With 250 professors and 17,000 students, the University of Bremen is a mid-sized university offering a large spectrum of subjects; 100 different study programs organized in 30 academic disciplines. The University was quick to introduce the new structure of Bachelor and Master studies and was awarded the title Bologna University by the Standing Conference of the Länder Ministers of Education.
The University of Bremen was founded in 1971. In the course of its relatively short history it has developed into the science center of North West Germany. When it was founded it broke new ground in many ways, earning the label Bremen Model. Some of these breakthroughs have now become standard features of modern universities. For instance: interdisciplinarity, research-based learning in projects, and social commitment.
The University offers serveral dining opportunities. The food in the main dining hall has won numerous prizes and accolades. There are also several other cafés and restaurants on the campus and at the Technologiepark to take care of your creature comforts.
Though the campus is habitat to many pigeons, none of them have yet been trained as carrier pigeons. Instead, there is an old-fashioned mailbox and a self-service parcel station (DHL Packstation) near the glasshall at the "Uni Zentralbereich".
Stamps can be bought from the tobacconist's inside the glasshall.
bsu - the municipal office on campus
The bsu (short for bremen_service universität) offers official municipal services in the most customer-friendly way. It can help you with formalities like aliens´law and official registration. The bsu is located in the central part of the university: Klagenfurter Str. (beneath the daycare facility for children "Kita").
Shops and Farmer's Market
The glasshall besides being a landmark of the University of Bremen, serves as meeting point for students and offers about a dozen shops and service centers fpr everadays life. From cash machine to greeting card, from hairy reference books to hairdresser, everything is centrally located in the glasshall.
There are not only shops located in the glasshall, but also a number of insurance offices such as health insurers. Thus you can deal with some matters of insurance right on the campus.
Lost and found office and cash office
There is a lost and found office on campus. Together with the cash office it is located in the administration building in room VWG 1160. You can go there to retrieve lost articles that may have been found by other people. Once every month the lost property is handed over to the Bremen lost and found office.
Campus life at the University of Bremen and the Technology Park Bremen has a great deal more to offer, though, than just studies, research, and work. Sports facilities like the Sportbad Uni pool and the offerings of the University Sports Association Verein für Hochschulsport are open to all citizens. The local green areas of Blockland, the Stadtwald and Bürgerpark, as well as the recreational lake Unisee, are all in the close surroundings of the University, but by no means detract from the feeling of participating in the citys Hanseatic flair.
A good selection of restaurants and corporate canteens, the Universitys dining hall, cafés, open access to the State and University Library and diverse shopping facilities all contribute in their way to campus life. No lack of cultural offers either: Concerts given by the University choir, the University Orchestra and the Uni-Bigband, as well as theatre performances are just some of the possibilities on offer.
All this makes the campus a very special place, linking life and work.
Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at University of Bremen!