Courses in the field of gender studies have been offered at Freie Universität since the late 1970s. In their heyday the number of courses was as high as 130, and there are still about 80 courses offered. The decline in numbers is primarily due to the tough financial situation, which has led to heavy cuts at Freie Universität Berlin, particularly among mid-level faculty, and thus to an overall reduction in courses offered by individual disciplines. But the development of gender studies itself has also led to the aspect of gender often becoming part of the instruction without appearing explicitly in the course title. This has made it more difficult to get a full picture of all courses touching on this topic.