University of Bremen is entitled 'University of Excellence'
Elation at the University of Bremen at the news of its success in the third round of the Excellence Initiative! The University’s place at the top of the league of Germany’s most excellent university institutions has been confirmed. You could sense the pent up tension on 15th June as members of the University watched the press conference live in Bonn as the grants committee announced their decision. Seconds later the cheers rang out! “This sensational success is undoubtedly the climax of our university’s 40-year history”, said University Rector Professor Wilfried Müller in an initial reaction. “We were ourselves always certain of our strengths – but despite all the previous successes and awards chalked up over the years, we could never be quite sure just how much we were appreciated on the ‘outside’. Now we have it in black and white from an internationally acclaimed body of experts: The University of Bremen has a secure place among the very top German universities!” Being elevated to the status of “University of Excellence” comes with a handsome financial reward. Over the next five years the University of Bremen will receive additional funding of 50 million Euros to implement its Institutional Strategy.