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OPEN CAMPUS WEEK: Digitally Discover the University in all its Facets

From June 7 to 11, the digital OPEN CAMPUS WEEK will run with more than 100 events and activities. You can register now for the exciting live program.

Campus Life

In the 50th year of the University of Bremen’s history, the traditional OPEN CAMPUS will take place digitally for the first time as OPEN CAMPUS WEEK. For five days, faculties, institutes, and other university institutions want to show off their talents under the motto “OPEN WORLDS – SHARE KNOWLEDGE.” You can look forward to interesting theme days and an interactive map that will make a digital campus visit possible. Thanks to exciting formats, such as digital tours and talks and virtual marquee visits, you can gain an insight into the different areas of the University of Bremen.

What, when, how, where? Anyone who has ever been to OPEN CAMPUS knows that a little sense of direction does no harm in the jungle of events. Especially when the traditional happening that displays the university’s diversity is to take place over the course of a whole week. A little tip: Most of the events will take place on Friday, June 11. But there will still be a lot going on in the days beforehand. Every day from Monday to Thursday is dedicated to one topic:

Expert Tips and First-Hand Reports

The exact theme day schedule can be found on the website. Many institutes and initiatives from the university and surrounding fields are involved in accordance with the corresponding theme day. For example, the entrepreneurship network BRIDGE and various start-ups will provide information on business start-ups. On the career perspectives theme day, potential employers from the Technology Park, amongst others, will present current job openings. The university’s academic advising will also be available.

Wednesday will continue with exciting events: Students will talk about their time spent abroad and there will be many tips on the topic. On Thursday, the occupational health management team from the university and various health insurance providers will offer mental training sessions and much more.

Remember: You need to register for most events.

Pinnacle on Friday

On Friday (June 11), the OPEN CAMPUS WEEK will reach its pinnacle. On this day alone, there will be nearly 60 scheduled events between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Much like in previous years, many exciting academic talks and panel discussions on current topics such as “the changing climate” or “deep oceans” will be taking place. Several research institutes will offer live tours through their facilities.

Registration is required for most of the events and participant numbers are limited.

The photo gallery provides examples of some events (in German) on Friday:

Bild 1/9 Meet the Expert: Zukunftsnahrung aus dem Meer (The Future of Food From the Sea)
Talk with Holger Kühnhold from the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT). 4:30 p.m. The picture shows a mangrove jellyfish in the institute’s seawater facility.
© Achim Meyer, Leibniz-Zentrum für Marine Tropenforschung (ZMT)
Bild 2/9 Werkstofftechnik im Einsatz (Applications of Materials Engineering)
Live talk with Dr. Friedhelm Frerichs from the Leibniz Institute for Materials Engineering (IWT). 2 p.m.
© Leibniz-IWT
Bild 3/9 Gestern. Heute. Morgen. – Ein performativer Spaziergang über den Uni-Campus (Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow. – A performative walk across campus)
Students of the BA Art-Media-Aesthetic Education do a performative campus tour. 3 p.m.
© Universität Bremen
Bild 4/9 Speed-Dating mit dem MARUM (Speed Dating with MARUM)
MARUM is the Center for Marine Enviromental Sciences at the University of Bremen. The researchers Elda Miramontes Garcia, Franziska Tell, and Philipp Koschinsky will introduce you to the different areas of MARUM in a speed dating format. 2 p.m.
© Volker Diekamp / MARUM
Bild 5/9 Weltraumrobotik unter Wasser (Space Robotics Under Water)
DFKI scientist Christian Koch will report live from the Maritime Exploration Hall of the Robotics Innovation Center. 4 p.m.
Bild 6/9 Die Public-Health-Perspektive auf die Corona-Pandemie (A public health perspective on the COVID-19 pandemic)
Professor Hajo Zeeb and Professor Ansgar Gerhardus give a talk which focuses on the well-being of the population. 5:30 pm.
© zigres / AdobeStock
Bild 7/9 Logistik und Industrie 4.0 – Führung durch das BIBA und LogDynamicsLab (Logistics and Industry 4.0 – Guided tour through BIBA and LogDynamicsLab)
In a virtual tour through the BIBA research hall and the LogDynamicsLab, scientists will present selected research results and prototypes. 4 p.m.
Bild 8/9 Live-Tour durch das ZARM und den Fallturm Bremen (Live tour of the ZARM and the Bremen Drop Tower)
Researcher Benny Rievers will open the virtual doors of the Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity (ZARM). 4:30 p.m.
© Universität Bremen
Bild 9/9 Games Night
To round off the OPEN CAMPUS WEEK in a relaxed atmosphere, various student initiatives will be hosting a digital games night. 6 p.m.
© Ingo Bartussek / AdobeStock

The main attraction of the OPEN CAMPUS WEEK will be published on Friday: the interactive map. The map will enable you to walk digitally across campus. On the map, you can find the marquee street, which was located in the campus park in previous years, as well as many university buildings that will open their doors virtually.

From Friday, June 11, an interactive map will invite you to take a virtual campus tour.
© Universität Bremen

You can gain a good impression of life and work on campus: Faculties, institutes, student initiatives, and different services of the central university administration will introduce themselves through photos and videos.

Additionally, on June 7, the Bremen Kid’s Campus (in German) will start again. In keeping with the motto “50 Times Digital Kids’ Campus”, 50 digital events for children between 8 and 12 years will take place.

You will be able access the digital content of the OPEN CAMPUS WEEK until the end of the year.

Further Information:

OPEN CAMPUS WEEK: Up-to-date program information and registration

50 Years of the University of Bremen: Information on the extensive program on the 50th anniversary of the university, including exciting excursions into the history of the university

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