The Department of History and Cultural Studies offers a research profile found nowhere else in Germany. It covers a wide range of different eras, from ancient times to the modern period, and a vast physical area, stretching from Europe and the Middle East to Asia and the Americas.
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.
Researchers involved in the Collaborative Research Center “Episteme in Motion. Transfer of Knowledge from the Ancient World to the Early Modern Period,” examine processes of knowledge change in European and in non-European pre-modern cultures.
The Liaison Office in São Paulo, Brazil's financial and business center, aims to support academic collaboration between Freie Universität and the universities and research centers in Brazil. One of its goals is to develop cooperation instruments for student exchange.
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