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Facts and Figures

  • Founding year: 1948

  • Students: 30,000 students in bachelor's and master's degree programs (WS 2020/21)

  • Students from abroad: 13 percent in bachelor's degree programs; 28 percent in master's degree programs

  • Doctoral students: 4,000

  • Doctoral students from abroad: 36 percent

  • Professors: 376, incl. 51 joint appointments with non-university research institutes; 93 fixed-term professors

  • Staff: 4,550

  • Departments and central institutes: 11 academic departments, 1 joint medical school with Humboldt-Universität, 4 transdisciplinary central institutes

  • Degree programs: 178

  • Undergraduate degree programs: 73

  • Consecutive master's degree programs: 105
  • Doctoral programs: 51

  • Collaborative research centers (DFG): 8 as host university, 14 as participating institution, 3 as part of Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, and 9 as participating institution

  • Annual government funding: 360 million euros p. a. of which 65 million euros are for pension and health plans

  • External funding expenditures: 140 million euros (2019)

Figures do not include medicine unless stated otherwise; 2020 unless stated otherwise