Topics for Journalists

Are you a journalist looking for a topic? For example, about an exciting research project, or a professor with a particular field of interest, or a development for the market of the future? Freie Universität has a collection of stories ready for you. To help facilitate your search for new topics, we offer journalists a monthly selection of newsworthy contributions, features, and background reports – as a reference and stimulus for your own articles. If you publish something, we would greatly appreciate a copy or a link to the online text or radio or television broadcast.



Bitter Diagnosis, Sweet Therapy?

Biochemist Werner Reutter studies whether galactose is an effective treatment for dementia – and has been fighting for a clinical trial for years.

Mar 30, 2016Read more

Between Two Worlds at the End of Life

Researchers at Freie Universität are studying why Russian-speaking immigrants seldom make use of the services offered by Germany’s palliative care system.

Mar 30, 2016Read more

Interwoven Images and Sounds

The German Research Foundation (DFG) is supporting a fundamental project on the analysis of audiovisual media.

Mar 30, 2016Read more

Focusing on Issues of Gender and Health

Irina Catrinel Crăciun holds the international visiting professorship for gender studies at Freie Universität this semester.

Feb 18, 2016Read more

A Lab in the Cradle of Humanity

A geographer and a paleontologist from Freie Universität are studying the history of a prehistoric lake in southern Africa to reconstruct its Stone Age environment.

Feb 18, 2016Read more

Getting Back to the Roots

The Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum explore the history of collections in Berlin as part of a research alliance.

Feb 18, 2016Read more

Living among Stones

Scientists from Freie Universität and Saint Petersburg State University are researching how biofilms act as weathering agents of stone surfaces and how this process can be stopped.

Jan 18, 2016Read more

Research to Reduce Animal Testing

State of Berlin finances professorship at Freie Universität to develop alternative methods in research and teaching activities

Jan 18, 2016Read more

“Suddenly everything was different”

Fifty years ago, Germany’s first Institute of Comparative Literature was founded – at Freie Universität Berlin. Now, master’s students have prepared an exhibition about the institute’s history and unique aspects of the program.

Jan 18, 2016Read more

Traces in Stone

More ecofriendly, more sustainable: A geophysicist from Freie Universität uses seismic waves to eliminate some exploratory drilling.

Dec 10, 2015Read more