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A private and independent research university in the heart of Europe
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This year, Jacobs University is very proud to award one full scholarship, sponsored by the Bremer Landesbank Stiftung, for the Fall 2018 undergraduate intake. This prestigious scholarship will cover full tuition for the regular study period of 3 academic years.
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The West mainly sees China as an economic power, producer, sales market and investor. However, the country now also has an active social policy with pension, health insurance and unemployment insurance. A team of researchers, headed by Tobias ten Brink, Professor of Chinese Economy and Society, at the English-medium Jacobs University in Bremen, is studying this government social policy in more detail.
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Every two years the GEWOBA Aktiengesellschaft Wohnen und Bauen, an organization within Bremen’s real estate industry, is awarding students of social sciences with a prize for outstanding papers on future-oriented urban development. Thereto, an open and not anonymous collegiate competition of ideas is advertised by the GEWOBA, to which socio-scientific papers of different types can be submitted. The competition is carried out in corporation with the University of Bremen and the Jacobs University Bremen.
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Jacobs University is mourning the loss of its former Wisdom Professor Stephan Leibfried, who passed away at the age of 74. “As a distinguished political scientist, he inspired many of our students,” states Jacobs University’s President Professor Michael Hülsmann. “We are very saddened about the loss of a farsighted and committed personality.”
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The Vatican called - and 120 participants worldwide flocked to its first hackathon “VHacks”. One of Jacobs University’s students, Ibrahim Ahmed Malik from Pakistan, was there. “It was a fantastic experience,” says the 21-year-old, who is studying Industrial Engineering and Management at the English-medium university in Bremen.
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The interest in planetary surface exploration, with particular regard to future robotic and human missions, is rapidly increasing on a world-wide scale. For missions to be successful highly informative geological maps are needed. An international research project including a team from Jacobs University Bremen aims at providing these maps of the three main bodies of interest for European space missions in the next decade: Mars, Mercury and the Moon.
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It is not unusual for millions of people throughout the world to wait one to two years for a cornea transplant. The “MyCornea” start-up wants to reduce this waiting period to six weeks. The University of Cambridge students behind the startup developed a process for manufacturing artificial corneas. The transplants are customized to the specific eye. This concept also convinced the jury of Jacobs University’s Startup Competition. MyCornea was able to take the winner’s check for 3,000 euros back home to England.
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Pepe Dayaw is a leftovers artist. He goes to people’s homes and makes a meal using what they still have left in their fridge. Jens Kempner has developed a model, acclaimed throughout Europe, for the integration of refugee academics at Bremen's state universities. Olle Bergmann deals with the question of how scientists can communicate their work successfully. And Alexis Goetz dedicates herself to a century-old tradition: preserving foodstuffs by fermentation with bacterial and fungal cultures.
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The exhibitors all agreed: the visit was worth it. “We were at the career fair for the first time and met very well-prepared, above-average qualified students,” says Patrick Tomschitz, Head of Personnel Marketing at Porsche AG. “We were particularly impressed by the international spirit.”
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The Jacobs Career Fair has grown into a popular networking platform for exhibitors, students, and numerous alumni. The program consists of various workshops and sessions on career-related topics. On February 28, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m., the Jacobs Career Fair brings together students with potential employers. The fair is open not only to students of Jacobs University but also to students of other universities in the state of Bremen.
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