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Social Sciences & Humanities

Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH

Social Sciences & Humanities
Campus Ring 1
D-28759 Bremen
Telephone: +49 421 200-4100

Jacobs Univ. Bremen (priv.)
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Basic information

Total number of students

Teaching in core subjects

  • Germany: 0%
  • EU: 6.3%
  • International relations: 31.3%
  • Comparison of political systems: 18.8%
  • Methods/statistics: 18.8%
  • Theory/intellectual history: 6.3%
  • Other fields/didactics: 18.8%

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase
12/14 points

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Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees

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Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
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Master theses in cooperation with work environment
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Third party funds per academic
86.2 T€

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Teacher support

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Courses offered
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Study organisation

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Support for stays abroad

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Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

The Jacobs university sees itself as a community of teachers and students. Due to the excellent student-teacher 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. There are interactive learning formats and field trips; one advantage is small class sizes. Curricula have an inter and trans-disciplinary structure: A focus on methods.

Exchange universities for stay abroads

University of Aberdeen, UK; University of Edinburgh, 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, Netherlands; Uppsala University, Sweden; Oslo University, Norway

Special features regarding research activities

Global Governance; Cultural Theory and Policy Issues; Happiness-Research; Visual Empathy; Information Technologies; Global Visual Communication; Cross-Cultural Media and Communication; Online Social Network Sites and Political Movements; Political Participation; Political Culture; Political & Social Values, Value Change; Energy Geopolitics and Environmental Policy; Transnational Movements; International Relations; Qualitative Content Analysis; Visual Methods; Transformation Studies; China; Eastern Europe; Innovation studies; International Sanctions; Immigration and Right-Wing Parties.

Support for founders

As an alternative to the full-time internship, students can choose the StartUp option. The StartUp option allows students who are particularly interested in starting their own business to focus on developing their business plan over a period of two consecutive months. The StartUp option is overseen by the faculty StartUp coordinator.

Other special features

English-speaking campus university; students from over 100 countries; trans-disciplinary and problem-oriented courses of study and research; individual student support; variety of student activities in the fields of Economics, Politics, Society, Culture, Sports, Sustainability, Responsible Leadership, etc; various cooperations with industry; alumni networks

Further information on research activities



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Last Update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education


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