An international outlook defines the research activities and academic life at Freie Universität Berlin, a fact that has been true ever since the university was founded. Extensive exchanges of students and researchers, as well as global cooperative arrangements in research and teaching remain hallmarks of the international character of Freie Universität to this day.
Freie Universität Berlin, an international network university, is a leading research institution. It is a drawing card for international researchers and students. Roughly 18% of its students and 15% of its researchers come from abroad.