Universities in Europe have a responsibility to share knowledge and research findings with a broader public. This serves the transfer of knowledge, allows for public discussion, ensures transparency, addresses current research and its applicability, and makes the quality of research results visible.
Freie Universität Berlin is a committed, involved partner in dialog with other parties from academia and the sciences, the business sector, society at large, and the political arena on every level – regional, national, and international. Freie Universität Berlin provides the general public with many opportunities to participate in campus life and get to know the latest research results.
There are many different formats for this kind of knowledge transfer. The Research Division of Freie Universität Berlin contributes to a better public understanding of science and humanities with its professional communication channels and services facilitating the participation of academic staff in such projects.
These include regularly occuring events, such as the Long Night of the Sciences and the KinderUni. These events are designed to appeal to both the educated public and to individuals lacking higher education, to both children and older adults, as well as potential decision makers and sponsors.