Business & Economics
The department of Business & Economics is home to programs including Global Economics and Management, and International Business Administration. Expertise in these disciplines contribute to Jacobs focus on Diversity.
After heading Jacobs University for four years, President Katja Windt is about to tackle a new set of challenges. From January 15, she will be in charge of the Electric and Automation Division, as well as of digitalization, at the SMS Group. SMS is a family-managed company for plant and mechanical engineering, responsible for the finishing of steel and nonferrous metals. The SMS Group had a turnover of about three billion euros in 2016 and employs approximately 13,500 employees worldwide.
Economic development supports social cohesion, poverty weakens it. For the first time, a team of scientists headed by Prof. Dr. Klaus Boehnke from Jacobs University and Prof. Dr. Jan Delhey from Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg measured cohesion in 22 countries in South, Southeast and East Asia (SSEA). According to the study on behalf of Bertelsmann Stiftung social cohesion is the strongest in Hong Kong and Singapore, followed by Thailand and Bhutan.
The positive impact of physical activity and recreation on overall health and performance is evidenced by various studies. Based on these findings, the Jacobs University will now become a health promoting university. For this purpose, the learning and working environment and the behavior of students and employees of the JU will be improved with regard to health, satisfaction, and efficiency. As part of the initiative “actively studying – studying moves” the respective concept is now supported by the German university sports federation (ADH) and the health insurance Techniker Krankenkasse (TK) with a project subsidy of 15,000 €.
When promoting their employees, companies should consider age less and the individual person more. The reason for this is that the generations are more similar in terms of their needs than previously thought, although they see themselves as being vastly different. This is the key finding of a study conducted by scientists at Jacobs University recently published in the German HR and management magazine “Wirtschaftspsychologie aktuell”.
“YES” stands for “Young and experienced: successful together!” Mercedes-Benz started the initiative in order to actively take advantage of the opportunities of the demographic change. YES has now been awarded the renowned Deutscher Personalwirtschaftspreis 2017 [German Human Resources Prize 2017] in the “Occupational Health” category in the context of the “Zukunft Personal” [HR in the future] trade fair in Cologne. Part of the initiative is the “EY ALTER” exhibition brought to life in cooperation with Jacobs University.
They are enthusiastic for the taught subject, create an enriching and inspiring learning environment, in class and beyond, and have a passion for teaching: Each year a university committee, based on nominations by students of Jacobs university, selects three instructors whose engagement in teaching was particularly appreciated by the students.
Regina Arant, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department Psychology and Methods at Jacobs University, wins this year's Mixed-Methods Award by the Division Evaluation & Methods of the German Psychological Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie).
A huge honor for the Jacobs University class of 2017: Nobel Prize winner Professor Randy Schekman came to the international university to attend their graduation. 365 graduands from more than 60 countries were presented with their degree certificates at the ceremony. And in keeping with tradition, they threw their mortarboards up in the air at the end of the ceremony.
Nobel Prize winner Randy Schekman didn’t mince his words. He spoke of “deluxe journals” that should be boycotted, saying that key scientific results were often published in only a handful of journals in spite of digitization. At the same time, doubt was increasingly being cast on scientific findings in the area of, for example, climate research, he said. How can the world of science communicate its work more credibly and make it available to a wide audience? This was the topic of discussion among well-known scientists at Jacobs University on the eve of the 2017 graduation ceremony.
Who’s not familiar with this situation? You know you need to get more exercise, eat more healthily, and spend more time with friends. Everyone has good intentions. But putting them into practice – that takes skill. Dr. Sonia Lippke, Professor of Health Psychology at Jacobs University, will be talking about the things that get in our way and what we can do to motivate ourselves, in a lecture and subsequent discussion on June 8 at 5:00 p.m.
First top ratings in U-Multirank, now in the CHE university rankings, too: For the second time this year already, Jacobs University has made an outstanding showing in a prestigious university comparison. In the CHE university rankings, the private English-language university got top ratings in the two degree programs Economics and Industrial Engineering.
In the international U-Multirank university rankings, Jacobs University has again made an outstanding showing. In the areas of research, knowledge transfer, degree courses and teaching, internationalization, and regional engagement, the private Bremen university is among the five best universities in Germany. “This result is an impressive confirmation of our work,” said a joyful Professor Katja Windt, President of Jacobs University.
Dr. Vera Storm studies the way patients with cardiovascular and musculoskeletal disease succeed in living more healthily. For her dissertation at Jacobs University in Bremen, the psychologist is receiving this year’s Development Prize of the Zarnekow Foundation.
The FiBu-Study (“Fit in Bremen und umzu”) aims at better understanding the interrelation between health, lifestyle, and internet use in general with the goal to identify areas where improvements are needed. The researches at Jacobs University are now recruiting people to participate in the online survey which is available in three languages.
Noch bis zum 10. August werden sich knapp 30 junge Erwachsene im Rahmen der Transatlantic Summer Academy an der Jacobs University in Bremen mit der nachhaltigen globalen Entwicklung beschäftigen. Sie sind aus den USA und Deutschland angereist und werden sich nachhaltigkeitsrelevanten Fragen aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven und fachlichen Hintergründen nähern.
Through August 10th, nearly 30 young adults will continue to deal with sustainable global development in the context of the Transatlantic Summer Academy at Jacobs University in Bremen. They have come from the USA and Germany and will approach questions related to sustainability from different perspectives and technical backgrounds.
Die Wohnsituation von Flüchtlingen in Deutschland ist Thema eines Wettbewerbs für sozialund geisteswissenschaftliche Studienarbeiten, der in diesem Jahr erstmals veranstaltet wird. Die Bremer Wohnungsbaugesellschaft GEWOBA hat gemeinsam mit der Jacobs University, der Universität Bremen und der Bremer Senatorin für Soziales, Jugend, Frauen, Integration und Sport einen Preis für zukunftsgerechte Stadtentwicklung initiiert.
Käthe Neuss studiert an der englischsprachigen Jacobs University International Business Administration – einen der fünf Bachelor-Studiengänge der Focus Area Diversity der internationalen Universität. Diesen Bachelor-Programmen ist gemeinsam, dass Vielfalt als Motor der Entwicklung einer modernen, globalen Gesellschaft betrachtet wird. Sämtliche Studiengänge sind international ausgerichtet, konsequent fächerübergreifend und mit einem starken Praxisbezug.
Käthe Neuss is studying International Business Administration at the English-language Jacobs University – one of the five Bachelor Programs in the Focus Area Diversity at the international university. All these Bachelor Programs view diversity as the motor in the development of a modern, global society. All the degree programs have an international alignment, are consistently interdisciplinary, and have a strong practical orientation.
Die interuniversitäre Bremer Graduiertenschule BIGSSS, das Institut für Internationale Beziehungen der Taras Shevchenko Universität Kiew und die Forschungsstelle Osteuropa an der Universität Bremen veranstalten gemeinsam eine internationale Sommerschule zum Thema „Intergruppenkonflikte und ihre Lösung: Der Fall der Ukraine“.