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After November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall No Longer Inspired Fear

A research group at Freie Universität is studying all the deaths that occurred at the border between West and East Germany

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Political Systems, Media, and Communication

The Department of Political and Social Sciences at Freie Universität includes the Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science, the Institute of Sociology, the Institute for Media and Communication Studies, and the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology.

Training Young Researchers

In Zusammenarbeit mit Experten vor Ort werden in den Regionen empirische Daten gesammelt - hier bei einer Forschung zu informellen Märkten in Japan.

Looking at East Asia

East Asia is currently undergoing far-reaching political, social, economic, and cultural change, without precedent in the history of the region. Freie Universität Berlin contributes to investigating these changes through its newly established Graduate School for East Asian Studies.

Focussing Research

Interdisziplinäre Zusammenarbeit zur Vermessung der Antiken Welt: Wissenschaftler von Topoi forschen hier mit syrischen Kollegen am Tell Fecheriye. Der Ruinenhügel im Nordosten Syriens zählt zu den bedeutendsten der Region.

Through Space and Time

In the Topoi Excellence Cluster researchers investigate the systematic connection between space and knowledge structures in the cultures of the Near East and Mediterranean, from early civilizations to late antiquity and the early medieval period.

International Networking

Campus der Peking University, mit der seit 1981 eine Partnerschaft besteht, die 2011 in eine strategische Partnerschaft mündete.

Networks in China

The work performed at the Beijing Office supports scholars and scientists at Freie Universität Berlin in initiating and developing new cooperative projects with universities and other educational and research institutions in the PRC.



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