Press Releases

New Center for Co-Constructive Artificial Intelligence

Universities of Bremen, Bielefeld and Paderborn combine research competencies to develop AI systems that can provide targeted support to humans in tasks.
Future artificial intelligence (AI) systems and, in particular, AI-based robots must be able to understand and assess not only their own actions, but also those of others. Scientists from the universities of Bremen, Bielefeld and Paderborn will now permanently bundle their research in this area at a cross-location center. In the "Joint Research Center on Cooperative and Cognition-enabled AI" (CoAI JRC), the expertise of the three strong research partners will enable new approaches in interaction and learning between humans and machines. Unprecedented in Germany, the center for "Co-constructive AI" will also contribute to the education of the next generation of research and technology leaders, representing a new perspective on AI in science and society. To this end, the CoAI JRC is planning a joint curriculum to inspire and empower young researchers in the field.
University of Bremen, 10.07.2023

Prizes Awarded for Outstanding Doctoral Supervision

The University of Bremen has honored outstanding doctoral supervisors for the third time. The two prizes went to the mathematician and computer scientist Nicole Megow and the political scientist Kerstin Martens. The prize money of 2,000 euros each was donated by the Alumni Association of the University of Bremen.
"At our university, there are numerous doctoral supervisors in all departments who take on this task with great commitment and heart and soul. Making this achievement more visible is a central concern of today's award ceremony," said the Vice-Rector for Internationality, Academic Qualification and Diversity, Dr. Mandy Boehnke, at the award ceremony in the Campus Space of the Sparkasse Bremen. Mandy Boehnke also thanked the Alumni Association of the University of Bremen e.V., which donated the prize.
University of Bremen, 05.07.2023

Less Food Waste in Storage

Reducing spoilage of fresh foods such as apples during storage is the goal of a new project by the University of Bremen and the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomics (ATB) in Potsdam. To this end, the researchers want to develop a so-called digital twin - a replica of the fruit that is as accurate as possible - that monitors humidity. The project is funded with 600,000 euros until 2026. 
In order to meet consumer demand for fresh fruit all year round, apples are cooled by machine in a controlled atmosphere for several months. However, up to ten percent of all fruit spoils in the process. For Germany alone, this amounts to 100,000 tons of apples thrown away each year. Any way of reducing such losses is of great ecological and economic importance.
University of Bremen, 15.06.2023

Michael Beetz Receives Coveted ERC Advanced Grant from the EU

Artificial intelligence is now achieving impressive results, but one important skill is still missing: planning actions in advance. Professor Michael Beetz from the Institute of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Bremen is working on the foundations for the development of this competence - and has now been awarded the European ERC Advanced Grant, which is endowed with 2.5 million euros.
"I am very happy for Michael Beetz, for his team and for the University of Bremen about this high award," says University Rector Professor Jutta Günther about the decision of the European Research Council. "Thus, the research on artificial intelligence at our university is once again acknowledged for its outstanding scientific importance. I congratulate Michael Beetz very warmly on behalf of the entire rectorate," says Rector Jutta Günther.
University of Bremen, 30.03.2023

hyBit: New Large-scale Hydrogen Research Project Launched with BIBA Participation

Hydrogen is considered the "energy carrier of tomorrow," and the tangible consequences of climate change and politics make its rapid introduction indispensable. But the path to an efficient hydrogen economy is complex, poses economic and social challenges - and requires excellent research. The large-scale hydrogen research project hyBit, coordinated by the University of Bremen, is now receiving nearly 30 million euros in funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
The central starting point of the project in Bremen's industrial port is the Arcelor Mittal steel mill. The steel sector is one of the outstanding industries that are starting the conversion process from coal and natural gas to green hydrogen with research and innovation. The hyBit project consortium is supported by 19 partners from science and industry working together with a strong collaborative approach. Project partners include the Wuppertal Institute, the Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik (BIBA) at the University of Bremen, Fraunhofer-IFAM (Bremen), Fraunhofer-ICT (Karlsruhe) and Bremen University of Applied Sciences, as well as other key players in Bremen industry such as Arcelor Mittal Bremen, swb and BLG.
University of Bremen September 06, 2022 

A trustworthy voice assistant for future manufacturing

Making the right information immediately available at the workplace without needing to look for it and getting help quickly even for complex problems - in the future, an intelligent voice assistant will support people in manufacturing. The system relies on artificial intelligence and will enable the exchange of knowledge between employees. 14 partners from 5 countries are now researching this topic in the new European R&D project "COALA". In Germany, the institutes BIBA - Bremen Institute for Production and Logistics and Institute Technology and Education (ITB) of the University of Bremen are involved. BIBA is coordinating the 5.7 million Euro project.
BIBA, December 17, 2020

Optimized Wind Turbines with Digital twin

In the future, wind turbines will be able to be operated in a more environmentally friendly and economical way – thanks to a digital twin. To this end, scientists at the University of Bremen are now conducting research together in the new WindIO project.
Bremen’s ForWind-Centre for Wind Energy Research (Bremen, Hannover, Oldenburg) coordination office has initiated a research project at the University of Bremen to preserve equipment, maintenance support, minimize expenses, and maximize wind yield. The aims of the project are the ecologically and economically optimum operation of the wind turbines with the help of a digital twin. ForWind members, the Institute for Integrated Product Development (BIK), and the Institute for Electrical Drives, Power Electronics and Components (IALB) are working with eight partners to develop a research wind turbine within three years into a cyber-physical system.
The title of the research project is Concept and design of a cyber-physical system for the holistic development of wind turbines (WindIO). Its total volume is 3.1 million euros, where 2.1 million euros are being funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy as part of the 7th Energy Research Program of the Federal Government - Innovations for the Energy Transition. The project is supported by the project management company Jülich.
University of Bremen, October 29, 2020

„TTU PhD SummerCamp“ at the University of Bremen

Cooperation over Three Continents - Research Visit from Ethiopia and Texas/USA in BIBA
The Ethiopian Ministry of Education, with support from Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), established homegrown postgraduate programs in different clusters of Universities of Technology to spread the establishment of Centers of Excellence in different technological and engineering fields. The Texas Tech University (TTU, Lubbock/Texas/USA) runs such a program in collaboration with the Jimma Institute of Technology (JiT, Jimma/Ethiopia). From the 1th of July until the 27th of September 15 doctoral candidates out of this project are guest researchers at the University of Bremen, hosted by BIBA - Bremen Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik.
BIBA, August 22, 2017

New satellite gateway for wireless sensors now available

24th-28th of April, Hannover Messe / 9th-12th of May, Transport Logistic Munich
The young Berlin company VIRTENIO, a former partner of the 'Intelligent Container' project provides now a battery driven gateway to connect wireless sensor networks over an iridium satellite link.
This device makes it possible to transfer data of sensor nodes - packed to sensitive cargo e.g. in ocean container - in real-time to the cloud, even outside the range of land-based cellular networks.
The PreonGate Iridium Gateway is part of VIRTENIO's wireless complete solution toolkit and can be used on vessel ships or remote locations nearly 2 months transmitting serveral times a day without recharging.The Gateway collects and uploads data wirelessly from up to 50 multi-sensor-cubes to the web platform.
Logistic companies or OEMs can purchase the device as part of the complete solution starter-kits. The satellite gateway and the starter-kits will be presented by VIRTENIO at Hannover Messe (24th-28th of April) and Transport Logistic (9th-12th of Mai) in Munich., March 2, 2017

Two New Scholarship Projects Contribute to the Internationalisation of the University of Bremen

Internationality in the Spotlight
"Living internationality" in an interdisciplinary research and education atmosphere is the programme of the International Graduate School for Dynamics in Logistics (IGS) at the University of Bremen. Since mid-2005 the IGS has been offering excellent researchers from all around the world – especially from the so called "emerging logistic markets" China, Southeast Asia, Latin America as well as from Germany – the opportunity to complete an efficient, structured doctoral training programme at a logistic location of long standing tradition. Until now, a total of thirty-eight young researchers – from nineteen countries – joined the IGS. The IGS’s average of 80% foreign doctoral students tops the mean number of international students in doctoral training programmes in engineering sciences. The German National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) awarded a prize for this innovative approach in the category "Internationalisation" to the IGS in 2011 in the competition "Best practices and new ideas to improve the doctorate in engineering sciences".
Informationsdienst Wissenschaft, December 5, 2012
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Bremen Research Cluster for Dynamics in Logistics (LogDynamics) successful in competition

“Exceptional and Exemplary” in Internationalizing the Doctorate Training in Engineering Sciences
The concept has proven its worth, it is highly appreciated, and now the research cluster LogDynamics of the University of Bremen has also received an award for its innovative approach: In the competition “Best practices and new ideas to improve the doctorate in engineering sciences” LogDynamics won on account of its qualification program in the category “Internationalization” Today, on the 24th of May, the awards were conferred in the course of the symposium “Doctorate in Engineering – Strengths and Quality Assurance” in Berlin.
University of Bremen, May 24, 2011

Software-Agents Control Containers

The PhD Thesis of the IGS Alumnus and CRC 637 Scientist Arne Schuldt Awarded with Logistics Science Award
University of Bremen, April 26, 2010

From the PhD in the Logistics Graduate School at the University of Bremen to the Professorship in Brazil

About a year after successfully graduating from the International Graduate School for Dynamics in Logistics (IGS) Dr.-Ing. Enzo Morosini Frazzon was offered a professorship at the Federal University of Santa Catarina. After four years of doing research at the University of Bremen the Brazilian-born returns to his home country. As of 1st of August 2010 he will take up the employment in faculty of Production Engineering.
University of Bremen, July 27, 2010

Dr.-Ing. Thomas Wimmer appointed Honorary Professor at the University of Bremen

The Bremen Senator for Education and Science has appointed Dr.-Ing. Thomas Wimmer an Honorary Professor at the University of Bremen. The Chairman of the Management Board of Bundesvereinigung Logistik (BVL) will continue his lectures in the specialist field of "Applied Logistics" in the specialisation Planning and Control of Technical Production Systems at BIBA, University of Bremen.
University of Bremen, November 6, 2009