Political Science, Department
Social Sciences & Humanities at the Jacobs Univ. Bremen (priv.)
- Campus Ring 1
- 28759 Bremen
- Phone: +49 421 200-4100
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Special features regarding teachingThe Jacobs university sees itself as a community of teachers and students. Due to the excellent teacher-student ratio, there is direct contact between students and professors. Every student is also supported by a professor during the entire length of studies. Students are involved in current research projects. Interactive learning formats and excursions; One advantage are the small class sizes. Curricula have an inter and trans-disciplinary structure. One focus is on methods.
Special features regarding the international orientationIn the third year, all students can choose the ‘World Track’ and spend the fifth semester at a foreign university or do a study-related work placement. They can choose from 54 exchange programmes. Partner universities include Fudan University, Rice University, Edinburgh University, Vassar College, Sciences Po and Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Exchange universities for stay abroadsUniversity of Aberdeen (the UK) University of Edinburgh (the UK) Sciences Po (France) St. Petersburg State University (Russia) University of San Andres (Argentina) iCLA Yamanashi Gakuin University (Japan) Rice University (USA) Amsterdam University College (the Netherlands) Uppsala University (Sweden) Oslo University (Norway)
Support for foundersIn the third year, all students can choose the “World Track”. This option enables students to take part in a programme to develop a start-up company. The programme comprises events on topics relating to entrepreneurship especially for innovative start-ups and development of a business idea and a business plan.
Characteristics of assistance to differently abled personsThe aim of the university is to make it possible for students with disabilities/chronic illnesses to study at Jacobs University. The contact for students and staff in this case is the "Equal Opportunity Committee" (with equal representation) which offers, among other things, assistance in meeting the needs of students and staff with disabilities and works to represent the interest of minorities and ethnic groups and operates the Counselling Centre. The disadvantage compensation required in accordance with the Bremen Higher Education Act (extended examination periods/standard periods of study) is granted in full.
Characteristics of diversity advancementAs a campus university, there is the highest level of diversity amongst the students, who come from more than 100 countries. The acquisition of transcultural skills is a core element of the Jacobs training. Since the university restructuring in 2014 one of a total of three university-wide focus areas has been dedicated to the field of "diversity". The B.A. programmes are a core part of the focus on diversity, i.e. research and practice are ideally linked, which integrates gender diversity, multiculturalism, multilingualism, disability, social diversity and justice.
Other special featuresEnglish-language campus university; students from over 100 countries; trans-disciplinary, problem-orientated courses and research; individual student support; diverse student activities in the fields of Economics, Politics, Society, Culture, Sport, Sustainability, Responsible Leadership, etc.; diverse economic cooperation initiatives; alumni networks
Further information on research activitieswww.bigsss-bremen.de/
Further information about study entry phasehttps://www.jacobs-university.de/study
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Last update 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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