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At first glance, Bremen is a very unspectacular city, especially for someone of German origin.
However, the more time I spend there and the more I can compare the city and the university against other universities of other countries, the more it stands out.
As a prospective aerospace engineer, there are many opportunities inside the city. From Airbus over DLR, ZARM, MT Aerospace to OHB, a lot of the “big players” decided to settle in the “town” of Bremen, the international value is surprisingly high.
Additionally, Bremen has one of Germany’s fastest growing start-up communities with regular events, that I really learnt to appreciate.
The studies however sometimes leave room for improvement with either dry and flat content or harsh exams. It sometimes seems like the effort is not high to educate great engineers. On the other hand, there are many great and very practical projects that teach close to real world experiences, team work, success and failure and after all: also fun. So my opinion on the studies is kind of a mixed bag, but they are definitely worth it.
Internationally seen however, Bremen might be an undiscovered holy grail for students from abroad: the city (including accommodation) and the studies are quite cheap, there is no mandatory equipment (e.g. expensive books), many possibilities for internships are given and the master’s degree in Space Engineering has a good international reputation (from what I have heard).
The city itself has a lot of charming places, that you sometimes have to actively look for. I am surprised how I still find new nice corners after three years of living there. There are many parks and in the summer it is great to enjoy the evenings with a BBQ at the lake, the city overall shows quite a lot of nature (at least in the summertime, in the winter it is very grey).
Currently, the city spends a lot of money in improving the infrastructure and to polish the appearance of numerous parts of the city.
Some nice events, for example the “Freimarkt” or an exceptional Christmas Market round off every side of the year and there are countless cute little bars, cafés and restaurants spread over the city, where a comfortable evening can be spent with friends or family.
From my perspective, the people can sometimes be quite reserved, but very heartful once you get to know them better.
And last but not least, Bremen has more than 600k inhabitants, but it somehow still manages to be a “town”. Everything is easily reachable by foot or with the well-working public transport, there is everything you could need, not less, not more and there are only few occasions where the city really gets crowded. Most of the time, it is a silent and peaceful place, without being too boring or not offering enough places to party.
All in all, I am surprised everyday by this city and the studies. I had few expectations, but after all, I found a new home.
The University of Applied Sciences in Bremen is well known to the industry of Aviation and Space, mainly because of the agreements between HSBremen and major players for having their future engineers and technical staff. In that sense this is a very good place for getting closer to the big companies and elevating your experience and knowledge.
The lectures at this university are have a big commonality for most of them consist of attendance classes, a script and material to study and practice. Nevertheless, there are also some key modules which consist of a project you have to develop throughout the semester, for aviation technology students mainly use the tool Matlab, which allows a deeper and very practical look into the subject-matter. These projects are well followed by the teaching stuff and the learning effect is high.
The city of Bremen is comfortable to students, specially because of its size, which allows you to jump in out quickly at one place or another without long transfers. There are some nice bars and yearly events causing a lot of thrill throughout the city, like the Freimarkt or the Christmasmarket. In summertime, everyone chills out at the riverside having a bbq, and agree that these are the best times.
All in all, this is a university with acceptable standards in a city which has lots of possibilities for getting to know the Aviation Industry, and also for having some great fun during the weekends.
The ” City University of Applied Sciences” is situated at the city center and therefore easily accessible by any means of traffic. It offers a wide variety of interesting majors. The University has 3 sites, in which around 9000 students, from 5 different faculties, attend their lectures. Due to too good organizations and measures, lectures are n´t crowded at all and therefore you can easily concentrate on the topic in unnoisy and unstuffy lecture halls. The professors are really qualified and successful in their branches and they do really motivate and engage the students to finish their studies, by arousing their interests. In terms of internationality, the “Hochschule Bremen (German title)” is remarkably well known for its dedication to providing many opportunities for the students. Student exchanges (f.ex. ERASMUS ) are supported and you always have the possibility to ask qualified staff in order to start your plannings. All in all, i would totally recommend the ” City University of Applied Sciences” to anyone. Honestly :)!