Review of the summer university 2023

We look back on the 15th International Summer University for Women in Engineering. The Ingenieurinnen-Sommeruni took place at the University of Bremen in Germany from 16th to 31st August 2023.

Our thanks…
As organizer team we give special thanks to our lecturers for their teaching with full engagement and collegiality.

Many thanks to all participants, who travelled to Bremen and enriched the summer university with lively discussion and networking.

We are especially pleased, that some grants could be given for the stay in Bremen. Thank you so much to our sponsors who again supported us to realize some core elements of personal encounter for participants and lecturers.

Last but not least we want to thank our student assistants in Bremen. Without you, we would not have been able to realize the summer university.

Our look back…
Some 50 courses in Computer Science, ICT, and Informatics were offered to women students in computing studies as well as to practitioners in the field. Students from other subjects got to know basic ICT and interdisciplinary course topics. There were basic, special and interdisciplinary course topics as well as course offers concerning studies, jobs and careers. On place in Bremen, lecturers and participants could visit an extensive social program.

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Additionally again, we arranged a smaller ‘meantime’ online course program during the whole year 2023.

We as organizers hope to comply with needs of lecturers and participants, as well as to strengthen again the core elements of teaching and learning with physical, personal meeting.

The women´s network Ingenieurinnen-Sommeruni and its sister Informatica Feminale is a place to exchange about technical and social developments, which we meet in our every-day life and which are designed by ourselves as technical experts. The Summer Universities want to give space and time for critical reflections and highly welcomes experimental debates on the relations of technological knowledge and developments in societies. We especially offer teaching, which deal with applications of technical know-how in spaces for work and life (for example within care, education, health, food, household, mobility, social networking, publicity, sports, militarization, etc.) from feminist perspectives.

All, who want to receive information about future Summer Universities, are invited to subscribe to our mailing list. Please send an email to

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 Informatica Feminale. There will be plenty of other opportunities to sponsor.

We invite you all to partcipate and look forward to welcoming you next summer in Bremen!

Henrike Illig and Veronika Oechtering