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Research successes in figures

Freie Universität Berlin is involved in numerous research alliances and is successful in attracting individual projects that receive third-party funding, groups of junior scholars and scientists and scholarly and academic awards.

Initiative for Excellence Competition

Cluster of Excellence

  • Applicant: 4 (2 together with Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin)

Graduate Schools

  • Spokesperson: 4
  • Spokesperson together with:
    • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Technische Universität Berlin: 1
    • Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin: 2
  • Participation: 2

Current Programmes: German Research Foundation (DFG)

Collaborative Reseach Centers

  • Spokesperson: 11 (including TRR: 3)
  • Participation: 13 (including TRR: 5)
  • Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin: 7 (including TRR: 3)

Research Units

  • Spokesperson: 7 (including 2 College Research Units)
  • Participation: 20
  • Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin: 1

Priority Programmes

  • Spokesperson: 1
  • Participation: 39

Research Training Groups

  • Spokesperson: 6
  • Participation: 8
  • Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin: 3

Einstein Foundation: Einstein Centers

  • 3

Junior Research Groups

  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research: 3
  • Emmy-Noether-Program of German Research Foundation: 8
  • Heisenberg-Program of German Research Foundation: 10 (including 2 Heisenberg Professorship and 9 Heisenberg Fellowships)
  • Freigeist-Fellowship of Volkswagen Stiftung: 5
  • Lichtenberg-Professorship of Volkswagen Stiftung: 1

Academic Awards

  • Nobel Prize: 5
  • Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize: 18
  • Max Planck Research Award for International Cooperation: 7
  • European Research Council (ERC): since 2007 41 Grants (3 with participation)
    • ERC-Starting Grant: 16
    • ERC-Consolidator Grant: 9
    • ERC-Advanced Grant: 13
    • Participation in ERC-Advanced Grant: 3
    • ERC-Proof of Concept: 2
  • Alexander von Humboldt Professorship:
    International Prize for Research in Germany: 1
  • Sofja Kovalevskaja-Program of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation: 3