The research done at Freie Universität Berlin is distinguished by disciplinary and transdisciplinary excellence, the diversity of scholarly, research, and scientific networks, and the university’s high-profile and competitive international focus on overarching research fields. Providing targeted support for junior scholars and scientists is also among the most important tasks of Freie Universität Berlin.
Die Freie Universität Berlin gehört deutschlandweit zu den forschungsstärksten Universitäten in den Geistes- und Sozial-, Lebens- und Naturwissenschaften.
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Areas of focus – diversity – expertise
Areas of research focus – research fields
One of the essential features of the research done at Freie Universität Berlin is the sheer breadth of research in the humanities and social sciences, which is found nowhere else in Germany. Areas of research focus promote dialogue between society at large and the academic and research sector. In the natural sciences, the university focuses on life and earth sciences and on physics, mathematics, and computer science. Embedded in this broad research spectrum are the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Germany’s largest pharmacy education institution.
The high-quality performance of junior scholars and scientists at the university is apparent from the large number of junior research groups and programs and from the diversity of research fields covered by junior professorships.