University of Applied Science Bremerhaven
University by the Sea
The Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences is a state funded university in the north of Germany. The university’s unique maritime profile was not only established because of its geographic location at the mouth of the Weser at the North Sea, but also through its innovative, modern maritime-oriented course work and degree programs.
The Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences was founded in 1975. Following the predecessor institutions Geestemünde Navigation School and the Municipal Technical College, which were already in existence at the end of the 19th century, the university looks back at a hundred years of history in education and training.
More than 3000 students from sixty-six nations are currently studying at the "University by the Sea" in over twenty-two technical, scientific and business sciences diploma, bachelor's and master's degree programs. The study spectrum now spans two major departments comprising four areas of interest:
- Energy and marine technology
- Life Science
- Logistics and services
- Information and communication technologies and automation
Detailed information on the course programs and further training opportunities can be found on the university website https://www.hs-bremerhaven.de/studienangebot/ and in the service descriptions.
Teaching takes place in small team-oriented lectures that are consolidated with industrial and research projects. Due to its location, the university can rely on strong partners in the regional economy and thus pave the way for its graduates to an optimal start into their professional careers.
The University In research and development has been setting accents through the work of its own institutes as well as its cooperation with institutes outside the university. Additional expertise and a continually updated content of the studies are guaranteed through cooperation with leading research institutes such as the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research or the university’s Research Institute for Windenergy “fk wind”.
Noteworthy is that the Research Institute for Windenergy “fk wind” is only one of the many institutes that is directed and managed by the University of Applied Science Bremerhaven. For example, the Institute of Process Engineering (IVT), (Institut für Verfahrenstechnik) carries out commission research and consultancy for the relevant industry and trade in addition to its own research activities. Since 2013, the institute has been supporting partners in the industry assisting in finding solutions for various basic operators in process engineering. At the IVT, these fields are dealt with through research and technology transfer. For this purpose, professors, scientific and technical staff, as well as students, are provided a technical center. Experimental and theoretical work is done with commercial CAPE tools. National and international collaborations in application-oriented research projects enable work in multicultural and multidisciplinary teams. The aim is to improve existing processes or to develop future-oriented new processes taking into account ecological and economic sustainability.