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Facts and Figures

  • Founding year: 1948

  • Students: 33,000 students in bachelor's and master's degree programs (WS 2018/19)

  • Students from abroad: 13 percent in bachelor's degree programs; 27 percent in master's degree programs

  • Doctoral students: 4,000

  • Doctoral students from abroad: 35 percent

  • Professors: 358, incl. 48 joint appointments with non-university research institutes; 127 fixed-term professors

  • Staff: 4,450

  • 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: 52

  • Collaborative research centers (DFG): 9 as host university, 10 as participating institution, 4 as part of Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, and 9 as participating institution

  • Annual government funding: 340 million euros p. a. of which 61 million euros are for pension and health plans

  • External funding expenditures: 138 million euros

Figures do not include medicine unless stated otherwise; 2018 unless stated otherwise