Research successes in figures

Freie Universität Berlin is involved in numerous research alliances and is successful in attracting individual projects that receive third-party funding, groups of junior scholars and scientists and scholarly and academic awards.

Initiative for Excellence Competition

Cluster of Excellence

  • Spokesperson: 1 together with Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Participation: 3

Graduate Schools

  • Spokesperson: 4
  • Spokesperson:
    1 together with Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Technische Universität Berlin
    1 Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • Participation: 2

Focus Areas

  • 5

Current Programmes: German Research Foundation (DFG)

Collaborative Reseach Centers

  • Spokesperson: 11
  • Participation: 11
  • Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin: 6

Research Units

  • Spokesperson: 9
  • Participation: 15
  • Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin: 4

Priority Programmes

  • Spokesperson: 0
  • Participation: 28

Research Training Groups

  • Spokesperson: 6
  • Integrated in Collaborative Research Centers: 8
  • Participation: 7
  • Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin: 1 (2017, April)

Interdisciplinary Centers at Freie Universität Berlin

  • 5

Einstein Foundation: Einstein Centers

  • 2

Individual External Funding Projects in 2015

  • 1.246

Junior Research Groups

  • Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung: 8
  • Emmy-Noether-Programm der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft: 10
  • Heisenberg-Programm der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft: 3
  • Dilthey Fellows der Volkswagen Stiftung: 1
  • Freigeist-Fellowships der Volkswagen Stiftung: 2

Academic Awards

  • Nobelpreis: 5
  • Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Preis: 17
  • Max-Planck-Forschungspreis für internationale Kooperation: 7
  • Europäischer Forschungrat (ERC): 19 (2 with participation)
  • Alexander von Humboldt-Professur:
    Internationaler Preis für Forschung in Deutschland: 1
  • Sofja Kovalevskaja-Programm der Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung: 3