№ 52/2008 from Feb 27, 2008
Freie Universität Berlin is expanding its international activities: On Thursday, February 28, the university is opening a new branch office in the Indian capital, New Delhi. The branch office, established in cooperation with DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), coordinates, supports, and facilitates academic exchange between scholars and students of Freie Universität Berlin and its Indian partner institutions.
"The branch office in New Delhi is an additional component of Freie Universität as an international network university," stated the president of Freie Universität Berlin, Prof. Dr. Dieter Lenzen. "India's technology and research are highly developed, and we can collaborate as equals with Indian academic institutions. We are looking forward to a promising scholaraly exchange. I would explicitly like to recommend that German students spend a semester in India." Prof. Deepak Pental, president of the University of Delhi, also welcomes Freie Universität Berlin's decision to open a branch office in New Delhi. According to him, it "opens up new possibilities for closer cooperation between universities in India and Germany."
Through Freie Universität's branch office in New Delhi, interested persons can obtain information about research and studies at Freie Universität Berlin as well as assistance in finding the right contact persons. Scholars and students from Germany can receive organizational assistance for their stay in India and in carrying out conferences there. Freie Universität currently has four partner institutions in India. These include the University of Delhi, Jawaharlal Nehru University, the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT), and the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). The new branch office aims to provide support for the existing partnerships and also to seek new opportunities for alliances with scholarly institutions in India.
Freie Universität also has branch offices in New York, Moscow, and Beijing. Two additional ones are being planned for Dubai and Sao Paulo.
Home page of the branch office in New Delhi:
Goran Krstin, Press Spokesperson of the President of Freie Universität Berlin
Tel.: +49 - (0)30 - 838 73 106, Fax: +49 - (0)30 - 838 4 73 106