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Our Networks

The Career Service of Freie Universität Berlin is involved in various networks. Regular dialogue with experts within and outside the university as well as the initiation and implementation of joint events and projects form part of our self-conception.

More than ten years ago, Vereinigung der Unternehmensverbände in Berlin und Brandenburg (UVB), an overarching body representing local industry and professional associations, and the career service centers of the traditional universities and universities of applied sciences in Berlin and Brandenburg joined together to form a consortium.

All parties involved work jointly to develop the career service centers in Germany’s capital city area. This cooperative initiative has yielded not only regular events and projects that bring together representatives of the business sector, politics, and academia, but also a brochure titled “Career Services der Hochschulen in Berlin und Brandenburg” (Career Services at Higher Education Institutions in Berlin and Brandenburg) and a joint website.

UVB Contact

Vereinigung der Unternehmensverbände in Berlin und Brandenburg (UVB)
Abteilung Schul- und Hochschulpolitik | SCHULEWIRTSCHAFT | Digitale Bildung
Sophia Madeleine Gaebler 
Am Schillertheater 2
10625 Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0)30 310 05-126
Email: sophia.gaebler@uvb-online.de

Career Service Netzwerk e. V.

Career Service Netzwerk e. V.

Career Service Netzwerk Deutschland (csnd e. V.) was founded in 2003 and now has nearly 200 members throughout Germany. Higher education institutions, as institutional members, and career service employees, as individual members, work together within this organization to advance the development of career services in Germany in terms of both content and structure. In its role as an umbrella organization, csnd e. V. is active in various ways:

  • Supporting the development and assurance of standards of professionalization in the work performed by the career services
  • Supporting its members’ continuing and professional education
  • Acting as an interface for all parties involved in the process of shaping the transition from studying to a professional career
  • Working as a point of contact for international partners

Career Service Netzwerk Deutschland e. V. works closely with the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK). A journal titled “career service papers” (csp) is published once a year, featuring relevant topics and discussion contributions.

Freie Universität Berlin is an institutional member of Career Service Netzwerk e. V.


Career Service Netzwerk Deutschland e. V.
c/o Hochschulrektorenkonferenz (HRK)
Monbijouplatz 10
10178 Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0)30 206292-14
Email: geschaeftsstelle@csnd.de
Web: www.csnd.de


Profund Innovation is the central service facility for knowledge and technology transfer at Freie Universität Berlin. It supports students, scholars, and alumni in exploiting their research results and implementing innovations.
Offers include advice and assistance on matters relating to industrial property rights, entrepreneurship education, starting businesses, and finance scouting.


Profund Innovation
Steffen Terberl
Haderslebener Str. 9
12163 Berlin
Tel.: + 49 (0)30) 838-736 30
Email: steffen.terberl@fu-berlin.de
Web: http://www.fu-berlin.de/en/sites/profund



At the initiative of "Profund Innovation", the startup support organization of Freie Universität Berlin, and under the umbrella of Ernst-Reuter-Gesellschaft der Freunde, Förderer und Ehemaligen der Freien Universität Berlin e.V. (ERG), successful entrepreneurs and experts on startup matters have come together to found the Netzwerk Unternehmertum entrepreneurship network at Freie Universität Berlin (NUFUB for short).

Exclusive events offer a forum for making new contacts, touching base with existing contacts, and experiencing the vibrant startup culture that exists at Freie Universität Berlin. The network brings young business founders together with experienced entrepreneurs and gives businesses outstanding access to scientific, scholarly, and research activities at Freie Universität Berlin.

Contact at Profund Innovation:

Netzwerk Unternehmertum der Freien Universität Berlin
c/o Profund Innovation
Steffen Terberl
Haderslebenerstr. 9
12163 Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0)30 838-73609
Email: steffen.terberl@fu-berlin.de
Web: www.fu-berlin.de/nufub

The alumni network of Freie Universität Berlin keeps alumni in contact with their alma mater. Members receive regular information on new developments in science and academia, research, and everyday goings-on at the university, receive invitations to events, and enjoy special discounts. The Freie Universität Berlin group on LinkedIn lets alumni find former classmates and keep up business contacts with other Freie Universität alumni.

Alumni who live in other countries receive the international newsletter of Freie Universität several times each year. This newsletter is published in English and reports on current events and news from around the university. The seven liaison offices of Freie Universität Berlin – in Beijing, Brussels, Cairo, Moscow, New Delhi, New York, and São Paulo – organize local alumni events and keep alumni in their areas abreast of news regarding Freie Universität.

International scholars, scientists, and researchers who have been at Freie Universität as guests are targeted specifically through the Researcher Alumni Program, which received awards from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in 2012 and again in 2014.


Freie Universität Berlin
Division IV: International Affairs
Alumni Office
Kaiserswerther Str. 16-18
14195 Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0)30 838-73805
Email: alumni@fu-berlin.de
Web: www.fu-berlin.de/en/alumni

With a contribution of 1.800 €, businesses can support young, committed, and talented students of Freie Universität Berlin for a year. “Deutschlandstipendium” supporters help establishing a new scholarship culture and pass on some of their own success to future generations.

As scholarship supporters, businesses benefit in a number of ways:

  • They meet potential employees early on and get them enthusiastic about their business.
  • They form networks with science, research, and academic teaching at Freie Universität Berlin.
  • They strengthen the economic region of Berlin Brandenburg.
  • They provide incentives for outstanding achievements.

Contact for sponsors

Division IV – International Affairs
Deutschlandstipendium Scholarships
Viola Neukam
Kaiserswerther Str. 16-18
14195 Berlin
Tel.: + 49 (0)30 838-73662
Email: viola.neukam@fu-berlin.de
Web: http://www.fu-berlin.de/en/sites/deutschlandstipendium