Ernst Reuter Association, or Ernst-Reuter-Gesellschaft der Freunde, Förderer und Ehemaligen der Freien Universität Berlin e.V. (ERG), is the central association for the promotion of research and scholarship at Freie Universität Berlin. It has provided intellectual and material aid to help Freie Universität maintain and expand its position as a place of innovative ideas since it was founded in 1954. By becoming a member, you actively support the work of ERG and of Freie Universität and have access to a number of benefits and services.
In 2009, the ERG founded the Ernst Reuter Foundation, officially called Ernst-Reuter-Stiftung der Freien Universität Berlin, (ERS). The foundation supports scholarship, science, research, and teaching activities, particularly at Freie Universität Berlin, and strengthens the university in its role as an institution dedicated to the principles of independence and freedom. The proceeds earned by the foundation are intended to enable long-term support for the foundation’s goals. ERS primarily funds students scholarships at Freie Universität.