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Freie Universität Berlin Funds Interdisciplinary e-Research Projects

Since e-research projects make up a crucial part of its institutional development strategy, Freie Universität Berlin is granting start-up funding for a total of ten projects that employ and develop research methods based on information and communication technologies. These projects are intended to foster interdisciplinary networking at Freie Universität Berlin and will be awarded between 30,000 and 35,000 euros each. Furthermore, the university’s E-Club is an exchange platform for researchers at Freie Universität.

Veritas - Justitia - Libertas. International Network University

Freie Universität Berlin was selected as a university of excellence in the German government’s national Excellence Initiative in 2007. During the second funding round, in June 2012 Freie Universität was again selected as a university of excellence, making it one of six universities in Germany to have gained this seal of approval in both rounds. The award is connected with extensive grant money through 2017. Overall Freie Universität will receive roughly 121 million euros over the next five years to implement its institutional development strategy as well as to set up or continue to operate three clusters of excellence and seven graduate schools where the university is either the host university or one of the involved partners.

Graduate Schools


Good Prospects for Early-Career Researchers

Graduate schools with their structured doctoral programs provide young researchers with an outstanding research environment and facilitate early integration into the academic community.

Excellence Clusters


Cutting-edge Research in Alliances

Freie Universität Berlin participates in four clusters of excellence, where cutting-edge research topics are investigated in interdisciplinary groups together with partners in the Berlin-Brandenburg region.



Strong Networks in Research and Teaching

Freie Universität’s institutional strategy focuses on systematically refining its networks in the areas of research, support for early-career researchers, and internationalization.