“The Power of Parity” – weltweites Wachstumspotenzial von 12 Billionen USD



“The Power of Parity: How Advancing Women’s Equality can add $12 Trillion to Global Growth”

Where: Jacobs University, ICC Conference Room

When: September 29th, 16:00 – 18:30


The study, conducted by the McKinsey Global Institute, undertakes what may be the most comprehensive attempt to date to estimate the size of the economic potential from achieving gender parity and to map gender inequality in the world.

Two McKinsey consultants, who are both Alumni of Jacobs University, will present the interdisciplinary approach taken for analyzing this topic and discuss the key results with you.

They will also introduce McKinsey & Company, illustrate how knowledge from Jacobs university studies may be integrated effectively in the consulting work, and invite you to ask any open questions regarding potential job entry and development opportunities.

Please find here – in German – further information on the event and the registration details:  McK The Power of Parity – Einladungsschreiben.

Please register online until 24 September 2017 on: karriere.mckinsey.de/Events

Students of all majors and degrees are invited to attend! Please note that while the registration process is in German, the event will take place in English.


Jacobs Career Symposium 2017

Jacobs Career Symposium 2017

Ways of Innovation

What is driving societal and economic change today?”

at Alumni Homecoming 2017

September 22, 2017, 18:30

Jacobs University Bremen
Campus Center
ICC Conference Hall

Panel discussion + Networking Event with Alumni, Faculty and external guests!

Download the  full program here .

Limited seats !!
Please register on https://jacobs-career-symposium-2017-students.eventbrite.co.uk


The opening event of the yearly Jacobs Alumni Homecoming is devoted to challenging issues in the fields of career development, world of employment, and interactions between higher education and society. The Jacobs Career Symposium is organized by Career Services Center at Jacobs University and aims to foster a constructive discussion as well as networking opportunities between alumni from all over the world, current students, professors, employers, and additional experts.


A keynote speaker as well as a selected panel of alumni are invited to contribute and to interact with a moderator in a discussion on the basis of their diverse backgrounds and expertise. The reflection on the Symposium topic between the speakers is followed by an open debate with the audience, where further questions will be addressed and answered. The event ends with a socializing Get-together, giving all participants the opportunity to continue exchanging ideas as well as to expand their professional networks.


Innovation is a trending topic in current debates on the drivers and challenges of the changes that our societies and economies are facing today. Innovation hubs, labs, and study programs are popping up around the world, while companies and governments are hurrying to keep up the pace, ensuring or boosting their position in the global competition.

But what is innovation and what does it take to be innovative as an organization, a country, or as an individual? How is innovation impacting our life and work? Is it only about being “newer,” faster, and more productive, or can innovation contribute in achieving social fairness, sustainability and cohesion? What is the role of higher education in this dynamic context? Can we educate, prepare, or even “create” innovators?

The Symposium will approach these and further related key questions thanks to a selected panel of guests and Jacobs University alumni who will share their various professional experiences and insights. On the one hand, the focus will lay on the ways in which innovation is perceived and shaped by its different players, exploring the similarities and differences between innovation ecosystems on local, national, and international levels in a variety of sectors. On the other hand, the discussion will take into consideration the relevance of innovation for the personal and career development of students and alumni at Jacobs University.