Berlin Universities

Freie Universität Berlin (Free University of Berlin)

The FU in Berlin was founded in West Berlin in 1948 in opposition to the increasing restrictions imposed by the Soviet Union, which was strongly limiting the academic freedom at the Humboldt University, located in the Soviet sector of the city. Thanks to the support of General Lucius Clay, American Officer of the United States Army, a “free university” (called “free” as opposed to the regime dominating in the East) began to hold lessons and courses inside the unused villas of Dahlem. Nowadays, the Campus counts about 200 buildings spread all over the district of Dahlem-Dorf. The Freie Universität Berlin is first of all a research university and the largest of the four universities available in Berlin. The main academic areas highlighted here focus predominantly on the Humanities and Social Sciences, but also on Health and Natural Sciences.

Entrances for the main building:
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
14195, Berlin
Otto-von-Simons-Straße 26
14195 Berlin

Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Founded in 1810 the Humboldt University of Berlin is the oldest University in the city, together with the Technical University Berlin. Great philosophers, physicists and many other intellectual personalities studied within its walls: Marx and Engels, the brothers Grimm or Nobel Prizes such as Albert Einstein and Max Planck are just to name a few of them. Today, this academic institution consists of 11 different faculties and offers courses in several field of studies such as: Law, Theology, Philosophy, Economics & Business Administration, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Agriculture & Horticulture. The “Campus Mitte” develops itself around the main building of the HU, which is ideally located in the wonderful boulevard Unter den Linden, between Brandenburger Tor and the Berliner Dom.

Entrance for the main building:
Unter den Linden 6
10099, Berlin

Technische Universität Berlin (Technical University)

As already mentioned earlier, the TU is one of the oldest universities in Berlin. Founded in 1770 the institution was originally known as the “School of Mining”; about one century later it merged with the “School of Architecture” and the “Academy of Trade”. Since the industrialization process took place in the 19th century, the university gained importance and conducted many researches helping the German capital to become one of the larger and leading industrial cities. The TU Berlin also boasts several Nobel Prize winner scientists and researchers such as the chemists Carl Bosch and Fritz Haber, the physicists Gustav Hertz, Eugene Paul Wigner, Wolfgang Paul, George de Hevesy, Dennis Gabor and Ernst Ruska. In recent years, exactly in 2007 the chemist Gerhard Ertl received the Nobel Prize for chemistry. Today, the TU Campus covers about 600,000 sqm with different locations throughout the city. The main building is located in the district of Charlottenburg and the courses offer more than 50 different subjects in the field of Engineering, Mathematics, Economics & Management and Humanities.

Main building address:
Straße der 17. Juni 135
10623 Berlin

Charité (Medical School)

The Charité is one of the largest university hospitals in Europe. Well-known for an excellent institution as far as training is concerned, the Charité extends over four campuses with more than 100 clinics and institutes distributed over 17 Charité Centers. With 3,800 doctors and scientists13,000 employees, the Charité generates about 1.2 billion euros in sales per year and is one of the largest employers in Berlin. Boasting a In 2010, the Charité could look back and joyously celebrated its 300-year anniversary.
Today’s Charité has four locations throughout Berlin:

  • in the north of Berlin, you will find the largest campus: Charité Campus Buch (CCB)
  • the Charité Management as well as the Charité Campus Mitte (CCM) and Campus Virchow-Klinikum (CVK) are located in the center of Berlin.
  • the Campus Benjamin Franklin (CBF) is in south Berlin.

Universität der Kunste (Berlin University of the Arts)

The University of the Arts in Berlin is a German public art school and it is renowned in the world as one of the most diversified and traditional institution of music and arts. Consisting of four main colleges covering the areas of Fine Art, Design, Music and Performing Arts and the Central Institute of Further Education, this school offers more than 40 courses to around 3,600 students.

Main building address:
Hardenbergstraße 33
10623 Berlin