30 Aug (Fri) – Closing

Closing plenary

Friday, 30th August 2019 from 4:30 p.m.

Participants and lecturers are presenting results of some courses to give an overview on the variety of teaching at our summer universities. Wishes and critics can be brought up in a comprehensive discussion.

We will aim at the 12th Ingenieurinnen-Sommeruni in 2020!!!

With (non-alcoholic) sparkling wine and cakes.

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Sponsorship – your part of change!

From August 12 to August 30, 2019 the 11th 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 in the three-week summer university at University of Bremen. With 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.

We cordially invite you to support the Ingenieurinnen-Sommeruni 2019. Therefore we have prepared several sponsorship packages for you. Further proposals are welcome at any time.

In addition, you are invited to sponsor scholarships and to get in touch with highly motivated students. These scholarships cover travel costs and accommodation expenses.

For more details, please contact
Veronika Oechtering
phone: +49-(0)421-218-64463
Henrike Illig
phone: +49-(0)421-218-64467

email: info@ingenieurinnen-sommeruni.de

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Lecturers

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.

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Participants

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 three weeks of professional studies and establish networks with women having manifold backgrounds.

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Participation Fee

for the 11th international Ingenieurinnen-Sommeruni and the 22nd international Informatica Feminale from 12.-30.8.2019:

Students and unemployed are charged a one-time fee of 40 Euro for the participation in 5 or less blocks of the two summer universities.
For a participation spanning more than 5 course blocks (see timer), a fee of 60 Euro applies. The fee is due immediately after confirmation of participation.

Those who would like to support the summer universities’ conference office for approximately 4 hours before or during the summer university (e.g. copying, organization at the reception, etc.) are exempted afterwards (new!) from the participation fee. Please notify us via e-mail, if you wish to help, or note it down as a comment in your registration form.

Women in employment are charged a fee of 40 Euro per day, which is due immediately after confirmation of participation. Invoices can be issued on demand, if you or your employer request so.

 

 

Only the lectures are free of charge and can be attended without prior registration.

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Certificates

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 2019 or alternatively for the winter semester 2019/20. 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)
info@ingenieurinnen-sommeruni.de

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Cancelation

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.

When notifying us of cancellation we have to retain 40 Euros as cancelation fee from students or 60 Euros from employed participants and we will return the rest of the registration fee. Please include your bank details when cancelling your registration.

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Accommodation

The summer university and the University of Bremen will not provide any accommodation. Housing in student residences is not available for short-term rentals.

We will reserve some bed rooms for participants in some of the following hostels. More on this here in March 2019!

Accommodation options in Bremen:

More accommodation options on www.bremen.de:

  • Schwarzes Brett (notice board): Find rooms on short notice; all announcements are only up for a few days, so check regularly!
  • “Übernachtungssuche”: redirects to Bremen Tourismus’ search engine for hotels and bed&breakfasts in Bremen
  • A search for “private room” provides you with some more options

International students who need help, should mail to info@ingenieurinnen-sommeruni.de

Postal address:
University of Bremen
Ingenieurinnen-Sommeruni
Department 3
P. O. Box 330440
D – 28334 Bremen
Germany

Fax +49 (0)421 / 218 – 98-64469

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Meals

During the entire summer universities, we will be operating a cafeteria offering a variety of warm and cold drinks, fruit and vegetables as well as sweets, all free of charge to participants and lecturers!

The cafeteria opening hours are Monday to Friday from 8.30 to 17.30 o’clock, Saturday from 9.30 to 18.00 o’clock. (New in 2019: closed on Sunday.) The cafeteria serves both as meeting place and as break room for all participants and lecturers.

Warm meals are offered at different locations on Campus of the University of Bremen and are at your own expense. An info sheet “Meals on Campus” will be provided at the summer universities’ registration office for all participants and lecturers. Students can apply for a special pass on site at the Mensa Bremen to get reduced student prices for meals provided on campus.

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Scholarships

This year, we can only offer a very limited number of scholarships for travel and accommodation to support students. Please in any case approach your home university regarding financial support as well — we’ll be happy to advise you on this.

The organizers of the Ingenieurinnen-Sommeruni at the University of Bremen coordinate all scholarships. The allowances will be issued in regard to the overall travel expenses: 7,50 Euro per overnight stay and (partly) travel expenses according to consultation with us. We expect our scholarship holders to choose the cheapest bus/train/flight ticket option so that we can fund as many participants as possible. Public transport in Bremen will not be covered and not returned.

We will support international students to find cheap and good accommodation in the near of the university, according to individual contacts in advance.

Evidence must be provided for all expenses. Please note that original documents must be provided in Bremen as supporting evidence.
Reimbursements of expenses will be paid around 2-3 months after the end of the summer universities (other arrangements are possible only for international students, according to individual contacts in advance).

Scholarship holders are exempt from the participation fee.

Financial support by other universities
In past years, a lot of universities supported their students financially to a certain extent, assisting them in covering the costs of participation for the summer universities. Please contact your dean or the faculty’s equal opportunity officer at your university.

Scholarship Application
An application for a scholarship has to be filed in the application form. Furthermore, a scholarship application letter needs to be turned in via e-mail or facsimile within 7 days of your application. Claims submitted later cannot be considered!

How to write a scholarship application letter?
The letter should be informal. Please send us a PDF document, including your own letterhead, addressed to Ingenieurinnen-Sommeruni (see below).
Please outline briefly your progress with your studies and why you would like to participate in the summer universities at the University of Bremen.

Please e-mail your letter saved in PDF-file format to info@ingenieurinnen-sommeruni.de or via facsimile to: +49 (0)421 / 218-98-64469

Our postal address:
University of Bremen
Ingenieurinnen-Sommeruni
Department 3
P. O. Box 330440
D – 28334 Bremen
Germany

Our decision regarding your scholarship application will be included in your confirmation of participation e-mail.

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Directions

Travel to Bremen University

All events take place at facilities of Bremen University.

Arrival by train
Exit the building of Bremen’s central station heading south (towards the city center). Taxis and trams leave directly from the square outside central station. Take tram number 6 towards university (“Universität”). The tram takes approx. 16 minutes from central station to the university.
The nearest tram and bus stop to the summer universities’ registration office is Universität-Zentralbereich.
A single ticket costs 2,80 Euro and can be purchased from a ticket machine directly on the tram.

For students there are reduced fares for 7-day-tickets. You will have to register for a special student card at the BSAG information desk. There are no reduced fares available for single ride tickets.

The BSAG information desk is situated in the main square outside Bremen central station, a silver tower a bit to the left, in between the bus and tram stops.

Opening hours of the BSAG information desk:
Monday — Friday 7:00 — 20:00 o’clock
Saturday 9:00 — 18:00 o’clock
Sunday 9:00 — 17:00 o’clock

For more information about tickets and reduced fares:
Download Information about Tickets and Reduced Fares 05-08-2017

For more information regarding prices and travel time please visit www.bsag.de

Transfer from Bremen central station to the University of Bremen by taxi is approx. 12 Euros.

Arrival by bus
Several busses stop at “Universität-Zentralbereich” (BSAG bus lines 21, 22, 18, 31). Another nearby bus stop is called “Universität NW1” or “Universität-Naturwissenschaften 1” (VBN bus lines 630 and 670). BSAG tickets are accepted in VBN busses. For more information visit www.bsag.de and www.vbn.de.

Arrival by car
When arriving via highway A1 change at interchange “Bremer Kreuz” onto highway A27 in the direction of “Bremen-Bremerhaven”. Get off the A27 at the exit “Universität / Horn-Lehe” and proceed in the direction of “Centrum / Universität”. On the campus and in the university technology park there are plenty of parking areas (starting from 0,70 Euro/day).

Arrival by plane
Transfer from the airport to the University of Bremen by taxi is approx. 20 Euros.

Much more aggreable is the transfer via tram number 6, which is running directly from the airport to the university, stopping at “Universität-Zentralbereich” and taking exactly 30 minutes.

You will find up-to-date travel information on how to reach the University of Bremen here:  Directions on Bremen University website.

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Conference Office

Conference office of the summer university

When arriving at the University of Bremen, please make sure to visit our summer universities’ conference office first:
The summer universities’ conference office is located on the central Campus of the University of Bremen in the building Mehrzweckhochhaus (MZH) on the 1st floor, room 1100 (Campus map, rooms map MZH).

Address of the Conference Office
University of Bremen
Sommerunis
Bibliothekstrasse 5, Building (Haus) MZH
Level (Ebene) 1, Room (Raum) 1100
D-28359 Bremen

Opening hours
The summer universities’ conference office will be open
Monday-Friday from 8.30 — 17.30 o’clock and
Saturdays  from 9.30 — 18.00 o’clock (Closed on Sundays).
You will receive all necessary documents at the summer universities’ conference office.

The course rooms will be listed in the conference folders. You will receive your folder at the summer universities’ registration office. We do not publish room information on the website because our experience has shown that there are to many changes during the summer university weeks that need face-to-face contacts.

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Child Care

Throughout the summer universities we offer a free daily child care for the participants’ and lecturers’ children.

Child care is offered for children between 1 and 12 years of age (please ask in advance if you need child care for babies).

The children will stay in a children’s group room on the Campus of the University of Bremen, taken care of by a team of experienced childcare workers.
Your child/children is/are supposed to eat and spend time together with you during lunch time.

We ask you to make a binding registration in advance, if you need childcare during your stay in Bremen.
Following up, we will then arrange planning in more detail regarding your child’s/children’s experience and settling in as well as what to bring along.

The primarily necessary information will be asked for during the registration process. Do not hesitate to ask us if you have any further questions.

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