Working with partners in the Berlin-Brandenburg region opens many opportunities for Freie Universität. These include sharing staff in research and teaching, and joining forces in early career support, project work, and the recruitment of top researchers.
The institutions in the Berlin-Brandenburg region place particular importance on the career development of their scholars and scientists. To this end the Dual Career Network Berlin was set up at Freie Universität Berlin in 2011.
The Dual Career Network is a collaboration of all the universities in Berlin and the Berlin Senate Department for Education, Science, and Research. It provides a comprehensive, service-oriented support network for the partners of newly appointed professors and young academic staff in the fields of teaching and academic research.
Since 2004, Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Technische Universität Berlin have been collaborating in a mentoring program to support women scholars, called "Professionalization of Women in Research and Teachingng" (ProFiL). In 2008 the University of Potsdam also joined the program.
Within its renewed institutional strategy, Freie Universität Berlin recognizes the importance of its regional networks and works to develop new formats of cooperation and exchange.
The Career Path Model helps in creating synergies and promoting the Berlin-Dahlem Research Campus in different ways: via interdisciplinary junior research groups, joint appointments, and the integration of members of partner institutions into Freie Universität Berlin’s teaching activities.
Close working relations and opportunities to meet, discuss, and exchange ideas are of great importance for developing and refining sustainable networks. One opportunity for this purpose at Freie Universität Berlin is the Junges Wissenschaftsforum Dahlem.