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Hochschule Bremen
Bremen, Germany


University description (as per official university website)

History of the University of Bremen

The Hochschule Bremen (FH) traditional, innovative, internationally
The largest university in the smallest State University Bremen is rich in tradition and innovative. Can backdate the beginnings of the University of Bremen to the year 1799, shall suspend the Hochschule Bremen today consistently on innovation and internationalization. This unusual combination has helped to make the University of Bremen in the last decade. Today represents the Hochschule Bremen expertise in application-and practice-oriented teaching and research.

While as the official founding date of the University of Bremen in 1982 applies, the beginning to the year 1799, the founding year of the predecessor organization of the Department of Marine ("Bremen navigation school"). - 1894 was the "pilot in the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen" his teaching activities, emerged from his department "building trade" today's departments of Architecture and Civil Engineering. - 1895, one year later came the Seemaschinistenschule, the engineering school and the shipbuilding school. - In 1919, the "Social Women's School" was established (later School of Social Work and Social Economy), which evolved from the Department of Social Work. - In 1963, the Department of Business began as a "higher business school". - These facilities were in 1970 four (technical) universities, which developed into practical and application-oriented colleges. - 1982 was followed by the merger of four previously independent universities for technology, economy, social education and social economics and instrumentation, which led to the creation of the successor entity "Hochschule Bremen".

The trial operation of the Hochschule Bremen is currently in four locations: New Town Wall 30 with 3751 students and Werder Straße 73 with about 3011 students - both within walking distance of Bremen Centre - at the new location Flughafenallee 10 (779 students) and in the South Street 2 (" International Graduate Center ") with 199 students.

The new mission statement of the Hochschule Bremen

As an institution of higher education institutions have a mandate to give the younger generation a training they put in a position to pass the social challenges and to gain in the pursuit of individual life concepts of personal satisfaction. To this responsibility towards young people in higher education has become a dense to be fair, universities must find ways to use their resources more efficient and targeted than before. This consensus on objectives and methods for achieving these objectives is an important first step. By developing the higher education mission statements and understand as a guideline for the substantive as organizational aspects of their work, they not only offer the student customers and your parents a decision in the choice of study and location. They contribute at the same time also helps that the actors in the universities, the complex structures, processes and responsibilities more transparent and rational are manageable. That could help all stakeholders to make the often-lamented state of teaching, study and research better and more effectively than before.

The consistent implementation of the model positions for the University of Bremen has a chance to distinguish themselves in international higher education and to play a good role in the competition for students.

If every member of our university are its best, the way to achieve this objective will consist of building blocks of success that will give all employees the feeling to contribute creatively to a good cause. All of our lives thus become richer.

Preamble A.

The University of Bremen ensures the freedom of teaching, learning and research within the framework of an approach based on democratic principles of scientific understanding.

1st Science is the search for knowledge. The primary objective of all scientific activity is also model any work at the University of Bremen.

2nd All university members are required in their professional and personal behavior for the mind of enlightenment, probity, openness and tolerance.

3rd All university members are bound in their activities to basic moral standards. Not everything can be done must be done. To science is the reflection on the methods used and the possible consequences for human, social and environmental responsibility and the acceptance of obligation to the results.

4th Science always takes place in a concrete society. The University of Bremen is responsibly the challenges it poses.
It is committed to the objectives
- A humane, liberal, just and democratic society, one on the facilitation of the work, the enrichment of life and protect the natural resources of the environment-oriented science and technology,

- An enlightened, various competing interests, opinions, lifestyles and cultures respectful and tolerant social climate,

- The achievement of gender equality,

- Disabled the account of the particular concerns and needs of patients' lives,

- The elimination and prevention of any discrimination,

- International understanding,

and contributes with its resources for their achievement.

5th The University of Bremen creates conditions that will allow all members

- Initiative to develop,

- To take responsibility in a democratic society,

- To develop the courage and the ability to represent their ideas in public.

University as a new type

As a university developed a new type of the Hochschule Bremen is a science culture that allows for active participation in social change processes at regional, national and international level.

1st The future development of the Hochschule Bremen is classified in the overall process of the development of the scientific potential of higher education policy and recognition of the colleges as a whole.

2nd Against this background and given the growing importance of market mechanisms and competition at the national and international level, the University of Bremen is developing a new type of university. It does so in the knowledge that are supplementary to the classical German university a second Universitätstyp can.

3rd On the way to new type of university, the University of Bremen, based on the following cornerstones:

- Technical breadth of the courses,
- High quality of teaching and study,
- Increase the research and development content,
- High degree of internationality,
- Securing and strengthening of practical orientation and reference of the application,
- Development of scientific and cooperative potential by increasing the proportion of women at the university,
- Stepped up to doctoral degrees,
- Supporting the principle of lifelong learning.

C. Inter-Nation

The University of Bremen has become a nationally acclaimed international profile and is set to expand this view to improving the quality of teaching and research.

1st One of the first, the University of Bremen has developed a targeted international strategy for teaching and studies that have now become their main trademark. Here she takes a leading position nationwide. This is particularly clear by a number of courses which students spend part of their studies abroad, which gives them a qualification for German as for the international job market.

2nd A worldwide network of cooperative relationships with foreign partner universities on the one hand allows German students and teachers abroad and brings foreign students and other teachers from other countries to the University of Bremen.

3rd Country-specific centers of excellence to support the internationalization process of teaching, study and research. Participation in international initiatives creates regionally international incentives. The University of Bremen in the process provides an opportunity for higher education in regional development, for the German higher education in general and for the integration capacity of Germany in European and global implications.

D. Teaching

Particular attention is paid to a qualified teaching to prepare students for the demands of national and international labor market. The university relies on systematic quality management and regular evaluation.

1st The aim of teaching and studying at the University of Bremen is the training of highly professional graduates

- A social and intercultural competence for the performance of demanding jobs in the national and international context with a knowledge of social conditions in which they live and act and the different context for gender
- With an understanding of the consequences of their actions on society and environment.

2nd The University of Bremen, based on international standards of quality in teaching and strives to increase the attractiveness of the conditions of teaching and learning further.

3rd The University of Bremen invites the student's initiative, so the study can be experienced as a process of individual learning and responsible personality development.

E. Research

The University of Bremen will strengthen the research with the aim of "Centres of Excellence to establish" with national significance, contributing to regional economic development and to ensure relevance and practical application of the doctrine.

1st The University of Bremen and the research clearly finds himself obliged. It promotes the involvement of its members in research and sees their special task is to create a bridge between basic applied research and social, economic and technical experience.

2nd The University Bremen aims, the research activities of its many institutes and laboratories to further intensify in order to consolidate their outstanding position among the colleges. On the one hand research should be simulated on a wider basis of interdisciplinary and other competencies are developed in the already active areas continue to be so nationally significant "Centre of Excellence at the University of Bremen.
Research at the University of Bremen serves:
- The pursuit of scientific knowledge, involving social and environmental impact assessments and scientifically justified to show the possibilities and limits of solutions
- The deepening of scientific principles and the further development of teaching and study,
- The implementation of development projects for practical applications,
- The analysis of problems in all areas of social life.
The University of Bremen reinforced
- Cooperation with other universities, regional, national and international research and development facilities and the implementation of collaborative projects with industry, trade and service enterprises,
- The funding of research through the provision of personnel, material resources, premises, facilities and management service,
- The performance incentives for successful fund raising and recognizes this as a reward for success in university work.

F. knowledge - and technology transfer

The University of Bremen is expanding in the interest of increased interaction between universities and companies the mutual knowledge and technology through cooperation in joint development projects and by expanding their skills training and counseling.

1st The University of Bremen will strengthen their know-how of the region and the knowledge and technology partner for the regional and national economy. The close cooperation with companies and institutions to ensure the immediate application of research results. The university offers on the basis of their technical nature and their strong research a wide range of consulting and training services.

2nd The University of Bremen promotes the commitment of its members in knowledge and technology transfer. It provides the necessary human, material and physical infrastructure and secures both the networking within the university and with external partners.

3rd With the processing of concrete problems in industry, trade and service is also promoted the quality of teaching through stronger practical and intensive involvement of students in practical work.

G. Structures

The university will make Bremen their structures so that the efficiency of teaching and research and the efficiency and transparency of administration are increased.

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