One of the cornerstones of the success of Freie Universität Berlin is the variety of subjects offered, which is one reason Freie Universität plans to build on the full-spectrum university model into the future. The university also benefits from its dense, close-knit networks: Freie Universität aims to work together with local partners in Germany and all over the world to meet the challenges of globalization in the academic landscape – and hold its own in the stiffer competition for top students and junior academics that is expected to emerge by the next decade at the latest.
In this process, Freie Universität benefits from its many years of experience in strategic management and the development of fields of research, its international network, and its programs to support junior scholars and scientists. The strength and attractiveness of Freie Universität benefit across the board from family-friendly services and measures to ensure gender equality, two areas in which Freie Universität leads the country.
The Dahlem campus enjoys tremendous international prestige as a result of the top research conducted at Freie Universität and many extra-university research institutions located in Dahlem. The excellent study, work, and research environment available here draws students, scholars, and scientists from all over the world.
The university takes an international approach to research and teaching activities as a matter of course and its culture welcomes international guests with open arms. One unique feature of Freie Universität Berlin is its seven liaison offices, located on four continents.
One of the new key components of Freie Universität’s internationalization strategy is to establish Strategic Partnerships worldwide with a number of leading foreign research institutions. These particular partnerships aim to impact on as many areas of university life as possible and to deepen teaching and research cooperation.