The apartments at Wiesbadener Str. 18 are available to scholars from abroad. They can be rented for periods lasting from one month to two years. The International Center for Academic Exchange in Berlin was built in 1983. It was financed with funds from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Volkswagen Foundation, and the State of Berlin.
The International Centers for Academic Exchange (IBZ) have been a unique success story in the German research landscape since the 1950s. International Centers for Academic Exchange or guest houses have been built in the vicinity of most of the universities in Germany to make suitable housing available for the increasing number of visiting scholars from abroad. Many of the IBZ present academic and scientific lectures, discussion series, evening concerts, sports activities, and parties. Some of them have nursery schools. Scholars from around the world can find information about the various IBZ and their activities on the new web site www.ibz-deutschland.de .