Research at Freie Universität Berlin is characterized by the diversity of the academic networks the university maintains as well as by interdisciplinary fields of research that establish research foci and set future research trends. The main features of Freie Universität’s research activities include the broad variety of global academic and scientific cooperation arrangements in place as part of alliance projects and interdisciplinary networks with other entities active in research. The goal is to identify social, economic, and cultural trends on a global scale and to develop relevant fields of research.
Freie Universität Berlin works continuously to expand and strengthen its national, international, and interdisciplinary research networks. The university promotes the transfer of knowledge and offers junior scholars an outstanding level of education. The excellent quality of research at Freie Universität Berlin is confirmed by the high positions it achieves in university rankings. The importance of the university’s research achievements is reflected in its steady increase in external funding in the past years and in the many prestigious research awards received by scholars of Freie Universität Berlin.
Intensive cooperation with other universities and independent research institutions as well as private enterprise reinforces and broadens the fundamental, application, and contract research carried out at Freie Universität as well as the university’s position as a competitive research institution on a global scale.
In addition to actively promoting the transfer of knowledge and technology to the broader public and private enterprise, Freie Universität encourages the utilization of innovative research results by private industry. Through Profund Innovation the university supports the foundation of business ventures by its students, graduates, and scholars.
Numerous events and publications are in place to give the general public an opportunity to find out more about research at Freie Universität.