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Facts and Figures

  • Founding year: 1948

  • Students: 30,600 students in bachelor's and master's degree programs

  • Doctoral students: 5,750

  • Students from abroad: 16 percent

  • Doctoral students from abroad: 29 percent

  • Professors: 341, incl. 47 joint appointments with non-university research institutes; 140 fixed-term professors

  • Staff: 4,270

  • Departments and central institutes: 11 academic departments, 1 joint medical school with Humboldt-Universität, 3 transdisciplinary central institutes

  • Degree programs: 184 excl. doctoral programs, but including state licensing exams and the first law degree exam; excl. Charité (2016)

  • Bachelor`s degree programs: 76

  • Consecutive master`s degree programs: 105

  • Doctoral programs: 50

  • Collaborative research centers (DFG): 11 as host university, 6 as part of Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, and 8 as participating institution

  • Annual government funding: 312 million euros p. a. of which 56 million euros are for pension and health plans

  • External funding expenditures: 126 million euros 

Figures do not include medicine unless stated otherwise; 2015 unless stated otherwise