Focussing Research

Health and Aging

The DynAge Focus Area aims to gain fundamental insights into the origin and development of acute and chronic diseases across the lifespan. Age-related disease processes are studied from an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective.

News from Sep 28, 2015

Understanding Mechanisms

Gaining a better understanding of the mechanisms underlying neurological and psychiatric disorders is the goal of the scientists involved in the NeuroCure Cluster of Excellence at Charité, the medical school operated jointly by Freie Universität and Humboldt-Universität.

News from Aug 04, 2015

Technology of the Future

Within the NanoScale Focus Area researchers from the disciplines of biology, chemistry, pharmacy, and physics work together to investigate the special properties of nanostructures and how such structures can be used.

News from Jun 22, 2015

Generator of New Ideas

Humanities research at Freie Universität has a breadth and diversity unparalleled in Germany. Founded in 2007 with a mission to create interdisciplinary networks, the Dahlem Humanities Center is the central hub of the many departments and activities.

News from Mar 23, 2015

Platform for Plant Sciences

Plant scientists from different disciplines work closely together as part of the Focus Area “Dahlem Centre of Plant Sciences (DCPS).” Their research aims to contribute to a better understanding of plant diversity, as well as to preserve diversity while allowing for a sustainable use of plants.

News from Jan 22, 2015

Through Space and Time

In the Topoi Excellence Cluster researchers investigate the systematic connection between space and knowledge structures in the cultures of the Near East and Mediterranean, from early civilizations to late antiquity and the early medieval period.

News from Oct 22, 2014

Knowledge in Motion

Researchers involved in the Collaborative Research Center “Episteme in Motion. Transfer of Knowledge from the Ancient World to the Early Modern Period,” examine processes of knowledge change in European and in non-European pre-modern cultures.

News from Aug 21, 2014

Regions of the World

The Center for Area Studies is a platform for research dealing with the various regions of the world and their multifaceted relations. It supports collaboration in the various fields of area studies at Freie Universität, in the Berlin-Brandenburg region, and worldwide.

News from Jul 22, 2014