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Successful kick-off for Insights in Technology Conference series at Constructor University
December 14, 2022
On November 28th 2022, the Constructor University campus in Bremen once again turned into a hub for experts, educators, and enthusiasts of science and technology. Internationally renowned speakers elaborated on how technology trends address the world's most pressing challenges.
Bremen was the first of four locations of the Insights in Technology Conference, organized by Constructor Group, which celebrates its fourth edition this year. Around 300 students, university staff, and external guests gathered on the university campus in Bremen-Nord and around 3500 online attendees were excited to follow the program, which started with an introduction by University President Fabio Pammolli.
One of his main topics was the rebranding of the private University, now Constructor University and formerly known as Jacobs University Bremen. This aligns with the rebranding of the main University shareholder, Constructor group, previously known as Schaffhausen Institute of Technology, and all its connected entities.
Also, Dr. Serg Bell, Founder and Chairman of Constructor Group, Chief Research Officer of Acronis and Chairman of the Board of Governors of Constructor University, touched on the rebranding, emphasizing the need for well-rounded young scientists and entrepreneurs to tackle the challenges of today - being able to solve complex problems across all disciplines and constructing a sustainable future through knowledge.
The conference also set the frame for announcing an exciting new partnership between Constructor University and JetBrains, a cutting-edge software engineering vendor. More students, joint programs, millions in funding, and a common research center are only some of the benefits this cooperation has in store for the University.
Next to keynote speeches by guests and panel discussions led by faculty members, on-site participants had several opportunities to network with renowned scientists and to dive further into their topics. A partner exhibition as well as tours of the university campus and laboratories offered insights into the university infrastructure and developments on campus.
Two days later, the Insights in Technology Conference moved to Geneva, Switzerland, offering another outstanding program with speakers such as Konstantin Novoselov, Nobel Prize Winner in Physics, 2010, Wolfgang Tittel, Professor of Physics at QuTech at the Delft University of Technology and starting 2023 a full professor at the University off Geneva, and Yves Flückiger, Rector of UNIGE. In addition, Constructor Group and the University of Geneva celebrated the signing of an agreement to create a joint chair in quantum communication at the University. The chair will focus its activities on quantum information technologies, such as data transfer, quantum memories, and cryptography, strengthening Switzerland's position in this area.
Following Bremen and Geneva, the conference will continue in Schaffhausen and Singapore, in 2023. The Insights in Technology Conference 2022 offers participants a unique opportunity to expand their professional network by connecting with world-class industry leaders, entrepreneurs, students, and a wider audience from around the world who share a common interest in science and technology. The conference is free of charge, and it is available online and in person.
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.