A delegation of members of the Government Council of Schaffhausen, Switzerland, visited Constructor University's campus in Bremen, Germany, on Thursday, July 6. The delegation, including Dino Tamagni, President of the Government Council, met University President Dr. Stanislav Protasov to explore potential synergies between Bremen and Schaffhausen, understand how Constructor University is embedded in the city as a business location, and learn about start-up activities on campus.
Dino Tamagni, President of the Government Council of Schaffhausen, visited the Constructor University campus in Bremen at the invitation of Dr. Serg Bell, Chairman of the Board of Governors of Constructor University and Founder of Constructor Institute of Schaffhausen. Mr. Tamagni was accompanied by Christian Ritzmann, Deputy Secretary of State, and Christoph Schärrer, Economic Development Officer of the Canton of Schaffhausen.
The Swiss delegation's expedition to the Bremen campus was packed with exciting insights into the activities at the university including welcoming words from university president Stanislav Protasov, a campus tour, presentations, thought-provoking lectures as well as an overview of the various start-up activities on campus. During their stay, the group learned about the research-lab the university’s strategic partner ChemDiv built on campus, followed by a visit of the 3D-printing start-up Anisoprint, and explored the Kieserling Foundation lab, led by Dr. Yilmaz Uygun, professor of Logistics Engineering, Technologies, and Processes. The lab currently houses the world's largest industrial Delta 3D printer. A presentation from the student start-up ExoHeal, which offers a method to help those with hand-paralysis, sparked a fruitful exchange amongst the Swiss delegation and others present.
During the visit, the group engaged in numerous lively discussions about possible business-led synergies between the Swiss canton of Schaffhausen, which is also the location of the Constructor Institute of Schaffhausen, and Constructor University. Talking points included future plans for the growth of the Constructor Institute of Schaffhausen and the potential for and possibility of joint projects and study programs in order to further expand, intensify, and strengthen the bond between Bremen and Schaffhausen. Both the Institute in Schaffhausen and the University in Bremen are part of the Constructor Ecosystem, also founded by Mr. Bell.
The Swiss delegation were joined by Mr. Bell and President Protasov from Constructor University, as well as Vice Chairman of the Board, Dr. Philipp Rösler, Provost Prof. Dr. Werner Nau, and Prof. Dr. Thomas Auf der Heyde, Executive Director and Vice President for International Outreach and Public Engagement, as well as other Constructor University representatives.
“The insights gained here on campus today were enormously exciting. The innovative spirit, collaborative culture and the initiatives are very inspiring and we are looking forward to see this spirit connected even more intensely to Schaffhausen in the near future,” Tamagni said towards the end of the visit.
"This visit was an exceptional opportunity for the community of the entire Constructor Ecosystem to showcase their contributions to research, innovation, and the international academic landscape," Dr. Protasov said, following the meeting with the Swiss delegation.
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 in Bremen, the ecosystem comprises an Institute in Schaffhausen (Switzerland) and several for-profit entities that provide technology infrastructures and solutions, life-long education programs, consulting services, and funding.