Meantime Program for autumn is published

…the online courses in the “meantime program” of the Informatica Feminale, scheduled for autumn, were quickly booked out. We are going to plan new online courses for February and March.

… add to your calendars: the next summer university Informatica Feminale will take place from 14-29 August 2024 at Bremen University, Germany.

… the Call for Contributions will be published in December 2023.

Impressions of the Summer School 2023

Dear Participants, Lecturers, and Friends of the Summer Universities 2023,

we look back on the 26th International Summer University Informatica Feminale for Women in Computer Science/Informatics. It took place at the University of Bremen in Germany from 16th to 31st August 2023.

Our thanks…
As organizer team we give special thanks to our lecturers for their teaching with full engagement and collegiality.

Many thanks to all participants, who travelled to Bremen and enriched the summer university with lively discussion and networking.

We are especially pleased, that some grants could be given for the stay in Bremen. Thank you so much to our sponsors who again supported us to realize some core elements of personal encounter for participants and lecturers.

Last but not least we want to thank our student assistants in Bremen. Without you, we would not have been able to realize the summer university.

Our look back…
Some 50 courses in Computer Science, ICT, and Informatics were offered to women students in computing studies as well as to practitioners in the field. Students from other subjects got to know basic ICT and interdisciplinary course topics. There were basic, special and interdisciplinary course topics as well as course offers concerning studies, jobs and careers. On place in Bremen, lecturers and participants could visit an extensive social program.

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Our preview…
We are looking forward to receive your evaluations and further wishes or hints.

In 2024 we will emphasize the personal encounter with physical courses in Bremen. The summer university will be organized from 14-29 August 2024 at Bremen University. It will be our main activity. The call for contributions to submit courses will be published in December 2023. We always welcome new lecturers with new topics. The course program is expected to be available in May 2024.

Additionally again, we will arrange a smaller ‘meantime’ online course program during the whole year 2024. We as organizers hope to comply with needs of lecturers and participants, as well as to strengthen again the core elements of teaching and learning with physical, personal meeting.

The women´s network Informatica Feminale is a place to exchange about technical and social developments, which we meet in our every-day life and which are designed by ourselves as technical experts. The Summer University wants to give space and time for critical reflections and highly welcomes experimental debates on the relations of technological knowledge and developments in societies. We especially offer teaching, which deal with applications of technical know-how in spaces for work and life (for example within care, education, health, food, household, mobility, social networking, publicity, sports, militarization, etc.) from feminist perspectives.

All, who want to receive information about future Summer Universities, are invited to subscribe to our mailing list. Please send an email to

Companies with gender sensible organizational concepts and successful personal management strategies to promote women engineers to a broad spectrum of leading positions are invited to present their best practices to the participants of Informatica Feminale. There will be plenty of other opportunities to sponsor.

We invite you all to partcipate and look forward to welcoming you next summer in Bremen!

Henrike Illig and Veronika Oechtering


International Summer Courses for Women in Computing

For the Summer University Informatica Feminale 2023 we cordially invite women students from all types of universities and colleges as well as women professionals interested in further training from all over the world! You will experience two weeks of professional studies and establish a network with women having manifold backgrounds in a friendly and stimulating environment at the University of Bremen.

Every year the Informatica Feminale offers compact teachings in computing and ICT.

Entering higher education, developing a student career, transition into labour market and lifelong academic learning are equally in the field of vision. Inter/national lecturers and students meet at the Informatica Feminale in Bremen, Germany to exchange.

Since 1998 the Summer University Informatica Feminale is part of the regular course program of Bremen University and organized by the Fachbereich Mathematik und Informatik (Department of Mathematics and Computer Science) and the Kompetenzzentrum Frauen in Naturwissenschaft und Technik der Universität Bremen (Center of Excellence Women in Science and Technology at Bremen University).

Funding comes predominately from the Professorinnenprogramm (joint initiatives of the German federal state and the Länder), the University of Bremen and from the Faculty.


A place for experimentation in teaching

In 1998 the University of Bremen started the first summer university for women in computing: Informatica Feminale is a place for experimentation and professional exchange, with the intention to develop and imply new impulses in Computer Science and Informatics.

The concept of Informatica Feminale was developed at Bremen University and has been transfered several times to national and international places. Informatica Feminale is organized at Bremen on a yearly basis. Every summer 200-250 students participate in some 50 courses.