You’re welcome to bring
someone with you

We’ll be happy to help you find solutions to reconcile work and family when you come to Bremen. If you want, our “Dual Career Welcome Service” will help your partner find suitable employment in the U Bremen Research Alliance or elsewhere. Moreover, childcare in the Alliance is generously provided for the whole year over. There is the nursery school “Uni-Kita” for infants in the age group one to three. “Entdecker-Kids” (discovery kids) caters for all children between six months and school age. And then there is the “Entdeckerhaus” (House of discovery), which is divided into two kindergarten groups and four nursery school groups. These units are backed up by an emergency childcare facility within the Alliance. We can even provide childcare during vacation time. In addition to this, you can of course take advantage of services the towns of Bremen and Bremerhaven offer newcomers to the region.

“Riding the waves”

Reefs break the momentum of monster waves. Are they also able to protect islands under conditions of climate change? Dr. Alessio Rovere is a specialist for changes in sea-level. In 2015, the Italian-born researcher spent a month on the South Sea Island of Mo'orea studying wave dynamics. Rovere leads the Bridge Research Group “Sea Level and Coastal Changes”, which spans the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) and the MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences at the University of Bremen. The cooperation gives him the opportunity to do research in both institutes, sharing their resources and creating synergies.

Dr. Alessio Rovere
Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) and the MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences at the University of Bremen


Nice to feel
so welcome

A change of domicile entails coping with lots of non-academic and everyday issues as well as building up a new social life. The team at the U Bremen Research Alliance Welcome Center offers you all the advice and assistance you need, with personal and comprehensive support from the time you arrive – regardless of whether your stay will be a short or a long one. Our internal and external partners have developed a comprehensive program of information events and services to make your move as smooth as possible. Bremen and Bremerhaven are in any case known as places where you can quickly find your way around and feel at home. You are more than welcome here!

“Ideal starting conditions”

“When I arrived from Australia with my children and Japanese wife, my German wasn’t quite so good. I was therefore especially grateful for the great support I received from the team at the Welcome Center. It made our move so much easier to handle. The whole family was made to feel at home.”

Dr. Martin Castillo
Leader of Materials Science at the ZARM – Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity at the University of Bremen


We grow with you,
and you grow with us

The U Bremen Research Alliance is able to do a lot for you. Get in touch now. Visit us here in Bremen. We would be happy to make your acquaintance.

Derk H. Schönfeld, MBA
Managing Director of the U Bremen Research Alliance

Phone +49 (421) 218 – 60019

“A generation partnership”

“My geochemical research projects at the Alfred Wegener Institute take me to the permafrost regions of the Arctic and the polar seas. At the same time, as a Cooperation Professor at the University of Bremen, I have the opportunity to pass on my knowledge to the next generation. The close cooperation practiced in the Alliance is something I appreciate very much.”

Prof. Dr. Gesine Mollenhauer
Professor in the Faculty of Geosciences at the University of Bremen and researcher at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research (AWI)