by Christine Baksi
July 31, 2012
The University of Bremen is one of only 11 in Germany bearing the title "Excellence University."
institution in Germany, the University
of Bremen, was named as a grand-prize winner of more than $1.2 million in
research funding from the German federal government's Excellence Initiative.
Launched in 2005, the German Excellence Initiative is a competition focused on
enhancing academic research capabilities in a nation where higher education is
Established as one of Dickinson's global-partner
institutions in 1984, the University of Bremen enrolls 18,000 students,
including approximately 10 German-proficient Dickinson students. Long renowned
for excellence in interdisciplinary study, research-based teaching projects and
focus on internationalization, the university also won support during the
competition for its Center for Marine Environmental Sciences and International
Graduate School of Social Sciences.
"The University of Bremen has always
been a capable and creative partner in our global programing," said Brian
Brubaker, director of education abroad and associate director of global
education at Dickinson. "It's always rewarding to work with a partner that has
global competencies and priorities similar to one's own."
offers 40 study-abroad
programs in 24 countries on six continents and is recognized as a leader in
education by the Institute of International Education. With approximately
60 percent of Dickinson students studying abroad—seven times the national
average—Dickinson is one of the top 20 baccalaureate institutions in the nation
for the total number of students who study abroad and is among the top three for
students who spend a full academic year abroad.