Opening in 2001
Constructor University was founded with the support of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, the University of Bremen, and Rice University, Houston, Texas.
Organization: Private, state-recognized university, gGmbH (limited liability company whose profits are utilized for non-commercial purposes)
Supervisory Board and decision-making body: Board of Governors
Campus: 34 hectares; located 17 km from the city center
Language of teaching and research: English
Students: over 1,600
Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Germany
Campus: 34 hectares; 17 km from the city center
Accreditation and recognition
|1999||Official recognition by the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen|
|2001||Accreditation by the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat)|
|2004||Accreditation of all Bachelor’s programs by the German Accreditation Council (ACQUIN)|
|2006||Announcement of Jacobs Foundation’s investment of €200 million, the largest donation in Europe ever made to a university (benefactor honored by name change at the beginning of 2007: “International University Bremen” becomes “Jacobs University Bremen”)|
|2008||Institutional reaccreditation by the German Council of Science and Humanities. Renewal of the reaccreditation is required only on request of the City of Bremen, as the university has permanently proven it's academic constitution.|
|2010||Renewal of the official recognition by the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen|
|2018||Renewal of the official recognition by the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen until 2027|
|2019 - 2021||Accreditation of all bachelor’s and master’s programs by the German Accreditation Council|
2021 Academic Year, Fall Semester
over 1,600 students from more than 110 countries incl. visiting/exchange students
Preparatory programs: 34 students
Bachelor programs: 1127 students
Master programs: 215 students
PhD programs: 230 students
410 employees, of these:
186 researchers and lecturers
Constructor [until 2022 known as Jacobs] University occupies top places in respected university rankings year after year.
TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION (THE) WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKINGS
Ever since the university’s first inclusion in this renowned ranking in 2018 for the following year 2019, Jacobs University was able to attain top-results by global comparison. In 2022 it is considered to be among the top 30 percent out of more than 1,600 universities worldwide and is ranked most international university in Germany. Jacobs University also scores first place as best private university by German-wide comparison.
TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION (THE) YOUNG UNIVERSITY RANKINGS
In 2021 Jacobs University takes place 27 in a comparison of 475 universities worldwide, that are younger than 50 years. Jacobs steadily improves in ranking by German-wide comparison and reaches an excellent 2nd place in 2021, thereby trumping last years 3rd place. It reaches first place in the categories “teaching” and “internationality” in 2021.
TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION (THE) WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKINGS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES
In 2021, Jacobs University participated in the ranking for the first time, and made it into the top 175 universities in the world with its two bachelor and two masters programs in this field. In a German nation-wide comparison, Jacobs even ranked eighth in social sciences.
The University has achieved top results in the international U-Multirank since its inception in 2014. In the 2021 evaluation, the university performed especially well in terms of international orientation, adherence to the standard period of study, research and knowledge transfer, gender balance regarding the transition
to doctoral studies.
HUMBOLDT RANKINGS 2020
Jacobs University Bremen is one of the most popular universities among researchers from abroad being ranked seventh place among the more than 80 evaluated universities in the Germany- wide comparison. The rankings are based on the number of guest stays by top international researchers and young scientists who have conducted research in Germany as Alexander von Humboldt Foundation fellows or award winners over the past five year
In Germany’s most comprehensive and detailed university ranking by the Center for Higher Education (CHE) Constructor University has also been highly successful every year since its first participation in 2005.
Top scores in the CHE Ranking 2016–2021:
2016 • Biology, Psychology
2017 • Economics, Industrial Engineering
2018 • Geoscience, Political Science, Social Science
2019 • Electrical and Computer Engineering, Psychology
2020 • Global Economics and Management, International Business Administration, Industrial Engineering and Management, Supply Chain Management
2021 • Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Chemistry and Biotechnology, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Robotics and Intelligent Systems, Data Engineering, International Relations: Politics & History, Society, Media and Politics, Geoscience
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Science
- Master of Arts
- Master of Science
- Executive Master
- Doctor of Philosophy
- International Foundation Year Program (study orientation and preparation)
- 15 three-year Bachelor’s programs
- 5 two-year Master’s programs
- 3 doctoral programs (PhD) as part of the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS)
- Customized HR development programs for specialists and managers in various industries
Constructor University offers study exchange programs in conjunction with international partners including Rice University, Washington State University in the USA, Universidad de San Andres in Argentina, Fudan University in China, Technion in Israel and Yamanashi Gakuin University in Japan; it is also involved in the EU exchange program ERASMUS+.
Depending on the study program, between €10,000 and €20,000 per academic year Individualized financial aid packages, involving grants, scholarships, and tuition deferrals assist qualified applicants for Bachelor’s and Master’s programs in commencing their studies at Constructor University.
Four colleges on campus as living and work communities for students:
Alfried Krupp College