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International University Bremen
International University Bremen (IUB) is an independent research university in Bremen, Germany. IUB was founded in 1999 by the collaboration of the government of the city-state of Bremen, University of Bremen and Rice University of Houston, Texas.
IUB is a private, English-speaking university in Germany, where the vast majority of universities are part of the free public education system. IUB combines American and European university systems to form a system with a transdisciplinary approach.
IUB comprises three schools:
- Jacobs Center for Lifelong Learning and Institutional Development (JCLL)
As of October 2004 there are 808 matriculated students and 92 professors.
The IUB campus was founded on the grounds of the Roland Barracks in Bremen-Grohn .
On the official website you can read that students come from over 80 countries, which in fact is true, however, more than 50% come from Bulgaria, Romania and Germany. Despite this fact IUB is considered to be one of the most international universities in the world with around 70% of student body coming from outside Germany.
The rigourous academic schedule is also a well known attribute. Students are required to take on average 7 or 8 courses per semester.
- International University Bremen - official website.
- Pulse of the World - student run newspaper.
- IUB Debating Society.
- BRIMUN - yearly Model United Nations conference at IUB.
- AEGEE Bremen - IUB chapter of the AEGEE
- TheOtherSide - student run café/bar
- IUB forums
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