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Opening in 2001
Jacobs University was founded with the support of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, the University of Bremen, and Rice University, Houston, Texas.
Organization. Private, state-recognized university, gGmbH (limited liability company whose profits are utilized for non-commercial purposes)
Supervisory Board and decision-making body: Board of Governors
Campus: 34 hectares; located 17 km from the city center
Language of teaching and research: English
Students: 1,466

 

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Location
Campus: 34 hectares; 17 km from the city center
 
Accreditation and recognition
 
1999Official recognition by the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen
2001Accreditation by the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat)
2004Accreditation of all Bachelor’s programs by the German Accreditation Council (ACQUIN)
2006Announcement of Jacobs Foundation’s investment of €200 million, the largest donation in Europe ever made to a university (benefactor honored by name change at the beginning of 2007: “International University Bremen” becomes “Jacobs University Bremen”)
2008Institutional reaccreditation by the German Council of Science and Humanities. Renewal of the reaccreditation is required only on request of the City of Bremen, as the university has permanently proven it's academic constitution.
2010Renewal of the official recognition by the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen
2018Renewal of the official recognition by the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen until 2027