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May 22, 2015

Jacobs University students Hanna Kuznetsova and Gabriela Constantin-Dureci have been honored with the 2014/2015 Mercator Award. The Ukrainian and Romanian, both aged 21, receive 5,000 euros each. Since 2008, students who have distinguished themselves due to outstanding social and intercultural commitment and excellent performance in their studies and who live in Mercator College on the Jacobs University campus have been honored on a yearly basis. A representative of the Stiftung Mercator foundation presented the prizes to the two winners.

May 22, 2015

Jacobs University achieved excellent results in the latest university ranking for 2015/2016 from the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHE) and the well-known German weekly newspaper DIE ZEIT. The international university again achieved top rankings in the subjects geosciences, informatics, mathematics, physics, and political sciences, thus repeating the success of previous years. “Jacobs University has been at the very top of CHE rankings for ten years and consistently achieves excellent results,” said Prof. Dr.-Ing. Katja Windt, President of Jacobs University. “For us, the fantastic evaluations in the current CHE lists are not just recognition of our work and performance, but in particular give us major motivation to continue to achieve first-class results in Germany’s biggest university ranking.”

May 5, 2015

BIGSSS PhD students hold public panel discussion on the Ebola outbreak and the international response to the crisis.

May 5, 2015

On May 10 (17:00), J-Cappella, the international choir at Jacobs University, invites the public to its annual spring concert at the Interfaith House on campus. 

April 24, 2015

Contract signing at DMK headquarters: (from left) Prof. Dr.-Ing. Katja Windt (President, Jacobs University), Barbara Siegert (Head of Innovation Management, DMK GROUP), Joanna Friedrich (Head of Personnel development DMK GROUP), Karla Lukas (Assitent Sustainability Management DMK GROUP), Ines Krummacker (Director Personnel DMK GROUP), Predrag Tapavicki (Coordinator Career Services, Jacobs University), Dr. Phillip Inderhees (Head of  Sustainability Management, DMK GROUP)

With immediate effect the Bremen-based DMK Group will be supporting young talents at Jacobs University with a scholarship for international students. Joanna Friedrich, Head of Personnel Development at DMK, and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Katja Windt, President of Jacobs University, recently signed a corresponding agreement. Future Bachelor students in Global Economics and Management, International Business Administration, Biochemistry and Cell Biology or Chemistry can apply directly at Jacobs University for the full scholarship which covers a period of three years. The deadline is June 15.

April 22, 2015

Jacobs University recently welcomed college counselors from a number of international schools on campus. The 25 counselors from 13 countries spent three days at Jacobs University and took part in an extensive program to get to know the private university, its neighborhood and the City of Bremen. Back at home they assist high school and college students in their search for the right university.

April 20, 2015

This weekend, Jacobs University hosted the first Women’s International Leadership conference. This student-organized event brought 19 speakers from the UK, Belgium, Germany, and India to the Jacobs campus to share their experiences and ideas with around 200 participants including professors, high school, undergraduate, and graduate students – both from on and off campus.

April 14, 2015

Undergraduate student Anastasia Resetnic has been awarded the Hofmann Scholarship for her academic achievements in chemistry. For twelve months the August-Wilhelm-von-Hofmann-Foundation will fund her studies with €300 per month.

April 13, 2015

Jacobs University’s Foundation Year is celebrating its fifth anniversary this week. Almost one hundred students have been a part of the program which has led them to successfully start their academic careers at Jacobs University and elsewhere. Jacobs University acknowledges the anniversary with a small reception for its campus community on April 16.

April 9, 2015

From April 15, the Helmholtz Alliance ‘Robotic Exploration under Extreme Condition (ROBEX)’ is exhibiting some of the results of the science project, a cooperation between 16 research institutions, including Jacobs University, at the Haus der Wissenschaft in Bremen. ROBEX develops and builds robotic systems and scientific devices that are able to withstand extreme environmental conditions on orbs, in the Polar Regions or the deep-sea. The project by the Helmholtz-Association unites scientists from 16 research institutions in Germany. The transdisciplinary ROBEX alliance also includes Jacobs University and is coordinated by the Alfred Wegener Institute (www.robex-allianz.de).

April 2, 2015


On April 18 and 19, the student-run Women’s International Leadership Conference (WIL) is taking place at Jacobs University. The aim of the conference is to give women an insight into different professions and to support them in their career management. The convention is organized by an international team of female students who have won support by representative from politics, science and economics for their event. In addition to Anja Stahmann, Bremen Senator for Social Affairs,Children, Adolescents and Women, and patron of the event, the conference is supported by include the Fraunhofer -Gesellschaft and the University of Cambridge. Among the sponsors and partners are companies such as Google, BTC, DMK Group, Via Bremen, dbh Logistics and Dropbox. The UN Women and the Business and Professional Women Club Bremen are also lending support to the organizers. Registration for the conference is open until April 7.

March 26, 2015

Microsoft Corporation has awarded a stipend of €1,500 to two Computer Science (CS) students at Jacobs University. Petre Munteanu and Alina Dima, both from Romania and in their third year at Jacobs University, have received the stipend for their academic achievements.

March 20, 2015

The new German research vessel ‘Sonne’recently left the port of Balboa (Panama) with 40 scientists and technicians on board to study potential environmental impacts of the future mining of manganese nodules in the deep sea. Among the participants from eleven European countries are two members of the Marine Geochemistry Group led by Andrea Koschinsky, Professor of Geosciences at Jacobs University.

March 19, 2015

After an exciting weekend of workshops and presentations, this year’s first edition of the Jacobs Startup Competition (JSC) has successfully ended with the team ‘Kingii’ from WHU- Otto Beisheim School of Management winning the first prize. During the two-day event ten participating teams from universities such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Cambridge, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management and Jacobs University presented their start-up ideas in 10 minute pitches. These were then evaluated by a jury of experts. The first place went to two students from WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management for their business idea ‘Kingii’, a bracelet with an integrated floating device that saves people from drowning.

March 17, 2015

Robotics experts from Jacobs University will be working together with European colleagues on a new EU-funded project to add more automated functions to underwater robots used in off-shore oil and gas production. Named ‘Driver Assistance for Underwater Robots for the Oil and Gas Industry’ (DexROV), the project is funded by the EU within the H2020 framework in the area ‘Bluegrowth’. The consortium, which is helmed by the Belgian company Space Applications Services, consists in seven partners from six countries, of which four are companies and three are research institutions. Jacobs University is funded with €653,000 within DexROV.

March 12, 2015

Jacobs University has honored the late Wolfgang Klunker, former Chairman of the Stiftung Bremer Rhododendron-Park. In a small ceremony on campus a commemorative plaque was unveiled together with a large wall panel detailing the phylogeny of Rhododendron.

March 10, 2015

Resistance to antibiotics poses an increasing global threat. Scientists from Jacobs University have been involved in shining light on the molecular details of a multidrug-resistant clinical isolate of the Salmonella bacterium from a patient. Over the course of 20 weeks, whole genome sequencing was performed on the isolates from a patient. The sequencing revealed a mutation which made the bacteria resistant to some antibiotics. Moreover, the researchers discovered that this point mutation is present in an efflux pump which transports antibiotics from the inside to the outside of the cell thus rendering the medication ineffective. The results of the new study have just been published in the journal PNAS.*

March 10, 2015

From June to August, Jacobs University offers a series of Summer Camps in the areas of life sciences, mathematics and diversity management for pre-college students. Participants get the opportunity to explore different fields of studies and to experience living in the colleges on campus. The academic program is rounded off by a number of leisure activities including trips to Bremen and the region as well as further afield to Berlin or Groningen.

March 6, 2015

Electromagnetic fields stimulate the growth of tumors in mice. This is the result of a new study by researchers from Jacobs University, which was commissioned by the Federal Office for Radiation Protection, and published today. The findings do not only confirm a previous pilot study undertaken by the Fraunhofer Institute ITEM in 2010, but expand on the knowledge in two important aspects.

March 5, 2015

Dignitaries from Singapore, Indonesia, Nepal and Malaysia visited Jacobs University recently to attend the traditional reception by Ostasiatischer Verein Bremen e.V. (OAV). They were joined by guests from business, politics and science at the event preceding the annual founding celebration of the OAV.

March 2, 2015

Jacobs University’s inaugural career fair drew more than 900 visitors who chatted to international and regional company representatives about prospects on the job market and expectations from future employers. Multinationals such as Anheuser-Busch InBev, Daimler AG, Barry Callebaut AG or Microsoft counted among the exhibitors at the fair as well international companies with headquarters in the Bremen such as DMK Deutsche Milchkontor or BEGO. The companies used the chance to recruit future employees and introduced their different occupational fields. Jacobs University faculty members supported the fair exchanging information about current research project with industry representatives.

February 13, 2015

An increasing number of consumers paying close attention to the conditions that determine the manufacturing process of products they are looking to buy. State institutions and companies are also increasingly focusing on the issue. Today, 27 Bremen-based associations, companies and institutions from the public and private sector in cooperation with the Senator of Finance have founded a new alliance for the socially responsible procurement of computer hardware. The partners, which include Jacobs University, are committed to work towards better labor conditions in hardware production. “If customers are being more and more critical and inquisitive, the pressure on manufacturers to improve the working conditions for employees also increases,” stresses Karoline Linnert, Senator of Finance in Bremen.

February 11, 2015

The prevention network AEQUIPA for healthy aging in the metropolitan region Bremen-Oldenburg has been launched in February. Five universities including Jacobs University and research institutes from the Northwest of Germany are involved in the regional project which is funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research. The network aims at fostering physical activity as a foundation for healthy aging. The goal of the project is to find out which physical exercise the age group of 65+ engages in and which ones are beneficial to their health. AEQUIPA is funded for the next three years and is coordinated by the Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS.

February 11, 2015

The EU project ‘Cognitive Autonomous Diving Buddy (CADDY)’ successfully finished its first year review including experimental trials in the Y-40 pool in Montegrotto, Italy. Within CADDY, the Jacobs Robotics Group is researching new processes to enable the interaction between underwater robots and divers as well as possibilities for underwater robots to assist divers during complex underwater missions.

February 9, 2015

This spring semester, 24 visiting and exchange students from the United States, Argentina and the Netherlands are joining Jacobs University to spend their semester abroad in Bremen.

February 6, 2015

Karin Katerbau, Chair of the Board of the OLB Foundation, Dr. Fabian Meder (University of Bremen), Georgiana Ciobotaru (Jacobs University Bremen) and Prof. Dr. Jürgen Mittelstraß (University of Konstanz), the head of the jury.

Jacobs University student Georgiana Ciobotaru has been honored with a science award by the OLB Foundation. She received the prize in recognition of her bachelor thesis in logistics.

February 3, 2015

Three Jacobs University students have just been announced as the winners of the international University Physics Competition which took place last November. Gautam Rai from India, Sven Wasmus and Maximilian Schallwig from Germany won the gold medal with their paper on the stability of orbits of circumbinary planets. They competed against 92 other teams from Asia, Europe and North America.

January 30, 2015


Picture shows from left to right: Prof. Dr. Bernd Scholz-Reiter (Rector of University of Bremen), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Katja Windt (President of Jacobs University), Prof. Dr. Betina Holstein (Professor of Sociology), Prof. Dr. Bengt Beutler (unifreunde Chairman ), Gerd-Rüdiger Kück (State Council with Bremen’s Senator for Education and Science) Copyright: Harald Rehling / Uni Bremen

Around 300 guests from politics, academia and business attended the unifreunde New Year’s Reception at the end of January. The festive event celebrating Bremen’s science landscape and honoring Jacobs University and the University of Bremen is traditionally held at the Obere Rathaushalle.

January 29, 2015

A team of four Jacobs University graduate students will be heading to London to compete in the regional finals of the 2015 Hult Prize, the world’s largest student competition which sees top-tier schools competing for $1 million in start-up funding. This year’s contest, which calls for solutions to ‘Early Childhood Education in the Urban Slum and beyond’, received a record number of 20,000 first round entries from more than 500 colleges and universities in over 150 countries.

January 27, 2015

For most people work is an integral part of their life which not only secures their life standards, but also forms the basis for social participation and personal growth. If someone’s workability is limited as a result of health problems, medical rehabilitation can often help to regain strength and capabilities, and to continue to work in a productive way and remain healthy. In cooperation with the Deutsche Rentenversicherung Oldenburg-Bremen health psychologists at Jacobs University are now investigating what contributes to the success of such medical rehabilitation treatments.

January 20, 2015

Computer simulation of a dipeptide bound to an MHC multimer. The function of these chemical compounds to facilitate the production of MHC multimers for the detection of T cells was discovered by the Springer group at Jacobs University

In its fight against tumors, the human immune system uses so-called T cells that can recognize and kill cancer cells. To detect and follow such anticancer immune responses, doctors and researchers make use of so-called MHC multimers. These are proteins that specifically bind to the surface of the T cells and tag them with a fluorescent label so that they can be seen through the microscope or by other means, allowing researchers to calculate how many T cells that react with the tumor are present in the patient.

January 15, 2015

The Robotics Group at Jacobs University has just started with research on the development of an intelligent robot for the underwater inspection of bridges. This latest work forms part of the the project 'Vulnerability of Transportation Structures, Warning and Evacuation in Case of Major Inland Flooding (FloodEvac)'. Bridges in particular are critical transport infrastructures during flooding. On the one hand they are crucial for disaster response logistics and evacuations; on the other hand they tend to be strongly affected by the floods often becoming unusable.

January 12, 2015

In natural sciences and engineering researchers frequently rely on theoretical models to understand spatio-temporal phenomena and make predictions. These models are verified by numerical simulations and depend on certain input parameters or initial conditions. In order to test the models, researchers execute a large number of simulation runs with different parameter settings generating large amounts of what is called “multi-run multi-field data”. A new research project at Jacobs University now aims at visually analyzing such data to better understand the influence of the initial parameters on the simulation result. The project under the lead of Lars Linsen, Professor of Computational Science & Computer Science, is funded by the German Research Council with €256,000 for a period of three years.

January 9, 2015

From Monday, January 12, the campus will come to life again after the winter break with the start of Jacobs University’s annual Winter School. Jacobs students will be joined by external guests in taking various courses in the humanities and social sciences. Students of natural sciences and engineering also have the opportunity to take lab courses. In 2015, Jacobs University welcomes 23 external participants from 11 countries. Most of them stay on campus and join Jacobs University’s college community. The Winter School ends on January 30.

January 6, 2015

One of the eight international scholars honored with this year’s Georg Forster Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is coming to Jacobs University to take up a research position at the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS). The psychologist, Erhabor S. Idemudia from Nigeria, is a professor at North West University in Mahikeng, South Africa. He will spend a period of 6 months each in 2015 and 2016 at Jacobs University, planned to stretch from May to October in both years.

December 23, 2014

Jacobs University wishes you and your family a joyous and peaceful holiday season, happiness and success in the new year 2015.

December 22, 2014

For the sixth year in a row, Jacobs University’s Rotaract Club made Christmas come early for children attending two local kindergartens. The annual present drive “Make a Wish” put a smile on the faces of 246 kids as they unwrapped the gifts from Santa and his elves.

December 12, 2014

Researchers from Jacobs University, universities in Lisbon, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Gothenburg, and Uppsala, as well as industry representatives from Lisbon and The Hague convened on the Jacobs University campus for a regular project meeting of the EU-funded EMOTE project (European Research Grant: EU-PF7-317923).

December 9, 2014


Prof. Dr. Dr. med Dagmar Führer,  Prof. Dr. Heike Biebermann and Prof. Dr. Klaudia Brix initiated and coordinate the DFG Priority Program »Thyroid Trans Act Act«

More than 100 experts in thyroid research from all over the world have come together at Jacobs University for the »First International Conference of Thyroid Trans Act« held on campus from December 5-7. The impact of thyroid hormone action was the central topic of the three-day meeting, which was organized by the coordinators of the priority program »Thyroid Trans Act«, the first thyroid consortium funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

December 9, 2014

The first meeting of Jacobs University’s new advisory panel, the Sounding Board, took place on campus last week. Composed of 17 members, the Sounding Board aims at commenting on and assessing the new study programs at Jacobs University.

December 9, 2014

In the run up to Christmas and the winter break, Jacobs University got into the festive spirit with an informal reception for the whole community.

December 5, 2014

Finding a job after finishing a degree is every graduate’s aim. In order to achieve this goal, Jacobs University specifically prepares students for entering the job market. Jacobs University students get the chance to not only make contacts with renowned companies and scientific institutions but to also learn firsthand about the opportunities and challenges of the job market.

December 4, 2014

Members of the public and the Jacobs community are warmly invited to take part in the annual "Make a Wish!" Christmas present project. The Jacobs Rotaract Club together with EPYSMO have collected Christmas wishes from local children, and community members on and off campus now have the chance to make those wishes come true!

December 2, 2014

Postgraduate students of social sciences from Jacobs University and the University of Bremen have founded the "BIGSSS Ebola Group" to raise awareness of the outbreak of the deadly pandemic in West Africa.  The members of the Bremen Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS)  are also collaborating with Master students from Bremen's University of Arts (HfK). The team aims not only aims to draw more attention to the global Ebola problem, but also wants to work on how scientists and students can support the help efforts. On December 3, these issues were discussed during an information event, which also marked the start of the Ebola-Week 2015, which aims to raise further awareness of the threat of Ebola.

November 27, 2014

On Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 8 pm the winter program 2014/2015 of the film and lecture series “Bremer Tagebuch” started with a special evening to celebrate its 200th edition. The event was held in German at the Haus der Wissenschaft in Bremen.

November 27, 2014

Our working environment is in constant flux. Demographic change leads to more diverse employees in terms of age, gender, culture and ethnic background, which is challenging for companies. How to successfully cope with this transformation was the focus of the 15th meeting of the WDN- WISE Demography Network at Jacobs University. The residency group Bremen was host of this event at which companies and scientists exchanged ideas on the topics of current developments, strategies and trends in the area of demographics.

November 27, 2014

China's position in the world has changed dramatically over the past three decades. The country has become the largest economic power in the world and exerts significant economic and political influence around the globe. In response to this development Jacobs University has opened the Jacobs Center for the Study of China and Globalization (Global China), which was inaugurated on Wednesday evening.

November 25, 2014

The Earth System Science Research School (ESSReS) celebrated the final graduation of 22 of its PhD students with a festive ceremony on Friday, 27th November 2014 at the Seefischkochstudio, Bremerhaven.

November 21, 2014

Asvin Goel, Professor of International Logistics, has been honored with the TSL Best Paper Award at the annual meeting of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) in San Francisco. The award is given every year to an outstanding journal paper in the field of transportation science and logistics.

November 17, 2014

Have you ever had this one idea that you can imagine to become a real business? Or do you have the entrepreneurial mindset and drive to build a business but just lack the creative idea? Then join the Jacobs Startup Competition 2015 (JSC) and make your ideas come true!