sep 25, 2008

On October 6, 2008, on the occasion of the 18th anniversary of the German Reunification, Federal President Horst Köhler will award merited citizens with the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. Among them is Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Georg Ress, who has been teaching „International Law“ at Jacobs University since September 2005. The outstanding political and legal scientist and former judge at the European Court of Human Rights receives Germany’s highest distinction in honor of services to the common welfare for his merits in the field of Human Rights research and promotion.
more ... »
Successful program continues: Jacobs University welcomes new European Utility Management Executive MBA students
Sep 21, 2008

On Sunday, September 21, the opening ceremony for the fifth cohort of the part-time Executive MBA in European Utility Management took place. Fifteen students from eleven different utility companies and four different countries arrived on campus for their first block week. Over two years the executive students will be combining everyday responsibilities in their companies with a demanding and career-oriented program that sets high standards.
more ... »
Inaugural lecture on Logistics by Katja Windt
Sep 19, 2008

On September 24, 2008, Katja Windt, Bernd Rogge Professor of Global Production Logistics at Jacobs University and laureate of the Alfried Krupp Prize for Young University Teachers 2008, will give her inaugural lecture on “Logistics across Process and Company Borders”. The public English language lecture starts at 7.00 p. m. in the Campus Center. After the lecture, the donor of the professorship, Managing Partner of the D. Oltmann GmbH & CoKG Bernd Rogge, welcomes all visitors to a reception.
more ... »
Memorial ceremony for Klaus J. Jacobs
Sep 17, 2008

On Wednesday, September 17, 2008, the campus community honored Klaus J. Jacobs, who passed away on September 11 at the age of 71, with a university memorial ceremony. In the early afternoon, students, faculty, and staff members assembled in the Conference Hall to pay their respect to the patron and entrepreneur, whose commitment to the university dates back to its very early beginnings and who essentially supported its further development with the immensely generous investment of the Jacobs Foundation, its amount until then unprecedented in Europe.
more ... »
Campus community mourns the passing of Klaus J. Jacobs
Sep 12, 2008

On September 11, 2008 the great entrepreneur and patron of science, Klaus J. Jacobs, passed away. He was 71.
more ... »
“The United States at War with Itself”: Public On-Campus Lecture with Renowned Historian Fritz Stern
Sep 08, 2008

On Friday, September 12, 2008, Prof. Dr. Fritz Stern, the renowned US-American historian of German decent, will give a talk on “Amerika im Kampf mit sich selbst“ (“The United States at War with Itself”). Stern will be visiting Bremen on the joint invitation of the Senator for Economy and Ports, Ralf Nagel, Jacobs University, the AmCham Germany and the Bremen United States Center. The public lecture, which starts at 7 p. m. in the Conference Hall, will be held in German; there is no entrance fee.
more ... »
Think Tank for the Future: Jacobs University Celebrates its Distinction as »Selected Landmark in the Land of Ideas 2008«
Sep 04, 2008

For its future oriented potential Jacobs University will officially be awarded the distinction of a »Selected Landmark« on September 9 by two high-ranking representatives of the Deutsch Bank: Jürgen Fitschen, Global Head of Regional Management and Chairman of the Management Committee Germany, and Martin Klinkhammer, Head of Private Wealth Management, Deutsche Bank Bremen. As one of the winners of the nationwide competition »365 Landmarks in the Land of Ideas« Jacobs University will celebrate this award by inviting the public in co-operation with Deutsche Welle TV to a theme night with the motto »Elites in a globalized world«.
more ... »
Unternehmertage 2008
Sep 04, 2008

On October 9 and 10, the “Unternehmertage 2008” will be held at the University of Bremen. Jacobs University and the University of Bremen invite businessmen and executives from small and medium-sized companies from around Northern Germany to come together and discuss current business issues.
more ... »
DAAD Prize for Taylor Hartrick
Sep 01, 2008

The annual DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) award is given to foreign students in Germany for their exceptional academic performance and significant social and intercultural commitment. In 2008, Jacobs student Taylor Hartrick is happy to receive the award with a 1.000 € prize endowment.
more ... »
Multicultural and motivated: Jacobs University starts the new academic year with 1200 students
Sep 01, 2008

On September 1, Jacobs University officially welcomed 400 newcomers at its traditional annual opening ceremony. In the new academic year 681 undergraduate and 523 graduate students will be living and learning together on campus. Representing 93 nations this is the most international student body ever since the university’s founding.
more ... »
»Social Justice - Key Stone of European Identity« -
Opening lecture to the European Culture Dialogue
St. Petersburg – Bremen

Aug 28, 2008

On September 2, 2008, Jacobs University invites the campus community and the interested public to the lecture »Social Justice - Key Stone of European Identity« by Mikhail V. Shmakov, President of the Federation of the Independent Trade Unions of Russia. Shmakov holds the lecture on the occasion of the founding of the „European Culture Dialogue St. Petersburg – Bremen“, which aims at contributing to the development of a common code of values for a just and liberal future development of the European continent. The speech held in Russian as well as contributions to the subsequent discussion will be directly translated into English. The lecture starts at 6 p. m. in the Campus Center and is free of charge.
more ... »
Welcome to Jacobs University!
Students from all over the world explore their new Alma Mater

Aug 25, 2008

People by the bus load, luggage, cars and sign boards everywhere. August 25 is the first day for most of the roundabout 400 Jacobs University newcomers, freshmen and graduate students, on the campus of their new Alma Mater. Until the official start of term on September 1, 2008, the newcomers will get to know their new home territory through a diverse orientation week program. This year about 1200 students coming from more than 95 nations will study and live at Jacobs University.
more ... »
Sport as mind jogging for older people: Jacobs University presents the first results of the project »Age on the move«
Aug 21, 2008

On August 21, 2008, the sports scientist Claudia Voelcker-Rehage, the neuroscientist Ben Godde and the psychologist Ursula M. Staudinger presented the first results of Jacobs University’s interdisciplinary research project “Age on the move” to the participating test persons and the project sponsors. Test data of 115 probands aged between 65 and 75 collected over a 12-months period clearly proved that regular endurance sports as well as gymnastic exercise lead to a marked improvement of the performance of older people’s brains.
more ... »
Neurobiological surprise: Fish brain cells with marked aberrations in chromosome number develop into neurons capable of long-term survival
Aug 15, 2008

Günther Zupanc, Jacobs Professor of Neurobiology, for the first time provided evidence that even a profound deviation from the number of chromosomes typical for a species does not necessarily result in programmed death of the cells affected or in physiological and behavioural deficiencies of the organism. Analysis of the brain of adult healthy knifefish, in which every fifth newly formed cell markedly deviates from the “normal” number of chromosomes, showed that the aberrant cells can develop into neurons with a long-term survival until the organism’s natural death. The study is published in the current issue of Developmental Neurobiology (68: S. 1257–1268, 2008)
more ... »
“New perspectives on aging”: Volkswagen Foundation
funds research on lifespan development and aging
at Jacobs University

Aug 14, 2008

Jacobs University receives about 700,000 Euros for research projects on the influence of job-related mobility on cognitive and personal adaptivity in the course of the lifespan as well on the appraisal of experience in older employees as an innovation resource for companies. The two 3-year projects, which will start in October, are part of the Volkswagen Foundation’s research initiative “New Perspectives on Aging” with 12 research projects and a total funding of 3.6 million Euros.
more ... »
Deep-Sea Heat Record:
Scientists discover hottest water on earth

Aug 08, 2008

An international team of scientists under the lead of Andrea Koschinsky-Fritsche, Jacobs Professor of Geoscience, registered the record water temperature 464 °C at a hydrothermal vent located in 3000 m water depth at 5 °S at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The measurement, taken on the 68th cruise of the German research vessel METEOR, now has been published in the current issue of the Geology (DOI: 10.1130/G24726A.1).
more ... »
Take a break on the new campus benches donated by Citibank
Aug 08, 2008

Two new benches at the North-West corner of Jacobs University’s playing fields now invite students, staff, and visitors to spend some leisure time – in conversation, reading or watching one of the university’s numerous sports teams at training or at fighting gripping matches against neighborhood teams. The two new pieces of campus furniture are a gift from the Northern-German branch of Citibank Germany.
more ... »
»From Ritual to Romance«: Symposium on
Comparative Literature and Comparative Religious Studies at Jacobs University

Aug 06, 2008

From August 6-8, 2008, the International Symposium “From Ritual to Romance: Comparative Literature and Comparative Religious Studies” takes place in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Executive Board of the International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA). This association is composed of 40 national associations with more than 5000 members in total. An embedded panel “Religion and Literature” will also be held. 50 participants from 18 countries will attend; prominent speaker is Jacobs University's new Wisdom Professor for Comparative Religion, Hans Kippenberg.
more ... »
German Psychological Society elects Ursula Staudinger
as President

Jul 30, 2008

On July 23, Ursula M. Staudinger, Jacobs University Vice President and Dean of the Jacobs Center on Lifelong Learning and Institutional Development, was elected as the new president of the German Psychological Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie, DGPs) and will act in this position for the next two years. Prof. Staudinger, who was the society’s vice president for the past two years, succeeds Prof. Dr. Marcus Hasselhorn in the presidency. The election took place during the 46th DGPs congress, which this year was part of the 29th International Congress of Psychology in Berlin from July 20-25, 2008.
more ... »
Crossing Borders: International Congress on
Cross-Cultural Psychology at Jacobs University

Jul 24, 2008

From July 27 -31, 2008, Jacobs University will be the meeting place for 700 scientists from over 40 countries participating in the 19th Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP) with the theme "Crossing Borders: (Cross-) Cultural Psychology as an Interdisciplinary Multi-Method Endeavour". 750 conference contributions will offer a wide spectrum of discussion about the specific influence of different cultures on the human psyche, development and behaviour. A special conference emphasis is the multi-disciplinary as well as multi-methodical orientation of cultural psychology.
more ... »
Rowing for a good cause: The Jacobs Buccaneers raced on Lake Starnberg
Jul 23, 2008

On July 19, 2008, Jacobs University’s rowing team – the Jacobs Buccaneers – joined the over 100 crews in the second Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation benefit regatta "Rowing against Cancer” on Lake Starnberg. The coxed four-man gig started in the first race of the day at 10:30 a. m. and clearly lead the 500 m race against the other five teams. In the professional semi-final, the crew held a second place when, due to technical problems with the borrowed boat, they fell back and had to be content with the fourth position. As last year, the proceeds of the regatta will go to the foundation for funding a special sports program for cancer patients.
more ... »
For academic highflyers: Red Bull awards stipends
to Jacobs University

Jul 18, 2008

What do have the world's best athletes, creative video artists and talented Jacobs students in common? They are supported by Red Bull. The company's philosophy has always been to enable people to realize their ideas and individual potential. Therefore Red Bull is now supporting high performances of Jacobs University students by offering five scholarships.
more ... »
Jacobs University celebrates
Topping-out ceremony of College IV

Jul 10, 2008

On the 9th of July, 2008, Jacobs University members, guests and journalists celebrated the Topping-out ceremony of College IV, the fourth college where Jacobs University students live and learn. With the construction of the building, the number of college places on campus increases to approximately 900. College IV is planned to be ready for occupancy in January 2009.
more ... »
Klaus J. Jacobs receives Leibniz Medal 2008
Jul 07, 2008

On “Leibniz Day”, July 5, 2008, the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities) bestowed the Leibniz Medal 2008 to entrepreneur Klaus J. Jacobs in recognition of his services in supporting the sciences and humanities.
more ... »
Alfried Krupp Prize for Young University Teachers goes to Katja Windt
Jul 04, 2008

Jacobs University professor Katja Windt will receive the Alfried Krupp Prize for Young University Teachers 2008 working in the natural sciences and engineering at German universities. From 39 candidates, the Board of Trustees of the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung unanimously chose Dr.-Ing. Katja Windt, Professor of Global Production Logistics. The Alfried Krupp Prize for Young University Teachers includes a one million euro research grant over five years. Since 1986, 29 young professors have been awarded the prize; Katja Windt is the first from the research field of mechanical engineering.
more ... »
Certified: Jacobs University is »Family Friendly«
Jun 30, 2008

On June 30, 2008, Jacobs University received certification by the initiative Beruf & Familie gGmbH (Career & Family) on behalf of the Hertie Foundation as being a »Family Friendly University«. The certificate rewards companies which successfully manage to create a family-friendly work and study environment. It is awarded as a result of a successful completion of a Work and Family Audit process. Out of 231 companies awarded, only 12 German universities received the revalidation of the certificate which is valid until April 28, 2011.
more ... »
Jacobs University will contribute to largest
telescope in the world

Jun 24, 2008

The Federal Ministry for Research and Education (BMBF) has decided to fund the bid by the astrophysics group at Jacobs University to become part of the world's largest radio telescope, LOFAR.
more ... »
Jacobs Seeks Host Families for New Class of International Students
Jun 19, 2008

At the end of August it is again time: freshmen from all corners of the globe will arrive in Bremen to live and study at Jacobs University. For many of the Bachelor's students it is their first time far away from home. Jacobs University´s host family program help the almost 300 Freshmen beginning the 2008/2009 academic year to establish personal interaction with families in Bremen and to become acquainted with the German culture and way of life.
more ... »
3.6 million Euros for »Helmholtz Graduate School for Polar and Marine Research (POLMAR)«
Jun 18, 2008

The 3.6 million Euros of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres for the new graduate school will be granted over a period of six years, supporting junior polar and marine researchers in their specialized studies. Initiated by the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) in Bremerhaven the "Helmholtz Graduate School for Polar and Marine Research (POLMAR)" is a co-operation project of Jacobs University, the Universities of Bremen and Potsdam, the Bremen based Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, the Bremerhaven Univeristy of Applied Sciences, and the Institute for Marine Resources.
more ... »
Green Innovation: Jacobs University’s first spin-off company for algae-based technologies founded
Jun 16, 2008

Oceanographer Claudia Thomsen, Bremen entrepreneur Stefan Rill and Jacobs University’s newly created investment company JCBS Holding GmbH founded the university’s first spin-off enterprise Phytolutions GmbH. Phytolutions develops and markets research-intensive methods, processes and technologies for the efficient use of marine algae as a source for fuels, chemicals, animal fodder and building materials, among other things. Moreover, Phytolutions provides innovation consulting and research in the field of photosynthetic CO2 mitigation in industrial exhaust gases to companies of the energy, automobile and chemical industry.
more ... »
The Alster Duel: Jacobs University Rowing Team Second against Hamburg School of Business Administration
May 31, 2008

Months of hard training culminated in a fierce 10 minute battle on the Alster Saturday afternoon between the rowing teams of Jacobs and HSBA. Cheered on by crowds of supporters who made the trip from Bremen the Jacobs' Buccaneers rowed to within a mere half boat length of victory. By securing second place, the one year old Jacobs rowing team gave their supporters much to be proud about. The Buccaneers resume their early morning training schedule after next week's Graduation festivities; in order to be in shape for this summer's annual rowing race in support of cancer research.
more ... »
Jacobs University celebrates fifth graduating class
May 30, 2008

On June 3, graduates from 58 countries will attend Graduation 2008. The Class of 2008, 333 young people in total, is the fifth class to graduate from Jacobs University. Almost one half of the class are graduate students: 93 will receive their MA’s and 54 will be awarded a PhD, the largest number to date. With a passing rate of 95 percent, the 186 BA and BSc graduates have again secured Jacobs University a top rank among German universities. The average age of the BA and BSc graduates is 22 years.
more ... »
Jacobs robots again successful in international competition:
1st Place in simulated planet exploration challenge

May 27, 2008

Jacobs University’s robotics group gained the first place in the category “autonomous planet exploration” of the “Robotics Challenge” during the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), held from May 19 to 23, 2008, in Pasadena, USA. In total, 16 teams from nine nations participated in the copetition.
more ... »
Success for Jacobs undergraduate students at
international poster competition

May 27, 2008

For their research poster on "The visual legacy of the Bush admnisitration" Carola Betzold, Friedrich Kauder, and Johannes Loh, all students of Integrated Social Sciences and members of this year’s graduating “Class of 2008”, won the third price in a best-poster-competition with 150 submitted posters. The competition was held at the International Communication Association (ICA) Annual Meeting, May 22-26, 2008 in Montreal, Canada.
more ... »
Public lecture by Nobel Prize laureate Harold Kroto
at Jacobs University

May 21, 2008

On May 27, 2008, Jacobs University invites the campus community and the interested public to the lecture »Architecture in NanoSpace« by Sir Harold Kroto. The 1996 Chemistry Nobel Prize laureate and co-discoverer of the new carbon allotropes “Fullerenes” will give an exciting insight into the latest developments in nanotechnology and its “useful” molecular constructions. The English-language talk, which is part of the series »Science leaders meet Jacobs University«, starts at 7 p. m. in the Campus Center and is free of charge.
more ... »
„The Children of Ningxia“ – Photo Exhibition on Life in a Poor Chinese Province
May 13, 2008

"The Children of Ningxia" photo exhibition and lectures series will open May 16 in the Bremen Übersee Museum and run until June 29. The exhibition is a joint cooperation between Jacobs University and Enfants du Ningxia.
more ... »
Special Guest at the International Politics and History Lecture:
Indian Diplomat Krishnan Srinivasan

Apr 28, 2008

On Wednesday April 30, 2008, Krishnan Srinivasan, former Indian Commonwealth deputy secretary-general, will give a lecture titled »Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon or Lumbering Elephant? India and China in the ›Asian century‹ «. The lecture takes place in the Campus Center Conference Hall and starts at 7 p. m. Guest visitors are welcome!
more ... »
Epigenetic research uncovers new targets for modification enzymes
Apr 28, 2008

A consortium of scientists, led by Albert Jeltsch, professor of Biochemistry at Jacobs University Bremen, in co-operation with Yoichi Shinkai from Kyoto University, Japan, and Xiaodong Cheng at Emory University, U.S.A., has now discovered new non-histone targets for an epigenetic modification enzyme previously believed to only modify histones. The research is reported current online issue of Nature Chemical Biology (doi 10.1038/nchembio.88).
more ... »
Double success for Jacobs Rescue Robotics at RoboCup German Open 2008
Apr 25, 2008

Jacobs University Rescue Robots clinched two first places at the RoboCup German Open held from April 21 to 25, 2008, at this year’s Hanover Fair. The competition was part of a special exhibition on “Mobile Robots & Autonomous Systems”, which featured intelligent mobile systems and components for industrial manufacturing, the public sector and domestic applications. In addition to the RoboCup awards, the robotic team, headed by Andreas Birk, Jacobs professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, were awarded the „University Project Award“ of the large technology enterprise Faulhaber, for their innovative work in the field of rescue robot mechatronics.
more ... »
Jacobs University Spring 2008 Open House
Apr 24, 2008

The 2008 Spring Open House at Jacobs University on April 26 will attract prospective students, family members, friends and teachers onto campus to learn what makes ours the best private university in which to live, learn and research. More than 200 guests are expected, some from as far away as the United Arab Emirates.
more ... »
Science and Politics - On the History of a Remarkable Relationship
Apr 23, 2008

University President Joachim Treusch spoke as part of the Carl Schurz Deutsch-Amerikanischer Club lecture series on the subject of the remarkable relationship between science and politics. The lecture was held in Bremen's City Hall (Oberenhalle des Rathauses) on April 22.
more ... »
Dean of the Instituto de Empresa Business School
Iñiguez de Ozoño visits Jacobs University

Apr 23, 2008

On April 23 and 24, 2008, Prof. Iñiguez de Ozoño, Dean of the Instituto de Empresa Business School, together with his wife Maria Eugenia Marin, Director for International Relations, visits Jacobs University to discuss future co-operation possibilities with various members of Jacobs University’s leadership and representatives of the Jacobs Foundation. The Instituto de Empresa Business School has consistently been ranked as one of the top international business schools worldwide.
more ... »
Highest Tribute: Klaus J. Jacobs receives the Gold Medal of Honor from his Hometown Bremen
Apr 16, 2008

On April 16, 2008, the Bremen Senate bestowed the Gold Medal of Honor on Klaus J. Jacobs for extraordinary services to the City State of Bremen. In bestowing Bremen’s highest award possible the Hanseatic city above all honored Mr Jacobs’ support for the international, private Jacobs University Bremen, to which the Jacobs Foundation bestowed a 200 million euro investment in the fall of 2006.
more ... »
Campus News: Bone Marrow Donor Drive
Apr 15, 2008

For the first time in its history, Jacobs University Bremen will host a bone marrow donor drive by the German Bone Marrow Donor Centre (DKMS Deutsche Knochenmark-spenderdatei gGmbH). This charitable trust is the greatest stem cell donor data bank world wide, counting 1.655.034 donors.
more ... »
Vice President of Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Sheng Huanye visits Jacobs University

Apr 09, 2008

On April 10 and 11, 2008, Prof. Dr. Sheng Huanye, Vice President of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, visits Jacobs University to discuss future co-operation possibilities with various members of Jacobs University’s leadership. The Shanghai Jiao Tong University is one of the oldest and most influential universities in China, which is run jointly by the Ministry of Education and Shanghai Government.
more ... »
Jacobs University Secures Second Place in Online Mathematics Olympiad
Apr 08, 2008

Results of the International Online Mathematics Olympiad held on March 19, 2008 were today announced. Alex Sava (gold), Vitalie Patrinica (silver), and Alin Iacob (bronze), all second year students, competed to earn a combined score which ranked Jacobs University second place behind Kiev National University; one of the traditional homes of the mathematic olympiad.
more ... »
Chamber Concert at Jacobs University Bremen
Apr 02, 2008

Jacobs University and the German Philharmonic Chamber Bremen kindly invited all music lovers to their fourth chamber concert “Melodical Spectacle" on April 6th, 2008. Together with the international renowned soprano singer Julie Kaufmann, the Philharmonie-soloists Kilian Herold (clarinet), Elke Schulze-Höckelmann (horn) and Manfred Schmidt (piano) performed a song-matinee offering an innovative mix of romantic and modern pieces. In addition to compositions by Franz Schubert, Max Bruch or Gustav Mahler the audience enjoyed music composed by Bernhard Krol, Matyas Seiber and Luciano Berio.
more ... »
“The mathematics of power”: Public lecture by electoral law expert Friedrich Pukelsheim
Mar 26, 2008

Today, on March 26, 2008, Jacobs University has invited Friedrich Pukelsheim, Professor of Applied Probability Mathematics at the University of Augsburg and internationally renowned expert on electoral law, to give a talk on “The mathematics of power: How to achieve just political representation in the EU?” in the context of the current national “Science Year of Mathematics”. A reception after the German language talk, which starts at 5:15 p. m. in the Campus Center Conference Hall, offers the opportunity for further discussions with the speaker; there is no entrance fee.
more ... »
6th Vagina Monologues Campus Performance
Mar 20, 2008

The Vagina Monologues will be staged for the 6th time on campus on March 28 and 29 in the Campus Center. This year's performance will celebrate the tenth anniversary of V-Day, the global innitiative to raise awareness of violence against women. All proceeds raised will go to the AWO Frauenhaus Bremen.
more ... »
German Survivor of the Holocaust - Erna de Vries - visits Jacobs University to share her story
Mar 17, 2008

“You will survive and report about what they have done to us.” with these words Erna de Vries' mother said farewell to her daughter. The history of Holocaust is one of nameless terror – only through the words of an eye-witness can we possibly hope to understand the horrors of this tragedy. Ms. de Vries survived the concentration camps of Auschwitz and Ravensbrück. Her mother did not. Ms. de Vries shares her experiences so that no one will ever forget.
more ... »
International politics made in Bremen –
Model United Nations at Jacobs University

Mar 11, 2008

On Friday, March 16, 2008, the Bremen International Model United Nations (BRIMUN) hosts its fifth conference on the campus of Jacobs University Bremen. At this simulation of the United Nations, organized by Jacobs University’s MUN society, 150 participants from more than 20 different nations meet to simulate the activities of various UN committees. After five days of intense discussion and hard work, two resolutions will be presented and voted upon in the General Assembly on Thursday, 20th of March at 1:30pm in the Campus Center.
more ... »
“The art of lobbying”: Top class held by the head of Northern German chambers of commerce an industry
Mar 10, 2008

On March 10, Mary Papaschinopoulou, Director of the Association of Northern German Chambers of Commerce and Industry and its representative to the EU, visits Jacobs University to give a lecture on international lobbying. The lecture is part of the course “European Integration” in the undergraduate program “International Politics and History”.
more ... »
Textbook of Jacobs professor as international standard reference: Japanese edition out now
Mar 05, 2008

Since its first publication in 2004 by Oxford University Press, the textbook Behavioral Neurobiology: An integrative Approach by Günther Zupanc, Jacobs Professor of Neurobiology, has established itself as a top-selling standard reference for undergraduate teaching worldwide in the field of neuroethology. Latest proof of the book’s success is the release of its Japanese edition this month by the Tokio Springer publishing house.
more ... »
Young SIETAR research workshop to be held on campus.
Mar 05, 2008

On March 7-9, 2008 the Young SIETAR (Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research) research workshop will be held on campus. Young SIETAR is a division of SIETAR, with a focus on young researchers, practitioners and students who are interested in the intercultural field.
more ... »
Blood drive back at Jacobs University
Feb 25, 2008

On February 27 and 28, student volunteers from Jacobs University, in co-operation with the Red Cross, will host a blood drive for the third time. The fully equipped mobile donation facility of the Red Cross, open to blood donors on both days from 2:30 p. m. to 7:30 p. m., is stationed in front of Jacobs University’s “University Club”. Students, staff, faculty, and the local neighbors are called to take part in the blood drive.
more ... »
Jacobs University hosted first Indoor Rowing Cup -
Multiple Rowing World Champion Peter Michael Kolbe "raced" on-campus

Feb 25, 2008

On Saturday, February 23, 16 four-person relay race teams from Hamburg, Bremen, Jacobs University, and Bremerhaven participated in Jacobs University’s first indoor rowing cup over a distance of 2000 meters. In a separate race, 20 individual competitors raced the same distance. Amongst the participants were the German multiple Rowing World Champion Peter Michael Kolbe and Daniela Molle, member of the German Olympic four- person rowing team in Peking this summer. About 130 visitors visited the tournament and cheered the rowers on.
more ... »
Jacobs University hosts first Indoor Rowing Cup on ergometer rowing machines
Feb 19, 2008

Results will bepublished as soon as possible! On Saturday, February 23, 16 four-person relay race teams from Hamburg, Bremen, and Bremerhaven participated in Jacobs University’s first indoor rowing cup over a distance of 2000 meters. Additionally 20 competitors raced the same distance individually. Amongst the participants were the German multiple rowing world champions Peter Michael Kolbe and Monika Bauer.
more ... »
Unusual supernovae may reveal intermediate-mass black holes
Jan 29, 2008

A strange and violent fate awaits a white dwarf star that wanders too close to a moderately massive black hole. According to a new study first-authored by Jacobs professor Stephan Rosswog, which has just been accepted in Astrophysical Journal, the black hole's gravitational pull on the white dwarf would cause tidal forces sufficient to disrupt the stellar remnant and reignite nuclear burning in it, giving rise to a supernova explosion with an unusual appearance. Observations of such supernovae could confirm the existence of intermediate-mass black holes, currently the subject of much debate among astronomers.
more ... »
Tougher, wilder, greater – Jacobs University’s debating society provides a platform for exercising the freedom of expression
Jan 29, 2008

From February 1 to 3, the Jacobs University Bremen Debating Society will host the Jacobs Open 2008. More than 100 young “combatants” from all over Europe will visit the campus to participate in the debating tournament. The grand finale, which is open to the public, will take place on Sunday in Bremen's city hall. The competition is the fourth edition of the highly successful Bremen tournament series.
more ... »
German Science Council re-accredits Jacobs University:
"Successful Innovation in German higher education”

Jan 28, 2008

On January 28, the German Science Council announced Jacobs University’s re-accreditation for another 10 years. The council especially praised the realization of the university’s ambitious and distinct profile as a campus-research university with a broad range of internationally attractive Bachelor programs, excellent student tutoring and supervision, and an accomplished fusion of education and academic training. The research development was rated to be remarkable for the short period of time since the university’s founding; the council supports the thematic focussing of the research activities already set into motion.
more ... »
The Pennsylvania-Bremen connection:
New Lafayette exchange students arrived today

Jan 25, 2008

Today, Jacobs University welcomes a group of 35 guests from the US, who will join the campus community for the upcoming spring semester. The visit is based on the well-established cooperation with Lafayette College, a university with excellent undergraduate teaching located in Pennsylvania. The 34 students in the field of engineering, who are accompanied by their professor Erol Ulucakli, will be staying until June 3.
more ... »
Opening of the Blue House: “Not just a residence, a lifestyle!”
Jan 22, 2008

New housing concepts are required as the number of students at Jacobs University grows steadily. In fall 2007, the "Yellow House" on Hammersbecker Straße became home to eleven graduate students. On January 22, just three bus stops away from campus, the "Blue House" at the Vegesacker Bahnhof welcomed its new residents.
more ... »
First EUM Homecoming at Jacobs University
Jan 16, 2008

The Executive MBA in European Utility Management was launching its first ever Homecoming at Jacobs University. From 17 to 18 January 2008 students, faculty and alumni will celebrated their reunion with a fireside chat, presentations and a sports tournament.
more ... »
Jacobs University heads new research project on ownership unbundling of energy companies
Jan 03, 2008

Is forced divestment of networks the appropriate tool to productively stimulate competition on the European energy market? This question amongst others is the focus of the new research project “UNECOM: Unbundling of Energy Companies – Will it be worth it?" under the lead of Gert Brunekreeft, Jacobs Professor of Energy Economics. The 720,000 Euro project, which started now and is designed for a 1.5-year period, is partnered by the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, the Tilburg University and the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands as well as the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.
more ... »
New research network joins marine geosciences
expertise of the region

Dec 19, 2007

On December 19, 2007, nine leading research institutions in Bremen, Bremerhaven, and Lower Saxony founded the “Nordwest-Verbund Meeresforschung” (Northwest Network Marine Geosciences) to optimize the regional marine research cooperation and to provide up-to-date expert know-how for political consulting.
more ... »
University of Oldenburg succeeds in „small excellence initiative“: Jacobs University participates in collaboration concept
Dec 18, 2007

The Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg is one of the five winners out of 64 competitors in the nationwide competition “Profile and Cooperation” of the Donors’ Association for the Promotion of Science and Humanities in Germany, which honored the best competitive strategies of medium and small sized universities. The jury recognized the university’s collaboration concept „NOWETAS – Nord West Universitas“, in which Jacobs University participates besides the universities of Bremen and Groningen. The Donors’ Association and the Heinz Nixdorf Foundation support each of the winners with 400,000 euros.
more ... »
Future Energy – Concepts for innovative electricity generation
Dec 12, 2007

From December 13 to 15, 2007, scientists from Austria, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, and the U. S. will analyze the consequences of cultural and economic changes in the production and consumption of energy. In the context of the international symposium "Energy in Changing Environments", organized by Jacobs University Bremen and the Bremer Energie Institut, 70 participants will gain an insight into a number of disciplines focused on the cultural ramifications of issues concerning the sources of usable power in Western societies.
more ... »
Jacobs Berserks rule!
Dec 10, 2007

On December 8, 2007, the rugby championship 2007 of the two Bremen universities took place on the sports grounds of the University of Bremen. Supported by numerous camp-followers four teams gave relentless battle for the cup: the UniBremen Falken and the UniBremen Füchse with 19 players in total and 22 player from Jacobs University, the Jacobs Berserks I and the Jacobs Berserks II. And the winners are…
more ... »
Discovering diversity: A Journey through the Christmas Customs of the world
Dec 07, 2007

On December 7, 2007, Jacobs University invited the interested public to gain an insight into the different ways of celebrating Christmas in different countries. Organized by Jacobs University students, the event attracted about 100 people, who in one hour had the opportunity to explore the diverse Yule-traditions of foreign cultures.
more ... »
Continued support for Jacobs University:
Commerzbank Foundation donates 50,000 euros

Nov 30, 2007

The Commerzbank Foundation supports Jacobs University in research and teaching in the field of business administration again with 50,000 euros. This was announced on November 30, 2007, by Carl Kau, head of Commerzbank Bremen. The donation is dedicated to the expansion of the business administration library stock and a research symposium on information management and data visualization in spring 2008, amongst other purposes.
more ... »
Jacobs scientists contribute best solution in a worldwide contest of predicting protein-protein interactions
Nov 23, 2007

Martin Zacharias, Professor of Computational Biology, and his group submitted the best computational interaction model in the latest challenge of Critical Assessment of PRedicted Interaction (CAPRI) between two protein molecules out of a total of 350 submissions from scientist worldwide. With an average deviation of ~ 0.25 nanometres of the predicted atom positions from the actual, experimentally determined atom positions at the interface of the two interacting target molecules the Jacobs scientists achieved a prediction accuracy very close to the resolution of experimentally determined complex structures.
more ... »
Aging workforce versus innovation? New Jacobs University research on the effects of demographic change
Nov 19, 2007

The Study „The Effects of the Aging Workforce on the Innovation Process: A Large-Scale Study of Technology Intensive Companies“ is financed by the Volkswagen Foundation Funding Initiative “Innovation Processes in Economy and Society” with a round 324.000 Euro. Sven Völpel, Professor of Business Administration at Jacobs University Bremen, and Gerben S. van der Vegt, Professor in Work and Organizational Psychology at University of Groningen, are heading the three-year project.
more ... »
Nationwide competition "Germany - Land of Ideas":
Jacobs University among the winners for the year 2008

Nov 15, 2007

The jury of the competition "365 Landmarks in the Land of Ideas" today made known the distinguished places for the year 2008, where "Germany's Future will be made". Jacobs University was chosen as one of the selected landmarks in the category "Science and Technology".
more ... »
Research award for excellence
in research and cooperation in Bremen

Nov 14, 2007

On November 14, 2007, the association “unifreunde e. V.” awarded the Prize of the Sparkasse Bremen for the joint research project “Intrinsic and motion induced brain activation patterns” of Jacobs University and University of Bremen. The annual award, which is endowed with 5000 euros, acknowledges innovative co-operational research between scientists of the two Bremen universities in the fields of Mathematics, Natural and Technical Sciences.
more ... »
Organized Crime - Lecture by Prof. Dr. Pino Arlacchi
Nov 05, 2007

On Tuesday, November 6, 2007, Jacobs University invites you to the lecture »Organized Crime and Illegal Market in the European Union Today« by Prof. Dr. Pino Arlacchi. The former Executive Director of the UN-Office for Drugs Control and Crime Prevention and Professor of Sociology at the University of Sassari (Italy)gives an insight into the Illegal Market. Arlacchi will talk about the investigation of major criminality and the importance of fighting major evils like terrorism, organized crime and illegal markets.
more ... »
Internationality and transdisciplinarity in action:
Jacobs University’s recurrent theme on the 1st Founders Day

Oct 30, 2007

On October 29, Jacobs University celebrated its first Founders Day. The campus community as well as Jacobs University’s Board of Governors participated in a presentation of the university’s scientific endeavors and reflected on its recently defined research foci concerning major global challenges. The program included an address from Bremen’s mayor Karoline Linnert, a key note from Yehuda Elkana, President of the Central European University in Budapest, a panel discussion on Jacobs University’s possible contributions to coping with global challenges, and the bestowal of university awards.
more ... »
From naught to renowned university in just 10 years:
Jacobs University celebrates its first Founders Day

Oct 26, 2007

On October 29, 2007, Jacobs University will celebrate its first Founders Day. The campus community – students, faculty, and staff – as well as Jacobs University’s Board of Governors are invited to participate in a presentation of the university’s scientific endeavors and reflect on its recently defined new research foci concerning major global challenges. The program includes a key note from Prof. Dr. Yehuda Elkana, President of the Central European University in Budapest, on the role of European universities in the 21st century, the panel discussion »Coping with Global Challenges: What Jacobs University Can Contribute«, and the bestowal of university awards.
more ... »
New talents for a mega-growth market: Jacobs University opens new undergraduate program »International Logistics«
Oct 24, 2007

On October 24, 2007, Jacobs University officially opened its new »International Logistics« program, which started this fall with its first 24 students coming from 14 different countries. About 300 representatives from the logistics sector in Bremen and the Northern German region attended the opening ceremony.
more ... »
Jacobs University opens new undergraduate program »International Logistics«
Oct 24, 2007

Today, Jacobs University officially opens its new »International Logistics« program, which started this fall with its first
24 students coming from 14 different countries. About 300 representatives from the logistics sector in Bremen and the Northern German region are expected to attend the opening ceremony.
more ... »
Bremen Senate bestows Gold Medal of Honour on Klaus J. Jacobs
Oct 23, 2007

Upon recommendation from Mayor Jens Böhrnsen, the Bremen Senate today bestowed Klaus Jacobs with the Bremen Gold Medal of Honour. The medal is in recognition of the many years of service Mr Jacobs has given the state of Bremen.
more ... »
Former American Ambassador to Germany John C. Kornblum to speak at Jacobs University
Oct 22, 2007

On Tuesday October 23, 2007 Jacobs University Bremen, the Carl-Schurz deutsch-amerikanische Club and the Bremen United States Center invites you to the lecture »The Atlantic World: Dealing with dramatic Change« with John C. Kornblum. The former US Ambassador to Germany, present Chairman of Lazard & Co. GmbH in Berlin and Board of Director member of Jacobs University Foundation of America, discusses the past, present and future of transatlantic relationships between the USA and Europe from the perspective of his thirty years as an American diplomat.
more ... »
High Potentials for the utility sector: Graduates of the MBA program "European Utility Management" celebrate their final degree
Oct 19, 2007

On October 19, 2007, Jacobs University celebrated the second graduation of the part-time Executive MBA program in European Utility Management (EUM). Twelve graduates from European utility companies, among them E.ON AG, swb AG and Stadtwerke Hannover AG, received their certificates.
more ... »
Jacobs University succeeds in Excellence Initiative with »Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences« (BIGSSS)
Oct 19, 2007

Private Jacobs University and state-run University of Bremen proved to be a successful co-operation team in this year’s federal Excellence Initiative: The joint project »Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences« (BIGSSS) will receive a yearly support of 1 Mio euros for a five-year-period. Moreover, the excellence cluster » Marine Geosciences Bremen – The Ocean in the Earth system« of the University of Bremen, in which Jacobs scientists participate, will receive a yearly 6.5 Mio euros for the next five years. This was announced by the German Research Foundation and the German Science Council on October 19, 2007, in Bonn.
more ... »
Transport mechanism for immune reaction key proteins clarified
Oct 18, 2007

Sebastian Springer, Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at Jacobs University Bremen, together with scientists from the Royal Holloway University of London, has demonstrated for the first time how the transport of immune reaction key proteins to their reaction site at the cell surface is regulated. The results of the study are published in the current online issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry (doi:10.1074/jbc.M701721200).
more ... »
Autism Congress on Campus
Oct 17, 2007

On October 19 and 20, 400 therapists, scientists, and parents of autistic persons will meet at Jacobs University. The conference is under the patronage of Jacobs University president Joachim Treusch and Bremen’s mayor Jens Böhrnsen. The organisers aim at connecting science and practice. 24 scientists from five countries will give their insights into recent autism research.
more ... »
Welcome to the „Langen Nacht der Geisteswissenschaften“
Oct 11, 2007

As part of the Bremen "Long Night of the Humanities", Jacobs University Bremen invites you on October 13 to a program for young and old. Visitors can choose from a diverse program: guided campus tours, another sequel of the popular Kinder-Uni and multifaceted film and audio, lectures and archive tours in honor of Günter Grass who just celebrated his 80th birthday. The program begins at 5 p.m.; a shuttle bus from Bremen City will be available.
more ... »
Event-Debut on campus: First Jacobs Run at Jacobs University Bremen
Oct 11, 2007

On October 13, 2007, the first Jacobs Run will take place on the Jacobs University campus at 4 p.m. Would you like to attend? All interested people - regardless of their age - interested in joining the event by running, cheering or watching the run are very welcome to take part!
more ... »
"Unternehmertage 2007" on Campus
Oct 10, 2007

On October 11 and 12, the “Unternehmertage 2007” will again take place at Jacobs University. Jacobs University and University of Bremen invite businessmen and executives from small and medium-sized companies from around Northern Germany to come together and discuss current business issues. This dialogue is organized in cooperation with the Bremen Chamber of Commerce.
more ... »
New Artwork to be Donated to University
Oct 09, 2007

On October 18, Jacobs University President Joachim Treusch will accept the donation of an artwork by Cuban artist Andres Aguiar Achi in the University Club. The work entitled „Amananbé Amananbá, una mano lava la otra y las dos lavan la Cara“ ("One Hand Washes the Other and Both Wash the Face") measures 2 meter by 1 meter and is of mixed technique: wood, collage and oil. Commenting on his desire to give the work of art to the university, Mr. Achi explained that he was inspired by Jacobs University's international community.
more ... »
Ursula M. Staudinger elected Vice President of Leopoldina
Oct 05, 2007

On October 4, 2007 the senate of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina elected Ursula M. Staudinger, Professor of Psychology, Vice President and Dean of the Jacobs Center on Lifelong Learning and Institutional Development, as one of its four vice presidents. By appointing Ursula M. Staudinger, the Academy’s chair of 12 is complete again. Ursula M. Staudinger succeeds Paul B. Baltes of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, who passed away in November 2006.
more ... »
Jacobs Students Win 1st Prize at Rubicon International Business Competition
Oct 01, 2007

The Jacobs University student team "Leda" won 1st Prize at the recent international business competition "Rubicon International Business Competition" held on Sept 28 & 29 in Iserlohn. Team "Leda", a group of non-business students, successfully competed against other teams of MBA and business students from across Germany. Their first prize is valued at €10,000. The was organised by students of the private business and technology school BiTS.
more ... »
Olympix 2007 - The Many Colours of Jacobs University
Sep 30, 2007

Another page in Jacobs University sports history was written Saturday as College 3 defended its reign as champions of the annual university Olympix. Carrying many of the traditional sporting events such as Volleyball, Soccer and Basketball, the "Green Machine" also carried the coveted Cheerleading award after very tough competition from neighbouring Krupp and Mercator colleges. Competition went late into the night, culminating in the awards ceremony at 1am Sunday morning.
more ... »
Olympic spirit at and lots of fun at Jacobs University
Sep 28, 2007

For the sixth time, the grand sportive tradition called the Jacobs Olympix takes place on September 28 and 29, with the opening ceremony on Friday evening. The games start at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning. One of the most anticipated student events of the year, the Jacobs Olympix have been a showcase of college spirit and great team play. The three colleges, Krupp, Mercator and College III, as well as the graduate students and alumni, will be competing in "residence block teams" against each other to claim the much-coveted Olympix Cup.
more ... »
Grass on campus: International congress on five decades of media reception of the controversial Nobel laureate
Sep 28, 2007

In honor of the 80th birthday of Günter Grass Jacobs University and the Media Archive Günter Grass Foundation Bremen hold the conference “MediaGrass – National and international reception models” from September 28 to September 30 on the Jacobs campus. 15 renowned international experts will demonstrate how the media all over the world received Günter Grass as a politically active person as well as his work. Final highlight of the symposium is the top-class panel “Günter Grass – Views of a German writer” on Sunday morning, which is concluded by a reading of the Nobel laureate himself.
more ... »
Warm welcome to College III’s new college masters
Sep 25, 2007

On September 25 the first change at the helm of College III took place: In a transition ceremony Tijana Janjic Pfander and Götz Pfander officially assumed the college master position from the dedicated College III “pioneers” Sarah and Ryan Richards. For four years, the Richards lived in College III and helped to provide a “home away from home” for 244 students from 45 nations.
more ... »
New Chance for young people with immigration background: First Vodafone Foundation scholars at Jacobs University
Sep 25, 2007

In the academic year 2007/08 the Vodafone Foundation for the first time supports six new students at Jacobs University with its scholarship program Vodafone Chances, the only national scholarship program for gifted students with an immigration background who study at private universities.
more ... »
Where are the Sunday babies? Jacobs scientist proves economizing strategies of German and Swiss hospitals
Sep 25, 2007

Two new studies by Alexander Lerchl, Professor of Biology at Jacobs University, show, that the number of babies delivered through elective, planned caesarean sections during the week rises while fewer come into the world on weekends. It appears that hospitals deliberately schedule births during the week when they are fully resourced and staff is working ‘normal’ hours at no extra cost. These findings are now published online in the journal Naturwissenschaften. (DOI 10.1007/s00114-007-0305-4 and DOI 10.1007/s00114-007-0306-3).
more ... »
Jacobs University welcomes new cohort of
part-time Executive MBA in European Utility Management

Sep 24, 2007

On Sunday, September 23, the opening ceremony for the fourth cohort of the part-time Executive MBA in European Utility Management took place. Nine students from nine different utility companies and four different countries arrived on campus for their first block week. Over two years the executive students will be combining everyday responsibilities in their companies with a demanding and career-oriented program that sets high standards.
more ... »
Jacobs University visits Weser Stadion
Sep 24, 2007

On September 23, sixty enthusiastic students and staff members of Jacobs University had the opportunity to explore the Weser Station, the home stadium of the famous home soccer club Werder Bremen. The guided tour was organized by the host family Cynthia and Udo Nieland for Jacobs University students, friends and faculty.
more ... »
Joachim Treusch receives Best Practice Award 2007
for university fundraising in Germany

Sep 14, 2007

On September 14, 2007, Joachim Treusch, President of Jacobs University, received the Best Practice Award 2007 in the field of education from the German Fundraising Association (Deutscher Fundraising Verband). With the award the association recognizes last year’s 200 Mio Euro donation for former IUB from the Jacobs Foundation as the largest donation ever in the history of German fundraising in the field of science and education. The awarding ceremony took place in the Bucerius Law School in Hamburg.
more ... »
Literary treat at Jacobs University: Joachim Zelter reads from his novels
Sep 11, 2007

On Wednesday, September 19, the University Club at Jacobs University invites the interested public to a »Literary fireside evening with Joachim Zelter«. The prize-winning German author reads from his novels »Die Würde des Lügens« (»The dignity of lying«) and »Briefe aus Amerika«(»Letters from America«). The literary treat will be accompanied with finger food and drinks. The German language reading in the University Club starts at 7.30 p.m. The admission fee is 5 €.
more ... »
What comes tomorrow? − A foresight into the world of products
Sep 07, 2007

The textbook “100 Produkte der Zukunft. Wegweisende Ideen, die unser Leben verändern werden” (“100 products of the future. Groundbreaking ideas which will change our life”) by nobel laureate Theodor W. Hänsch gives an insight into the world of products of the 21th century and presents the latest developments of ThinkTanks. One of the concepts presented is wireless communication via light emitting diodes (LEDs), developed by Harald Haas, Professor of Electrical Engineering at Jacobs University.
more ... »
Concert on Campus by Rania: "Sephardic music"
Sep 06, 2007

In cooperation with Instituto Cervantes, Jacobs University cordially invites you to the concert "Sephardic music" by Spanish artist Rania on September 6, 7 p.m. Rania will present music arising from the tradition of the Medieval Iberian Peninsula merging with rhythms, melodies and instruments from other cultures.
more ... »
Defining art, explaining its value – a new book by Jacobs Professor Paul Crowther
Sep 04, 2007

What exactly is art? Why should we value it and what allows us to say that one work is better than another? These questions have been the subject of great cultural interest and controversy over the centuries, and are the subject of the new book "Defining Art, Creating the Canon: Artistic Value in an Era of Doubt” by Professor Paul Crowther which is now available from the prestigious Clarendon Press imprint of Oxford University Press.
more ... »
As international as never before: Jacobs University starts
into the new academic year

Sep 03, 2007

On September 3, 2007, Jacobs University starts the new academic year with 255 undergraduate and 104 graduate freshmen. In total there will be about 1100 students coming from 91 nations living and learning together on-campus at the Bremen private university.
more ... »
Welcome!
Jacobs University salutes new students from all over the world

Aug 28, 2007

People, luggage, cars and sign boards everywhere. August 28 is the first day for most of the roundabout 350 Jacobs University fresh men on the campus of their new Alma Mater. Until the official start of term on September 3, 2007, the newcomers will get to know their new territory through a diverse orientation week program. This year about 1100 students coming from 91 nations will study and live at Jacobs University.
more ... »
Scientists resolve spatial structure and operating mode
of molecular gene switch in human DNA

Aug 23, 2007

Albert Jeltsch, Jacobs Professor of Biochemistry, together with Prof. Xiaodong Cheng, expert in structural biology from Emory University, USA, for the first time successfully resolved the three-dimensional structure of a human enzyme for gene regulation and its operating mode. The study is published in the current online express issue of Nature (doi:10.1038/nature06146).
more ... »
Successful Premiere: Jacobs Rescue Robots
cooperate with Aerial Robot

Aug 22, 2007

The Jacobs University robotics team headed by Andreas Birk, Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, achieved the best result in a simulated disaster scenario for the combined use of ground and aerial robots in the first Civilian European Land Robotics Trials, held from August 13 to August 16, 2007, in Monte Ceneri, Switzerland. The co-operation of ground and airborne robots is regarded as an especially promising new perspective in fire fighting, civil defence, and other disaster control operations.
more ... »
New book on phase transitions in high-energy physics
Aug 15, 2007

The textbook Principles of Phase Structures in Particle Physics, published by World Scientific Publishing in the series “World Scientific Lecture Notes in Physics”, explores the field of particle physics under extreme conditions such as presumed to have existed in the beginnings of the universe. The book, authored by Hildegard Meyer-Ortmanns, Physics Professor at Jacobs University, and Thomas Reisz, formerly Heidelberg University, is available now.
more ... »
Conrad Naber Foundation funds a named chair
on European plurilingulalism

Aug 14, 2007

Conrad Naber, one of Bremen’s great patrons for science and culture, continues his generous, long-standing support for Jacobs University: His Conrad Naber Foundation now provides 500,000 euros for establishing and funding the new "Conrad Naber Chair for European Plurilingualism“ over a five-year period. Starting in August 2008 the holder of the new chair will be Prof. Dr. Jürgen Trabant, currently Professor of Romance Philology at the Free University of Berlin.
more ... »
New Director of Admissions at Jacobs University
Aug 09, 2007

Marie Vivas is the new Director of Admissions at Jacobs University. The Venezuelan, who took up her post on August 1, 2007, has extensive experiences in university admissions counseling in international contexts, working with students, their families, and for various institutions and committees worldwide for the past 17 years. In her new position Ms Vivas will be responsible recruiting gifted students for Jacobs University from all over the world, who meet with the university’s criteria of academic excellence and personal potential.
more ... »
Jacobs Scientists create new giant molecule
Aug 08, 2007

Ulrich Kortz, Professor of Chemistry at Jacobs University, and his team successfully synthesized a polyoxometalate with 100 Tungsten and 20 Cerium atoms that has a molar mass of about 30 kilo Dalton. With a maximum diameter of 4.2 nm the inorganic molecule is comparable in size to large complex bio-molecules or even small viruses. The reaction conditions and the molecular structure are now published as cover story of the current issue of Angewandte Chemie (doi: 10.1002/anie.200701422).
more ... »
Jacobs Library Receives Donation of 30,000 Books
Aug 06, 2007

Last week the Library took delivery of 30,000 books from the former European campus of the University of Maryland, until recently located in Schwäbisch Gmünd south Germany.
more ... »
Book award for Jacobs professor Marc Frey
Aug 03, 2007

Marc Frey, Helmut Schmidt Professor of International History at Jacobs University, was awarded with the gold medal in the competition „Das Historische Buch 2007“ (The History Book 2007) of the historians’ association „Humanities. Social and Cultural History“. Frey received the award for his book Dekolonisierung in Südostasien. Die Vereinigten Staaten und die Auflösung der europäischen Kolonialreiche (Decolonization of South-East Asia. The United States and the disintegration of the European Colonial Empires), which was published in the Oldenbourg publishing house in 2006.
more ... »
High-energy astrophysics: the cosmos at its extremes
Aug 03, 2007

The textbook “Introduction to High-Energy Astrophysics”, published by Cambridge University Press, explores one of most active research fields of modern astrophysics and addresses cosmic phenomena that occur under the most extreme physical conditions. The book, authored by Stephan Rosswog and Marcus Bruggen, both professors of astrophysics at Jacobs University, is now available.
more ... »
New home country, new values? Jacobs University research on adolescents with immigration background
Aug 01, 2007

Jacobs University now started a new 2-year research project on identity and value formation of adolescents in Germany and Israel with immigration background and their families in comparison with indigenous families. Funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research with about 300.000 Euro and headed by Prof. Dr. Klaus Boehnke, Jacobs Professor of Social Science Methodology, the project is a joint venture with the research group of Prof. Dr. Ariel Knafo of Hebrew University of Jerusalem within German-Israeli Research Consortium “Migration and Societal Integration”.
more ... »
Language Lab Opens in the IRC
Aug 01, 2007

The IRC today opened the Language Lab to the university community. The digital workstations offer language programs for self-directed language learning in over 20 languages; from Arabic to Chinese, Dutch to Russian.
more ... »
German Success at International Mathematic Olympiad
Jul 31, 2007

On July 30, 2007, the German mathematics team was awarded with one gold medal, three silver medals and a bronze medal, by Vietnam prime minister Phan Van Khai for its excellent performance at the 48th International Mathematic Olympiad (IMO). The final training of the German team for the IMO, which was carried out from July 19 to July 31, 2007, in Hanoi was supervised by Dierk Schleicher and Michael Stoll, professors of Mathematics at Jacobs University, and Alexei Belov former visiting professor.
more ... »
Sixth formers as academics: summer academy 2007
Jul 24, 2007

From July 23 to 27, 2007, a summer academy for high school students, organized by the University of Bremen, the Max Planck Institute, the College of Arts and Jacobs University , will take place. The aim of this academy is to kindle students’ interest not only in natural sciences, but also in sociology and musicology. As part of the program, Jacobs University is offering courses, such as “The Magic of Mathematics” and “Introduction to International Politics”.
more ... »
Listening in on genes communicating: Jacobs University’s summer school on statistical physics of gene regulation
Jul 16, 2007

From July 16 to July 28, an international summer school for graduate students and postdocs, sponsored by the Wilhelm und Else Heraeus Foundation, will take place at Jacobs University. Organized by Marc-Thorsten Hütt, Professor of Computational Systems Biology, and Hildegard Meyer-Ortmanns, Professor of Physics, the school focuses on latest developments and intersections between genetics and physics. 15 speakers from India, the U.S., and all over Europe will meet with about 40 participants on campus for lectures and workshops. The summer school takes place in the Campus Center; guest participants are welcome!
more ... »
Rowing for a good cause:
Team Jacobs University races on Lake Starnberg

Jul 13, 2007

On July 14, 2007, the newly formed Jacobs University rowing crew of students and alumni participated in the Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation benefit regatta "Rowing against Cancer” on Lake Starnberg. The coxed four-man gig started in the first race of the day at 11 a. m. and raced the distance of 500 meters against four other teams, finishing third in their heat. The proceeds of the regatta will go to the foundation for funding a special sports program for cancer patients.
more ... »
Honorary Doctorate for Max Kaase from University of Bremen
Jul 09, 2007

On 9 July, 2007, Max Kaase, founding Vice President of Jacobs University and Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences from 2000 to 2006, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from University of Bremen.
more ... »
Jacobs University is Vice World Champion at RoboCup 2007
Jul 09, 2007

In this years RoboCup world championship, which was carried out from June 30 to July 8, 2007, at Georgia Tech University, Atlanta, USA, the Jacobs Rescue Robot team came in second with 236 point, defeated only by a very small margin of 11 points by the team from Carnegie Mellon University in a heart-stop final of the Virtual Rescue League. Both teams scored very closely to each other throughout the whole competition and were always well ahead of the other competing teams. The Virtual Rescue League consists of virtual challenges for real and virtual robots and tests their intelligence and practical performance in various rescue scenarios.
more ... »
Nobel Laureates meet leading future scientists
Jul 05, 2007

From July 1 till July 6, 2007, the 57th Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates “Time and Space on the Way to Modernity” takes place in Bremen. At the conference, 18 renowned Nobel Laureates in Medicine from different countries will be meeting 500 of the worlds most talented young scientists. Among them are also two gifted Jacobs University students, Mehmed Hasan and Tomek Jurkowski, who are both doing excellent research in the field of biochemistry.
more ... »
»Molecular spies«: Development of novel enzyme assay method at Jacobs University
Jul 03, 2007

Jacobs University scientists under the lead of Werner Nau, Professor of Chemistry, developed a novel, highly efficient, economic and fast general method for measuring enzyme activity. The method is based on the reversible interaction of large circular molecules, so-called macrocycles, and fluorescent dyes. Used as simple additives to the enzyme reaction these “molecular spies” allow the direct observation of the whole reaction kinetics. Moreover, this method, which is published in the current advance online issue of Nature Methods (doi:10.1038/nmeth1064), requires significantly less preparational optimizing effort than customary assay methods.
more ... »
1.8 Mio Euro grant from Helmholtz Association
for PhD stipends in Earth System Science

Jul 02, 2007

On July 2, 2007, the Helmholtz Association has approved a joint proposal of the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI), Jacobs University, and the University of Bremen to found the Earth System Science Research School (ESSRS). The ESSRS will utilize the existing unique complementary expertise of the three leading geosciences institutions in Bremen and Bremerhaven to foster excellence in earth sciences through postgraduate research and education. A substantial part of the granted 1.8 million will be used to support 24 PhD students over a period of six years.
more ... »
New results in UMTS research at Jacobs University: No evidence of elevated damage through radiation
Jun 29, 2007

Scientists at Jacobs University in collaboration with researchers from the University of Wuppertal carried out a long-term test to study potential health hazards caused by UMTS fields of the strength common to mobile phones. Mice with a genetically determined elevated likelihood of developing leukemia, which were exposed to the UMTS radiation, showed no evidence of a harmful impact. The project under the lead of Alexander Lerchl, Jacobs Professor of Biology, is part of the German Mobile Telecommunication Research Program of the Federal Office for Radiation Protection and is now published in the current issue of Radiation Resarch (doi=10.1667%2FRR0857.1).
more ... »
Scientists discuss latest developments in molecular electronics at DFG project meeting on campus
Jun 20, 2007

From June 25 till June 27, 2007, Jacobs University hosts the mid-term meeting of the research project “Quantum Transport at the Molecular Scale” funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Over 65 scientist from Germany, Ireland, Italy, and Sweden, among them Ulrich Kleinekathöfer, Professor of Theoretical Physics at Jacobs University, will discuss their latest findings in molecular dynamics and the research project’s perspectives.
more ... »
Marion G. Müller Chair of the Visual Studies Division of the International Communication Association (ICA)
Jun 18, 2007

Marion Müller, Professor of Mass Communication, has been elected Chair of the Visual Studies Division of the International Communication Association (ICA) at this year´s Annual Conference from May 24 till May 28, 2007, in San Francisco, USA. Thus during the next two years, Prof. Müller is heading the largest international group of visual communication researchers worldwide. This tenure follows a term of two years, when she served as Vice-Chair of the Visual Studies Division.
more ... »
Jacobs University scientists study Arctic coral gardens
Jun 18, 2007

Scientists from Jacob University’s Earth and Space Science group are currently participating in an international expedition to deep, cold-water corals of the Artic seas off Norway. The two-months-expedition onboard the flagship German Research Icebreaker “Polarstern” of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar Research (AWI), forms part of the International Polar Year celebrations and the European Union's HERMES (Hotspot Ecosystem Research on the Margins of European Seas) project. Hermes focuses on all aspects relating to the geo-and biodiversity along the European Margin.
more ... »
Curious host families wanted
Jun 11, 2007

At the end of August it is time again: more than 200 freshmen from all corners of the globe come to Bremen to live and study at Jacobs University. For many of the Bachelor's students it is their first longtime stay far away from home. Jacobs University´s host family program helps the freshmen to establish personal interaction with families in Bremen and to become acquainted with the German culture and way of life.
more ... »
Jacobs University researches alternative strategies
of fighting the plant disease fire blight

Jun 10, 2007

Jacobs University now started a research project on alternative methods to combat fire blight, a bacterial disease that afflicts pomaceous fruit plants worldwide. Financed by the Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food (Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung) with about 233.000 Euro over a 3-year period the project is headed by Matthias Ullrich, expert in molecular microbiology and plant pathology at Jacobs University. The project is part of a multi-institutional research campaign on fire blight combat without the use of antibiotics, which is coordinated by the Federal Biological Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry (Biologischen Bundesanstalt für Land- und Forstwirtschaft).
more ... »
Good advice wanted: Jacobs University participates in
ZEIT expert chat on student consulting

Jun 07, 2007

On Tuesday, June 12, 2007, between 4 p. m. and 5:30 p. m., the German weekly newspaper “Die ZEIT” hosts a live expert chat in German on the topic “student consulting”. A team from Jacobs University provides its expertise by addressing issues, which prospective students normally face before or during university life. The chat will be accessible at http://hermes.zeit.de/chat_v2/index.php.
more ... »
A glimpse into international (utility) management – Field trip of EMBA students
Jun 07, 2007

As part of the EMBA in European Utility Management (EUM) program, 12 students traveled through the US and China from May 20 to June 1, 2007. The goal of the excursion was to gain insights into the management of international companies.
more ... »
Klaus J. Jacobs receives the Bremen entrepreneur’s award
for science transfer

Jun 06, 2007

On June 6, Klaus J. Jacobs received this year’s Bremen entrepreneur’s award for science transfer of the Sparkasse Bremen; the consortium of independent entrepreneurs and the federation of young entrepreneurs for outstanding merits in joining science with business concepts in Bremen. The prize recognizes the profound support of the Swiss Jacobs Foundation’s founder and honorary chairman for Jacobs University Bremen by providing the 200 Mio Euro donation to the young private university in November 2006.
more ... »
Jacobs University’s Summer School in Physics and Computer Science: Modeling beyond disciplinary boundaries
Jun 06, 2007

From June 11 until June 22, a Heraeus-Summer School for graduate students and postdocs will take place at Jacobs University Bremen. Focus of the more than 30 lectures and tutorials lies on recent research perspectives in applications of Theoretical Physics, in particular Statistical Physics, to Computer Science. About 20 speakers from all over Europe and 40 participants will meet on Jacobs University campus. Further participants are welcome!
more ... »
University Leadership Travel to China
May 31, 2007

From May 17 to May 25, 2007 Jacobs University president Prof. Dr. Joachim Treusch and SHSS Dean Prof. Dr. Hendrik Birus visited the People´s Republic of China to meet with renowned higher education representatives. President Treusch had the chance to discuss latest developments and challenges in science and education with Minister of Science and Technology, Wan Gang.
more ... »
Top ranking for Jacobs University in electrical engineering and computer science
May 08, 2007

On May 8, 2007, the CHE (Center for Higher Education Development) and the renowned weekly German newspaper Die ZEIT published their university ranking 2007. The fields of studies newly ranked this year included electrical engineering and computer sciences. For the first time the programs of Jacobs University in this field were evaluated by students and professors – and reached top assessments in all categories rated!
more ... »
»How long is 1 Meter?« Distinguished lecture
at Jacobs University by Nobel laureate Klaus von Klitzing

May 04, 2007

On Monday, May 7, 2007, Jacobs University Bremen in co-operation with the Deutsche Schiffsbank (German Shipping Bank) cordially invites the interested public to the talk »How long is 1 Meter?«. Klaus von Klitzing, Director at the Stuttgart Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research and 1985 Physics Nobel laureate, will give an overview on the history and the latest findings on determining measuring units. Von Klitzing’s visit on-campus is part of the lecture series »Science leaders meet Jacobs University«. There is no entrance fee.
more ... »
„Art is a creation about creation. We create art to celebrate our existence as part of Nature’s creation.”
Eli Bornstein

Apr 30, 2007

On Monday, April 30, 2007, US-Canadian artist Eli Bornstein presented his sculpture "Tripart Hexaplane Construction No.1" to president Joachim Treusch. The unveiling ceremony The unveiling ceremony, in front of the Campus Center, included speeches by the professors Isabel Wünsche and Paul Crowther.
more ... »
Joachim Treusch receives Arthur Burkhardt Prize
Apr 26, 2007

On April 25, Joachim Treusch, President of Jacobs University, was awarded the Arthur Burkhardt Prize 2007. The Arthur Burkhardt-Foundation for the Advancement of Science thereby recognized Treusch’s outstanding and successful commitment in promoting Public Understanding of Science as well as his innovative contributions to steering science and research in Germany. Endowed with 10.000 euros the award was presented by Hannelore Windthorst, daughter of Arthur Burkhardt, and Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker, secretary general of the European Science Council.
more ... »
Cosmopolitan guests on campus – Jacobs University welcomes young adults from 19 nations
Apr 24, 2007

On Friday, April 27, 70 students who take part in the “Up with People” program will visit Jacobs University. The international educational organization “Up with People” offers a 22-week series of several activities that make a positive impact all over the world for young people. The participants of "Cast A 2007" will stay in Bremen for one week and will be working on several volunteer projects. On Friday they will meet on campus.
more ... »
European Network of Excellence project
Jacobs University participates in new program on deep sea cabled obervatories

Apr 23, 2007

Jacobs University's OceanLab joins the European Deep Sea Observatories Network of Excellence (ESONET) associating 50 partners (research centres, universities, industrials and SMEs) from 14 countries. More than 300 scientists and engineers participate to its activities. It took three years to prepare the project.
more ... »
Successful Spring Open House
Apr 23, 2007

The 2007 Spring Open House at Jacobs University attracted over 190 prospective students, family members, friends and teachers to campus on Saturday, 21 April. Guests from as far away as Mexico came to learn more about what the University has to offer.
more ... »
Jacobs University wins RoboCup German Open
Apr 23, 2007

The Rescue Robot Team of Jacobs University won the RoboCup German Open. With only four teams this year there were very few but very strong participants in the Rescue Robot League, which was dominated by the performance of Jacobs University’s team, led by Andreas Birk, Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science.
more ... »
Intergenerational Justice and Economic Growth – A Challenge for Economic Policy
Apr 19, 2007

On Monday, April 23, 2007, Jacobs University welcomes Prof. Dr. Michael Hüther, Professor at the European Business School and Director of the Institute of German Economy, as part of the “Distinguished Lecture Series“ of Jacobs Center for Lifelong Learning and Institutional Development. At 5:30 pm the guest will give a talk on the "Intergenerational Justice and Economic Growth - A Challenge for Economic Policy”.
more ... »
The Gift of Mobility: DaimlerChrysler Bremen supports
Jacobs University with Sprinter station wagon

Apr 19, 2007

„Stay in motion to meet the world“ - this was the motto on April 19, 2007, when Rainer Genes, manager of the Bremen DaimlerChrysler plant, and Erich Gebhardt, director of the Bremen Mercedes-Benz branch Weser-Ems handed over the keys for a new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter to Jacobs University’s president Joachim Treusch.
more ... »
"Bold Visions and Fixed Limits - Can we keep Pace with Technical Progress?"
Apr 19, 2007

On Thursday 19, 2007, the interested public is cordially invited to attend the event "Bold Visions and Fixed Limits - Can we keep Pace with Technical Progress?" in the context of the lecture series “Science for everyone”. Welf Werner, Professor of International Economics and Alexander Lerchl, Professor of Biology, will generally understandable foresight how daily life will take place with the help of mechanization and what consequences come with the engineering progress. The university’s Oriental Dance Club will provide a cultural program for the occasion.
more ... »
Networks - the art form of being well connected
Apr 19, 2007

A new research project will start in April 2007: „Impact of motif content on dynamic function of complex networks“. The Volkswagen-Stiftung will finance the new research project with 606.000 euros over the next three years. The project will be coordinated by Jacobs University professor Dr. Marc-Thorsten Hütt.
more ... »
Literature meets Multilingualism
Apr 18, 2007

On Wednesday, April 18, the Lecture series "Science for Curious People" will continue. Prof. Dr. Immacolata Amodeo, Professor of Literature, will speak on the topic: "Literature and Multilingualism: Literature of migrant authors in Germany." Beginning at 7 p.m. the lecture takes place at the University Club.
more ... »
Professors versus students debate
Apr 17, 2007

On Wednesday, April 18, the Jacobs University Bremen Debating Society is again hosting an edition of the famous Professors vs. Students debates. The debate will take place in the Campus Center Conference Hall and will start at 8.30 p.m.
more ... »
Serbian ambassador on campus
Apr 13, 2007

On Wednesday, April 18, 2007, the Serbian ambassador to Germany, H.E. Dr. Ognjen Pribicevic, will be visiting Jacobs University. At 7 p.m. the ambassador will give a lecture on “Serbia on its way to the European Union”. The lecture will take place in the Jacobs University Campus Center.
more ... »
The United Nations in Bremen – simulated at Jacobs University by students from all over the world
Mar 30, 2007

On Sunday, April 1, 2007, the Bremer International Model United Nations (BRIMUN) hosts its fourth conference on the campus of Jacobs University Bremen. At this re-enactment of the United Nations, organized by Jacobs University’s BRIMUN student club, more than 100 participants from 17 universities of ten different nations meet for five days to simulate the activities of various UN committees.
more ... »
Variation in chromosome number as »normal« state:
New evidence found in fish brain neurons

Mar 30, 2007

Günther Zupanc, Professor of Neurobiology at Jacobs University, and his co-workers at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla/California and the University of Leipzig for the first time provided evidence that even a profound deviation from the number of chromosomes typical for a species does not necessarily result in physiological or behavioural deficiencies of the organism. Analysis of newly generated neurons in the brains of the healthy adult knifefish showed, that approximately 80 % of the cells deviate from the “normal” number of 22 chromosomes with aberrations of up to 70 %. The study is published in the current online express issue of Developmental Neurobiology (2007: doi: 10.1002/dneu.20365)
more ... »
European Union ambassadors visit Jacobs University
Mar 29, 2007

On Friday, March 30, 2007, Jacobs University welcomes ambassadors from eleven EU countries on-campus, who visit Bremen as members of the diplomatic delegation in the context of the informal EU foreign minister conference, the traditional “Gymnich meeting”.
more ... »
"Managing the Aging Workforce"
Mar 28, 2007

The German edition "Herausforderung 50 plus - Konzepte zum Management der Aging Workforce: Die Antwort auf das demographische Dilemma” (Managing the Aging Workforce: Challenges and Solutions), is now available. The book addresses the crucial topic of many enterprises worldwide. It is authored by Marius Leibold, Jacobs University professor Sven C. Völpel, and Jan-Dirk Früchtenicht.
more ... »
Jacobs University welcomes Peruvian consul general
Mar 26, 2007

On Tuesday, March 27, 2007, Maria Teresa Merino de Hart, the Peruvian consul general of the Hamburg consulate, will visit the campus to give a talk on the cocaine trafficking crisis in the Andean region. The diplomat, who has been concerned with her nation’s drug problems for years, will focus on the battle against the cocaine business in the republic, which mainly involves the traffick transportation network on the Peruvian coastline.
more ... »
Jacobs University welcomes leading representative from ExxonMobil
Mar 21, 2007

On March 28, 2007, Dr. Gernot Kalkoffen, President of the Board of Directors ExxonMobil Central Europe Holding GmbH and ESSO Deutschland GmbH, will visit the campus to report about his activities in the energy industry. As part of the lecture series “Business Leaders meet Jacobs University” the CEO will give an insight into the daily challenge to meet the oil and gas needs of an ever expanding global demand. The lecture is followed by a discussion and a reception inviting the students and guests to ask questions and to further get to know the petrochemical business.
more ... »
Spring Student Open House at Jacobs University: Register now!
Mar 20, 2007

Are you planning on graduating from high school soon and currently researching universities? Would you like to learn more about what Jacobs University has to offer with other prospective students from around Germany and beyond? On Saturday, April 21, 2007, Jacobs University will open its doors for high school students, teachers, and families. From 10 a.m. to 4.30 p. m., students, professors and staff members introduce the “World of Jacobs University”.
more ... »
Women in leadership – conference as concluding highlight of Jacobs University’s “Gender Awareness Week”
Mar 19, 2007

On March 17, 2007, Jacobs University hosted its first “Women in leadership” conference. Three renowned speakers first toured the campus accompanied by Jacobs University students and afterwards gave talks on their experiences as women in leading positions. More than 60 participants attended the talks and the panel discussion, which inspired lively and productive debates amongst the audience and the guest speakers. The awarding ceremony of the “ZONTA Women in Leadership” arts contest and the performance of scenes of “Vagina Monologues” rounded the program.
more ... »
Vagina Monologues Play to Packed House
Mar 12, 2007

The fifth run of the Vagina Monologues at Jacobs University played to packed houses on Friday and Saturday night raising a generous contribution to the AWO Frauenhaus and delighting audiences.
more ... »
The Vodafone Germany Foundation awards scholarships to students at Jacobs University with immigration background
Mar 12, 2007

The Vodafone Germany Foundation extends cooperational activities: starting from the 2007/8 academic year, Jacobs University Bremen will become a partner of Vodafone Chances, the only national scholarship program for students with a migration background who study at private universities. Jacobs University will be the fourth partner-university in the program.
more ... »
Business-talk with representative from Maersk Germany
Mar 08, 2007

On Monday 19, 2007 the series of lectures “Business Leaders meet Jacobs University” continues with the attendance of Axel Tütken, managing director of Maersk Deutschland A/S & Co. KG. The CEO will visit the campus to speak about experiences and every day activities concerning his industry. Thereby Jacobs University students will get the chance to learn more about specific career opportunities and job-related developments.
more ... »
Gender Awareness Week - Become Aware!
Mar 05, 2007

Are gender roles still relevant today? Can there be a feminism that doesn’t alienate men? How do gender roles differ across cultures and religions? Are men and women actually more similar than they are different? Is it nice to have contexts solely for men/women? Women in leadership – how to get through the glass ceiling?
more ... »
Lecture series "Beyond Eden" at Bremen's Überseemuseum
Feb 28, 2007

On Wednesday, 28th of February at 7:30 p.m. the lecture series „Jenseits von Eden: Orte des Paradiesischen in der Geschichte” (Beyond Eden: Places of Paradise in History) will begin in Bremen’s Überseemuseum. Organized in cooperation with Jacobs University’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences, four lectures will accompany the recent museum exhibition “1001 Nacht – Wege in Paradies“, which is a journey through various ideals of "paradise".
more ... »
Panel discussion about Jacobs University
Feb 26, 2007

On Tuesday, February 27, the “Bremer Stadtdialog” will hold the panel discussion “Jacobs University Bremen: Conversion! Integration?” in Speicher XI. Starting at 7 p.m., Christof Steuer, head of the Building Authority Bremen Nord will give an introduction on the subject. How did the project Jacobs University became real?
more ... »
Lecture by Metro AG representative
Feb 24, 2007

On February 28, 2007, Dr. Jürgen Pfister, Head of Corporate HR Management of Metro AG will visit Jacobs University. Taking part in this spring’s lecture series “Business Leaders meet Jacobs University”, Hartmann will speak about the “Challenges and Prospects of Demografic Change from a Human Resources Management Perspective”.
more ... »
Lions Campus Club hosted blood drive
Feb 23, 2007

On February 28, 2007, the Lions Campus Club of Jacobs University in co-operation with the Red Cross hosted a blood drive. Students, staff, faculty were invited to take part in the blood drive. The fully equipped mobile donation facility of the Red Cross open to blood donors from 11 a. m. to 5 p.m. It was stationed in front of the University Club.
more ... »
Art exhibit by Karin Friedrichs at Jacobs University
Feb 19, 2007

On Tuesday, February 20, at 7. p.m., the art exhibition "Portrait Mensch" by Karin Friedrichs opened. The exhibition can be seen at the Jacobs University Campus Center and the University Club from February 20 till March 20. The exhibition has been organized by the University Club.
more ... »
Warm welcome to Mercator’s new college masters
Feb 16, 2007

The first change at the top of Mercator College has taken place: Nicole Brauch and Vikram Unnithan assumed the college master position from the dedicated “pioneers” Mandy and Klaus Boehnke. For more than four years, the Boehnkes and their little son Philip have lived in Mercator College and helped to provide a “home away from home” for 177 students from 42 nations.
more ... »
Jacobs University at the Bremen “Schaffer” banquet
Feb 15, 2007

It is an ancient ritual: the Bremen "Schaffer" banquet. This year, Klaus J. Jacobs and president Joachim Treusch were in attendance at the annual "Schaffer" banquet. Together with two Jacobs University students they met Indian industrialist Lakshmi Mittal.
more ... »
New DFG research unit at Jacobs University Bremen
Feb 14, 2007

In April 2007 a new research unit will start: „Prioritizing in Medicine: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis in consideration of the public health insurance system“. The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG - German Research Foundation) will finance the unit with 1,58 million euros over the next three years. Speaker of the research unit is Jacobs University professor Dr. Adele Diederich.
more ... »
International University Bremen is now
Jacobs University Bremen

Feb 01, 2007

more ... »

Bank of America appoints Peter Haßkamp as advisor
Jan 31, 2007

On Monday, January 29, the Bank of America (BoA) announced the appointment of two new advisors in their German division. One of them is Peter Haßkamp, member of Jacobs University’s Board of Governors since its founding in 1999 as International University Bremen.
more ... »
Computer-aided vaccine design: Jacobs University participates in EU project
Jan 29, 2007

In January an EU project was launched on new strategies of vaccine development based on the structural analysis of protein components of pathogenic bacteria and their matching antibodies. Martin Zacharias, expert in computational molecular biology at the Jacobs University Bremen, will be in charge of a 240,000 Euro sub-project focusing on the bioinformatical identification of suitable target proteins and antigen-antibody complexes. The three-year enterprise with a total funding of 2.3 million Euro includes nine collaborational partners from four EU countries.
more ... »
Battle of words revisited – Jacobs University’s debating society again hosts the “ZEIT Debates”
Jan 26, 2007

From February 2 to 4, 2007, 120 young “combatants” from all over Europe will visit Jacobs University to participate in the debating tournament IUB Open organized by the university’s debating society. The grand finale, which is open to the public, will take place on Sunday in Bremen's concert hall “Die Glocke”. As the second of eight tournaments the IUB Open 2007 for the third time is part of the annual debating season “ZEITDebatten” sponsored by the weekly newspaper "Die ZEIT".
more ... »
Parallel Programming Workshop on campus
Jan 24, 2007

From Tuesday January 23 until Friday January 26, Jacobs University is hosting a workshop for parallel programming with MPI and OpenMP.
more ... »
Adecco Institute on Campus
Jan 22, 2007

On January 22, 2007, a high ranking international delegation of the Swiss human resources company Adecco will hold consultations on collaboration possibilities with members of the Jacobs University’s leadership as well as with scientists of the university’s Jacobs Center for Lifelong Learning and Institutional Development.
more ... »
Attention, decision, and action: ERASMUS intensive program on modelling in cognitive psychology
Jan 19, 2007

Currently, until January 29, Jacobs University Bremen hosts 30 students from nine European countries to participate in a 12-day intensive course in cognitive psychology. Coordinated by Adele Diederich, Professor of Psychology, the EU-supported ERASMUS program focuses on up-to-date application of mathematical and computational models in cognitive psychology.
more ... »
High ranking visitors on Campus
Jan 15, 2007

On January 12, 2007, two high ranking delegations visited the campus of Jacobs University: the ambassador of Kazakhstan, His Excellency Kairat Sarybay, and Prime Minister of the German federal state North Rhine-Westphalia, Jürgen Rüttgers.
more ... »
Excellence Initiative: Jacobs University and
University of Bremen reach the final round 2007
with two collaborative graduate schools

Jan 15, 2007

Again, the collaborative efforts of private Jacobs University to-be and state-run University of Bremen proved to be successful in the first decision of this year’s federal Excellence Initiative: Two graduate schools, in which both universities participate, the »Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences« (BIGSSS), and the »Multi-Scale Design of Functional Hybrid Materials and Devices«, made the final round. This was announced by the German Research Foundation and the German Science Council on January 12, 2007, in Bonn.
more ... »
The campus idea as architecture: The Jacobs University to-be
Jan 08, 2007

On January 7, 2007 the German Architect Association (Bund Deutscher Architekten, BDA) awarded its Bremen BDA Award 2006. The Jacobs University to-be, currently still IUB, received one of the four awards for the architectural design of its Campus Center and two laboratories. An independent jury of external experts chose the award-winning projects from a total of 78 applications in September last year. The award ceremony took place in the Bremen’s city hall, thereby also officially opening the exhibition of the projects filed for the competition.
more ... »
Time and Space on the Way to Modernity
Dec 15, 2006

International symposium of IUB and Bremen University explores the creation of public and private networks for the transmission of political news. How were stories born, how did they grow and mature during their transmission from source to source, from country to country?
more ... »
Gene silencing: Scientists specifically
deactivate virus DNA in human cells

Dec 06, 2006

Albert Jeltsch, IUB Professor of Biochemistry, and his co-workers from IUB, the Institute of Biochemistry of the University of Giessen, and the Medical Research Council of Cambridge University (UK) for the first time successfully used genetically engineered proteins to deactivate Herpes viruses in human cell lines. The artificial proteins attach methyl groups as markers at specific control areas of the DNA molecule, thereby repressing the activation of the genetic information of this region. The study is published in the current issue of Nucleic Acids Research (2006: doi:10.1093/nar/gkl1035).
more ... »
Lecture by Investmentfond Manager Dr. Hendrik Leber
Nov 30, 2006

On Thursday, November 30, IUB’s Investment club offers students the opportunity to meet with Dr. Hendrik Leber, Managing Partner of ACATIS Anlageberatung for Investmentfonds GmbH. Dr. Leber will give a lecture on “Finding Value in Stocks.”
more ... »
Autumn Special of IUB Children’s University
Nov 29, 2006

In the context of Informatics Year 2006, IUB offered a Children's University special about the internet. On November 29, two IUB professors answered the question of 9-year-old Lamin: »How does the world wide web work?«
more ... »
Collectors meet IUB: Lecture by Thomas Olbricht
Nov 27, 2006

On Monday, November 27, art collector Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Olbricht will give a lecture on "My life with art. Dream and reality." The lecture is in German and will start at 7.30 p.m. in the Conference Room.
more ... »
Jacobs Center on Lifelong Learning established
Nov 25, 2006

IUB President Fritz Schaumann announced last Friday the signing of an agreement to establish the Jacobs Center of Lifelong Learning and Institutional Development at International University Bremen.

more ... »

Advent concert of the German Philharmonic Chamber on IUB Campus
Nov 20, 2006

IUB and the German Philharmonic Chamber Bremen kindly invite all music lovers on December 3rd to the chamber concert “Shostakovich 100" as part of the concert series “FeierWerk" – chamber music with those celebrating an anniversary.
more ... »
Nano electronics: IUB researchers find evidence for effective electron transport in hybrid semiconductors
Nov 16, 2006

Stefan Tautz, IUB Professor of Physics, and his group for the first time managed to detect a much larger delocalization of electrons in an organic monolayer semiconductor deposited on a metallic substrate than ever detected in an insulated organic semiconductor. The results, which were published in Nature 444, p. 350 – 353, on November 16, 2006, allow insights into basic mechanisms of electron transport within organic materials and their interfaces with metallic surfaces. Moreover, the results may be of relevance for the development of new hybrid materials with interesting new electronic properties regarding future application.
more ... »
"Transformations of the State" – Prolongation of the Bremen DFG Collaborative Research Center
Nov 15, 2006

On November 15, 2006, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) announced the continuation of funding for the Collaborative Research Center 597 "Transformations of the State" of IUB and the University of Bremen with about 6 million euros for the next four years. The DFG, the most important third-party funding institution in Germany, thus acknowledges the excellent scientific work of the Bremen social sciences.
more ... »
Research prize for excellence in research
and cooperation in Bremen

Nov 15, 2006

On November 15, 2006, the association “unifreunde e. V.” awarded the Ernst A. C. Lange Prize for the joint research project “New display technology for mobile applications” of IUB and University of Bremen. The award, which is endowed with 5000 euros prize money, acknowledges innovative co-operational research between scientists of the two Bremen universities in the fields of Mathematics, Natural and Technical Sciences.
more ... »
History Exhibition at IUB University Club: From Field to University Campus
Nov 09, 2006

A Piece of Local History in Bremen North plays out in the International University Bremen University Club daily until 30. November.
more ... »
Private excellence initiative for IUB by the Jacobs Foundation: Announcement to the public and the IUB community
Nov 02, 2006

more ... »

Private excellence initiative: Jacobs Foundation
invests 200 million Euro in the education of young people
at International University Bremen

Nov 01, 2006


more ... »
New Book co-authored by IUB professor Sven Völpel
Oct 27, 2006

The book “Managing the Aging Workforce: Challenges and Solutions”, published by Publicis Corporate Publishing and Wiley-VCH Publishers, addresses the crucial topic of many enterprises worldwide. The book, authored by Marius Leibold, Nitin Nohria, and Sven Völpel, is available now.
more ... »
Marion G. Müller Vice-Chair of the Visual Studies Division of the International Communication Association (ICA)
Oct 26, 2006

Marion Müller, Professor of Mass Communication, has been elected Vice-Chair of the Visual Studies Division of the International Communication Association (ICA). During the next two years, Prof. Müller will serve as vice-chair. This tenure is followed by another two years as Chair of the Visual Studies Division.
more ... »
Representatives from Degussa to meet IUB students
Oct 26, 2006

On Wednesday, November 1, the lecture series "Business Leaders meet IUB" will be continued. IUB’s Office of Career Services offers students the opportunity to meet with Prof. Dr. Ulf Plöcker, Senior Vice President at the Service Unit Process Technology and Engineering, Degussa AG.
more ... »
Concert of Spanish Guitarist Fernando Espí
Oct 23, 2006

In cooperation with Instituto Cervantes, IUB cordially invites you to the concert of guitarist Fernando Espí on October 25, 8 p.m. The artist will present historical music using original period instruments. The concert will take place in the IUB’s Interfaith House.
more ... »
Successful first Terry Fox Run held at IUB
Oct 22, 2006

On Sunday October 22, the IUB Lions Campus Club sponsored the first IUB Terrry Fox Run for Cancer Research. 20 participants ran, walked and jogged 2 hours to raise more than 500 euros.
more ... »
Experts for the utility sector: First graduates of the MBA program "European Utility Management"
Oct 20, 2006

On October 20, 2006, IUB celebrated the graduation of the first graduates of the part-time Executive MBA program in European Utility Management. Ten students from five different European utility companies received their certificates.
more ... »
New IUB study program at international logistics congress in Berlin
Oct 18, 2006

From October 18 to 20, 2006, IUB will present its new BA program "International Logistics Management" at the 23rd Logistics Congress of the German Logistics Association (Bundesverband Logistik). 3000 guests and 230 exhibiting companies from more than 30 countries will participate in one of Europe's largest forums for logistics experts.
more ... »
Risk management for deep-sea resource utilization:
IUB coordinates international research cooperation

Oct 17, 2006

In October the research network International Research Consortium on Continental Margins (IRCCM) under IUB’s lead started a new research project on biomonitoring of cold water coral reefs in the vicinity of oil exploration sites. The aim of the 1.2 million euro project financed by the Norwegian company Statoil is to develop new monitoring and ecosystem modelling approaches for risk assessment in the off-shore industry.
more ... »
Banded Iron-Formation: The Precambrian Enigma
Oct 17, 2006

From October 19-22, 2006 the International Workshop on Astrobiology will take place at IUB. More than 22 scientists from South-Africa, Canada, Sweden, Great Britain, Denmark and Germany will be on campus. Focus of the workshop are Banded Iron Formations (BIFs), that developed between two and four billion years ago in the precambrian era.
more ... »
Ambassador of India on Campus
Oct 16, 2006

On October 18, 2006 the Indian Ambassador H.E. Mrs. Meera Shankar gave a talk on "Indo-European Collaboration in a Globalising Economy“. The lecture started at 7.30 p.m. and took place in IUB’s Campus Center.
more ... »
Britta Renner President of the European Health Psychology Society
Oct 13, 2006

Britta Renner, Professor of Psychology, has been elected President of the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS). The election result was announced at the recent 20th EHPS Meeting, 2006, in Warsaw.
more ... »
Commerzbank AG Representative visits IUB
Oct 10, 2006

On Wednesday, October 11, 2006, IUB students will have the chance to meet with Wolfgang Hartmann, Member of the Board of Managing Directors of Commerzbank AG. Taking part in this fall’s lecture series “Business Leaders meet IUB”, Hartmann will speak about the “Value of Banks’ Risk Management in a Changing and Volatile Business World”.
more ... »
Festive Inauguration of President Joachim Treusch
Oct 06, 2006

On October 6, the inauguration of the second IUB president, Prof. Dr. Joachim Treusch took place in the Campus Center. For the first time in the history of the institution, faculty, students and employees gathered to celebrate the inauguration of a new president. The ceremony commenced at 3.30 p.m. with the procession of the new president with the faculty into the Conference Hall.
more ... »
Representatives of Boston Consulting Group at IUB
Oct 06, 2006

On Monday, October 9, Dr. Ulrich Pidun, Manager Boston Consulting Group, Office Frankfurt, Germany, will hold a lecture about “Portfolio Strategy - the BCG perspective. Historical development, recent concepts, and ideas for the future. The talk is part of the professional lecture series “Business Leaders meet IUB”.
more ... »
Olympic spirit at IUB
Sep 29, 2006

For the fifth time, the grand sportive tradition called the IUB Olympix will be taking place on Sunday, October 1 and Monday, October 2. At 10. a.m. the games will be opened. One of the most anticipated student events of the year, the IUB Olympix has been a showcase of college spirit and great team play. The three colleges, Krupp, Mercator and College III, as well as the graduate students and alumni, will be competing in "residence block teams" against each other to claim the much-coveted Olympix Cup.
more ... »
Do fans have power over their team?
Sep 26, 2006

On Wednesday, September 27, the University Club Lecture series fall 2006 will continue. Clemens Schwender, Professor of Communication Science, will explain why it is all in the hands of fans: "More than a gut feeling – the home field advantage."
more ... »
Ursula M. Staudinger President elect of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie e.V. (German Psychological Society)
Sep 25, 2006

Ursula M. Staudinger Professor of Psychology, Vice President and Academic Dean of the Jacobs Center for Lifelong Learning and Institutional Development has been elected President elect of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie e.V. (DGPs). The election result was announced at the recent 45th DGPs General Meeting from September 17-21, 2006, in Nürnberg.
more ... »
Experts for the European Utility Industry
Sep 25, 2006

On Sunday, September 24, the opening ceremony for the third cohort of the part-time Executive MBA in European Utility Management took place. Twelve students from six different European utility companies and four different countries arrived on campus for their first block week. Over two years the executive students will be combining everyday responsibilities in their companies with a demanding and career-oriented program that sets high standards.
more ... »
IUB live in Shanghai: Video conference panel discussion
on intercultural training at China’s largest logistics fair

Sep 21, 2006

On September 21, 2006, IUB presented its concept of intercultural training in a panel discussion at the international fair “transport logistic China 2006” in Shanghai. Four IUB panel members stationed on the IUB campus met with company representatives and Chinese students present at the fair in Shanghai via a live video conference set-up. The live broadcast was organized by the Deutsche Außenhandels- und Verkehrsakademie (DAV) and could be viewed in Shanghai at the DAV fair booth at 2.15 p. m. Shanghai time.
more ... »
Experimenting in microgravity: IUB teams participated in ESA’s Student Parabolic Flight Campaign
Sep 20, 2006

Research under microgravity conditions usually remains a dream for most students. This dream recently came true for seven second year IUB students who where chosen to participate in the 2006 Student Parabolic Flight Campaign organized by the European Space Agency (ESA) in Bordeaux, France. They formed two of the 30 international teams that were invited to carry out scientific experiments on board of a special jet during the first week of September. The IUB students’ projects had been selected from about 100 proposals, with scientific value, technical complexity and project management being the main selection criteria.
more ... »
German Academic Exchange Service fosters IUB’s Alumni work
Sep 18, 2006

Within their “Alumni-Plus” program, the German Academic Exchange Service (GAES, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) granted 28.000 Euros to the work of IUB’s Alumni Association. Measures to further develop the alumni service will be supported over a two-year period. The main deciding factors for the grant were the coherent overall concept of IUB’s Alumni work as well as the already accomplished input by the university and the association, the quality and viability of the projects, the networking with other universities, and the opportunities for alumni participation in the governing of the association.
more ... »
German Council of Astronomical Observatories meets at IUB
Sep 18, 2006

more ... »

Representative of Weber Shandwick to Meet IUB Students
Sep 18, 2006

On Monday, September 18, the lecture series "Business Leaders meet IUB" will be continued. IUB’s Office of Career Services offers students the opportunity to meet with Mr. Herbert Stoffels, Managing Director Corporate Communications of Weber Shandwick Deutschland GmbH.
more ... »
The key to success: IUB receives award for its educational concept
Sep 12, 2006

On September 11, 2006, IUB received an award as one of four winning universities in the national “Key Qualifications plus” competition; sponsored by the Mercator Foundation and the Donors’ Association for Promotion of Science and Humanities in Germany. The award, which is endowed with 100,000 Euros, acknowledged IUB’s outstanding concept of providing students with personal and professional skills beyond academic competence. A total of 94 applicants had participated in the competition.
more ... »
Henning Scherf on campus: Students’ question session
with Bremen’s famous former mayor

Sep 12, 2006

On September 12, 2006, Bremen's long-time and now former mayor, Henning Scherf, fielded questions from Bremen student fellows of the Foundation of the German Industry on the topic "The Business Location Bremen."
more ... »
»The Spirit of IUB is our principal asset« –
President Treusch Opens the New Academic Year

Sep 01, 2006

On September 1, 2006, the annual opening ceremony took place in the IUB cinema, drawing freshmen, faculty, and staff alike. For the first time more than 1000 students will be studying at IUB, with the 5th class of 346 students being the larges ever since IUB opened its gates. Another premier was IUB’s new president Joachim Treusch giving the welcome address: His programmatic speech drew enthusiastic applause from the IUB community.
more ... »
The world has come to Bremen: IUB welcomes more than 1,000 Students from 85 Nations
Sep 01, 2006

On September 1st 2006 the new academic year officially started at IUB. 364 freshmen from 55 Nations – 234 Bachelor students and 112 students of graduate programs – had already taken the opportunity to get to know their university better during orientation week. A total of 1,007 students will start to live and work on campus this year. For the first time the Germans form the largest group among the new Bachelor students.
more ... »
Lecture by Fields Medalist Prof. Gerd Faltings
Sep 01, 2006

On Monday, September 4, 2006, mathematics at IUB hosts a special guest for its colloquium series: Prof. Gerd Faltings, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn and only German Fields Medalist. At 5.15 p.m., Faltings will hold a lecture on "Theta Functions on Moduli Spaces of Bundles".
more ... »
"Strive for the impossible to achieve the maximum!"
Sep 01, 2006

Every year, the the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) honors students for their exceptional student performance and significant social and intercultural commitment. In 2006, IUB student Deyan Vitanov is happy to receive the award with a 1.000 € prize endowment.
more ... »
“Where is that - Vegesack?” - Orientation Week at IUB
Aug 22, 2006


On August 26, 2006 the campus will be buzzing again with activity. IUB welcomes more than 300 students from 55 nations for the fall semester. About 220 students start their bachelor's studies while another 100 join graduate programs. The freshmen will start their IUB experience with the Orientation Week, August 26 till September 1. Here, they get to know all about IUB and its neighbourhood.
more ... »

From Paris to Petersburg:
Russian Art in the context of the European Modernism

Aug 17, 2006

Was Russian art of the last century merely an attempt to imitate or reappropriate Western influences? Or did the work of these artists actively contribute to the development of European Modernism? These questions will be addressed in the symposium “Near and Far: The Contribution of Russian Art to European Modernism,” to take place at IUB, August 24–26, 2006.
more ... »
New Insights Into Brain Organisation
Aug 04, 2006

Scientists have provided new insights into how and why the brain is organised - knowledge which could eventually inform diagnosis of and treatments for conditions like Alzheimer’s disease and autism. The study by scientists from Newcastle University, UK, and the IUB, debunks a prevailing theory that the nervous system should have mainly very short nerve fibre connections between nerve cells, or neurons, to function at its most effective.
more ... »
Kids on Campus:
Second Full-Time Care Group for Kids

Jul 31, 2006

On August 1, the second group of daily full-time care for kids up to four years opens. The parent initiative IUB Kids e. V. offers bilingual German/English full-time care and a playgroup for preschool children of working parents in the IUB community and its neighborhood.
more ... »
Hendrik Birus New Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Jul 31, 2006

On August 1, 2006 Dean Birus will take office as IUB Vice President and Academic Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. The longstanding expert in the field of literature has more than 30 years experience of national and international research and teaching activity. He succeeds founding dean Max Kaase, who has been heading the school since 2000.
more ... »
IUB Hosts Workshop on Directed Evolution
Jul 27, 2006

A workshop for young scientists is offered biannually by the DFG Schwerpunktprogramm SPP1170 (priority program) “Directed Evolution to Optimize and Understand Molecular Biocatalysts”. This year’s workshop will take place from July 30 until August 1 on the IUB campus. 70 scientists from the 17 DFG institutions participate in the program. They will present and discuss the research and its influence on applications with representatives from companies like BASF AG, Henkel KGaA, Schering AG and Brain AG.
more ... »
Fourth IUB Summer School: Biosensing with channels - faster, smaller, smarter
Jul 26, 2006

From July 28 until August 5, a Summer School for students and postdocs will take place at International University Bremen (IUB). Focus of the more than 50 lectures and workshops lies on recent research perspectives in biosensing and their application. 70 participants from 14 Nations will meet on IUB campus.
more ... »
Bremen Summer School for high school students
IUB offers classes in Mathematics and Political Science

Jul 20, 2006

On July 24-28 the second Bremen Summer School will take place. Different institutions from all over Bremen are offering classes for 16-18 year-old high school students. IUB offers two courses: "What encompasses international politics? Concepts and challenges" and "Mathematical logic and Gödel's Theorem".
more ... »
»Expedition Informatics«: Discover the Possibilities of
Computer Science in the Exhibition in Bremen’s City Center

Jul 12, 2006

On July 13, the German language exhibition “Expedition Informatics” opens in the “Haus der Wissenschaft” in Bremen’s City Center. For six weeks, until August 26, 2006, visitors can explore the important role computer science today assumes in research and every day life. IUB’s exhibit invites to a playful discovery of the informatics factor in various IUB research fields by accompanying the Robot IQ-B/06 on his “Expedition Informatics at IUB”.
more ... »
Curious host families wanted
Jul 06, 2006

At the end of August it is time again: more than 200 freshmen from all corners of the globe come to Bremen to live and study at IUB. For many of the Bachelor's students it is their first longtime stay far away from home. IUB's host family program helps students to establish personal interaction with families in Bremen and to become part of the Bremen community.
more ... »
IUB Welcomes President Joachim Treusch
Jun 30, 2006

On July 1, 2006, Prof. Dr. Joachim Treusch assumes the presidency of IUB. The renowned science manager and physicist, at present still chairman of the board of directors of the Research Center Jülich until September 30, succeeds Dr. Fritz Schaumann, founding president of IUB. Treusch’s initial term as IUB president is for five years.
more ... »
Good Bye President Schaumann, Welcome President Treusch –
Change of Presidency at IUB

Jun 27, 2006

On July 1, 2006, Prof. Dr. Joachim Treusch will assume the presidency of IUB. The renowned science manager and physicist, at present still chairman of the board of directors of the Research Center Jülich until September 30, succeeds Dr. Fritz Schaumann, first president of the young private university and main architect of its dynamic development since its founding in 1999. Treusch’s initial term as IUB president is for five years.
more ... »
Multiliteracy and Multiculturalism - An Opportunity for Europe?
Jun 23, 2006

From June 21 to 24, 2006, around 180 experts of higher education and secondary education as well as school administration staff will hold a meeting at IUB to explore "Multiliteracy and the European Educational Agenda". The conference is organized in cooperation with the University Bremen. Main focus lies on the effects of global migration processes on European school systems.
more ... »
It’s All About Mathematics
Jun 22, 2006

While the World Cup fever has infected most Germans, IUB is involved in a different high performance event: the International Mathematical Olympiade (IMO). In July 2009, the 50th IMO will be held in Bremen on the IUB campus. A team of students, teachers, professors and volunteers are already busy preparing the event.
more ... »
2006 RoboCup:
IUB Success in Robot Rescue League

Jun 19, 2006

On June 18, the finals of the Robot Rescue League took place in the Congress Center Bremen. IUB teams participated in both competitions the “Rescue Robot League” and the “Virtual Robot Competition”. The team led by Andreas Birk, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, reached the finals of the Robot League and won the Innovation Award, a student team led by Stefano Carpin, Professor of Computer Science came in second place in the Virtual Robot Competition.
more ... »
2006 RoboCup Start:
Simulation of a Chemical Disaster

Jun 14, 2006

On June 13 the 2006 RoboCup started with a severe "accident": three cars had crashed on the Bürgerweide, right in front of hall 5. At 31 degree celsius, the volunteering victims were spread out in front of overturned cars, from one wreck smoke, that signified a chemical substance, emerged. Rescue workers recovered the injured with the support of robots.
more ... »
The 2006 RoboCup starts
Jun 13, 2006

From June 14-18, the 10th RoboCup takes place in Bremen. More than 400 teams and 2,500 participants from 36 countries gather in Bremen to compete in three main categories: the robot soccer competition, the robot rescue competition, and the RoboCupJunior for educational purposes for young people.
more ... »
IUB Alumni: Their Plans for the Future
Jun 10, 2006

The average age of a bachelor graduate at IUB is 22 - what are their plans after leaving IUB? IUB's Office for Career Services knows the details. Every year they evaluate the future plans of the graduating class.
more ... »
Good perspectives: Expert Panel Gives Recommendations on IUB’s future development
Jun 09, 2006

In the beginning of June 2006 an external expert panel of renowned German and US science and industry representatives presented their recommendations for IUB’s future development. The panel recognized IUB as in many ways unique in Germany in terms of actually implementing academic and political visions in higher education. The panel’s most important suggestions were for IUB to focus its profile on selected fields of excellence in research and education, as well as extending and intensifying its cooperation with other research institutions. Furthermore, future medium- to long-term financial consolidation will have to be ensured by a respective development and business plan.
more ... »
German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel Sends Graduation Address
Jun 02, 2006

As graduation ceremony highlight the address of the German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel was read as a surprise to the assembled graduation guests by Max Kaase, Dean of IUB’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Merkel congratulated IUB's students graduating in 2006 on the successful conclusion of their studies and imparted her best wishes for their future. She also acknowledged the accomplishments of IUB’s founding president Fritz Schaumann.
more ... »
Big Celebration at IUB: The Class of 2006 graduates
Jun 02, 2006

Graduates from more than 50 countries attended today’s graduation at IUB. The Class of 2006 is the third class to graduate from the young private university. For the first time, after being in academic operation for five years, more than a third of the class are graduate students: 56 received their MA’s and 39 were awarded a PhD. With a passing rate of about 90 percent, the 158 BA and BSc graduates have again secured the IUB a top rank among German universities. The average age of BA and BSc graduates is 22.
more ... »
Globalization and the Education Divide
May 30, 2006

On May 31, 2006, Dr. Letitia Chambers, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations General Assembly and Member of the IUB Foundation of America, will give a talk at IUB on “Globalization and the Education Divide”.
more ... »
Bremen pupil awarded with exceptional prize at the Federal Science Competition "Jugend forscht" - IUB professor acts as technical advisor
May 24, 2006

On May 21, 2006, Annette Schavan, Federal Minister for Education and Research, awarded Simon Schmitt (18) of the Bremen High School Kippenberg-Gymnasium with the exceptional prize for the best interdisciplinary work in the Federal Science Competition “Jugend forscht” (Young Researchers).
more ... »
Deep-Sea Heat Record: Scientists Observe Highest Temperature Ever Registered at the Sea Floor
May 22, 2006

On the 68th cruise of the German research vessel METEOR an international team of scientists under the lead of Andrea Koschinsky, Professor of Geosciences at IUB, registered 407 °C at a hydrothermal vent as the highest temperature on record measured at the ocean bottom.
more ... »
Die Welt im Kopf: IUB-Black Box mit wahrnehmungspsychologischen Überraschungen
May 18, 2006

Am 17. Mai 2005, um 17 Uhr öffneten die „Black Boxes“ erstmals ihre Türen. Die ungewöhnliche Wanderausstellung durch verschiedene Bremer Stadtteile startet vor dem Überseemuseum und zeigt in 16 Transportcontainern bis Mitte Oktober bremische Wissenschaftshighlights. Die IUB präsentiert mit ihrer Black Box „Die Welt im Kopf – Wahrnehmungspsychologische Überraschungen“ erstaunliche Erkenntnisse aus Wahrnehmungs- und Sozialpsychologie, einem der Forschungsschwerpunkte der privaten Hochschule.
more ... »
Computers that See, Listen and Comprehend:
50 Years of Artificial Intelligence

May 18, 2006

On May 22, 2006, Wolfgang Wahlster, director and CEO of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, will give a talk at IUB on the history of and developments in AI. He is available for questions after the presentation and during the ensuing reception. The German language lecture marks the opening of the new series “IUB meets Science Leaders”, which will present high-ranking scientists of national an international standing giving insight into major topics or latest developments in science. The lecture is open to the public upon registration.
more ... »
Art and Metaphysics in the 20th Century: International Conference at IUB
May 15, 2006

From May 18 to 21, 2006, about 40 internationally recognized scholars will explore the relation between art and metaphysics at IUB
more ... »
Stephan Rosswog newly appointed 'Expert of International Standing' of the Australian Research Council
May 12, 2006

The Australian Research Council (ARC) appointed IUB scientist Stephan Rosswog, Professor of Astrophysics at IUB, as an 'Expert of International Standing'.
more ... »
Students Performance of Musical Rent
May 11, 2006

On Friday, May 12, IUB will witness the premiere of RENT, a musical performed and directed exclusively by students. A second performance is scheduled for Saturday, May 13. The play will begin at 7.30 p.m. and will take place in the IUB cinema. Tickets are available at the nights of the performances.
more ... »
LOFAR - a new radio telescope in Germany
May 09, 2006

German astronomers have made an important step towards a new, major telescope called LOFAR (LOw Frequency Array). LOFAR is a novel radio telescope for cosmic radio waves that, in a few years time, is going to be the largest telescope on Earth.
more ... »
"No More Words - Art in Chocolate"
May 05, 2006

From May 9-16, IUB is host to the art exhibition "No More Words - Art in Chocolate". Visitors are welcome to enjoy the exhibition: Mondays till Fridays from 6.30-8.30 p.m. and on week-ends from 2-4 p.m. The exhibition will be shown in the University Club.
more ... »
Director Kolleg St. Blasien visits IUB
May 04, 2006

On May 8, Pater Johannes Siebner SJ, Director Kolleg St. Blasien, will give a talk on "Jesuits running a School". The lecture will start at 7.30 p.m and will take place in the Conference Hall. Pater Siebner SJ will talk about what makes Jesuit education special and how his school tackles the challenges in higher education these days. The talk will be followed by a reception.
more ... »
IUB in Town: Students and Professors provide information on studying at IUB
Apr 28, 2006

On May, 11, 2006, IUB invites interested students, parents and teachers to an information night "Living and studying together with the entire world - Students and Professors provide information on studying at IUB."
more ... »
IUB Lions Campus Clubs organizes an exhibition for
young artists selected by a nation-wide competition

Apr 27, 2006

From May 5 to 7, 2006, the Lions Campus Club hosts an art exhibition titled [Uggacchanta] in IUB’s Campus Center for aspiring artists from all of Germany. Highlights of the exhibition are the vernissage on the opening day, where the [Uggacchanta] Art Award 2006 will be awarded, and the auction of the artworks on Sunday, May 7. Exhibition opening hours are: Friday from 5.00 p. m. to 8.00 p. m., and Saturday and Sunday from 11.00 a. m. to 8.00 p. m. The entrance fee is 4,- €, for students 3,- €.
more ... »
Representatives of E.ON Energie on Campus
Apr 25, 2006

On April 26, the lecture series "Business Leaders meet IUB" will be continued. IUB’s Office of Career Services offers students the opportunity to meet with Dr. Walter Hohlefelder, Member of the Board of Directors, E.ON Energie AG and Mr. Ralph Pesch, Member of the Board of Management, E.ON Bulgaria EAD.
more ... »
The success continues: IUB wins RoboCup US Open
Apr 25, 2006

On April 23, 2006, IUB’s RoboCup team managed another international tournament victory at the US Open Robot Rescue League in Atlanta, prevailing against the other competing institutions only two weeks after their success at the Dutch Open in Eindhoven.
more ... »
Headmaster of Eton College Tony Little visits IUB and gives a talk on tradition and modern concepts in education
Apr 25, 2006

On April 27, 2006, Antony R. M. Little, headmaster of the prestigious British Eton College, will give a talk at IUB on “Eton College - Tradition and Approaches to Modern Education" and is available for questions after the presentation. A small reception following the talk will give further opportunity to discuss the topic not only with the guest, but also with members of the IUB community. The talk starts at 7.30 p. m. in IUB’s Campus Center. Everyone is cordially invited to participate upon registration. There is no entrance fee.
more ... »
Successful “test run” for RoboCup World Championship:
IUB Team wins Dutch Open Rescue League

Apr 10, 2006

On April 9, 2006, IUB’s RoboCup team won the finale of the international RoboCup rescue competition Dutch Open in Eindhoven with a large lead. The success of the IUB robots was mainly based on their at present unique combination of high mobility and autonomous intelligence.
more ... »
Meet the World at BRIMUN:
3rd „Model United Nations“ conference on Campus

Apr 07, 2006

From April 9 to 13, 2006, the 3rd „Bremen International Model United Nations“ (BRIMUN) will be held at IUB. Organized by the local Model United Nations student society at IUB, BRIMUN will bring together more than 150 students from Europe, America, the Middle East, and Africa who will participate in a university simulation of the United Nations.
more ... »
Panel Discussion of Konrad Adenauer Foundation at IUB
Apr 06, 2006

On April 6, 2006, the renowned Konrad Adenauer Foundation offers a panel discussion at IUB on Bremen’s university constellation as part of a two-day scholarship student group seminar entitled “Science as an interface between economy and government”.
more ... »
Chinese Culture between tradition and modernity
Apr 05, 2006

On April 9, 2006, the final lecture in a series four by IUB scholars entitled ‘Kung-Fu Movies – An Expression of Chinese Identity?’ will take place in Bremen's Überseemuseum. The lecture series "Chinese culture between tradition and modernity" pays tribute to the opening of a new exhibition about Asia in the Überseemuseum. The first lecture by IUB professor Nicola Spakowski focused on Confucius: "Wisdom between Knowledge and moral values - Confucianism in traditional and contemporary China."
more ... »
Vernissage "Leaving Time" by Susanne Schossig on Campus
Mar 30, 2006

From March 30 - May 04, 2006, Bremen born artist Susanne Schossig will be exhibiting her latest collection of artwork entitled "Leaving Time". The vernissage will take place on Thursday, March 30, at IUB’s University Club, starting at 7 p. m. The exhibition is open to the public Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 7 p. m. – 8.30 p. m., there is no entrance fee.
more ... »
Neutron Star Collisions Create Largest Magnetic Fields Known in Universe
Mar 30, 2006

Stephan Rosswog, Professor of Astrophysics at IUB, and Daniel Price, Postdoc at the University of Exeter, for the first time were able to demonstrate in supercomputer simulation of a neutron star merger that a collision of these super dense cosmic objects create magnetic fields a quadrillion (1015) times stronger than the magnetic field of the earth. The simulation results are published in the current online express issue of Science ("Producing ultra-strong magnetic fields in magnetized neutron star mergers", 30 MARCH 2006).
more ... »
SichtWeisen-Anniversary: IUB and Glocke celebrate 20th event of the successful lecture series
Mar 29, 2006

On April 3rd, IUB is celebrating a little anniversary: the 20th event of the lecture series SichtWeisen. Initiated in spring 2003 by International University Bremen in corporation with the concert hall “Die Glocke”, the series features six events a year, three in the spring and three in the fall.
more ... »
Folding Mechanisms of Cerebral Cortex characterized
Mar 27, 2006

Claus Hilgetag, Professor of Neuroscience at IUB, and his colleague Helen Barbas, Professor of Health Sciences at Boston University, found new answers to one of the oldest questions in neuroscience: How do the characteristic folds of the primate brain cortex form? The results of an extensive analysis of neuroanatomic data are published as the cover story in the latest issue of PLoS Computational Biology ("Role of Mechanical Factors in the Morphology of the Primate Cerebral Cortex", Volume 2 | Issue 3 | MARCH 2006, www.ploscompbiol.org).
more ... »
Business Leaders meet IUB: Lecture by Bertelsmann Representatives Katrin Enaux and Katharina Reeke
Mar 27, 2006

On Wednesday, March 29, 2006, Katrin Enaux and Katharina Reeke of Bertelsmann’s Management Development Team will present a talk entitled: "Bertelsmann AG: Company, Culture, Careers". This talk is part of the IUB lecture series ‘Business meets IUB’ and takes place at 8.00 p. m. in the ICC Conference Room of IUB’s Campus Center. The English language lecture is open to the public. For registration, see contact given below.
more ... »
IUB Students debate at the European Championships 2006
Mar 23, 2006

Ten IUB students are representing their alma mater at the European Universities Debating Championships 2006 in Berlin from March 23 to March 27. 420 students from over 20 countries will participate in the competition sponsored chiefly by Germany’s largest weekly newspaper DIE ZEIT. Using the “Britsh Parliamentary Style” the “battle of words” determines the best speaker amongst all competitors.
more ... »
IUB Scholars fuse Jazz and Management at “jazzahead!” Conference
Mar 23, 2006

On March 24 IUB professors Ursula M. Staudinger, Jens Förster, and Sven Völpel will contribute new management insights at “jazzahead!“. This international conference on music, markets, and management takes place from March 24 – 26 at the Congress Centrum Bremen.
more ... »
Value Change in Germany – A New DFG Project at IUB
Mar 23, 2006

On March 15, 2006, the IUB research project “Causes and Consequences of the Post-industrial Value Change: Germany in Global Comparison” started. Headed by Christian Welzel, Professor of Political Science, the project is funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) for a three-year period with in total 560,000 euros.
more ... »
Register now for IUB’s Spring Student Open House
Mar 22, 2006

Showtime! On Saturday, April 22, IUB once more will open it’s doors for high school students, teachers, and families. From 10 a.m. to 4.30 p. m., IUB students, professors and staff members introduce the “World of IUB”.
more ... »
Business meets IUB:
Klaus-Peter Schulenburg, CEO of CTS Eventim AG

Mar 17, 2006

On Monday, March 20, Klaus-Peter Schulenburg, Chairman of CTS Eventim AG will present a talk entitled: "CTS Eventim AG - Database marketing in a digital world". This talk is part of the IUB lecture series ‘Business meets IUB’ and takes place at
7.30 p. m. in the ICC Conference Room of the Campus Center.
more ... »
Fritz Schaumann elected as new president of the Kunststiftung NRW
Mar 09, 2006

On March 8, 2006, IUB president Fritz Schaumann was elected as president of the "Foundation of Arts of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (Kunststiftung NRW)" by the foundation’s board of trustees. With its decision the board followed the recommendation of the North Rhine-Westphalian prime minister Jürgen Rüttgers and the state secretary Hans-Heinrich Grosse-Brockhoff.
more ... »
IUB awarded for exemplarily providing students with personal key qualifications
Mar 09, 2006

On March 9, 2006, the Mercator Foundation and the Donors’ Association for the Promotion of Science and Humanities in Germany announced the winners of their national "Key Qualifications plus" competition. IUB is one of four universities chosen from a total of 93 applicants for exemplarily providing students with personal and professional competences beyond academic skills. The laureates were awarded 100,000 euros in prize money each.
more ... »
Blood Drive on IUB Campus
Mar 07, 2006

On March 8, 2006, the ‘Lions Campus Club' of the International University Bremen (IUB) in co-operation with the Red Cross will host a blood drive. The fully equipped mobile donation facility of the Red Cross, open to blood donors from 11 a. m. to 5 p. m., is stationed in front of IUB’s Faculty Club.
more ... »
'Vagina Monologues' on Campus
Mar 02, 2006

On March 3 and 4 2006 IUB students and staff will present the internationally recognized ‘Vagina-Monologues’ by playwright Eve Ensler. The performances each start at 8 p.m. in IUB’s Halle 3. Tickets (4 € for students/ 8 € for others) are available at the Pulse Copy Shop and at the box office on the night of the performance.
more ... »
New Parents Handbook out now
Mar 01, 2006

To inform parents of prospective and actual IUB students about services, facilities, and life on campus IUB’s resource development department developed a new “Parents Handbook”.
more ... »
Kraft Foods Chief Executive Manager Jean-Paul Rigaudeau on Campus
Feb 24, 2006

On 27 February 2006, Kraft Foods Deutschland GmbHs Chief Executive Manager Jean-Paul Rigaudeau will hold a lecture about „Kraft Foods Consumer First - Challenges in the Food Industry”. This talk is part of the professional lecture series “Business Leaders meet IUB”.
more ... »
Chinese Culture between tradition and modernity
Feb 23, 2006

On March 12 begins a lecture series by IUB scholars in Bremen's Überseemuseum. The lecture series "Chinese culture between tradition and modernity" pays tribute to the opening of a new exhibition about Asia in the Überseemuseum. The first lecture by IUB professor Nicola Spakowski will focus on Confucius: "Wisdom between Knowledge and moral values - Confucianism in traditional and contemporary China."
more ... »
Lecture by Bulgarian Ambassador at IUB
Feb 23, 2006

On March 1, 2006, Dr. Meglena Ivanova Plugtschieva-Alexandrova, Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria, will lecture on "Bulgaria's Economy - Current Developments and perspectives on the dawn of the accession to the European Union“.
more ... »
Literature meets Multilingualism
Feb 20, 2006

On Wednesday, February 22, the 2006 University Club Lectures will continue. Prof. Dr. Immacolata Amodeo, Professor of Literature, will speak on the topic: "Literature and Multilingualism: Literature of migrant authors in Germany."
more ... »
“Time to make Friends" - IUB offers a guided tour for 'World Tourist Guides Day'
Feb 20, 2006

On the occasion of 'World Tourist Guides Day' (21 February 1990), IUB already invites guests to visit the campus Monday, 20 February 2006.
more ... »
Lecture by Sotheby’s representative Dr. Philipp Herzog von Württemberg
Feb 17, 2006

As part of the "Business Leaders meet IUB" professional lectures Dr. Philipp Herzog von Württemberg, Executive Manager of Sotheby’s Germany and France will speak on "Sotheby´s - From Passion to Business". The lecture will take place on Monday, February 20th, 2006 in the ICC Conference Room at 7.30 pm.
more ... »
More questions to be answered: IUB children's university lectures continue in March
Feb 15, 2006

"Why are there quarrels and wars?" This is the opening question of this year's children's university, asked by a nine-year-old girl. After two successful "Kinder-Uni" seasons in 2005, IUB offers a 2006 spring season with four new German language lectures, again twice daily. The series begins March 8.
more ... »
Hendrik Birus designated as new Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Feb 09, 2006

Hendrik Birus, longstanding expert in the field of literature, has been designated as IUB Vice President und Academic Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. He will take office on August 1, 2006, succeeding the founding dean Max Kaase, who has been heading the school since 2000 and who is essentially accountable for its successful establishment and development.
more ... »
New IUB Professor of International Law Georg Ress
gives inaugural lecture on Human Rights in Europe

Feb 09, 2006

On February 14, 2006, Georg Ress, former judge of the European Court and Professor of International Law since September 2005, will give his inaugural lecture about "Human Rights Protection in Europe“. The public English language lecture starts at 7.30 p. m. and takes place in IUB’s Campus Center. Visitors are welcome!
more ... »
IUB Professor appointed Fellow of the World Innovation Foundation
Feb 02, 2006

The World Innovation Foundation (WIF) honoured Dr. Arnulf Materny, IUB Professor of Chemical Physics, with a Fellowship.
more ... »
Deutsche Bank Representative Jürgen Fitschen on Campus
Feb 02, 2006

On Monday, February 6, the lecture series "Business Leaders meet IUB" was continued. IUB’s Office of Career Services offered students the opportunity to meet with Jürgen Fitschen, Member of Deutsche Bank's Group Executive Committee. He is also Head of Regional Management worldwide and Chairman of the Management Committee Germany.
more ... »
Lafayette Students Visit IUB
Jan 30, 2006

From 27 January until 2 June IUB will be home to six visiting students from Lafayette College and two exchange students from Rice University. Lafayette's second year Chemistry and Biochemistry students are accompanied by Chemical Engineering Professor Dr. Memet Uz.
more ... »
Representatives of Masterfoods to Meet IUB Students
Jan 30, 2006

This spring, IUB students have again the opportunity to meet chairmen from various industries. The lecture series “Business Leaders meet IUB” will be continued on Wednesday, February 1. On Campus: Representatives of Masterfoods.
more ... »
Debating Competition in Bremen
Jan 25, 2006

From January 27-29, the IUB Debating Society hosted the IUB Open 2006. The second annual debating tournament was again supported by the weekly newspaper "Die ZEIT". More than 80 participants from universities in almost a dozen different countries attended.
more ... »
Bilingual Lecture by Spanish Artist Nicolás Melini
Jan 25, 2006

In cooperation with Instituto Cervantes, IUB cordially invites you to meet Spanish artist Nicolás Melini on January 27, 8 p.m. The artist will present his works in an exciting bilingual (Spanish/German) cultural evening.
more ... »
Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences
short-listed for support by Germany’s Excellence Initiative

Jan 24, 2006

On 20 January 2006 the commission of the German Research Foundation and the German Science Council announced the results of the first step of the governmental “Excellence Initiative” (Exzellenzinitiative) for furthering elite universities and excellent science in Germany. Within the category “Graduate Schools” the proposal of the University of Bremen for a "Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences" (BIGSSS), in which IUB will participate, reached the second and crucial step in the decision procedure.
more ... »
Fascination Deep Sea
Jan 19, 2006

On Wednesday, January 25, the first lecture of the 2006 University Club Lecture series will take place. Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius, Professor of Microbiology, will speak on the topic: "The dark side of the Earth - new life forms and ecosystems at the bottom of the ocean."
more ... »
Senator Lemke visits IUB
Jan 18, 2006

On January 17, Bremen's Senator for Education and Science, Willi Lemke, fielded questions from the Foundation of the German Industry Bremen fellows on the topic "Strengths and weaknesses of the educational system in Bremen."
more ... »
Why? What? How?
Jan 11, 2006

IUB calls for new questions for the Kinder-Uni 2006 In March 2006 IUB continues its „Kinder-Uni“ – children’s university – with new German language lectures. As in the year before the IUB scientists will provide answers to real questions of children. Therefore knowledge hungry kids from Bremen and neighboring cities aged between 7 and 11 are cordially invited to post questions via e-mail until the 25th of January, amongst which the new lecture topics will be selected.
more ... »
HERMES Graduate Training Workshop and Job Fair
Jan 10, 2006

From the 16th to 20th of January, IUB will host the international "HERMES Graduate Training and Job Fair". More than 30 Master's and PhD students working at HERMES partner institutions all over Europe will participate. The fair offers students and Postdocs the opportunity to advance their understanding in aspects of marine science outside their own fields and to present and discuss their own research.
more ... »
IUB Intersession 2006
Jan 04, 2006

During Intersession – January break – IUB offers many activities. Some free of charge, some with costs. Students, staff and faculty are invited both to offer activities and to attend them.
more ... »
IUB Kids e. V. officially inaugurated: Unique child day-care for the IUB community and its neighbors
Dec 13, 2005

On December 12, the day-care center "IUB Kids e.V." celebrated its official opening. The initiative offers bilingual German/English full-time care and a playgroup for preschool children of working parents in the IUB community and its neighborhood. IUB made the set-up of IUB Kids possible by providing rent-free newly renovated on-campus premises. Additionally, the Bremen Senate supports the project.
more ... »
Strategic Management in the Innovation Economy
Dec 13, 2005

New Book co-authored by IUB professor Sven Völpel The book Strategic Management in the Innovation Economy, published jointly by Publicis Corporate Publishing and Wiley-VCH Publishers, is the first to comprehensively address the topic of innovation from a strategic point of view using a combination of theory and case studies. The book, authored by Thomas H. Davenport, Marius Leibold and Sven Völpel, is available now.
more ... »
Reconstructing the History of the Local Universe
Dec 07, 2005

IUB scientist Dr. Matthias Hoeft and collaborators from Spain, and Germany have been granted a record allowance on European supercomputers to reconstruct the history of our galaxy, the Milky Way.
more ... »
Descartes Prize ’05: European Commission awards “European Social Survey” initiated by IUB Dean Max Kaase
Dec 03, 2005

On December 2, 2005, the European Commission awarded the Descartes Prize 2005 for “excellence in collaborative research” in London. Of the 85 submissions the “European Social Survey” (ESS) and four more science projects were awarded, each receiving 200.000 Euros prize endowment. Initiator of the first social science project ever to receive this prestigious science honor is Max Kaase, IUB Vice President and Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.
more ... »
What Do Count Dracula and Commissario Brunetti Have in Common?
Dec 01, 2005

From December 8.-10. the symposium „Crime and Nation“ takes place at IUB. Why are crime novels, characterized by geographical and cultural patterns, so successful?
more ... »
It's all about Mathematics: Conference in Honor of Professor Raymond O. Wells jr.
Nov 29, 2005

On December 1 and 2 a conference in honor of Prof. Raymond "Ronny" O. Wells jr. takes place in IUB's campus center. A selection of friends and colleagues from more than 35 years in mathematics will be on hand to honor the now Distinguished Professor in Mathematics.
more ... »
Why do reforms always come too late?
Nov 28, 2005

On Wednesday, November 30, the last lecture of the University Club Lecture series for 2005 will take place. Prof. Dr. Werner Bergholz, Professor of Electrical Engineering, will lecture on the topic of: "Why reforms are usually overdue - solutions from engineering sciences to overcome economic stagnation in Germany."
more ... »
Editor in Chief of “Welt am Sonntag” Met IUB Students
Nov 25, 2005

On Wednesday, November 30, the lecture series "Business Leaders meet IUB" was continued. IUB’s Office of Career Services offered students the opportunity to meet with Christoph Keese, Editor in Chief for “Welt am Sonntag”.
more ... »
Open House at IUB
Nov 24, 2005

On Friday, November 25th, IUB welcomed nearly 200 university-bound students from high schools in the Bremen area and from other parts of Germany to join IUB students, faculty, and staff in order to learn about IUB’s academic and student life, scholarship and financial aid possibilities, career services, study abroad options, and more.
more ... »
Award for IUB magazine blue print
German Rectors' Conference and Die ZEIT award Germany's best academic magazines

Nov 23, 2005

On November 22, the German Rectors' Conference and the weekly magazine Die Zeit recognised the best magazines offered by German academic institutions. More than 100 magazines competed. Among the award-winning magazines was IUB's own "blue print ".
more ... »
IUB News
Nov 18, 2005

On Friday, November 18, Ani Choying Drolma, a worldwide known Buddhist Singer, held a concert in IUB’s interfaith house.
more ... »
Chairman of MPC Capital on Campus
Nov 18, 2005

On Monday, November 21, the lecture series "Business Leaders meet IUB" will be continued. IUB’s Office of Career Services offers students the opportunity to meet with Dr. Axel Schroeder, Chairman of the Management Board, MPC Capital AG.
more ... »
IUB students prove their programming skills at NWERC 2005
Nov 18, 2005

From November 11 - 13, the international North-western European Programming Contest (NWERC) 2005 took place in Stockholm at the Royal Institute of Technology. IUB’s team scored 11th in a competition of 46 teams, being the best of the five teams from German universities.
more ... »
Model IUB: The university as a modern company
Nov 17, 2005

On 17 November 2005 IUB invited thirty medium-sized corporations of the region to take a look behind the scenes of its business administration. The focus of the workshop was on modern data handling and efficient administration processes.
more ... »
Award for Cooperation Project between IUB and University Bremen
Nov 16, 2005

On Wednesday, November 16, the association "unifreunde" presented an award for the excellent research cooperation between the Bremen universities, IUB and University of Bremen.
more ... »
Professional Debating: Professors versus Students
Nov 15, 2005

On November 15, IUB's debating society invites members of the IUB society to join the debating event of the semester: a debate between the professors and the students. Four professors and four students will test their ability to develop and refute arguments to support their position, and eventually to persuade the judges and audience.
more ... »
Continental Margins in Focus
Nov 14, 2005

On Monday, November 14 , IUB's research center, The International Research Consortium on Continental Margins (IRCCM), offerred a campus workshop. 18 participants from the oil industry and academic institutions accepted the invitation.
more ... »
Why do we get sick?
Nov 11, 2005

On November 10, for the last time this year, the children’s university answered a question posted to IUB scientists by school children. This time microbiologist Matthias Ullrich and psychologist Britta Renner explained to their curious audience the matters that cause illness. The successful lecture series will be continued in spring 2006.
more ... »
German National Scientific Council held autumn meeting at IUB
Nov 08, 2005

From November 9 - 11, the autumn meeting of the German National Scientific Council (Wissenschaftsrat) took place at IUB. Agenda topics included the future role of universities in education and research, profile building of universities as well as positioning German universities internationally .
more ... »
Business Leaders meet IUB: Roland Berger Strategy Consultants
Nov 04, 2005

On November 7, the lecture series "Business Leaders meet IUB" was continued. IUB’s Office of Career Services offered students the opportunity to meet with Stefan Schaible, Head of Public Services, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants.
more ... »
Why do some people have brown skin?
Nov 03, 2005

On 3 November 2005 the topic of IUB’s second to last children’s university lecture for the year was tackled by biologist Prof. Dr. Dr. Sc. Benno Meyer-Rochow and biochemist Prof. Dr. Albert Jeltsch. They took their young listeners, ages 7-13, on a journey around the world to explain the biological background of skin color.
more ... »
Good grades for IUB: Advisory Board praises School of Engineering and Science
Nov 01, 2005

In October, the IUB School of Engineering and Science was evaluated by its advisory board. The independent panel of renowned American and German scientists attested IUB’s school the successful set-up of future-oriented research fields. The board's most important piece of advice for the future was for IUB to focus its profile on selected fields of excellence.
more ... »
“Why do rocks exist?” Second lecture of the IUB Children’s University Fall Season
Oct 27, 2005

On Wednesday, 26th of October 2005, almost 220 junior students, ages 7-13, took control of IUB’s Conrad-Naber-Lecture-Hall and bombarded Michael Bau, Professor of Geosciences, and Stephan Rosswog, Professor of Astrophysics, with questions dealing with the issue “Why do rocks exist?”
more ... »
Laboratory Complex for Behavioral and Social Sciences at IUB
Oct 26, 2005

On Thursday, October 27th, IUB celebrated the Opening of Laboratory III. What is special about the new lab complex: The over 100 rooms, equipped with newest technology, are available to behavioural and social scientists of IUB – across all disciplines.
more ... »
Missing Masterpieces: A lecture by Dr. Gert-Rudolf Flick
Oct 25, 2005

On Monday, October 24, IUB was host to Dr. Gert-Rudolf Flick. The collector and art expert Dr. Flick lectured on the stimulating subject "Missing Masterpieces - Lost Works of Art, 1450-1900". Dr. Flick's lecture as PDF can be viewed here
more ... »
Alumni Homecoming at IUB
Oct 21, 2005

The IUB Alumni Association e.V. is launching its first ever Homecoming at IUB. The weekend from 21 to 23 October 2005 will be packed with sports activities, parties, workshops, and of course a trip to the famous “Freimarkt”.
more ... »
"Why is there no largest number?" - IUB Children's University continued
Oct 21, 2005

After the successful spring season IUB offers four new Children's University lectures in October and November, this time twice per date. On Thursday, October 20, Götz Pfander and Michael Stoll, Professors of Mathematics, focused on the mind-boggling problem of numeral infinity. About 250 "children students" between 8-13 years followed the lecture with great interest.
more ... »
Missing Masterpieces: Lecture by Dr. Gert-Rudolf Flick
Oct 21, 2005

On Monday, October 24, Dr. Gert-Rudolf Flick will give a lecture at IUB. The art collector and expert Dr. Flick will be talking about „Missing Masterpieces – Lost Works of Art, 1450–1900“.The lecture will be held in the Conference Room and starts at 7.30 h.
more ... »
On The Foundations of Democracy
Oct 17, 2005

New book co-authored by IUB professor Chris Welzel The book Modernization, Cultural Change, and Democracy – The Human Development Sequence, published at Cambridge University Press by Ronald Inglehart and Christian Welzel, illuminates the cultural ground on which democracies emerge and flourish. The book will be available in Europe on October 20, 2005.
more ... »
"Mehr Demokratie, weniger Armut: Chile nach 1990"
Oct 13, 2005

Am Donnerstag, den 13. Oktober 2005, hält der chilenische Botschafter Dr. Mario Fernández Baeza einen Vortrag im Campus Center der IUB. Beginn: 19.30 Uhr.
more ... »
Zurück auf die Erfolgsspur: Unternehmertage der Bremer Universitäten
Oct 12, 2005

Am 13. und 14. Oktober laden die IUB und die Universität Bremen zu den Unternehmertagen 2005 ein. Der Dialog mit dem Mittelstand findet in Kooperation mit der Handelskammer Bremen statt.
more ... »
Chairman of Deutsche Shell meets IUB students
Oct 12, 2005

On October 12, the lecture series "Business Leaders meet IUB" will be continued. IUB’s Office of Career Services offers students the opportunity to meet with Deutsche Shell chairman Kurt Döhmel.
more ... »
IUB congratulates its first (Ig) Nobel Prize winner!
Oct 10, 2005

IUB biology professor Benno Meyer-Rochow awarded for uncovering penguin defecation dynamics The 2005 Ig Nobel Prizes were awarded on Thursday evening,
6 October 2005, at the 15th Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, at Sanders Theatre of Harvard University. One of the 17 awardees was V. Benno Meyer-Rochow, who received this most prestigious of the tongue-in-cheek science honors together with his Hungarian co-worker Jozsef Gal from Loránd Eötvös University in the field of fluid dynamics by calculating defecation pressure of Antarctic Chinstrap and Adélie Penguins.
more ... »
Open Graduate Students Conference at IUB:
New Horizons of Research

Oct 07, 2005

7 October 2005 is the first day of the third 3-day Graduate Student Conference at IUB. The conference, organized by the IUB Graduate Student Association (GSA), aims at initiating and strengthening of the transdisciplinary exchange between graduate students of different fields. It also provides them with the opportunity to present and discuss their work.
more ... »
Podiumsdiskussion an der IUB
Oct 07, 2005

Bildungsexperten und ehemalige Bundessieger diskutieren beim 8. Perspektiv Forum von Jugend forscht und DaimlerChrysler an der IUB.
more ... »
IUB-Professor Ulrich Kühnen ist neuer Sprecher der Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie der DGPs
Oct 05, 2005

Auf ihrer Mitgliederversammlung in Jena am 27.September 2005 wählte die Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs) als neuen Sprecher Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kühnen, Professor of Psychology an der International University Bremen (IUB). Damit wurde diese Position zum zweiten Mal in Folge einem Wissenschaftler der IUB anvertraut, da Kühnen das Amt von Prof. Dr. Jens Förster übernimmt, ebenfalls Psychologieprofessor an der jungen Privathochschule.
more ... »
Auf den Spuren der "dunklen Jahre" des Universums
Oct 04, 2005

Die Olbers Gesellschaft setzt ihre Planetarium-Vortragsreihe fort. Am 4. Oktober gibt IUB-Professor Dr. Marcus Brueggen Einblicke in die Möglichkeiten des geplanten größten zusammenhängenden Teleskops der Welt: "Low Frequency Array - Ein neues Radio- Fenster ins Universum." Der Vortrag beginnt um 20 Uhr und findet im Hörsaal B 120 in der Hochschule Bremen statt, Werderstr. 73.
more ... »
Immer weniger Sonntagskinder
Warum die Geburten an Wochenenden deutlich zurückgehen

Sep 30, 2005

In Deutschland geht die Anzahl der Geburten an Wochenenden und insbesondere an Sonntagen seit Jahren zurück. Dieses Phänomen entdeckte Professor Alexander Lerchl von der International University Bremen (IUB). Der Biologe analysierte über 700,000 Geburten zwischen 1988 und 2003 und verglich die Erhebungen mit älteren Daten.
more ... »
New Dean for the IUB School of Engineering and Science
Sep 29, 2005

On 1 October 2005 the physicist Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Bernhard Kramer takes on the position of Vice President and Academic Dean of the IUB School of Engineering and Science. He succeeds Prof. Dr. Gerhard Haerendel who led the school since 2000 and was vital in its design and set-up.
more ... »
Kinder fragen, IUB-Forscher antworten:
Am 20. Oktober startet die IUB die Herbststaffel der Kinder-Uni

Sep 28, 2005

"Warum gibt es keine größte Zahl?" Mit dieser Frage einer 9-jährigen Nord-Bremer Schülerin setzt die IUB am 20. Oktober 2005 ihre Vorlesungen innerhalb der ersten Bremer Kinder-Uni fort. Mit insgesamt vier Herbstvorlesungen knüpft sie damit an die erfolgreiche Frühjahrsstaffel an, diesmal mit naturwissenschaftlichen Themen.
more ... »
IUB appointed a member of the Rat Deutscher Sternwarten
Sep 27, 2005

On Monday, September 26, IUB has been elected an official member of the Rat Deutscher Sternwarten (RDS). The election took place during the annual meeting of the German Astronomical Society at the University of Cologne.
more ... »
Kultur- und sprachübergreifend: Schlüsselbilder der Medien
Sep 26, 2005

Am Mittwoch, den 28. September, beginnt die Herbstreihe der University Club Lectures mit einem Vortrag von IUB-Professor Peter Ludes, Professor of Mass Communication. Prof. Ludes gibt Einblicke in ein Forschungsprojekt der School of Humanities and Social Sciences.
more ... »
Let the Games Begin!
Sep 22, 2005

IUB Students will lift their eyes from their books and pull on their sports gear as the fifth IUB Olympix are officially opened on Friday, September 23rd. For an entire weekend, “athletes” from more than 80 nations will compete in their respective college block teams, playing soccer, basketball or volleyball.
more ... »
Representatives from British American Tobacco (BAT) meet IUB students
Sep 21, 2005

On September 26, the successful lecture series "Business Leaders meet IUB" will be continued. IUB’s Office of Career Services offers students the opportunity to meet with BAT representatives. British American Tobacco is the world’s second largest quoted tobacco group.
more ... »
Vermarktung von Forschungsergebnissen
IUB kooperiert mit Bremer innoWi und Berliner ipal

Sep 21, 2005

Nicht in den Laboren sollen sie verstauben, sondern erfolgreich am Markt platziert werden: Erst vor drei Jahren hat die IUB ihren Wissenschaftsbetrieb aufgenommen, und schon jetzt kann sie mit zwanzig Erfindungen aufwarten. Mit einer neuen Partnerschaft wird die Vermarktung der Erfindungen unterstützt: Die IUB kooperiert mit der Bremer innoWi GmbH und der ipal Gesellschaft für Patentverwertung Berlin mbH.
more ... »
Neue Termine der Vortragsreihe an der IUB
Kultur- und sprachübergreifend: Schlüsselbilder der Medien

Sep 19, 2005

Am 28. September startet wieder die Vortragsreihe des University Clubs der IUB. Der University Club der IUB lädt am letzen Mittwoch im Monat jeweils um 19 Uhr zu einem Vortrag ein. Der University Club ist ein Zusammenschluss von Lehrenden und Mitarbeitern der IUB. Die Vortragsreihe soll Nachbarn, Freunden und jedem Interessierten die Forschungsgebiete von IUB-Professoren näher bringen.
more ... »
Who Should Pay? Fundraising in the Education System
Sep 19, 2005

On 23 September the German Fundraising Society will hold the "Education 2005" event at International University Bremen (IUB). In speeches and workshops, the approximately 90 attendees from 60 schools, universities and community groups will discuss the opportunities and challenges of educational fundraising.
more ... »
Expeditionen in die Architektur von Molekülen:
IUB weiht modernste Röntgen-Kristallographietechnik ein

Sep 16, 2005

Am Freitag, den 16. September 2005 weihte die IUB offiziell ihr neues Einkristall-Röntgendiffraktometer ein, das nach der ersten Optimierungsphase jetzt voll einsatzbereit ist. Das Großgerät im Wert von 400 000 Euro ist bisher die einzige Analysemethode, mit der Wissenschaftler die absolute Position von Atomen innerhalb der Molekülstruktur von unbekannten Substanzen ermitteln können. Ein Kurzsymposion mit Rednern aus dem In- und Ausland führte in die Perspektiven der Einkristall-Röntgendiffraktionstechnik ein und bildete den Rahmen für die Einweihung.
more ... »
Experts for the European Utility Industry
Sep 13, 2005

On Sunday, September 11, the opening ceremony of the part-time Executive MBA in European Utility Management took place. 12 students from 10 different companies arrived on campus for their first block week. Over the next two years the executive students will be combining everyday responsibilities in their companies with a demanding and career-oriented program that sets high standards.
more ... »
Gehört die Türkei in die Europäische Union?
Der Vortrag des früheren Ministerpräsidenten der Türkei, Prof. Mesut Yilmaz, an der IUB gibt Antworten

Sep 09, 2005

Am Montag, den 12. September, hielt Prof. Mesut Yilmaz einen Gastvortrag an der International University Bremen (IUB). Thema des Vortrags von Prof. Yilmaz: "Die Beziehung der Türkei zur Europäischen Union".
more ... »
Der gewaltsame Tod der Sterne: Supernova-Explosionen.
Sep 08, 2005

IUB-Professor bei der „Langen Nacht der Sterne“ im Bremer Planetarium
Am 10. September 2005 findet im Olbers-Planetarium und in der Walter-Stein-Sternwarte der Olbers-Gesellschaft in der Hochschule Bremen die "Lange Nacht der Sterne" statt. Von 14-24 Uhr sind Bremer und Bremerinnen eingeladen, einen Blick auf die Sterne zu werfen und sich über "die Nachbarn im All" zu informieren. IUB-Professor Dr. Stephan Rosswog, Professor of Astrophysics, erklärt auf Einladung der Olbers-Gesellschaft in seinem Vortrag ab 20 Uhr ein besonderes Phänomen: Supernova-Explosionen.
more ... »
Brief und Siegel für den »Mehrwert Familie« an der IUB
Sep 06, 2005

Zertifikat „Familienfreundliche Hochschule“ der Hertie-Stiftung überreicht Am 5. September 2005 nahm IUB-Professorin Petra Lietz in Berlin stellvertretend für die IUB das Zertifikat „Familiengerechte Hochschule“ der Hertie-Stiftung entgegen. Insgesamt wurde 116 Unternehmen und Institutionen aus Deutschland ihr Engagement für familienfreundliche Arbeitsbedingungen attestiert, darunter 17 Hochschulen.
more ... »
Start und Ziel IUB: Halbmarathon und 10-km-Lauf
Sep 05, 2005

Am Sonntag, den 4. September, fand zum achten Mal der Halbmarathon-Lauf an der Lesum statt. Über 700 Läufer starteten zu den beiden Läufen. Neu bei dieser achten Auflage: Start- und Zielbereich waren dieses Mal auf dem IUB-Campus. Bei den Damen des 10-km-Laufes zeigte der "Heimvorteil" für die IUB-Studentin Nhlanala Yende Wirkung: Die Nigerianerin gewann in 35:42 Minuten.
more ... »
Start of the Academic Year at IUB
Sep 01, 2005

On September 1, the annual opening ceremony took place in the IUB cinema drawing freshmen, faculty and employees alike. Beginning this September more than 605 Bachelor's, as well as 325 Master's, and PhD students will be studying at IUB.
more ... »
Distinguished Science Award for IUB Professor
V. Benno Meyer Rochow

Aug 31, 2005

On 18 August 2005 V. Benno Meyer-Rochow, IUB Professor of Biology, was awarded a Doctor of Science (DSc) from the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra. Far beyond the scope of a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) this scientific distinction honors the broad range of a scientist’s work in his or her career dedicated to a lifetime of research.
more ... »
IUB Freshmen from 55 Nations
Aug 29, 2005

For the academic year 2005 / 2006, IUB welcomes 300 new students on campus. At IUB, the semester starts on September 1. This year’s 200 Bachelor's and 100 Master's and PhD students hail from 55 nations. Beginning this September more than 930 Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD students will be studying at IUB.
more ... »
Die Chancen des demografischen Wandels nutzen
Aug 24, 2005

Wie kann angesichts einer alternden Gesellschaft die Produktivität in Unternehmen erhalten bleiben? Die ersten Absolventen des weltweit einzigartigen Master-Studiengangs „Lifelong Learning, Knowledge Management, and Institutional Change“ der International University Bremen (IUB) haben gelernt, fachübergreifend Konzepte und Strategien für die Arbeitswelt von morgen zu entwickeln.
more ... »
Abschlussfeier des Master-Studiengangs Wissensmanagement und Lebenslanges Lernen
Aug 22, 2005

Die ersten Studierenden des Executive Master-Studiengangs „Knowledge Management, Lifelong Learning and Institutional Change“ verlassen am Mittwoch, den 24. August, die IUB. Die Absolventen beraten zukünftig Unternehmen im Bereich des Managements einer zunehmend älteren Belegschaft (Aging Workforce).
more ... »
"Business Leaders Meet IUB" – Successful Lecture Series Will Be Continued
Aug 10, 2005

From September on, IUB students have the opportunity to meet chairmen from various industries. The lecture series “Business Leaders meet IUB” is a platform for exchange between industry & commerce and students.
more ... »
“A unique and exciting experience” – IUB students meet Nobel Prize Laureates
Aug 03, 2005

From June 26 to July 1, the second extended interdisciplinary meeting took place, which gathered capacities from all the natural sciences for which the Nobel Prize is awarded: Physics, Chemistry and Medicine. This year, the meeting took place in Lindau, Germany. Two IUB students could join the event.
more ... »
Kleiner, schneller, smarter
Jul 29, 2005

IUB Summer School und Symposion zu Biomolekül-Sensorik Vom 30.7. bis 5.8.2005 treffen sich über 100 Wissenschaftler aus aller Welt an der IUB, um sich über die neuesten Forschungs- und Anwendungsperspektiven in der Biosensortechnologie zu informieren. Abgerundet wird der Workshop am letzten Tag durch ein Symposion, zu dem die IUB-Organisatoren führende Experten aus Forschung und Industrie eingeladen haben. Dies ist bereits die dritte „Summer School“ für Wissenschaftler an der IUB.
more ... »
IUB Rescue Robots Team Overcome Challenges at RoboCup 2005 in Osaka
Jul 21, 2005

The IUB Rescue Robot team have just returned from RoboCup 2005 in Osaka. The rescue robot league made a giant leap this year, both in quantity and in the quality of the participating teams. This clearly indicates the strong interest in the topic of rescue robotics from various scientific communities.
more ... »
Karel Urbanek Award for Werner Bergholz
Jul 15, 2005

Dr. Werner Bergholz, Professor of Electrical Engineering at IUB, received the Karel Urbanek Award 2005 by the SEMI International Standards Committee on July 13, 2005 in San Francisco. The annual award honors diplomacy and fairness in the internationalization of the semiconductor industry.
more ... »
Universität für Schüler: Sommerakademie vom 18. – 22. Juli
IUB beteiligt sich mit „Chaos und Fraktale“

Jul 14, 2005

Vom 18. - 22. Juli veranstalten die Universität Bremen, das Max Planck Institut und die IUB eine Sommerakademie für 16-18jährige Schüler. Die Hochschulen wollen mit der Aktion das Interesse für Naturwissenschaften fördern. Im Rahmen der Sommerakademie bietet die IUB den Mathematikkurs „Chaos und Fraktale“ an.
more ... »
Software Grants Worth 1 Million Euro for GeoAstro Group at IUB
Jul 11, 2005

Software specialists Seismic Micro-Technology (SMT) and Schlumberger have donated their seismic interpretation and analysis software to IUB's Geosciences and Astrophysics (GeoAstro) Group. The software worth one million Euros can be used as of 15th of July 2005.
more ... »
IUB Rescue Robots participate in "RoboCup 2005"
Jul 11, 2005

The annual RoboCup World Championship takes place this year in Osaka, Japan from July 12th until July 18th 2005. Mobile robots can be highly valuable tools in urban rescue missions after severe disasters like earthquakes or after daily incidences like accidents with hazardous materials. RoboCup features a special competition to test these robots in a simulated disaster area.
more ... »
Rotary Youth Camp at IUB
Jul 06, 2005

From July 10 -24 the international Rotary Youth Camp takes place on the IUB campus. 21 teenagers from all over Europe will participate in the international Camp. The participants arrived on the 6th of July and will stay with host families until Sunday.
more ... »
Why a Deep Sea Coral Reef Was Named After an IUB Student
Jul 06, 2005

Since June 20, 3rd year IUB student Artur Palacz, has been on board the research vessel Pelagia. Majoring in GeoAstro, Artur chose do an internship on Oceanography within the EU research program "HERMES". With great enthusiasm he joined the work aboard. His reward: the naming of a deep sea coral reef "Artur Mounds".
more ... »
Visuelle Kommunikation: Wie Bilder Angst machen oder Freude erzeugen
Jun 27, 2005

Konferenz zur Emotionalisierung durch Bilder an der International University Bremen (IUB) Welche Wirkung haben Nachrichtenbilder? Wie kann die Wirkung von Bildern gemessen werden? Welche visuellen Botschaften vermitteln Werbespots und Pressefotografien? Diese Fragen untersuchen die Teilnehmer der Jahrestagung der Fachgruppe „Visuelle Kommunikation“ der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPuK) am 1. und 2. Juli an der IUB.
more ... »
Wahrscheinlichkeit und Intuition: Vortrag an der IUB
Jun 27, 2005

Am Mittwoch, den 29. Juni, findet der letzte Vortrag des Sommersemesters im University Club an der International University statt. Prof. Dr. Adalbert Wilhelm, Professor of Statistics des Commerzbank Chair of Information Management, erklärt Widersprüche zwischen Wahrscheinlichkeit und Intuition: „Warum erleben wir unwahrscheinliche Zufälle und warum bleiben wahrscheinliche Ereignisse aus?“
more ... »
Sprechende Körper
Jun 24, 2005

Universum-Sonderausstellung mit IUB-Beteiligung Vom 22. Juni bis 16. Oktober 2005 findet im Universum Science Center Bremen eine Sonderausstellung statt mit dem Titel "Sprechende Körper – Was verraten Hände, Füße und Gesicht?". Arvid Kappas, Professor of Psychology an der IUB, wirkte als wissenschaftlicher Berater an der Ausstellungsplanung mit; IUB-Studierende beteiligten sich an der Gestaltung eines Exponats zu Gesten verschiedener Länder.
more ... »
IUB Certified as Family Friendly University
Jun 23, 2005

The International University Bremen received certification by the Beruf & Familie gGmbH (Career & Family) as being a Family Friendly University on 21. June 2005.
more ... »
„Discoveries“ between finite and infinite
Jun 23, 2005

On 23 June the “City of Science 2005” exhibition “Discoveries” was opened in Bremen’s City Hall. For one month, until 21 July 2005, visitors can explore various aspects of time present in the research of various Bremen science institutions. IUB contributes exhibits highlighting the topics of lifespan development and lifelong learning as well as geological and astronomical processes.
more ... »
German "Mathematics Team" on Campus
Jun 21, 2005

From Friday, June 24 until Monday, June 27 Mathematics at IUB hosts the German team to the International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) 2005 on campus. The high school students will be trained by the experts here at IUB for this year's contest.
more ... »
14th annual conference of the European Association for Environmental and Resource Economics
Jun 20, 2005

From June 23-26 the annual conference of the European Association for Environmental and Resource Economics will be held at IUB. This year's conference explores the current changes and developments in environmental policy.
more ... »
»Abendbrot mit Johnson« an der IUB
Jun 16, 2005

Am Freitag, den 17. Juni 2005 um lädt die IUB um 19.30 Uhr zum literarischen »Abendbrot mit Johnson«ein. Nach einem reichhaltigen Buffet trägt der Berliner Schriftsteller Hans Joachim Schädlich sowohl aus Uwe Johnsons Werk »Jahresetage« als auch aus seinen eigenen Arbeiten vor. Karten für 10 € sind nach Voranmeldung an der Abendkasse erhältlich.
more ... »
IUB Open House a Great Success
Jun 13, 2005

Question: What is the hottest new university in Northern Germany, where students from more than 80 countries study, live, and learn together in an exciting, small campus atmosphere supported by 90 world-class faculty members? Answer: International University Bremen!
more ... »
Kurzvorträge zum „Wissenschaft genießen“
Jun 10, 2005

Im Rahmen von Stadt der Wissenschaft können sich Bremer und Bremerinnen auf den Wissenschaftssonnabend am 11. Juni freuen. Zwölf Wissenschaftler der Bremer Hochschulen halten ab 11 Uhr Kurzvorträge zu Fachgebieten aus Geistes-, Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften. Vier IUB-Professoren beteiligen sich mit spannenden Themen an dem „Wissensgenuss“ auf dem Goetheplatz.
more ... »
»Die Welt im Kopf« geht auf Reisen
Jun 09, 2005

IUB-Black Box startet ihre Tour durch die Bremer Stadtteile Am 9. Juni 2005 öffnete sich die Black Box der IUB erstmals Besuchern im Bremer Stadtteil Huchting. Die erste Etappe der viereinhalb Monate dauernden Ausstellungstour ist der Eingangsbereich vor dem Roland-Center. Besucher können ihre Entdeckungsreise durch die wahrnehmungs- und sozialpsychologischen Themen des IUB-Containers um die zeitgleich im Roland-Center gezeigte Ausstellung »Augenblick Mal!« mit optischen Illusionen erweitern.
more ... »
Gemeinsame Projekte von Wirtschaft und Wissenschaft: IUB beim Transfertag von Stadt der Wissenschaft
Jun 08, 2005

Rund 30 Forschungsgruppen von Hochschulen und Einrichtungen des Landes Bremen präsentieren beim Transfertag am 9. Juni Kooperationsprojekte mit der Wirtschaft. Die IUB stellt Projekte aus den Bereichen Mikro- und Makroelektronik, Meeresforschung und Biotechnologie vor.
more ... »
Class of 2005 Receive their Diplomas
Jun 03, 2005

IUB celebrates its second graduating class. On Friday, June 3, 170 graduates from 40 countries were awarded the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science respectively. Additionally, four students received their Master’s degree and five their PhD.
more ... »
IUB begrüßt neuen Humboldt-Stipendiaten
Jun 01, 2005

Am 1. Juni 2005 startet Dr. Xiang Li, Associate Professor an der Shanghai Jiao Tong Universität in Shanghai (China), als Humboldt-Stipendiat seinen Aufenthalt an der IUB. Li ist Experte für Kontrolltheorie und Optimierungsprobleme von Netzwerken. Er wird für ein Jahr in der IUB-Arbeitsgruppe für Statistische Physik forschen.
more ... »
Conference at IUB: Mapping Uncertain Territories
May 31, 2005

From June 2 – 5 the 14th conference of the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE) takes place at International University Bremen (IUB). This year’s conference focuses on space and place in contemporary theatre and drama. 60 participants from 10 nations will explore in which way theatre engages time and space.
more ... »
Indischer Generalkonsul besucht die IUB
May 27, 2005

Am Freitag, den 27. Mai besuchte der indische Generalkonsul Deepak Ray den Campus. Auf Einladung der Handelskammer Bremen besuchte Ray die Hansestadt bereits im Februar 2005. Sein Interesse für die Wissenschaft brachte ihn zurück nach Bremen und an die IUB. Bei schönstem Sommerwetter traf der Generalkonsul am Nachmittag mit IUB-Vice President Dr. Alexander Ziegler-Jöns zusammen.
more ... »
Mathematical Seminar at IUB
May 27, 2005

On May 28 & 29 a joint seminar “Transformation Groups & Mathematical Physics” takes place at IUB. The subject of the seminar is modern Lie theory, a flourishing area in contemporary mathematics and mathematical physics which finds its roots in the works of Sophus Lie on systems of differential equations.
more ... »
Open Air Festival on IUB campus
May 26, 2005

On Saturday, May 28, a summer open air festival takes place on campus organised by IUB students. The festival starts at 12 p.m. Students, faculty, staff and friends come together to celebrate the end of the academic year. All Bremen citizens and neighbours are invited to join the open air event.
more ... »
New laboratory building for physics, chemistry and biosciences at IUB
May 25, 2005

On Wednesday, 25 May, IUB celebrated the official opening of Laboratory II. Blue skies and sunshine accompanied the reception. IUB president Dr. Fritz Schaumann welcomed about 120 guests. He thanked all companies and scientists involved in planning and constructing the building.
more ... »
Yale Mathematics Professor to visit IUB
May 23, 2005

Dr. Serge Lang, Professor of Mathematics at Yale University, will visit IUB, by invitation of IUB's mathematics group, on May 23 & 24. Lang will be giving two lectures for students on Monday, May 23. On Tuesday, May 24, he will give a talk in a mathematics colloquium jointly sponsored by the mathematicians at IUB and Universität Bremen. This talk will also take place at IUB.
more ... »
Top Ranking for IUB in Political and Social Sciences
May 19, 2005

On May 18 CHE and Die ZEIT published their university ranking 2005. This year, the ranking of studies in law, economics, sociology, politics and social sciences was updated. For the first time IUB programs, judged by students and professors, are included in the ranking. The result: IUB is in the top flight.
more ... »
Let the Sunshine in! Musical Hair an der IUB
May 11, 2005

Am 13. und 14. Mai führen IUB-Studierende das Erfolgsmusical „Hair“ auf. Das Kino auf dem Campus verwandelt sich für zwei Tage in ein Musicaltheater. Fast 50 Studierende aus rund 13 Nationen wirken an der Aufführung des beliebten Stückes mit. Karten für das Musical sind an der Abendkasse erhältlich.
more ... »
Mechanismen zum Ablesen des Codes des Lebens entschlüsselt
May 09, 2005

Albert Jeltsch, Professor für Biochemie an der IUB, und seinen Mitarbeitern gelang es, zusammen mit Wissenschaftlern der Emory University Medical School in Atlanta und der University of Rochester (USA) grundlegende Mechanismen der biologischen DNA-Erkennung als Teil des Genregulationsprozesses aufzuklären. Die Studie ist in der aktuellen Ausgabe von Cell (Volume 121 Issue 3: May 5, 2005; www.cell.com) veröffentlicht.
more ... »
Ozeane, Vulkane, Umwelt, Klima, Astrobiologie – Neues aus der Geochemie
May 03, 2005

Am 6. und 7. Mai findet die Jahrestagung Geochemie der Deutschen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft (DMG) an der International University Bremen statt. Wissenschaftler aus allen Bereichen der Geochemie sind zur Tagung eingeladen. Besonders junge Wissenschaftler und Studierende erhalten die Chance, ihre Forschung vorzustellen. Sie können Kenntnisse vertiefen, sich mit Experten austauschen und wichtige Kontakte knüpfen. Der beste Vortrag eines Studierenden wird prämiert.
more ... »
Business Leaders meet IUB: Chairman of the board from BLG Logistics on campus
Apr 28, 2005

On Wednesday, May 4, IUB’s Office of Career Services offers students the opportunity to meet with BLG Logistics chairman of the board Detthold Aden. BLG delivers complex system services that are required by the networked world economy.
more ... »
Intelligenz liegt im Auge des Betrachters
Apr 27, 2005

Am Montag, den 2. Mai, hält Prof. Dr. Robert Sternberg, Professor für Psychologie und Erziehungswissenschaften an der Yale Universität, USA, einen Gastvortrag an der International University Bremen (IUB).
more ... »
Business Leaders meet IUB: Representative from Global Insight on campus
Apr 26, 2005

On April 27, IUB’s Office of Career Services offers students the opportunity to meet with Global Insight representative Dr. Nariman Behravesh, Chief Economist and Executive Vice President. Global Insight is an economic and market forecaster.
more ... »
Business Leaders meet IUB: representatives from Tchibo on campus
Apr 21, 2005

On April 21, IUB’s Office of Career Services offers students the opportunity to meet with Tchibo representatives. Tchibo is one of Germany's biggest global retailers and the world's 5th largest coffee producer.
more ... »
Kinder-Uni an der IUB: "An die Uni geht man, damit man einen guten Job bekommt!"
Apr 20, 2005

Am 20. April fand die vierte Vorlesung der Kinder-Uni an der IUB statt. Die beiden Professoren Paul Nolte und Nicola Spakowski untersuchten die Frage: Warum haben wir keinen König?
more ... »
Supercomputer for IUB
Apr 18, 2005

Last week a supercomputer was installed on campus. Dr. Stephan Rosswog, Professor of Astrophysics, will use the computer for his research on neutron stars and black holes. Furthermore a substantial part of the machine's computing capacity will be accessible to users of IUB's Computational Laboratory for Analysis, Modeling and Visualization (CLAMV).
more ... »
Kinder-Uni am 20. April: Warum haben wir keinen König?
Apr 12, 2005

Alle streiten über Politik. Wäre ein König nicht praktisch, der alles entscheidet? Warum in Deutschland und anderswo dies nicht mehr so ist, erklären die beiden IUB-Geschichtsexperten Prof. Dr. Paul Nolte und Prof. Dr. Nicola Spakowski am 20. April 2005 in der 4. Kinder-Uni-Vorlesung an der IUB.
more ... »
Cultural Splash at IUB
Apr 12, 2005

From April 11-16, IUB’s African, Black & Caribbean Student Association (ABCS) organised the Black History Week for the third time. A vivid mix of workshops, poetry, literature, movies and lectures offered diverse opportunities to learn more about African culture.
more ... »
Warum sprechen wir verschiedene Sprachen?
Apr 07, 2005

Menschen sprechen verschiedenen Sprachen - aber auch Tiere und sogar Computer? Warum ist das so? Ist das sinnvoll? Diesen Fragen ging der Literaturwissenschaftler Professor Dr. Thomas Rommel am 6. April 2005 in der 3. Kinder-Uni-Vorlesung an der International University Bremen (IUB) nach.
more ... »
Discover the Magical East
Apr 01, 2005

From April 7-11 IUB students organize the international event „Magical East“ hosted at IUB. For four days, 25 students from 14 nations explore far eastern cultures.
more ... »
Meet the World: Bremen International Model United Nations (BRIMUN) at IUB
Mar 17, 2005

Between March 22-24 the second student-organized BRIMUN conference took place at IUB. Following the model of the United Nations, about 200 participants from 30 nations were brought together. The main theme of BRIMUN 2005 was “Security in Time of Terrorism.”
more ... »
What is good and what is evil? Second lecture of the IUB Children’s University
Mar 10, 2005

On Wednesday, March 9, the second Children’s University lecture took place in the fully booked Conrad Naber Lecture Hall. 170 “children students” between 8–13 years followed the lecture with great interest.
more ... »
Medien – der Schlüssel zu lebenslangem Lernen? Vortrag an der IUB
Mar 07, 2005

Das Jacobs Center for Lifelong Learning and Institutional Development an der International University Bremen (IUB) lädt zum zweiten Vortrag einer öffentlichen Vortragsreihe ein, am 8. März 2005 um 17.30 Uhr. Gastredner am Dienstag ist Prof. Dr. Uwe Hasebrink, Professor für Empirische Kommunikation am Hans-Bredow-Institut für Medienforschung an der Universität Hamburg.
more ... »
Second lecture of the IUB Children’s University: What is good and what is evil?
Mar 06, 2005

On Wednesday, March 9, the next Children’s University lecture takes place in Conrad Naber Lecture Hall. 170 “children students” between 8–13 years old are expected, all tickets are already sold.
more ... »
The first lecture of the IUB Children’s University: Why do we have money?
Feb 23, 2005

Five minutes before the lecture started, Conrad Naber Lecture Hall was filled by voices and laughter – Nothing special for a university one could argue, except for the fact that the 170 “students” awaiting the lecture were rather young, between 8–13 years old. On February 23, the first of four lectures of the Children's University took place. Two IUB professors, Dr. Anke Hassel, Professor of Sociology and Dr. Wolfgang Pfaffenberger, Professor of Economics tried to answer the question: Why do we have money?
more ... »
Studierende debattieren im Stil des britischen Unterhauses
Feb 07, 2005

Am Sonntag fand das große Finale des internationalen Debattier-Turniers IUB-Open 2005 in der Bremischen Bürgerschaft statt. Sieger ist das Team Heidelberg Debating I mit Jan Lemnitzer und Daniel Sommer. Die Auszeichnung "Liebling des Publikums" ging an Isabelle Löwe von der Mannschaft Bonn I.
more ... »
Adding to Bremen’s Science Fair for Citizens and Guests
Jan 17, 2005

IUB’s Activities within the Program of „Bremen – City of Science 2005“ On 16 February 2005 the City of Bremen will officially open the extensive program for celebrating the award “City of Science 2005” Bremen and Bremerhaven received from the Donors’ Association for the Promotion of Science and Humanities in Germany. IUB will participate in this year-round sience fair by offering various highlights.
more ... »
Bundesministerium beruft Prof. Dr. Alexander Lerchl in Ausschuss
Dec 28, 2004

Das Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit hat Dr. Alexander Lerchl, Professor of Biology an der IUB, in den Beratungsausschuss „Nichtionisierende Strahlen“ bei der Strahlenschutzkommission berufen. Professor Lerchl wird für den Zeitraum vom 1.1.2005 – 31.12.2006 berufen.
more ... »
Ausstellung: Kinder und Studierende malen für Demokratie und Toleranz
Dec 06, 2004

Am Sonntag, den 5. Dezember 2004 wurde die Ausstellung „Malen für Demokratie und Toleranz“ im Foyer des Campus Center eröffnet. Die Ausstellung entstand aus einer Nachbarschaftsinitiative der besonderen Art: Im Rahmen des bundesweiten Projektes „Bündnis für Demokratie und Toleranz – gegen Rassismus und Gewalt“ malten zehn Jungen des Kindertagesheimes „Ebenroder Straße“ im Ortsteil Lüssum-Bockhorn, paarweise mit zehn internationalen Studierenden der IUB zusammen ein Selbstporträt.
more ... »
Honorary Doctorate for IUB Dean Max Kaase
Nov 26, 2004

On 26 November 2004 Max Kaase, Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Vice President of IUB, was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science from City University London.
more ... »
Fokus Wissenschaftskommunikation: IUB beteiligt sich am Fachkongress WissensWerte
Nov 16, 2004

Vom 22. bis 24. November 2004 bietet die Bremer Fachkonferenz „WissensWerte“ Wissenschaftsjournalisten und -kommunikatoren die Möglichkeit, sich mit unterschiedlichen Aspekten von Wissenschaftsjournalismus auseinander zu setzen. Zwei Sonderveranstaltungen von Kommunikationsexperten der IUB und der Hochschule Bremen setzen im Rahmen der Konferenz spezielle Themenschwerpunkte: „Scientainment: Wissenschaft + Journalismus = Unterhaltung?“ und „Internationalisierung der Wissenschaftskommunikation“.
more ... »
Business meets IUB – Managers and IUB discuss the Potential of the bachelor's and master's degrees in Germany
Nov 05, 2004

On 3 November 2004, IUB held the 2nd „Business meets IUB“ dinner. Talks and discussions focused on the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, which are being newly introduced to German higher education and therefore present a challenge to universities as well as for companies with regards to their recruiting strategies. About 50 guests attended the event, with leading representatives of 20 prominent German companies and banks as well as IUB professors, students and alumni amongst them.
more ... »
Change in leadership at IUB
Oct 25, 2004

The Board of Governors, IUB’s supervisory board, elected a new chairman in its October 26th session. Prof. Dr. Theodor Berchem will succeed former chairman Prof. Dr. Reimar Lüst on January 1, 2005. Prof. Dr. Reimar Lüst will resign from office on December 31, 2004. The Board of Governors also decided upon the successor to IUB-President Dr. Fritz Schaumann. On October 1, 2006, Professor Dr. Joachim Treusch will assume office.
more ... »
„Ungewöhnlich und faszinierend“ – Lob für den Campus der IUB
Oct 21, 2004

Seit 20 Jahren fördert die SEB AG humanen und fortschrittlichen Städtebau in Deutschland. Bei der Vergabe des Deutschen Städtebaupreises 2004 wurde die „vorbildliche Umnutzung einer Kasernenanlage“ durch die IUB besonders anerkannt: „Irgendwie ist alles noch da und doch ist alles ganz anders.“
more ... »
Crossing borders? Conference on inter- and transdisciplinarity in theory and practice.
Oct 20, 2004

On October 22–24 the second conference organised by the Graduate Student Association (GSA) took place at IUB. Eleven conference speakers examined the opportunities, challenges and borders of transdisciplinary research. Inter- and transdisciplinarity have become fashionable catchphrases. What concepts lie beneath these buzzwords and what are the limits of border-crossing?
more ... »
Olympic Spirit at IUB
Sep 28, 2004

For the fourth time the olympic spirit hits IUB! The IUB Olympix took place on September 24 / 26 as 14 teams, embodying the olympic motto "Swifter, Higher, Stronger", battled it out for the 12 medals in the disciplines soccer, volleyball, basketball and cheerleading. The overall winning trophy went to College III whose combined teams were awarded gold medals in three disciplines. Only in soccer did they have to concede defeat to the Krupp college team B.
more ... »
IUB gewinnt PR-Fuchs 2004: Veranstaltungsreihe "SichtWeisen" in Wien ausgezeichnet
Sep 24, 2004

Jedes Jahr vergibt der Verein PRO Wissenschaft den „PR-Fuchs“ für die kreativste PR-Aktion einer deutschen Hochschule. Auf der Jahrestagung der Hochschulpressesprecher in Wien wurden in diesem Jahr zwei Preisträger geehrt: die International University Bremen (IUB) und die Fachhochschule Aalen.
more ... »
100,000 dollars for study and research on wireless communication at IUB
Sep 22, 2004

On Wednesday, September 22, Agilent Technologies awarded IUB with the “Spectrumanalyzer e4440a“, a measurement device worth 100,000 dollars. With its „Worldwide Equipment Program” Agilent promotes excellence in higher education and research. IUB is the first German university that qualified for this program.
more ... »
Viktor-Moritz-Goldschmidt-Preis für die Geochemikerin Dr. Andrea Koschinsky-Fritsche
Sep 20, 2004

Am Sonntag, den 19. September 2004 erhielt PD Dr. Andrea Koschinsky-Fritsche, Senior Research Associate (Geoscience) die mit 3000 Euro dotierte Auszeichnung der Deutschen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft (DMG).
more ... »
Festive prelude to new academic year: Annual Opening 2004
Sep 06, 2004

On 31 August IUB celebrated—already for the fourth time—the annual opening of the academic year. IUB President Fritz Schaumann welcomed 343 new first-year students to the Grohn campus. Beginning in September more than 850 Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. students will be studying at IUB. During the opening ceremony outstanding students were recognized and IUB student Aurora Simionescu was honored. She received the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) prize for her exceptional student performance and significant social and intercultural commitment.
more ... »
IUB celebrates the dedication of the “E.ON Energie Laboratory”
Sep 06, 2004

On Friday, 3 September, IUB celebrated the dedication of the “E.ON Energie Laboratory.” The laboratory building was named in recognition of the Munich-based firm E.ON Energie AG. The dedication is a gesture of gratitude by the University for the company’s generous support. E.ON Energie has made significant contributions to the growth of IUB’s endowment and provided support for the University’s ongoing operations.
more ... »
Klaus Boehnke re-elected secretary-general of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP)
Aug 27, 2004

Klaus Boehnke, Professor of Social Science Methodology at IUB, was re-elected secretary-general of the IACCP in a contested election at the recent 17th International Congress of the Association from August 2-4, 2004, held at Xi'an, Sha'anxi Province, China.
more ... »
Get in Touch with the Right Expert at IUB
Aug 06, 2004

http://expert.iu-bremen.de – That is the link to the newly installed web-based science expert database on IUB’s website. A search engine guides you to the scientist you are looking for by offering various search options such as name, teaching area or a full-text search on key-worded research information.
more ... »
Summer School at IUB: ”Advanced Modeling of Biological Function”
Aug 03, 2004

From 7.-13. August the Summer School addresses students as well as post-docs. The workshop focuses on computational modeling of complex biological data. The Summer School offers students and postdocs the opportunity to advance their understanding on computational approaches to model complex data on biological interaction networks and structures.
more ... »
Workshop functions as Kick-off for International Research Program „Key Visuals“
Jul 15, 2004

Scientists from seven German Universities as well as the Catholic University Sao Paulo and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will participate in the Workshop „Key Visuals“ on July 16th and 17th at International University Bremen (IUB).
more ... »
IUB Students rank with the best at International Physics Competition
Jun 16, 2004

Every year undergraduate science students match their skills at the Boston Area Undergraduate Physics Competition (BAUPC). The organisers from Harvard University published this year’s results on June 1.: The IUB-team achieved a remarkable fourth place.
more ... »
Gastfamilien für internationale Studierende gesucht
Jun 10, 2004

Die International University Bremen (IUB) sucht aufgeschlossene Familien in und um Bremen, die Spaß am Kontakt mit jungen Menschen aus allen Teilen der Welt haben. Seit drei Jahren vermittelt das Patenschaftsprogramm der IUB Kontakte zwischen ausländischen Studierenden an der IUB und Bremer Familien oder Einzelpersonen. Dank wachsender Studierendenzahlen an der IUB werden ab Herbst 2004 wieder rund 200 Bremerinnen und Bremer mit Interesse an anderen Kulturen gesucht.
more ... »
IUB Class of 2004 – Plans for the Future
Jun 04, 2004

About two thirds of IUB’s new graduates plan to continue studying at graduate schools or additionally consider the option of a position in economy. The remaining graduates want to gain job experience first before they continue their academic career or take a summer’s break for orientation. Companies interested in IUB graduates now have the opportunity to look at application profiles on the Internet.
more ... »
IUB Premiere: First graduating class receive their certificates
Jun 03, 2004

On June 2, 2004 at IUB’s first graduation ceremony, 104 students were awarded the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science respectively. Additionally, three students received their Master’s degree and one his PhD. Representing 37 different nationalities, the new IUB graduates celebrated the occasion together with their parents, the IUB community, and numerous guests, amongst them keynote speaker Heinrich v. Pierer, head of Siemens AG.

more ... »

IUB-Premiere: Pionierjahrgang steht vor dem Abschluss
May 25, 2004

Es ist soweit: am 2. Juni erhalten die ersten Studierenden der IUB ihren Abschluss. Insgesamt 103 Bachelor of Arts und Bachelor of Science Abschlüsse werden voraussichtlich vergeben. Ein Student erhält den Doktortitel PhD, drei weitere Studierende den Master-Abschluss.
more ... »
"Zwischen den Welten" - Bilder von Karin Kahlhofer im Campus Center der IUB
May 13, 2004

Die Ausstellung "Zwischen den Welten" mit großformatigen Gemälden in Acryl auf Leinwand der Künstlerin Karin Kahlhofer ist noch bis zum 28. Mai, wochentags von 10.00 bis 17.00, für Besucher geöffnet.
more ... »
IUB Rescue Robot as Runner-up in the RoboCup US Open
May 05, 2004

On 27 April, 2004, IUB’s rescue robot team scored second in the RoboCup Rescue US Open in New Orleans. While developed with a comparatively small budget, the IUB robot is still the only rescue robot, which autonomously produces a map of its surroundings in a simulated disaster area.
more ... »
Kulinarische Lesung an der IUB: Brunch mit Benn
May 04, 2004

Am 02. Mai lud die IUB erstmals zu einer Lesung im Foyer des Campus Center ein. Über 80 Gäste folgten der Einladung. Der ehemalige IUB-Professor Matías Martínez führte zunächst in die Werke des expressionistischen Dichters Gottfried Benn (1886-1956) ein. Danach trug der Schauspieler, Hörspiel- und Hörbuchsprecher Ulrich von Bock Briefausschnitte, Liebes- und Alltagsgedichte aus verschiedenen Lebensphasen des Lyrikers vor.
more ... »
Die IUB feiert die Eröffnung des Campus Center
Apr 28, 2004

Am 29. April wurde das Campus Center offiziell eröffnet. Nach zwei Jahren ist der Umbau des einstigen Mannschafts- und Unteroffizierskasinos zum Campus Center abgeschlossen. Das Gebäude ist Zentrum für Information, Kommunikation und kulturelle Aktivitäten auf dem Campus.
more ... »
IUB Professors “map the World”: Who are we, where do we come from and where are we heading?
Apr 14, 2004

Pieces of this big puzzle are given by thirteen professors from different disciplines of IUB’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Published just in April, this hardback features their inaugural lectures. The book traces back the beginning of transdisciplinary teaching and research at IUB’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences.
more ... »
Meet the World: Bremen International Model United Nations Conference 2004
Mar 24, 2004

The first annual Bremen International Model United Nations conference (BRIMUN) will be held April 6th-8th at IUB. Organized by the local Model United Nations student society at IUB, BRIMUN will bring together more than 200 students from universities in Germany, Europe, Africa, and America who will participate in a university simulation of the United Nations.
more ... »
Der zufriedene IT-Nutzer – reine Utopie?
Mar 18, 2004

Unter der Leitung von Professor Dr. Adalbert Wilhelm untersuchten Studierende der IUB die Nutzung und Akzeptanz von IT-Programmen bei der Commerzbank. Für die Gruppe von 7 Studierenden im dritten Semester war dies ein lehrreicher Ausflug in die Praxis.
more ... »
Online den Meeresgrund erforschen: Prototyp des ersten Internet-gesteuerten Tiefseeroboters ist fertig
Mar 16, 2004

Am 15. März 2004 wurde im Ocean Lab der IUB der Prototyp des ersten Internet-gesteuerten Tiefseeroboters der Öffentlichkeit vorgestellt. Der „Crawler“ ist Bestandteil eines durch den internationalen Forschungsverbund International Research Consortium on Continental Margins (IRCCM) entwickelten Tiefseeobservatoriums, das für die Erforschung von Geologie und Ökologie des Meeresgrundes ebenso wie die Erdbebenüberwachung oder die Überwachung von Offshore-Anlagen der Erdöl- und Erdgasindustrie eingesetzt werden soll.
more ... »
Grüner, gelber und blauer Strom: Der gesellschaftliche Einfluss auf die Nutzung von Energieressourcen
Mar 08, 2004

Auf der ersten IUB Konferenz „Energy & Culture“ vom 18. bis 20. März 2004 untersuchen internationale Teilnehmer, welchen Einfluss kulturelle Rahmenbedingungen auf den Einsatz von Ressourcen haben. Expertenbeiträge aus den Geistes-, Natur- und Sozialwissenschaften verdeutlichen die unterschiedlichen Standpunkte.
more ... »
Mensa, heißes Wasser und Live-Musik
Feb 09, 2004

IUB-Studierende geben einen Geburtstagsempfang für Henning Scherf
more ... »
Fair, farbenfroh und alles andere als kopfgesteuert!
Feb 05, 2004

Die IUB präsentiert sich in der Glocke wieder mit Highlights aus ihrer Forschung
more ... »
First Mercator Seminar: A transdisciplinary view on globalization
Jan 30, 2004

On 30 January, 2004, 25 IUB students participated in an exceptional seminar: Six scientists, representing such diverse disciplines as law, entrepreneurship, conflict research, and ethics, gave talks on various aspects of globalization and were available for a group discussion with the students. Held in the common room of IUB’s Mercator College this miniature congress was the first “Mercator Seminar”, which is planned to become an annual event.
more ... »
First IUB student receives his PhD
Dec 17, 2003

On 17th December 2003 César Márquez successfully defended his doctoral thesis in a public session at IUB. He is IUB's first student to receive a doctoral degree, which he earned in Chemistry for his research in the field of intelligent fluorescent probes and nanocapsules.
more ... »
Innovative Kooperationsprojekte ausgezeichnet
Nov 13, 2003

Drei Wissenschaftler und eine Wissenschaftlerin von den beiden Bremer Universitäten erhielten heute den „Preis der Sparkasse Bremen für innovative Kooperationsprojekte“. Professor Thomas Rommel (IUB) und Professorin Gisela Febel (Universität Bremen) wurden für ihre Zusammenarbeit im Bereich "Postcolonial and Transcultural Studies" ausgezeichnet. Professor Michael Zürn (Universität Bremen) und Professor Markus Jachtenfuchs (IUB) erhielten den Preis für ihre Forschungskooperation im DFG-Sonderforschungsbereich "Staatlichkeit im Wandel".
more ... »
Entwicklung und Bildung ein Leben lang gestalten
Oct 22, 2003

English Version

Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Ursula M. Staudinger, Vice President and Academic Dean der International University Bremen

am 22.10.2003 zur Eröffnung des Jacobs Center for Lifelong Learning and Institutional Development

Es gilt das gesprochene Wort.
more ... »

Lebenslanger Kompetenzgewinn –
Ein Plädoyer für die Lebensqualität

Oct 22, 2003

Rede von Klaus J. Jacobs, Präsident der Jacobs Foundation
am 22.10.2003 zur Eröffnung des Jacobs Center for Lifelong Learning and Institutional Development

Es gilt das gesprochene Wort.
more ... »

Grenzen überwinden: Die IUB
Oct 22, 2003

Rede von Dr. Fritz Schaumann, Präsident der International University Bremen
am 22.10.2003 zur Eröffnung des Jacobs Center for Lifelong Learning and Institutional Development

Es gilt das gesprochene Wort.
more ... »

A New Focus in Research and Teaching at IUB: Lifelong Learning and Institutional Transformation
Oct 22, 2003

IUB opens the Jacobs Center for Lifelong Learning and Institutional Development

On October 22, 2003 IUB celebrated the opening of the Jacobs Center for Lifelong Learning and Institutional Development with numerous guests from the areas of science, business, and politics. The center, funded by a donation from the Jacobs Foundation, will dedicate its research, teaching, and consulting to lifelong human development and education, and to institutional transformation. During the opening ceremony, a panel discussion about unemployment, labor market, and education issues with Federal Minister Wolfgang Clement, among others, stressed the socio-political relevance of the new academic focus at IUB.

more ... »

Lassen Sie sich entführen ins Land der Träume
Oct 17, 2003

Studierende der IUB veranstalten Theater- und Literaturworkshop zum Thema "Dreams/Träume" im Kulturbahnhof Vegesack (Kuba).
more ... »
Sinnvoll, bildschön und anziehend!
Oct 01, 2003

Die IUB präsentiert sich in der Glocke wieder mit Highlights aus ihrer Forschung
more ... »
DFG-Workshop zum Thema Polymerelektronik an der IUB
Sep 30, 2003

Am 1. und 2. Oktober 2003 findet das jährliche Kolloquium des DFG-Schwerpunkts „Organische Feldeffekt-Transistoren: strukturelle und dynamische Eigenschaften“ an der IUB statt. Dazu werden Projektteilnehmer aus ganz Deutschland erwartet.
more ... »
Across borders: IUB graduate students give an insight into their work
Sep 25, 2003

On September 26th and 27th the first Graduate Student Conference will take place at International University Bremen. The conference, organized by the IUB Graduate Student Association (GSA), aims to initiate and strengthen the trans- and interdisciplinary exchange between graduate students of different fields and to provide them with the opportunity to present their work.
more ... »
IUB besetzt Leitung des Jacobs Center for Lifelong Learning and Institutional Development
Sep 15, 2003

Professor Dr. Ursula M. Staudinger wechselt zum 1. Oktober 2003 von der TU Dresden an die International University Bremen (IUB). An der IUB übernimmt sie als Vice President and Academic Dean die Leitung und den Aufbau des Jacobs Center for Lifelong Learning and Institutional Development.
more ... »
Innovative Kooperationsprojekte gesucht: Der Sparkassenpreis 2003
Sep 10, 2003

Die Sparkasse Bremen vergibt gemeinsam mit der Gesellschaft der Freunde der Universität Bremen, der International University Bremen und der Universität Bremen im Jahre 2003 den Preis der Sparkasse Bremen für innovative Kooperationsprojekte der Bremer Universitäten (Sparkassenpreis).
more ... »
Let's dance: "IUB meets Bremen-Nord"
Sep 05, 2003

On the initiative of IUB student Peter Dabrowski and Bremen-North resident Michele Lapenna, a ball will take place on 20 September 2003 in the Strandlust in Bremen Vegesack.The event is themed "IUB meets Bremen-Nord". Invited are all new and old students, faculty, staff, host families and volunteers of IUB as well as citizens mainly from the northern part of Bremen.
more ... »
Feierliche Einstimmung auf das dritte akademische Jahr: IUB Annual Opening 2003
Sep 01, 2003

Am 29. August 2003 feierte die IUB als Abschluss der Orientation Week ihr diesjähriges Annual Opening. Mit der Eröffnungszeremonie wurde zum dritten mal seit Aufnahme des Lehrbetriebes im Herbst 2001 ein neuer IUB-Jahrgang begrüßt und die IUB-Gemeinschaft auf das kommende akademische Jahr eingestimmt. Während der Festveranstaltung wurden herausragende Studierende gewürdigt, unter ihnen Kirils Jegorovs. Der ISS-Student erhielt den DAAD-Preis für hervorragende Leistungen ausländischer Studierender an deutschen Hochschulen.
more ... »
Adele Diederich elected president of the Society for Mathematical Psychology
Jul 30, 2003

Adele Diederich, Professor of Psychology at IUB, was elected president of the Society for Mathematical Psychology (SMP) during its 36th Annual Meeting from July 24 to July 29, 2003, held at Weber State University, Ogden, Utah.
more ... »
Max Kaase elected president of the International Political Science Association
Jul 12, 2003

more ... »

IUB students score at physics competition
Jul 11, 2003

Every year several hundred students from top-ranked universities in North America take part in the Boston Area Undergraduate Physics Competition (BAUPC). This year a team from IUB successfully joined them as the first European university to participate and scored two places amongst the top ten.
more ... »
IUB team in the finals of RoboCupRescue League
Jul 08, 2003

After several hard days of qualification rounds, the IUB team made it into the finals of the RoboCupRescue League, currently being held at RoboCup 2003 in Padua, Italy.
more ... »
Helmut Schmidt Chair of International History besetzt
Jun 27, 2003

Erster Inhaber des Helmut Schmidt Chair of International History ist Johannes Paulmann, IUB-Professor für Geschichte. Die Professur wird von der ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius finanziert, die damit die geisteswissenschaftliche Forschung und Lehre an der privaten Bremer Universität stärkt.
more ... »
Ron Inglehardt, from the Institute for Social Research, holds talk and summarizes recent data from the World Value Survey
Jun 21, 2003

more ... »

Bundesrunde der 42. Mathematik-Olympiade
Jun 19, 2003

Vom 22. bis 25. Juni treffen sich Deutschlands beste Nachwuchsmathematiker zur Bundesrunde der 42. Mathematik-Olympiade auf dem Campus der IUB. Schirmherr der Veranstaltung ist Senator Willi Lemke.
more ... »
Panzerhallen zu Forschungslaboren
Jun 12, 2003

Am 5. Juni 2003 wurden die neuen naturwissenschaftlichen Labore der IUB offiziell eingeweiht.
more ... »
"Guten Abend, IUB-Election!"
May 27, 2003

Mit diesen Worten beziehungsweise dem englischen Gegenstück begrüßten Studierende des IUB-Election-Teams am Wahlabend ganz professionell gut achtzig Anrufer aus Bremen und Bremerhaven. Kommilitonen, Freunde und Bürgerinnen und Bürger riefen aus verschiedenen Wahlbezirken an, um die Ergebnisse der Auszählung an das Hochrechnungszentrum auf dem Campus der IUB durchzugeben.
more ... »
Hands-on research experience for IUB students
May 27, 2003

IUB GeoAstro students will join an international research cruise onboard RV Polarstern
more ... »
Erfolgreich Deutsch lernen an der IUB
May 23, 2003

IUB-Studenten erhalten Deutsch-Zertifikate vom Goethe-Institut
more ... »
Family Ties
May 21, 2003

The IUB Host Family Program gives students an insight into the lives of German families.
more ... »
Statoil fördert Forschung an der IUB
May 08, 2003

Bremen, 30. April 2003. Dietrich Welte, Adjunct Professor of Geosciences an der IUB und IUB-Vizepräsident Raymond Wells geben die Unterzeichnung eines Forschungsvertrages zwischen der IUB und dem norwegischen Ölkonzern Statoil für einen Zeitraum von drei Jahren und mit einem Finanzvolumen von 1,2 Mio. € bekannt.
more ... »
Richtfest am Campus Center
May 08, 2003

Bei strahlendem Sonnenschein feierte die International University Bremen heute das Richtfest des Campus Center, dem zentralen Gebäude auf dem Gelände der IUB. Das Campus Center vereint unter einem Dach das Information Resource Center (IRC), einen Konferenzbereich, Gastronomie und Shops. Das Gebäude ist damit eine Neuheit im deutschen Hochschulbau.
more ... »
IUB Faculty Club ernennt Reimar Lüst zum Ehrenmitglied
May 07, 2003

Am 6. Mai verlieh der IUB Faculty Club seine erste Ehrenmitgliedschaft. Die Ausszeichnung ging an Professor Reimar Lüst, den Vorsitzenden des IUB-Aufsichtsrates.
more ... »
Address by President Fritz Schaumann
Apr 24, 2003

on April 24, 2002, at the Official Opening of Alfried Krupp College.
more ... »
Mercator College formally dedicated
Apr 08, 2003

A year after the generous donation of the Stiftung Mercator GmbH and the Stiftung Mercator Switzerland, IUB’s Mercator College was officially dedicated on the 8th of April. It is the second college on campus to be officially named. The first students already moved into the renovated buildings in September.
more ... »
Grenzgänge
Mar 28, 2003

Die IUB präsentiert sich in der „Glocke“ mit Highlights aus ihrer Forschung
more ... »
Reimar Lüst celebrates his 80th birthday at IUB
Mar 25, 2003

On the 25th of March Reimar Lüst, chairman of the IUB Board of Governors, celebrated his 80th birthday on the IUB campus. Three hundred invited guests attended the celebrations, the German president Johannes Rau being one of them. In the course of the festivities the IUB administration building was named Reimar Lüst Hall. The building was renamed as a tribute to professor Lüst’s active and ongoing commitment to IUB.
more ... »
Grußwort von Dr. Fritz Schaumann, Präsident der International University Bremen
Mar 25, 2003

am 25.3.2003 zum 80. Geburtstag von Professor Dr. Reimar Lüst
more ... »
Grußwort von Dr. Henning Scherf, Präsident des Senats und Bürgermeister von Bremen
Mar 25, 2003

am 25.3.2003 zum 80. Geburtstag von Professor Dr. Reimar Lüst
more ... »
Festrede von Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Frühwald, Präsident der Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung
Mar 25, 2003

am 25.3.2003 zum 80. Geburtstag von Professor Dr. Reimar Lüst
more ... »
Grußwort von Prof. Dr. Peter Gruss, Präsident der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V.
Mar 25, 2003

am 25.3.2003 zum 80. Geburtstag von Professor Dr. Reimar Lüst
more ... »
IUB Student ranks first in Bremen “Jugend forscht” competition
Mar 18, 2003

IUB student Matthias Görner won the 38th Bremen competition “Jugend forscht” held in the Bremen SpacePark from March 10th to 13th. He developed a computer-based blue-box video system, which allows digital background substitution of video tracks by means of an effective camera tracking system.
more ... »
Of Batman and the Transatlantic Alliance: IUB students win international debating tournament
Mar 12, 2003

Ian Marshall and Attiya Noon, both IUB students and members of the IUB Debating Society, won the Central and Eastern European Debating Tournament from March 7th to 9th in Berlin.
more ... »
Distinguished Guests at IUB
Feb 28, 2003

IUB welcomed a group of ambassadors from the Asia-Pacific Region based in Berlin
more ... »
Preisgekrönter Mikrokosmos
Feb 27, 2003

Mit dem Umbau der ehemaligen Kasernengebäude auf dem IUB-Campus zu einer modernen Universität wurde das Architekturbüro Böge - Lindner aus Hamburg beauftragt. Für seine Neugestaltung des Alfried Krupp Colleges erhielt Architekt Jürgen Böge im Januar 2003 den Preis des Bundes Deutscher Architekten.
more ... »
Construction work on Alfried Krupp-College nears completion
Feb 04, 2003

text to come
more ... »
Was ist, und zu welchem Ende studieren wir Literaturwissenschaft?
Jan 17, 2003

Vortrag anlässlich des diesjährigen Neujahrsempfangs im Bremer Rathaus - von Prof. Dr. Thomas Rommel.
more ... »
Was ist, und zu welchem Ende studieren wir Literaturwissenschaft?
Jan 17, 2003

(Fortsetzung) Vortrag anlässlich des diesjährigen Neujahrsempfangs im Bremer Rathaus - von Prof. Dr. Thomas Rommel
more ... »
blue print appears in a new outfit
Dec 17, 2002

Good things come in threes. On December 12, this year´s third issue of blue print, the bilingual university magazine of IUB, came out. Its layout has been further developed, enhancing the magazine character.
more ... »
Demoskopie als Spiegel für Gesellschaft und Politik
Dec 10, 2002

IUB-Dean Max Kaase hält Vortrag vor Bremer Tabak-Collegium
more ... »
Laudatio von Bundespräsident Prof. Dr. Richard von Weizsäcker zur Ernennung von Prof. Dr. Reimar Lüst zum Ehrenbürger der Freien Hansestadt Bremen am 29.11.2001 im Bremer Rathaus
Dec 10, 2002

Lieber Herr Bürgermeister,
lieber Herr Lüst,
liebe Frau Grunenberg,
verehrte Gäste und Teilnehmer dieser schönen Feier,
more ... »
IUB erhält erstmals Beteiligung an DFG-Sonderforschungsbereich
Nov 29, 2002

Politikwissenschaftler der IUB beschäftigen sich in den nächsten vier Jahren mit der „Zukunft des modernen Territorialstaates“

Der Bewilligungsausschuss der Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) entschied sich in seiner Sitzung am 26. und 27. November für die Einrichtung 13 neuer Sonderforschungsbereiche (SFB). Darunter ist auch der SFB „Staatlichkeit im Wandel“, der an der Universität Bremen, der IUB, der Hochschule Bremen sowie der Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik in Berlin und dem Europäischen Hochschulinstitut in Florenz eingerichtet wird. Den Teilbereich „Zukunft des modernen Territorialstaates“ koordiniert die IUB.
more ... »

Marine Microbiology in focus: First international Graduate Program in Life and Geosciences launched
Nov 25, 2002

As a joint venture of the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, the University of Bremen and IUB a new international graduate program began on November 21, 2002: The International Max Planck Research School for Marine Microbiology (MarMic).
more ... »
Powered by power companies: The newly endowed
IUB chair in “Utility Management”

Nov 15, 2002

On November 13, 2002, the power companies e.on Energie AG, Essent N.V., Ruhrgas AG and swb AG endowed 2.48 million Euro for the establishment of the new IUB chair in “Utility Management“.
more ... »
Als das World Trade Center zusammenbrach
Nov 06, 2002

Mit immer gleichen Bildern des zusammenstürzenden World Trade Centers hinterließ die TV-Berichterstattung zum Terror vom 11. September ein Gefühl unwirklicher Distanz. Eine menschlich fassbare Dimension der Tragödie eröffnen dagegen persönliche Eindrücke. Solche Bilder von ergreifender Authentizität zeigt die Fotoausstellung „Here is New York“, in der Profi- und Laienfotografen als Augenzeugen ihre ganz persönliche Sicht von „9-11“ dokumentieren. Die „uralte“ Macht der subjektiven Bilder erläuterte Jens Förster, IUB-Professor für kognitive Psychologie, in seinem Vortrag bei der Eröffnung von „Here is New York“ am 27.10.02 in der Bremer Weserburg.
more ... »
When the World Trade Center collapsed
Nov 06, 2002

The ever repeating news images of the collapsing World Trade Center seemed to many people unreal and never bridged the gap of the lacking emotional realisation of last year’s tragic events. A more comprehensible and human dimension of the tragedy is offered in “Here is New York.” The photo exhibition documents a very personal view of “9-11” as seen by a multitude of different photographers, professionals as well as amateurs. Jens Förster, IUB professor of psychology and guest speaker at the opening of “Here is New York” on October 27, 2002, in Bremen, explained the “ancient” cognitive power of such personal impressions.
more ... »
„Professor Förster, the World Trade Center collapsed!”
Nov 06, 2002

Vortrag von Dr. Jens Förster zur Eröffnung der Fotoausstellung „Here is New York“
im Neuen Museum Weserburg am 27. Oktober 2002
more ... »
Probing the Molecular Microcosm – IUB Professor Werner Nau receives Swiss Research Award
Oct 23, 2002

On October 17, 2002, during the annual meeting of the Swiss Chemical Society (SCS) in Basel, Switzerland, Werner Nau, chemistry professor at the IUB School of Engineering and Science, received the SCS Werner Prize.
more ... »
Professor Gerhard Haerendel receives Theodore Von Karman Award
Oct 14, 2002

HOUSTON, TEXAS. On October 13, 2002 Professor Gerhard Haerendel, Dean of Engineering and Science, received the prestigious Theodore Von Karman Award given by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA).
more ... »
Erste Kurse in den neuen Laboren
Oct 11, 2002

Innerhalb von nur sechs Monaten wurde eine ehemalige Panzerwartungshalle unter Hochdruck zu modernen Laboren für die Naturwissenschaften umgebaut.
more ... »
Prof. Sebastian Springer erhält Ernst A. C. Lange-Preis
Oct 09, 2002

Prof. Sebastian Springer, Professor of Biochemistry und Cell Biology an der International University Bremen, erhielt am 8. Oktober 2002 zusammen mit Prof. Soerge Kelm (Universität Bremen) den mit 5000 Euro dotierten „Ernst A. C. Lange-Preis“ für innovative Kooperationsprojekte der Bremer Universitäten im Bereich der Mathematik und der Wissenschaften.
more ... »
Ein Tag im Monat zelebriert die Gründerkultur
Oct 08, 2002

more ... »

Paul Nolte im Deutschlandradio Berlin
Sep 19, 2002

Politisches Feuilleton, 19.9.2002
Bundestagswahl (2): Die bildungspolitische Herausforderung
more ... »
Conrad Naber Lecture Hall feierlich eingeweiht
Sep 18, 2002

Conrad Naber, ein IUB-Förderer der ersten Stunde, wurde heute für sein Engagement geehrt.
more ... »
IUB graduate student invited to give prestigious talk
Sep 17, 2002

Guenter Rottenfusser, graduate student in mathematics at IUB, gives a talk at the "Studierendenkonferenz der deutschen Mathematiker Vereinigung."
more ... »
IUB wird mit dem "Highlight 2002" ausgezeichnet
Sep 16, 2002

Die International University Bremen wurde am 10. September 2002 mit dem Marketing- und Innovationspreis "Highlight" ausgezeichnet. Mit dem Preis "Highlight" zeichnet der Marketing-Club Bremen e.V. besonders innovative Konzepte und Ideen aus allen Bereichen des Marketing aus, die zu einem erfolgreichen Marktauftritt beigetragen haben.
more ... »
Pomp und Politik - Professor Johannes Paulmann ausgezeichnet
Sep 16, 2002

Am 12. September erhielt Professor Dr. Johannes Paulmann anlässlich des 44. Deutschen Historikertages in Halle/Saale den mit 6.000 € dotierten Preis des Verbands der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands.
more ... »
U.S. Ambassador visits campus
Sep 06, 2002

U.S. Ambassador to Germany, Daniel R. Coats, visited IUB this past week.
more ... »
IUB rocks! The university celebrates the start of a second year
Sep 05, 2002

With festive music, color, and dress IUB begins its second year of academic teaching and research.
more ... »
Dedication of Lürssen Plaza
Sep 04, 2002

Friedrich and Peter Lürßen dedicate the campus plaza named in their family's honor.
more ... »
Richtfest am Mercator College
Aug 20, 2002

Am Dienstag, den 20. August, trafen sich rund 50 Gäste der IUB und lokale Medienvertreter, um das Richtfest des neuen Mercator College zu feiern.
more ... »
Big Brother als Medienkunst
Aug 06, 2002

Dr. Ursula Anna Frohne, ab September 2002 Professor of Art and Art History an der IUB, ist Mitherausgeberin des Katalogs zur Ausstellung CTRL (SPACE) - Rhetoriken der Überwachung von Bentham bis Big Brother, die vom 12. Oktober 2001 bis zum 24. Februar 2002 im Karlsruher Zentrum für Kunst und Medien ZKM gezeigt wurde.
more ... »
Cosmic thermostats provide clue to thirty year astronomy puzzle
Jul 31, 2002

A cosmic phenomenon involving pockets of hot gas in space which appear not to cool down has been puzzling astronomers for three decades. Now new research by professor Marcus Brüggen, International University Bremen, Germany, and Dr. Christian Kaiser at the University of Southampton shows that the energy of the hot gas is actually replenished by jets emitted by black holes.
more ... »
Herzlich Willkommen in Bremen!
Jul 17, 2002

Interested in other cultures? Do you enjoy spending time with young people from other countries? Do you know Bremen and like showing people around in your city? Then read on!
more ... »
International consortium for continental margin research established in Bremen
Jun 19, 2002

Prof. Dr. Raymond O. Wells, vice president for external affairs at IUB, announced this past week the establishment in Bremen of the International Research Consortium on Continental Margins (IRCCM).
more ... »
Success at national student science competition
Jun 07, 2002

Together with Matthias Görner IUB undergraduate Felix Krahmer won great honors at the recent German Youth Science Fair "Jugend forscht."
more ... »
Mercator College established
May 31, 2002

The Mercator Foundation in Essen and the Swiss Mercator Foundation to provide 6.5 million EUR for remodeling and new construction of IUB's second residential college.
more ... »
Across the borders - Open House an der IUB
May 18, 2002

Am 18. Mai 2002 von 12.00 bis 18.00 Uhr präsentiert die IUB unter dem Motto "Across the borders" Studienprojekte, Aktionen zum Mitmachen, Information und Unterhaltung für alle interessierten Bürger in und um Bremen.
more ... »
Kruppies and IUB honor benefactor and dedicate college
Apr 24, 2002

Alfried Krupp College, the result of a 10 million DM gift from the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation, was officially dedicated today.
more ... »
IUB vice-president elected president of the Carl Schurz Society in Bremen
Apr 18, 2002

Raymond O. Wells, vice president and professor of mathematics at IUB, was elected president of the Carl Schurz Society today.
more ... »
Student wins first place in regional science competition
Mar 12, 2002

First-year student Felix Krahmer awarded 1st prize in the area of mathematics and computer science in regional Jugend forscht (Youth Research) competition.
more ... »
Der Geist steht links? Vielleicht nicht mehr lange!
Mar 05, 2002

FAZ-Artikel von IUB-Professor Dr. Nolte. Der Text erschien in leicht redigierter Form unter dem Titel 'Der Geist flieht links. Rot-Grün verprellt Wissenschaftler und Intellektuelle', FAZ, 26.02.2002, S. 49.
more ... »
Appointee to the Commerzbank Chair for Information Management announced
Feb 26, 2002

IUB professor Adalbert Wilhelm, the first to hold the Commerzbank Chair for Information Management professorship, was introduced today at the Commerzbank Bremen.
more ... »
“Der Geist flieht links”
Feb 26, 2002

Im Jahr der Wahlen: Paul Nolte über die Berliner Hochschulpolitik in der Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung vom 25. Februar.
more ... »
Von “geheimen Verführern”
Feb 26, 2002

Rede von Herrn Dr. Uhsadel anlässlich der Verleihung der Stiftungsprofessur in der Commerzbank-Filiale in Bremen
more ... »
Lecture series resume
Feb 18, 2002

An inaugural faculty lecture series from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and in the School of Engineering and Science the Monday Colloquium lecture series continues.
more ... »
11 February 1999, Senatsaal of the Bremen Rathaus. First Meeting of the IUB Board of Governors.
Feb 11, 2002

more ... »

IUB turns three
Feb 11, 2002

On the 11th of February 1999, it became official - what had been only two years earlier just an idea, a white paper, became real: the founding of a new university, International University Bremen.
more ... »
IUB to participate in EUROSTRATAFORM research
Feb 04, 2002

The EU has begun contract negotiations for a new continental margins research program, called EUROSTRATAFORM.
more ... »
Erfolg auf ganzer Linie: Wissenschaftsdeputation würdigt die Leistungen der IUB
Jan 29, 2002

Von Sprechern aus allen Bremer Fraktionen gab es nun ein ausdrückliches Lob für die Aufbauleistung der IUB. Die in dem Rahmenvertrag zwischen der Freien Hansestadt Bremen und der IUB vereinbarten Ziele sind alle erreicht.
more ... »
Student Service Center opens in January
Jan 18, 2002

Finding a dentist, catching the right train, looking for a job, or just learning what there is to do in Bremen on a weekend: this information and more is now available in IUB's new Student Service Center.
more ... »
Positive Jahresbilanz für die IUB
Jan 17, 2002

Reges Treiben beim diesjährigen Neujahrsempfang der Bremer Unifreunde.
more ... »
Private Hochschulen im Test: Profil der IUB überzeugt
Jan 16, 2002

Der Stifterverband für die deutsche Wissenschaft veröffentlicht Ergebnisse der Tagung 'Private Internationale Hochschulen - Erfahrungen, Perspektiven, Bewertungen' vom 11./12. Dezember 2001.
more ... »
Bremer Landesbank renews its support of International University Bremen
Jan 07, 2002

At the close of 2001, the Bremer Landesbank contributed an additional 1 million DM (511,292 EUR) to its non-profit foundation. International University Bremen (IUB) is one of the primary benefactors of the bank's foundation, which now has a capitalization of more than 3 million EUR.
more ... »
“Es wurde musiziert” - Mozart in the Interfaith House
Jan 03, 2002

The project choir Cum Laude, under the direction of Jürgen Blendermann, together with guest soloists and the Chamber Orchestra of Bremen-Nord performed works of Mozart, including the “Coronation” Mass (KV 317) and the “Jupitor” Symphony (KV 551).
more ... »
Small change with a big difference
Dec 19, 2001

Students at IUB get their hands on the new European currency.
more ... »
Professor of Chemistry at International University Bremen wins this year´s Ruzicka prize
Dec 10, 2001

Wolfgang Meier, Professor of Chemistry at IUB, has been awarded the Ruzicka Prize by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich.
more ... »
Reception for scholarship contributors and recipients
Dec 03, 2001

An official reception was held for scholarship contributors and recipients on 3 December in the Faculty Club at IUB .
more ... »
Prof. Dr. Reimar Lüst honored today by the City of Bremen
Nov 29, 2001

The distinguished title of Honored Citizen of Bremen was bestowed today on Prof. Dr. Reimar Lüst.
more ... »
Antwort von Prof. Dr. Lüst auf SZ Artikel
Nov 26, 2001

Am 16. November gab der Wissenschaftsrat sein Empfehlung bekannt, die IUB als private Universität zu akkreditieren. Darüber hinaus entschied der Wissenschaftsrat, die IUB in das Hochschulverzeichnis des Hochschulbauförderungsgesetzes befristet aufzunehmen. Die Süddeutsche Zeitung nahm dies zum Anlass, Kritik an dieser Entscheidung zu üben. Der Aufsichtsratsvorsitzende der IUB hat daraufhin einen Leserbrief an die SZ geschrieben.
more ... »
Paul Nolte im DeutschlandRadio Berlin
Nov 23, 2001

Paul Nolte zum Thema: Die CDU in der Ära Schröder - Politische Führungslosigkeit in der Demokratie
more ... »
Approval of the German Academic Council
Nov 19, 2001

International University Bremen is very pleased with the decision made by the Wissenschaftsrat during its recent fall session.
more ... »
Between cultures: Tenzin Metok Sither

Nov 10, 2001

I was born in India, raised in a Tibetan society, and educated in a Western school. I have always thought of myself as a bridge and an ambassador between all three worlds, each distinct and significant.
more ... »

Between cultures
Nov 10, 2001

Leading a multicultural lifestyle is something that many IUB students have in common. Two students, from very different backgrounds, talk about their experiences with life between cultures.
more ... »
Between cultures: Paul Avenati
Nov 10, 2001

Looking back upon my short seventeen-year-old life, I must say that the feeling of being bi-cultural has left me somewhat stranded. Stranded between two cultures that have changed my perspective on life for good. Both my Italian and American heritage have flavored the cultural mix that I am today.
more ... »
Krupp-College students celebrate "Glamour Day" and ratify a new constitution
Oct 31, 2001

Despite a busy mid-term test schedule, students in Alfried Krupp-College pass a new constitution and celebrate tolerance and diversity.
more ... »
Oded Stark: The Economics of the Brain Drain Turned on its Head
Oct 18, 2001

Oded Stark addressed an IUB audience yesterday evening on the subject of his paper “Inducing Human Capital Formation: Migration as a Substitute for Subsidies.”
more ... »
Thomas Rommel: V.S. Naipaul and the Nobel Prize
Oct 17, 2001

Thomas Rommel, Professor of Literature at IUB, speaks about the controversial author, V.S. Naipaul, who this past week was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. An excerpt from his lecture follows.
more ... »
First Tuesday on campus at IUB
Oct 09, 2001

more ... »

“The Making of IUB” - a story in pictures
Sep 25, 2001

more ... »

“Now more than ever, we need universities such as IUB”
Sep 24, 2001

more ... »

Festrede des Bundeskanzlers a.D. Helmut Schmidt zur Eröffnung der IUB
Sep 24, 2001

more ... »

IUB celebrates its opening!
Sep 22, 2001

more ... »

„Gerade jetzt brauchen wir Hochschulen wie die IUB“
Sep 20, 2001

more ... »

IUB Volunteers - ohne geht's nicht!
Sep 07, 2001

more ... »

A campus comes to life
Sep 07, 2001

more ... »

New friendships mean a new language: “Are you my entry-mate?”
Sep 06, 2001

more ... »

130 Notebooks für die International University Bremen
Aug 28, 2001

more ... »

School of Humanities and Social Sciences faculty meet
Jul 20, 2001

more ... »

One Hundred Scholarships for International University Bremen
Jul 15, 2001

more ... »

Professor Max Kaase gives presentation on electronic democracy
Jun 14, 2001

more ... »

"Club zu Bremen" visits IUB
May 11, 2001

more ... »

First Public Lecture at IUB
May 04, 2001

more ... »

More than 200 attend IUB's first open house
Mar 20, 2001

more ... »

The Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung Donates College
Jan 12, 2001

more ... »

Ausgezeichnet: Kooperationsprojekt der IUB und der Universität Bremen
Jan 01, 2001

Dr. Peter Ludes, Professor of Mass Communication an der IUB, und Dr. Otthein Herzog, Professor am Technologie-Zentrum Informatik der Universität Bremen, erhielten am 29. November den Ernst A. C. Lange-Preis 2004.
more ... »
Commerzbank Stiftung Funds IUB’s First Sponsored Professorship
Dec 19, 2000

more ... »

U.S. Ambassador John C. Kornblum Visits IUB
Dec 12, 2000

more ... »

Search begins for new IUB faculty
Dec 11, 2000

more ... »

Max Kaase re-elected Vice President of European Science Foundation
Nov 27, 2000

more ... »

Major Gift from Metall Unterweser Endows IUB
Sep 22, 2000

more ... »