The Career Service of Freie Universität Berlin is involved in various networks. Regular dialogue with experts within and outside the university as well as initiation and implementation of joint events and projects are all part of our understanding of our role.
More than ten years ago, Vereinigung der Unternehmensverbände in Berlin und Brandenburg (UVB), an overarching body representing local industry and professional associations, and the career service centers of the traditional universities and universities of applied sciences in Berlin and Brandenburg joined together to form a consortium.
All parties involved work jointly to develop the career service centers in Germany’s capital city area. This cooperative initiative has yielded not only regular events and projects that bring together representatives of the business sector, politics, and academia, but also a brochure titled “Career Services der Hochschulen in Berlin und Brandenburg” (Career Services at Higher Education Institutions in Berlin and Brandenburg) and a joint website.
Vereinigung der Unternehmensverbände in Berlin und Brandenburg (UVB)
Department VIII, Higher Education, Technology and Personnel Policy
Dipl.-Kfm. Sven Weickert
Tel.: +49 (0)30 310 05-141
Career Service Netzwerk Deutschland (csnd e. V.) was founded in 2003 and now has nearly 200 members throughout Germany. Higher education institutions, as institutional members, and career service employees, as individual members, work together within this organization to advance the development of career services in Germany in terms of both content and structure. In its role as an umbrella organization, csnd e. V. is active in various ways:
Career Service Netzwerk Deutschland e. V. works closely with the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK). A journal titled “career service papers” (csp) is published once a year, featuring relevant topics and discussion contributions.
Freie Universität Berlin is an institutional member of Career Service Netzwerk e. V.
The goal of Profund Innovation, the startup support organization of Freie Universität Berlin, is to establish a culture of entrepreneurial thinking and actions across all departments and ensure that it takes hold as an integral component of life within the university.
Profund Innovation supports students, scholars, scientists, researchers, and alumni for up to five years after leaving Freie Universität Berlin in starting their own companies, from the initial idea through to successful implementation.
Profund Innovation offers seminars and competitions aimed at imparting the skills necessary to start a business, organizes networking events, provides advice and assistance on matters relating to industrial property rights and finance scouting, puts members in touch with experts, coaches, and mentors, and provides free office space for business founders during the startup phase.
Profund Innovation – the Startup Support Organization of Freie Universität Berlin
Haderslebener Str. 9
Tel.: + 49 (0)30) 838-736 30
At the initiative of Profund Innovation - Die Gründungsförderung der Freien Universität Berlin, and under the umbrella of Ernst-Reuter-Gesellschaft der Freunde, Förderer und Ehemaligen der Freien Universität Berlin e.V. (ERG), successful entrepreneurs and experts on startup matters have come together to found the Netzwerk Unternehmertum der Freien Universität Berlin entrepreneurship network at Freie Universität Berlin (NUFUB for short).
Exclusive events offer a forum for making new contacts, touching base with existing contacts, and experiencing the vibrant startup culture that exists at Freie Universität Berlin. The network brings young business founders together with experienced entrepreneurs and gives businesses outstanding access to scientific, scholarly, and research activities at Freie Universität Berlin.
Contact at profund:
Netzwerk Unternehmertum der Freien Universität Berlin
c/o Profund Innovation - Die Gründungsförderung der Freien Universität Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0)30 838-73609
The alumni network of Freie Universität Berlin keeps alumni in contact with their alma mater. Members receive regular information on new developments in science and academia, research, and everyday goings-on at the university, receive invitations to events, and enjoy special discounts. The Freie Universität Berlin group on LinkedIn lets alumni find former classmates and keep up business contacts with other Freie Universität alumni.
Alumni who live in other countries receive the international newsletter of Freie Universität several times each year. This newsletter is published in English and reports on current events and news from around the university. The seven liaison offices of Freie Universität Berlin – in Beijing, Brussels, Cairo, Moscow, New Delhi, New York, and São Paulo – organize local alumni events and keep alumni in their areas abreast of news regarding Freie Universität.
International scholars, scientists, and researchers who have been at Freie Universität as guests are targeted specifically through the Researcher Alumni Program, which received awards from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in 2012 and again in 2014.