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.
"Many believe that creativity is assigned to a single brain region. But that is not the case," said Radwa Khalil. Together with scientists from South Africa and Australia, the neurobiologist at Jacobs University Bremen has proposed a computer-based model that assigns creative processes to neural networks in the brain. Depending on the type of creative activity, these networks can be designed differently. The research results have recently been published in the prestigious journal Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews.
Students are very interested in turning their business ideas into reality and starting their own companies. More and more startups are emerging at universities around the world. For students to be able to implement them successfully, a solid basic knowledge of finance and accounting is very important. This is confirmed by a study that evaluated the educational background of participants in the Jacobs Startup Competition, a global startup competition organized by students at Jacobs University Bremen. The study recently appeared in the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing.
A leaden exhaustion, concentration disorders, loss of taste and smell – these are only some of the symptoms suffered by those affected. A project led by the Dr. Becker Klinikgruppe in collaboration with the Health Psychology & Behavioral Medicine Group at Jacobs University Bremen aims to improve the care of individuals with Long-COVID disease. The goal is to develop a holistic and sustainable treatment pathway for adults to support recovery and minimize consequences. To make this a reality, people affected by Long-COVID are currently wanted to participate in an online survey.
Many consumers, many producers: The power system of the future will become more decentralized and thus more complex. How can security of supply be ensured despite multiple loads on the grids and how can the energy system be made resilient? These questions are the focus of a joint research project of Jacobs University Bremen and OFFIS – Institute of Computer Science in Oldenburg. It models future loads on the system using game theory and machine learning.
Klaus Boehnke, Professor of Social Science Methodology at Jacobs University Bremen, has received the Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology for 2022 from the American Psychological Association (APA).
Without Gharissa Al Muftah, the calisthenics park at Jacobs University Bremen would not have existed. Building it was not only her idea, she also secured the financing, brought together the cooperation partners and coordinated the construction of the fitness facility. "Sports mean a lot to me, it brings people together," said the 23-year-old Jacobs University student, "that's also evident in the park."
Adjustment of the CO2 price, no further renewable energy surcharge (EEG – Renewable Energy Sources Act), and, if possible, complete abolition of the electricity tax – these are key measures recommended in a report by the Bremen Energy Research working group at Jacobs University. It was prepared as part of the recently published lead study "Towards Climate Neutrality (Aufbruch Klimaneutralität)" by the German Energy Agency (dena). The study aims to provide the future German government with concrete solutions for achieving climate neutrality by 2045.
Jacobs University started the new academic year with its traditional kick-off event: The Annual Opening Ceremony. Managing Director Professor Thomas Auf der Heyde welcomed new students from all over the world. He attested to their perseverance, because without this quality they would have hardly been able to qualify to study at Jacobs University during the pandemic. "The past 18 months have been very difficult for many. It is wonderful to have you here!" he said. In addition, the event honored the best graduation projects and named the 2021 Faculty Members of the Year.
Jacobs University is looking for participants in a study
About seven million people in Germany suffer from an anxiety disorder. Many have been suffering long before they receive adequate support. Can a smartphone app offer quick first aid for people with panic disorder and agoraphobia? That's what clinical psychologists at Jacobs University want to find out in a study. They are looking for participants.
When asked about female pioneers in science, most people recall famous physicists such as Lise Meitner and Marie Curie. "But few know about the women who played key roles in the evolution of science from the East," said Radwa Khalil, a neuroscientist at Jacobs University and postdoctoral fellow to professor Ben Godde. To contribute to a broader perception of the topic, which might even advance today's gender roles, scientists from Jacobs University and Australia's Western Sydney University cooperated on a recently published book – crossing various disciplines and geographical regions.
Using the networks of the scouts to recruit excellent junior researchers from abroad for joint research projects in Germany – that is the idea behind the Henriette Herz Scouting Program of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Dr. Isabel Wünsche, Professor of Art and Art History at Jacobs University Bremen, has been appointed as one of these talent recruiters.
Whether at universities or at schools – in the wake of the pandemic, e-learning has become the new normal. Even more than in face-to-face classes, the promotion of creativity is often neglected in digital teaching. An interdisciplinary research project led by Jacobs University Bremen wants to change this. It intends to develop digital solutions with which the creativity of students and other learners can be specifically supported, regardless of the subject studied or taught.