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Outstanding Research in Berlin

Oct 01, 2018

Seven Clusters of Excellence approved in the Excellence Strategy of the German federal and state governments

 “The approval of seven clusters in the Excellence Strategy is a resounding success for our scholars and scientists, for the research in the Berlin University Alliance, and for Berlin as a center of science and research. We are firmly convinced that our academic expertise will contribute to finding groundbreaking answers to the challenges of our time”, this was the statement of the presidents of the participating Berlin universities and the Chief Executive Officer of Charité.

In the Excellence Strategy research competition run by the German federal and state governments, seven Clusters of Excellence of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have been adopted in total. Starting in 2019, the interdisciplinary research projects will each be funded for seven years with up to ten million euros per annum, as declared in Bonn. After the first seven years, with a renewal proposal, it may be possible to extend the funding a further seven years. The institutions submitted nine proposals in total. These decisions also fulfill the prerequisite for the planned collaborative proposal by the four institutions in the Excellence Strategy

The heads of the universities and Charité thanked everyone involved in the proposals for their huge commitment, already making a significant contribution to the further development of Berlin as a center of science and research.