Register

The attendance of courses requires prior registration. You may attend several courses, but you will have to register for each course bindingly beforehand. In order to register, please select the courses which you’d like to attend from our website.

The new program is published. We will add more courses and field trips within the next days. Registration is open now!
> link to courses and registration

Vacant places will be assigned until registration deadline: July 25th 2017

Places will be assigned according to time of registration. First come, first served!

Your course registration will be confirmed via e-mail from the University of Bremen after completion of your registration process. Further information regarding travel, the program procedure, and — if applied for — our decision concerning your scholarship application will be e-mailed as well. The lecturers will contact their students beforehand with materials necessary for preliminary course requirements.

Participants may select additional courses, e.g. to fill gaps in their summer university schedule. As soon as a course is fully booked it will appear as blocked in the online registration system.

Only the lectures are free of charge and can be attended without prior registration.

The registration is possible via a common web-based registration system of the Informatica Feminale und der Ingenieurinnen-Sommeruni. Registration is possible from the middle of may.

Liability Disclaimer
The organizers assume no liability for any damage to persons or to property, which is caused by participants or their children.

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Lecturers

Our lecturers are international, multi-lingual, highly motivated …

  • professors who are looking for motivated students to experiment with new concepts of teaching
  • researchers who prepare independent courses and like to teach in a pleasant atmosphere
  • practitioners who like to share their work experiences
  • researchers and practitioners from other fields who deal interdisciplinarily with computer science
  • students who offer subject-specific discussions of experience
  • experts offering orientation for students being in the course of their studies or preparing for the transition to working life

Most of our lecturers hold teaching assignments from the University of Bremen.

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Participants

We cordially invite women students of all disciplines, all terms and grades, of all types of colleges or universities as well as all women interested in computing and women IT professionals from all over the world!

In an environment that provokes learning at University of Bremen, you can work with commitment, get suggestions for your studies and accumulate current knowledge. You will experience two weeks of professional studies and establish networks with women having manifold backgrounds.

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Participation Fee

for the 20th international Informatica Feminale and
the 9th international Ingenieurinnen-Sommeruni 2017

Students and unemployed are charged a one-time fee of 35 Euro* for the participation in 5 or less blocks of the two summer universities (7.-25.8.2017).
For a participation spanning more than 5 course blocks (see Courses), a fee of 50 Euro* applies. The fee is due immediately after confirmation of participation.

Those who would like to support the summer universities’ conference office for approximately 4 hours before or during the summer university (e.g. copying, organization at the reception, etc.) are exempted from the participation fee. Please notify us via e-mail, if you wish to help, or note it down as a comment in your registration form.

Women in employment are charged a fee of 35 Euro* per day, which is due immediately after confirmation of participation. Special invoices can be issued on demand, if you or your employer request so.

Only the lectures are free of charge and can be attended without prior registration.

*You do not have to pay sales tax.

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Cancelation

If you wish to cancel your registration or registration for one of the courses, please contact us via e-mail, so that we can assign the places to other students.
When notifying us of cancellation until registration deadline (July 25, 2017), the registration fee will be fully reimbursed. Later on we have to retain 35 Euros as cancelation fee and we will return the rest of the registration fee. Please include your bank details when cancelling your registration.

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Certificates

Many of the courses correspond to regular semester courses (esp. concerning duration and requirements) and are accredited by the deans of studies at Bremen University. Therefore certificates and credit points can be gained.

For all courses of the Informatica Feminale the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (Informatics) issues confirmations of participation.
There are several courses with the possibility to attain performance records or to obtain credit points in line with the European Credit Transfer System. The requirements for obtaining Credit Points will be determined by the lecturers and communicated to the course’s participants in advance. Some courses are very similar to regular semester courses; those that are accredited by the University of Bremen are marked in the program. Participants will have to apply for recognition of their achievements at their home universities themselves. On request individual confirmations can be issued, especially for educational leave of women from industry. More about “Bildungsurlaub” is explained in German on our web page Bildungsurlaub.

Hint for students of Bremen University
The University of Bremen will recognize all courses of the summer universities Informatica Feminale und Ingenieurinnen-Sommeruni as “General studies”. Additionally some of the courses are regular study part within the programs of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science – especially for Digital Media or Informatik Bachelor and Master. Others are regular study part within the programs of the Department of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering (Produktionstechnik) or within the programs of Department of Physics and Electrical Engineering. The courses are accepted for the summer semester 2017 or alternatively for the winter semester 2017/18. The amount of credit points are explained in each course description on this website.

For any questions please contact us via email or at our office:
University of Bremen, Informatica Feminale
Kompetenzzentrum Frauen in Naturwissenschaft und Technik
Building MZH Ebene 1
Veronika Oechtering (MZH 1120) and Henrike Illig (MZH 1130)
if@informatica-feminale.de

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Accommodation

The summer university and the University of Bremen will not provide any accommodation. Housing in student residences is not available for short-term rentals.

Therefore, we reserved bed rooms for participants of the summer universities; please notice the deadlines. Each participant is responsible for her own payment and in agreement to Townside Hostel’s regulations:

1. at Townside Hostel, http://www.townside.de/, Tel +49(0)421 78015, info@townside.de (Price per night – 22,00 Euro); we hold reservations for
one 6-beds-room with shower and
one 5-beds-room with  bathroom.
Reference key word “Informatica Feminale” – you can reserve one of the beds until June 20, 2017.

2. at Backpacker-Hostel, http://www.bremer-backpacker-hostel.de, Tel +49 (0) 421 223 80 57, gasthaus@bremer-backpacker-hostel.de; we hold reservations for
two 4-beds-rooms (21,00 Euro per night per person) and
one 2-beds-room (46,00 Euro per night per person).
Reference key word “Informatica Feminale” – you can reserve one of the beds until June 15, 2017.

Accommodation options in Bremen:

More accommodation options on www.bremen.de:

  • Schwarzes Brett (notice board): Find rooms on short notice; all announcements are only up for a few days, so check regularly!
  • “Übernachtungssuche”: redirects to Bremen Tourismus’ search engine for hotels and bed&breakfasts in Bremen
  • A search for “private room” provides you with some more options

International students who need help, should mail to if@informatica-feminale.de

Postal address:
University of Bremen
Informatica Feminale
Department 3
P. O. Box 330440
D – 28334 Bremen
Germany

Fax +49 (0)421 / 218 – 98-64469

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Meals

During the entire summer universities, we will be operating a cafeteria offering a variety of warm and cold drinks, fruit and vegetables as well as sweets, all free of charge to participants and lecturers!

The cafeteria opening hours are Monday to Friday from 8.30 to 17.30 o’clock, Saturday & Sunday from 10.30 to 18.00 o’clock. The cafeteria serves both as meeting place and as break room for all participants and lecturers.

Warm meals are offered at different locations on Campus of the University of Bremen and are at your own expense. An info sheet “Meals on Campus” will be provided at the summer universities’ registration office for all participants and lecturers. Students can apply for a special pass on site at the Mensa Bremen to get reduced student prices for meals provided on campus.

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Scholarships

This year, we offer a certain number of scholarships for travel and accommodation to support students. Please approach your home university regarding financial support as well — we’ll be happy to advise you on this.

The organizers of the Informatica Feminale at the University of Bremen coordinate all scholarships. The allowances will be issued in regard to the overall travel expenses: 7,50 Euro per overnight stay and (partly) travel expenses according to consultation with us. We expect our scholarship holders to choose the cheapest bus/ train/ flight ticket option so that we can fund as many participants as possible. Public transport in Bremen will not be covered and not returned.

We will support international students to find cheap and good accommodation in the near of the university, according to individual contacts in advance.

Evidence must be provided for all expenses. Please note that original documents must be provided in Bremen as supporting evidence.
Reimbursements of expenses will be paid around 2-3 months after the end of the summer universities (other arrangements are possible only for international students, according to individual contacts in advance).

Scholarship holders are exempt from the participation fee.

Financial support by other universities
In past years, a lot of universities supported their students financially to a certain extent, assisting them in covering the costs of participation for the summer universities. Please contact your dean or the faculty’s equal opportunity officer at your university.

Scholarship Application
An application for a scholarship has to be filed in the application form. Furthermore, a scholarship application letter needs to be turned in via e-mail or facsimile within 7 days of your application. Claims submitted later cannot be considered!

How to write a scholarship application letter?
The letter should be informal. Please send us a PDF document, including your own letterhead, addressed to Informatica Feminale (see below).
Please outline briefly your progress with your studies and why you would like to participate in the summer universities at the University of Bremen.

Please e-mail your letter saved in PDF-file format to if@informatica-feminale.de or via facsimile to: +49 (0)421 / 218-98-64469

Our postal address:

University of Bremen
Informatica Feminale
Department 3
P. O. Box 330440
D – 28334 Bremen
Germany

Our decision regarding your scholarship application will be included in your confirmation of participation e-mail.

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Language Requirements

A variety of courses and seminars will be taught in English or both English and German combined in such a way that all course information and material will be accessible to speakers of German and English.

We require English or German language skills on such a level that participants are able to communicate and express themselves, understand complex and professional topics, and are able to fulfil assigned tasks in either English or German, depending on the course language. When registering for a course, please take notice of the language it is offered in.

Language Courses and more international summer programs
If you want to learn or improve your German, the Centre for Foreign Languages at the University of Bremen offers language summer courses. The courses last for a period of 4 weeks, are taught at different levels and include a wide range of leisure activities. For further information please click www.fremdsprachenzentrum-bremen.de.

There are also a variety of private language schools in Bremen, which teach at different levels.

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Child Care

Throughout the summer universities we offer a free daily child care for the participants’ and lecturers’ children.

Child care is offered for children between 1 and 12 years of age (please ask in advance if you need child care for babies).

The children will stay in a children’s group room on the Campus of the University of Bremen, taken care of by a team of experienced childcare workers.
Your child/children is/are supposed to eat and spend time together with you during lunch time.

We ask you to make a binding registration in advance, if you need childcare during your stay in Bremen. Following up, we will then arrange planning in more detail regarding your child’s/children’s experience and settling in as well as what to bring along.

The primarily necessary information will be asked for during the registration process. Do not hesitate to ask us if you have any further questions.

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