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Freie Universität Berlin

Freie Universität Berlin is a premier destination for research and education in Europe. Founded in 1948 by students, scholars, and scientists with the support of the American allied forces and politicians in Berlin, the university nowadays holds an enrollment rate of circa 32,000 students. Freie Universität Berlin is ranked nationally and internationally among the top research universities in Germany. Early in 2017, the Times Higher Education magazine published its World Reputation Ranking which upholds the university’s status as one of the top five most prestigious universities in Germany.

Freie Universität Berlin is a leading research institution. It is one of the 13 German universities being funded through the German government’s Excellence Strategy and is part of the only University Consortium of Excellence, the Berlin University Alliance. The four Berlin partners – Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin – submitted a joint proposal in the Excellence Strategy entitled Crossing Boundaries toward an Integrated Research Environment. The four institutions’ long-term goal is nothing less than to turn Berlin into an integrated research environment and one of Europe’s leading research hubs.

The Freie Universität Berlin is proud of its strong international profile and focus on featuring leadership in international education. Whether international students come to study at Freie Universität as part of an academic exchange program or choose to complete their entire studies in Berlin, the university’s student body is diverse and continuously includes a large percentage of foreign students. Numerous partnerships with foreign universities help to maintain these important intellectual, academic and cultural interactions, which students, faculty, and staff at Freie Universität Berlin value greatly.

The university campus is located in a charming and mostly residential section of former "West-Berlin". Yet – thanks to Berlin’s superb public transportation network – it is within easy reach of the city's downtown areas.

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Please visit the website of Freie Universität Berlin for further information.