Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin including their jointly operated medical school Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and Technische Universität Berlin have entered the Excellence Strategy, the German government’s new competition for universities, in the Universities of Excellence funding line together.
They expect that the many different subjects in the humanities, natural and social sciences, life sciences, and engineering along with the innovative power in Berlin will promote cutting-edge research and make research in Berlin even more visible internationally. During the past ten years, an increasingly comprehensive, vibrant, and diverse culture of cooperation has evolved among these institutions. There are numerous joint research projects in various constellations, as well as growing cooperation in teaching and the promotion of young talent and increased use of joint infrastructures.
On December 10, 2018, the three universities submitted the joint proposal to the German Council of Science and Humanities in Cologne.