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Educating Students

Studierende und Nachwuchswissenschaftler, die sich auf die Region spezialisieren möchten, profitieren von den umfassenden Netzwerken des Osteuropa-Instituts.

Eastern Europe in Berlin

The Institute for East European Studies focuses on the diverse processes of change in the eastern part of the continent. This heterogeneous, conflict-ridden region plays an important role, particularly in light of the enlargement of the European Union.

Training Young Researchers

Promovierende an der Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies.

The Islamic World

What makes the “Islamic world” Islamic? What influence does Islam have on culture, law, and politics in societies we call “Muslim” or “Islamic”? This is the core issue studied at the Berlin Graduate School of Muslim Cultures and Societies.

Focussing Research

Ausschnitt aus "Humay erblickt das Bild der Humayun" (Herat 1427/8) -  einem der Werke, mit denen sich die Nachwuchsforschergruppe beschäftigt.

Comparing Visual Cultures

The Emmy Noether Junior Research Group “Kosmos/Ornatus. Ornament in Persia and France c. 1400 in Comparison” examines the relationship between ornaments and figures in European and Middle Eastern visual cultures.

International Networking

The liaison office of Freie Universität Berlin in Moscow is located at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO).

Networks in Russia

The liaison office in Moscow supports academic exchange and the development of partnerships with universities in Russia. It also recruits young investigators and students and informs individuals from the region about German and European funding opportunities.



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