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Constructor University aims to deepen regional networks

Bremen's Mayor Andreas Bovenschulte, President of the University of Bremen, Professor Jutta Günther, Peter Hoedemaker, Chairman of the Board of "unifreunde", and Dr. Serg Bell, Chairman of the Board of Governors of Constructor University at the New Year's reception in Bremen's City Hall. (Source: Kerstin Rolfes, University of Bremen)

February 9, 2023

In his speech at the traditional New Year's reception of “unifreunde” - a network of Bremen’s universities and the local government - in Bremen's City Hall, Dr. Serg Bell emphasized the close cooperation between Constructor University in Bremen, the City of Bremen and the University of Bremen. The Chairman of the Board of Governors and majority shareholder of Constructor University is ready to invest in Bremen’s future.

Around 300 guests from science, business and society attended the reception in Bremen's City Hall. Speakers included Mayor Andreas Bovenschulte, the President of the University of Bremen, Professor Jutta Günther, and Peter Hoedemaker, Chairman of the Board of unifreunde. They agreed with Bell that cooperation is essential for the success of science. The six newly appointed professors of Constructor University were also introduced at the reception: Prof Andreas Seebeck, Prof. Jan Lorenz, Prof. Amr Alanwar Abdelhafez, Prof. Felix Jonas, Prof. Alexander Omelchenko, and Prof. Katrin Rosenthal.

Constructor University hosted the Vegesacker New Year's reception on campus to strengthen ties with the local community. (Source: Constructor University)

The week before, Constructor University hosted guests from the Vegesack local community on campus to attend the Vegesacker New Year's reception, which was organized by Heiko Dornstedt, Mayor of the local authorities in Bremen Vegesack. Here, too, Bell pleaded for greater involvement of the private university in its immediate neighborhood and offered his support for the implementation of joint projects. Bell, who has supported the university with 15 million EUR of direct investment to date, along with 10 million EUR in indirect support through the Constructor network, is greatly invested in strengthening ties in the local community. The approximately 130 guests also showed generosity: they donated to the “Innere Mission” in Bremen Vegesack, which helps people in need.

On February 23rd, the university campus will host an event to also uphold and deepen international relations. On the eve of the annual anniversary celebrations of the East Asian Association Bremen (Ostasiatischer Verein, OAV), a traditional reception on behalf of the OAV Bremen, the OAV Hamburg, and the Bremen Chamber of Commerce will take place at the university’s Campus Center. High-ranking representatives from diplomacy, science and business are expected to attend, giving students the opportunity to expand their professional networks internationally. The evening’s focus will be on Singaporean economy and business culture. The keynote speech will be held by Dr. Stanislav Protasov, Managing Director of Constructor University, who has been living in Singapore with his family for decades.

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About Constructor University:
An international community, vibrant and diverse. Offering academic excellence, ensuring the highest standards in research and teaching. Empowering students to solve the world's pressing challenges through knowledge and science: Constructor University is a top-ranked, English-speaking, private university. Founded in 2001, it provides a wide range of 25+ academic programs and PhD. The Constructor ecosystem comprises the University, located in Bremen, Germany, and an institute in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.
Over 1.800 students from more than 110 nations on campus benefit from a unique interdisciplinary, foundational theoretical and practical education. Enriched with a buzzing entrepreneurial culture that prepares young professionals to thrive in the job market. With 6.000+ alumni worldwide, our community keeps growing – with our highest cohort ever registered in 2022.
The research-centric faculty projects are funded by the German Research Foundation and the European Union's Framework Program for Research and Innovation as well as by globally leading companies.
The Constructor ecosystem benefits from partnerships with high-ranked universities such as Carnegie Mellon, the University of Geneva or the National University of Singapore School of Computing, and technology companies such as Anisoprint, JetBrains and ChemDiv.

Constructor is a global institution dedicated to addressing the main challenges of the world through science, education, and technology. Apart from the University, the ecosystem relies on several for-profit entities that provide technology infrastructures and solutions, life-long education programs, consulting services, and funding: Alemira by Constructor, Rolos by Constructor, Constructor Learning and Constructor Capital.

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