Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
My aim with this website is to introduce you to my work as the president of Freie Universität Berlin. I view it as part of my job and my duty to give you as much information as possible regarding current events at our university, so I plan to report from time to time on thematic areas of focus and particular issues that are of major importance to the university management.
At the same time, I would also like to hear from you. Communication with the university and dialogue with its members are both important to me, and I take very seriously the great diversity of expertise and qualifications represented at our university. In my role as president, I believe it is the right approach to seek out the expertise of many before making decisions. One reason the university is indeed a universitas is because it functions as a communitas.
Please join with me in productive dialogue and in a spirit of mutual responsibility for our university. Let’s work together to ensure that Freie Universität Berlin is open to the future