From July to September 2021 the 13th International Summer University for Women in Engineering, Ingenieurinnen-Sommeruni, will be held by University of Bremen.
Sponsoring “Ingenieurinnen-Sommeruni” at the University of Bremen provides opportunities
- for personally establishing contacts with women students and professionals in engineering,
- for broadening your scholarship programs with dedicated women students,
- for demonstrating equal opportunities and diversity within your company,
- for presenting your programs for women managers,
- for introducing your technical products and services,
- for winning new women employees.
Every year 200-250 women students and professionals in engineering from national and international universities and colleges take part summer university at University of Bremen. With more than ten years of experience the Ingenieurinnen-Sommeruni presents a successful forum for exchanging the latest technical knowledge and networking internationally.
Companies with gender-sensible organizational concepts and successful personal management strategies to promote women engineers to a broad spectrum of leading positions are invited to present their best practices to the participants of Ingenieurinnen-Sommeruni. Join the summer universities with a technical talk or recruiting presentations. Further proposals are welcome at any time.
We cordially invite you to support the Ingenieurinnen-Sommeruni 2021.
For more details, please contact
You will get more information about the steps to participate in the summer university. New participants will find answers to frequently asked questions:
In spring we will present some promotion materials on this website.
Our lecturers are international, multi-lingual, highly motivated …
- professors who are looking for motivated students to experiment with new concepts of teaching
- researchers who prepare independent courses and like to teach in a pleasant atmosphere
- practitioners who like to share their work experiences
- researchers and practitioners from different fields who deal interdisciplinarily with engineering
- students who offer subject-specific discussions of experience
- experts offering orientation for students being in the course of their studies or preparing for the transition to working life
Most of our lecturers hold teaching assignments from the University of Bremen.
All who identify as women are welcome. We cordially invite women students of all disciplines, all terms and grades, of all types of colleges or universities as well as all women interested in engineering and women professionals from all over the world!
In an environment that provokes learning at University of Bremen, you can work with commitment, get suggestions for your studies and accumulate current knowledge. You will experience professional studies and establish networks with women having manifold backgrounds.
Participation in online courses of the 24th international Informatica Feminale and the 13th international Ingenieurinnen-Sommeruni is free of charge.
In 2021: Missing Fee
If a participant registered for a course and doesn´t show up and didn´t cancel her participation in advance, she will be charged a fee of 40 Euro per course. The cancelation must be send to the organizers of the summer university by email to
Many of the courses correspond to regular semester courses (esp. concerning duration and requirements) and are accredited by the deans of studies at Bremen University. Therefore certificates and credit points can be gained.
For all courses of the Ingenieurinnen-Sommeruni the Departments of Engineering issue confirmations of participation. For all courses of the Informatica Feminale the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (Informatics) issues confirmations of participation.
There are several courses with the possibility to attain performance records or to obtain credit points in line with the European Credit Transfer System. The requirements for obtaining Credit Points will be determined by the lecturers and communicated to the course’s participants in advance. Some courses are very similar to regular semester courses; those that are accredited by the University of Bremen are marked in the program. Participants will have to apply for recognition of their achievements at their home universities themselves. On request individual confirmations can be issued, especially for educational leave of women from industry. More about “Bildungsurlaub” is explained in German on our web page Bildungsurlaub.
Hint for students of Bremen University
The University of Bremen will recognize all courses of the summer universities Informatica Feminale und Ingenieurinnen-Sommeruni as “General studies”. Additionally some of the courses are regular study part within the programs of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science – especially for Digital Media or Informatik Bachelor and Master. Others are regular study part within the programs of the Department of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering (Produktionstechnik) or within the programs of Department of Physics and Electrical Engineering. The courses are accepted for the summer semester 2021 or alternatively for the winter semester 2021/22. The amount of credit points will be explained in each course description on this website.
For any questions please contact us via email or at our office:
University of Bremen, Sommerunis
Kompetenzzentrum Frauen in Naturwissenschaft und Technik
Building MZH Ebene 1
Veronika Oechtering (MZH 1120) and Henrike Illig(MZH 1130)
If you wish to cancel your registration or registration for one of the courses, please contact us via e-mail, so that we can assign the places to other students. Please show your solidarity to other students and inform us in time, as many courses are highly requested.
In 2021: Missing Fee
If a participant registered for a course and doesn’t show up and didn’t cancel her participation in advance, she will be charged a fee of 40 Euro per course. The cancelation must be send to the organizers of the summer university by email to