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The Ernst-Reuter-Gesellschaft der Freunde, Förderer und Ehemaligen der Freien Universität Berlin e. V. is the central association for the promotion of research and scholarship at Freie Universität Berlin. Alumni in particular are invited to get to know the work of the Ernst-Reuter-Gesellschaft, which has become the overarching organization for many alumni activities at Freie Universität.

Here in Berlin, the Reuter Program Participant Forum and Ernst Reuter Day are particularly noteworthy events. One especially important activity is the awarding of the Ernst Reuter Prize for outstanding dissertations, each of which carries a cash prize of 5,000 euros.

Another equally important part of the Association’s activities is its support for international contacts, for instance through the Ernst Reuter scholarship program, which provides funding for research and study at partner universities, or the Association’s support for scientific and academic events and publication projects within the university’s departments.

The Ernst-Reuter-Gesellschaft currently has over 5,000 members, with a steady flow of new members joining the organization, especially through alumni recruitment activities. The Association is a recognized nonprofit organization.

The Ernst-Reuter-Gesellschaft became a shareholder in ERG Universitätsservice GmbH in 2002 and endowed the Ernst-Reuter-Stiftung at Freie Universität Berlin starting in 2009.

Our Activities

  • Awarding the Ernst Reuter Prize

  • Awarding Ernst Reuter Scholarships

  • Supporting the Silver and Golden Doctoral Jubilee events

  •  Fundraising for the endowment fund of the Ernst Reuter scholarship program

  •  Reuter Program Participant Forum

  •  Supporting academic and scientific projects

  •  Subsidizing the costs of printing dissertations

  •  Administrative activities concerning the membership (over 4,500 members)

  •  Administrative activities concerning department-specific chapters

  •  Managing external funding earmarked for scholars and scientists at Freie Universität

  •  Shareholder in ERG Universitätsservice GmbH

  •  Founder of the Ernst-Reuter-Stiftung at Freie Universität Berlin

  •  Establishing contact with graduates with the goal of cultivating and maintaining networks

Your Benefits

When you become a member, you are eligible to receive the following:



Would you like to become a member?

Please print out the registration form, fill it out, and send it to the following address:

der Freunde, Förderer und Ehemaligen der Freien Universität Berlin e.V.
Kaiserswerther Straße 16-18
D - 14195 Berlin

You can also fax your membership application to us  (+49 (0)30 838 459804), or e-mail a scanned copy of the completed, signed form to


Link: Membership Application