Freie Universität Berlin and Universität Zürich have been strategic partners since spring 2017. With the goal of strengthening cooperation in research and teaching, the University of Zurich (UZH) and Freie Universität Berlin (FUB) have established a joint funding scheme meant to facilitate research stays of visiting scholars at the respective institutions. Over the course of the years 2018 and 2019, UZH and FUB will jointly award a total number of eight research stays for visiting scholars, each stay lasting for a duration of two weeks to one month.
The funding seeks to contribute to the networking of researchers and to the internationalization of teaching. Through the participation in courses and the interaction with colleagues, the visiting scholars will receive insight into the hosting institution and expand their research network, which in turn will strengthen research cooperation between the University of Zurich and Freie Universität Berlin