The ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School was held at the University of Bremen, Germany.

The University of Bremen

With 290 professors and 19,000 students, the University of Bremen is a mid-sized university offering a large spectrum of subjects; 100 different study programs organized in 30 academic disciplines. The University was quick to introduce the new structure of Bachelor and Master studies and was awarded the title “Bologna University” by the Standing Conference of the Länder Ministers of Education.

The University of Bremen was founded in 1971. In the course of its relatively short history it has developed into the science center of North West Germany. When it was founded it broke new ground in many ways, earning the label “Bremen Model”. Some of these breakthroughs have now become standard features of modern universities. For instance: interdisciplinarity, research-based learning in projects, and social commitment.

More information about the University can be found here.

The ZeMKI, Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research

As an inter-faculty research institute, the Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI) bundles research activities at the University of Bremen in the area of media and communicative change regarding a broad range of cultural, social, organisational and technological context fields. The research institute is committed to interdisciplinary cooperation, integrating researchers from the areas of media and communication studies, cultural studies, information management and media pedagogics. In addition to their research activities, ZeMKI members are active in the various media related study programmes at the University of Bremen. The ZeMKI coordinates and participates in the priority programme 1505 "Mediatized Worlds" of the German Research Foundation. The ZeMKI also oversees the profile-building research group "Communicative figurations of mediatized worlds" of the University of Bremen and is a member of the research network "Communicative Figurations".

More information about the ZeMKI can be found here.

Venues of the summer school

Most of the workshops and lectures of the summer school programme will take place in three different buildings at the University of Bremen: the GW2 building, the Cartesium and the "Kleine Keksdose" (see markings in the map). From the airport or main station you reach the University of Bremen quite easy with the tram line 6 (direction university). Leave the tram at the stop "Universität/Zentralbereich" (see map).

There is also an interactive map of the university on the website of the University of Bremen: Link.


The participants are accomodated in the youth educational institute LidiceHaus (Google Maps: Weg zum Krähenberg 33a, 28207 Bremen). It lies very idyllic near the popular Werdersee on the Stadtwerder peninsular (see map). To get to the LidiceHaus take either the tram lines 4, 5, 6 or 8 to the stop "Wilhelm-Kaisen-Brücke" or the bus line 22 to the stop "Karl-Carstens-Brücke".

The website of the LidiceHaus: Link.