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70 Years of an International Campus

Video Competition on Internationality at Freie Universität

Jetzt mitmachen beim Videowettbewerb "Internationalität an der Freien Universität Berlin"! | Video: Animation: Jan Middeldorf, Illustration: Lena Pflüger

People from more than 100 countries study and work at Freie Universität Berlin. Global perspectives enrich the university’s curricula and research. Students and researchers at Freie Universität learn, teach, and do research thanks to different exchange programs and various forms of cooperation around the world. There are always international visitors who contribute to diversity at Freie Universität.

Freie Universität has seven liaison offices in Beijing, Brussels, Cairo, New Delhi, Moscow, New York, and São Paulo. So far the university has six strategic partnerships with some of the most prestigious universities in the world, as well as more than 100 other international partnerships with universities. Freie Universität is well-connected globally – and has been from the very beginning.

In 1948 Edwin Redslob, who was the rector of the newly founded Freie Universität Berlin, visited the president of Columbia University in New York, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, and thus established the university’s first international contact. During the summer semester of 1950, the new university’s first international student exchange started with Stanford University in California.

How and where do you experience internationality at Freie Universität - and why is it so important? Whether in the past or present, a reminder of a previous or a view of a current exchange semester or encounters here on campus: Share your perspective on the topic “70 Years of Internationality at Freie Universität Berlin” in a video!

The video competition is being held in cooperation with the Ernst Reuter Society of Alumni, Friends, and Supporters of Freie Universität Berlin e.V.  with support from the York-Kinogruppe.

Attractive Prizes

1st Prize: 1,000 euros

2nd Prize: 750 euros

3rd Prize: 500 euros

Audience Choice Award: a surprise valued at ca. 230 euros

Jury Evaluation

  • A panel of five jurors will evaluate the videos and select the three main winners. 
  • The audience will also have a chance to vote via the official YouTube channel of  Freie Universität or by email. The most popular video will win the audience choice award.

Short, Understandable, and Royalty-free

  • Your video should be at least 1 minute and at most 5 minutes long.
  • All languages are welcome, but videos not produced in English or German need English or German subtitles.
  • It is crucial that all individuals appearing in your video agree to publication and that you use GEMA-free music. You can find music with creative common terms for example on  YouTube or Jamendo

Suggestions and Research Aids

Many people and projects at Freie Universität deal with internationality on a daily basis. We compiled a list of topics, contact persons, and sources of information that you may use in preparing for your video: click here.

Furthermore you can get tips and tricks on how to produce a video in the video workshop CeDiS offers on June, 30 2018. 

Filming Permit

In case you'd like to shoot your video in the facilities of Studierendenwerk Berlin, please obtain approval first. (Contact: Ellen Krüger and Jana Judisch)

Submission by Mail or Email

Submit your video on a disk (CD, DVD, or USB flash drive) or via a download link along with the signed Terms of Participation to:

  • Freie Universität Berlin, Office of News and Public Affairs, Subject: "Video Contest on Internationality," Kaiserswerther Straße 16-18, 14195 Berlin
  • socialmedia@fu-berlin.de, Subject: "Video Contest on Internationality"

Conditions of Participation

To participate, you must accept our Terms of Participation!

Submission Deadline

  • August 31, 2018 - Extended until September 15, 2018!

If you have any questions…

... please direct them to the Office of News and Public Affairs:

Have fun and good luck!


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