DARUM. All the reasons WHY. 50 Years of the University of Bremen to Take Away
How a bold reform project with just 459 students became one of Europe’s top research universities with more than 19,000 students in just five decades: This is illustrated by the University of Bremen’s anniversary publication DARUM. All the reasons WHY. The 155-page booklet is published in a small, pocket-sized format. DARUM. All the reasons WHY. includes many charts, diagrams, and illustrations. It is available in German and English as a printed copy or can be downloaded free of charge.
The University of Bremen is turning 50 this year. “Much has changed since 1991,” says President Professor Bernd Scholz-Reiter, who is the publisher of the anniversary yearbook. “To this day, however, the university has retained what has distinguished it for five decades: It is open to everyone. It embraces diversity and freedom. It transcends boundaries between research and teaching, between academic disciplines, between people and cultures. And it is open to reinventing itself again and again.”
Looking Back and Looking Ahead
Charts, diagrams, and illustrations on a variety of topics visualize the University of Bremen’s development. Some of the topics are internationalization, research, digitalization, research-based learning, transferring knowledge to society, and the university’s five high-profile research areas. Short articles focus on noteworthy events of individual years, such as the university’s admission to the German Research Foundation – DFG in 1986. Moreover, there are many pages devoted to the areas in which the university was pioneering. For instance, as early as in the 1990s, the University of Bremen created its first digital archive for research data.
Another part of the publication ventures a look ahead and presents some of the key research questions that are being addressed at the University of Bremen now and in the future: How is climate change affecting our lives? How can we ensure social harmony? What consequences does digital transformation have? And how do you actually build a house on Mars?
50 Reasons WHY Exhibition
The publication also features a glimpse into the 50 Reasons WHY exhibition marking the 50th anniversary of the University of Bremen. The exhibition wants to answer the following questions: Why has the University of Bremen been closely interwoven with its home for five decades and why is it an important part of Bremen’s DNA? And where can it be found all over the city and urban society? The exhibition shows what people from and with the university have already achieved. A total of 50 locations as examples of the university’s involvement and how it has changed the city since 1971 will provide answers. The sites will become visible between March and August 2021. In October, an exhibition in the Lower Hall of Bremen Town Hall will bring all the sites together.
Thanks to Our Strong Partners
The University of Bremen thanks its strong partners for their support in the anniversary publication of the DARUM. All the reasons WHY. yearbook:
Airbus, AOK Bremen/Bremerhaven, ATLANTIC Hotel Universum, BBC Chartering, BIBA – Bremen Institute for Production and Logistics GmbH, BLG LOGISTICS, BREKOM, Bremer Straßenbahn AG (BSAG), Mercedes-Benz AG, Werk Bremen, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), German Aerospace Center (DLR), Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials (IFAM), hkk Krankenkasse, HUK-COBURG, Instituto Cervantes Bremen, International School of Bremen, International Campus / The Fizz, KAEFER, Leibniz Institute for Materials Engineering – IWT Bremen, Max-Planck-Institut für Marine Mikrobiologie, OHB, Santander, Die Sparkasse Bremen, Stiftung Bremer Wertpapierbörse, Bremen Student Services Organisation, swb, team neusta, Thermo Fisher Scientific, WFB Wirtschaftsförderung Bremen, Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity (ZARM).
The anniversary publication of the University of Bremen is available in German and English. The booklet can be ordered as a hard copy or downloaded as PDF: www.uni-bremen.de/en/50years/publication.
50 Years of the University of Bremen – With Warm Thanks to Our Partners:
• University of Bremen Alumni Network
• AOK – Die Gesundheitskasse
• Bremen NEXT
• Bremen Vier
• Die Sparkasse Bremen
• „unifreunde“ Association of the Friends of the University of Bremen and Jacobs University
• Stiftung Bremer Wertpapierbörse
• WFB Wirtschaftsförderung Bremen GmbH
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