The excellence in research achievements during the 2011 to 2013 reporting period extends across a broad range of subjects. Among the humanities and social sciences, Freie Universität is the leader among all the German universities: In these fields, Freie Universität received 89.3 million euros in DFG funding for research projects. In the life sciences, Freie Universität was able to improve its position from rank 7 to rank 5 while raising 93.1 million euros.
The DFG Funding Ranking also considers the degree of internationalization and networking among German universities. Indicators of international appeal and visibility include the number of stays of visiting researchers that were sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DFG), and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. With both of these sources of funding, Freie Universität came in first place in grants extended in the humanities and social sciences, as well as for interdisciplinary projects.
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