Solutions to the major challenges of the 21st century
The research at Jacobs is structured in highly innovative Research Centers, in which scientists from different fields work together across disciplinary boundaries focusing on novel solutions for the global challenges of today and the future.
Aging – Interaction of Processes aims at a better understanding of how biological and behavioral processes as well as socio-economic context influence individual outcomes of aging.
Cognitive Systems and Processes is committed to two central scientific endeavors: the fundamental understanding of natural cognition processes and the construction of artificial intelligent systems on the basis of such knowledge
Cognition and Decision, Values & Well-Being merges behavioral and social sciences to learn how and when people can make choices that are good for their own and society’s well-being.
Mathematics, Modeling, and Computing hosts research at the interface between mathematics, natural sciences, modeling, and high-performance computing with applications in engineering and science.
Molecular Life Science studies the structure, behavior and function of vital bio-molecules (such as proteins and nucleic acids) and processes like the regulation of gene expression and the functioning of cells as well as the immune system.
Visual Communication and Expertise aims at explaining visual production, distribution, usage and reception processes, as well as the meanings of mass-mediated and interpersonally communicated visuals in contemporary aesthetic, cultural, economic, historical, political and social contexts.
Jacobs Center on Lifelong Learning and Institutional Development (JCLL)
Interdisciplinary in nature, JCLL focuses in research, teaching and consulting on the behavioral and social sciences aspects of demographic aging and its effects on the labor market. The understanding and facilitation of lifelong learning is an important element in this problem constellation.
Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS)
BIGSSS integrates excellent areas of graduate education and research at the University of Bremen and Jacobs University into a synergetic inter-university institution designed to become an internationally competitive model of graduate education. BIGSSS’ guiding principles are education to excellence, quality assurance, and effective funding. It is supported by the German Excellence Initiative.