Course Topics

We are looking for courses that cover the whole range of electrical engineering and information technology, chemical and mechanical engineering, ethics and society, as well as courses that cover interdisciplinary topics.

Topics from the broad field of engineering and technology are welcome. Especially teaching in electrical engineering, information technology, chemical and mechanical engineering is invited. Additionally, our special topic will be sustainability with focus on ecological and social impacts of technologies. Desired courses could address for example protection of natural resources and optimization within technical systems and infrastructures, energy efficiency, recycling and circular economy, regulations and standardization, human rights and labor law in production processes, participatory design, development and consumption of technical products or services that better serve the common good. We also welcome offers, that teach basics about the sustainability goals of the agendas 2030 in UN and EU, as well as about the cross-sectional dimension of gender equality.

Lecturers could take the summer university as a test field for new teaching formats, to integrate topics such as sustainability into their engineering courses and to get experience with highly engaged and interested participants. Furthermore, a special training program for lecturers will be arranged. The Ingenieurinnen-Sommeruni is part of the regular course program at the University of Bremen. Teaching assignments can be given to lecturers.

The women’s network Ingenieurinnen-Sommeruni and its sister Informatica Feminale are 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. Proposals from the field of engineering and its interdisciplinary subjects are welcome. We especially invite teaching offers, which deal with applications of technical know-how in areas of life and work (for example within care, education, health, food, household, mobility, social networking, publicity, sports, militarization, etc.) from feminist perspectives. Submissions on topics such as gender, equality, technology and ethics are highly welcome.

Teaching languages are German and English.

We invite scientists, to take the summer university as test field for changed teaching formats and to get experience with highly engaged and interested participants. This open situation surprises our new lecturers every year and gives motivation to the teaching at their home universities.

Undergraduate students highly request courses that train basic skills such as experimental work and context skills. Combining theoretical and practical work – especially to deapen knowledge from regular courses – is very interesting for the summer university. Any engineering topics on advanced level and soft skills training are welcome as well!

Joint courses offered by two lecturers have proved their worth during the past summer universities; this can be a chance to promote interdisciplinarity.

Please note: We cannot accept courses that deal with single commercial products. It is recommended to focus on general concepts instead.

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