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Things to know about Freie Universität Berlin

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Freie Universität Berlin was founded by students, scholars, and scientists in
Their efforts were supported by the American Allied Forces and politicians in Berlin. Their movement was triggered by the persecution of students critical of the system at what was then the Universität Unter den Linden, which was located in the Soviet Sector of the divided city of Berlin. Students, scholars, and scientists wanted the new university to be a place where they were free to learn, teach, and do research, without any political interference. Because of this founding legacy, Freie Universität Berlin, to this day, carries the words in its code of arms. It was a central site of the student protests in the 1960s – new impulses for more openness, equality, and democracy originated from here. In 2007, Freie Universität Berlin was awarded within the framework of the German Universities Excellence Initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the German Research Foundation. This accomplishment was again achieved in 2012, and the university is now one of only eleven “universities of excellence” nationwide whose future concepts receive federal funding.
Freie Universität Berlin offers more than
study programs at
departments and three central institutes. Around
students are enrolled here.
Ever since its founding, both research and student life are heavily influenced by the university’s international orientation. The university maintains around 150 partnerships with research and academic institutions worldwide, and is part of the Erasmus mobility network that is comprised of more than 340 university partnerships. Freie Universität Berlin runs liaison offices in Brussels, Cairo, Beijing, Moscow, New Delhi, New York, and Sao Paulo. Around
percent of our students are from abroad.
Freie Universität Berlin offers a comprehensive range of information and counselling services to students. Besides Academic Advising and Psychological Counselling, departmental academic advising and student-run mentoring programs are also available to students. The Representative for Students with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses and the Counselling Centers of the studierendenWERK Berlin are other possible places to turn to for help and advice. The student initiatives can also assist you with your studies. Almost every subject and institute has , students that advocate for the interests of the student body on the university-level. In addition to that, there are other student groups that have a political agenda, advise other fellow students, or run student cafés on campus.
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