Freie Universität maintains a worldwide network of liaison offices. Their job is to support the university’s researchers in reaching out internationally.
With their regional expertise and local networks, the university’s liaison offices offer the following services:
Assistance with identifying suitable foreign cooperation partners and establishing international contacts
Support in recruiting junior scholars and scientists, for instance by disseminating information on programs at Freie Universität (e.g. doctoral scholarships and postdoc positions) or, in individual cases, by screening applications
Marketing academic and doctoral programs at Freie Universität
Publicizing new research projects (collaborative research centers, research clusters, etc.) and discoveries stemming from research at Freie Universität (through websites, newsletters, mailing lists, etc.)
Assisting researchers from Freie Universität in organizing conferences and other events abroad
Providing information on new developments in academia and research in the target countries and regions (such as information on new scholarships, grants, or research programs)
Organizing and supporting international alumni activities
The network of Freie Universität comprises seven offices, located in Brussels, Cairo, New Delhi, New York, Moscow, Beijing, and São Paulo. Scientists and scholars from Freie Universität can contact the liaison offices directly at any time. The offices’ academic foci vary by location.
The Beijing Office was opened in 2007. As a representative office of Freie Universität, the focus of the work is to increase the visibility of Freie Universität in China and Hongkong as well as to support local scholars and initiate new cooperation projects in the People's Republic.
For more information, please see the homepage of the Beijing Office.
EU Liaison Office in Brussels
Opened in 2009 as the first Liaison Office of a German university in Brussels, the office is responsible for the monitoring of all developmentes related to Research and Innovation at the European Level, where particular attention is being paid to the EU-Framework Programmes.
For more information, please see the homepage of the Liaison Office.
Set up in January of 2010, the Cairo Office of Freie Universität Berlin aims to increase academic and scientific cooperation between Freie Universität and universities and research centers in Egypt and the Middle East.
For more information,please see the homepage of the Cairo Office.
The Moscow Office of Freie Universität Berlin provides services for all members of Freie Universität Berlin, its alumni, and (prospective) students, researchers, and partners in Russia and the CIS, who want to inform themselves about Freie Universität Berlin and its offers in Russia, and who are interested in cooperation.
For more information, please see the homepage of the Moscow Office.
New Delhi Office
The New Delhi Office of Freie Universität Berlin works to facilitate and develop cooperation between Berlin and partners in India. It is located at the German House of Research and Innovation (DWIH) New Delhi, together with 15 other German higher education and research institutions as well as funding organizations.
For more information, please see the homepage of the New Delhi Office.
New York Office
Founded in 2005, the New York Office is located in the German House in Manhattan across the street from the United Nations headquarters. Freie Universität’s presence in North America, the German University Alliance, is a joint liaison office of Freie Universität and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. Its mission is to promote international academic exchange by providing opportunities for research collaborations, study abroad, alumni relations, scholarly conferences, and other activities.
For more information, please see the homepage of the German University Alliance.
São Paulo Office
Founded in October 2010, the São Paulo Office seeks to increase academic and scientific cooperation between Freie Universität and universities and research centers in Brazil and South America. It is located at the German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH) in São Paulo.
For more information, please see the homepage of the São Paulo Office.