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.
When considering the development of our modern global society, individuals are regarded as indivisible biological, psychological and socially determined beings. This area includes topics such as social cohesion, state systems, the preservation of social welfare or the effects of regulatory systems on the individual, such as their impact on human rights. Diversity is thus regarded as a driving force behind development and progress.
Innovative and groundbreaking new ideas for future higher education were sought: In an international competition, the Jacobs Foundation and Jacobs University invited scientists from all disciplines to participate. The Jacobs Foundation provided 650,000 euros to support groundbreaking research projects following the "B3 - Bildung Beyond Boundaries" symposium. The third, and final project, has now been approved.
Every four years, the federal government publishes a report on the situation of people with impairments in Germany. Its preparation is supported by a committee of ten renowned scientists from various disciplines. The Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS) has now appointed Sonia Lippke, Professor of Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine at Jacobs University Bremen, to this Advisory Board.
Their work sets standards, they are scientifically excellent: At the beginning of its academic year, as is tradition, Jacobs University awarded the Deans Prize to graduates who wrote outstanding bachelor and master theses. In addition, at the suggestion of the students, the university teachers of the year were chosen and the prize of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) was awarded.
Instead of going to swim or for ice cream with their friends, students from Germany and all over the world used their free time during the summer holidays to study – and that even voluntarily. Summer Camps, educational programs for young people, have long been established in an international context and typically take place during the summer holidays. Jacobs University, together with the Association of German Engineers (VDI), Germany's largest engineering association, has organized an English-language Summer Camp on the campus in Bremen for the fourth year running.
Jacobs University Bremen participates in International Education Week in China
International orientation of science and teaching is a significant and important topic in China. The first International Education Week of the China University of Petroleum (UPC), one of the country's most renowned universities, took place from 30 June to 6 July 2019 under the motto "innovating training pattern, building an international campus, broadening an international perspective, cultivating top talents". Five professors from Jacobs University Bremen gave lectures as experts and pointed out international perspectives
Once again, Jacobs University performed excellently in a university ranking. In the 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Ranking for universities which are younger than 50 years, the international, English-language campus university ranks 26th out of 351 participating universities from 60 countries. It was graded as one of the five best young universities in Germany.
At the annual congress of the International Council of Psychologists (ICP) in Cádiz, Spain, Dr. Klaus Boehnke, Professor of Social Science Methodology at Jacobs University Bremen, was awarded the organization's Fukuhara Advanced International Research and Service Award. The award recognizes Boehnke's research as well as his exemplary commitment to international cooperation between psychologists and representatives of neighboring academic disciplines.
Digital change affects schools: But how do you shape it instead of just being at its mercy?
Great success for Jacobs University! In the international U-Multirank university ranking, the private university in Bremen, Germany, received the best ratings, together with the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. In terms of the international orientation of its study programs, Jacobs University ranks among the 25 best universities in the world.
The first days, weeks and months are often decisive for the later success of one’s studies. First-year students at Jacobs University Bremen can be sure that the university will give them an excellent start. This was confirmed by the renowned CHE university ranking in its current evaluation. The English-language campus university achieved top marks in the categories "Support at the Beginning of Studies" and "International Orientation". This year, Jacobs University is represented in the most comprehensive and detailed ranking of the German-speaking university landscape with the two study courses Electrical and Computer Engineering as well as Psychology.
Patient injuries and errors in medical care can occur in gynecology and obstetrics. This is often caused by inadequate communication between those involved. A research project with five partner institutions and Jacobs University as consortium leader, headed by Dr. Sonia Lippke, Professor of Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, aims to change this to improve patient safety.
It is a win-win situation; workplace health promotion is beneficial for both employees and the company. In their study of many single tests on workplace health promotion, Prof. Dr. Sonia Lippke from Jacobs University Bremen and her colleague PD Dr. Aike Hessel from the German Pension Insurance Oldenburg-Bremen (Deutsche Rentenversicherung Oldenburg-Bremen) analyzed which types of measures are particularly effective. The motivation of employees by means of behavioral health promotion proved to be useful. However, company-wide measures and improvements in the working environment are even more effective.
Most people are aware that regular exercise is important to feel fit, healthy and connected. However, many don't know how to start exercising or they never find the right time to do the first step for a more physically active lifestyle. The aim of the new “Fit im Nord-Westen” program is to help people aged 60 and over who have so far done little or no physical activity at all. This program aims to help them becoming more active and age successfully. Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the research project is being carried out by the Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology (BIPS), Jacobs University Bremen, the Institute for Computer Science in Oldenburg (OFFIS) and Chemnitz University of Technology. The patron is Anja Stahmann, Senator for Social Affairs, Youth, Women, Integration and Sport in Bremen.
Information technologies such as tablet PCs are playing an increasingly important role in the communication with patients. But how effective are they for older adults, who often have difficulties understanding medical information and who are not technology-affine? A recently published study by Jacobs University has investigated this. The result: traditional paper formats are better suited for this target group to communicate health-related information than those on tablet PCs.
More efficient power grids are essential prerequisites for a successful transformation of the energy system. To ensure this, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) extends the funding for an interdisciplinary research project for three years, involving seven institutes, including Jacobs University with the Professors Gert Brunekreeft, Stefan Kettemann and Hildegard Meyer-Ortmanns. The joint project is funded by the BMBF with a total of 2.5 million euros; Jacobs University will receive funding of about 430,000 euros. Talented applicants can apply for two PhD positions.
The Jacobs Foundation and Jacobs University Bremen are organizing an international challenge to find innovative and radical ideas for future higher education. The guidelines were developed in November 2018 during the symposium "B³ - Bildung Beyond Boundaries". Applications can be submitted effective immediately. In the course of the challenge, the Jacobs Foundation will fund selected projects with a total amount of up to 650,000 Euros (750,000 Swiss francs).
It is about the interaction of humans and robots in school education: Starting Monday, 15 international researchers from various disciplines will spend a week on the campus of Jacobs University discussing this topic. The workshop is part of the European Union-funded research program "ANIMATAS", which promotes intuitive human-machine interaction with human-like social skills for school education. Jacobs University is part of the research consortium.
Andrew Fiocco did it. At the World Championships in Bench Pressing, the World Powerlifting Congress in Florida, the student from Jacobs University Bremen won the title in his weight class. The 21-year-old lifted more than twice his body weight: 140 kilograms with an own weight of 65.6 kilograms.
No matter whether it's childcare, care, mobility, education or neighbourhood services: In contrast to industry, there has been little sign of comprehensive digitization in such person-related services to date. But that is just changing. In an interdisciplinary joint project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) with the participation of Jacobs University Bremen, scientists want to find out how new solutions and offers for tomorrow's services are created and could look like.
Each year Jacobs University awards a professor, lecturer or language instructor among the many dedicated faculty members for their excellent teaching in the past academic year. The awardees are decided by a university committee based on the nominations from students.