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Freie Universität Berlin

Closer Cooperation on all Levels

In 2017, the University of Zurich and Freie Universität Berlin concluded an agreement to form a joint strategic partnership. The two universities have had a long tradition of close links, and the strategic partnership agreement provided for an intensification of cooperation at all levels: in the sustainable promotion of young researchers, the initiation of innovative research collaborations, the development and establishment of future-oriented teaching, as well as in the structured exchange of researchers and students, and at the administrative and governance level.

Both universities are member of the Una Europa university alliance.

Collaborative Initiatives Spotlight

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Leadership Meeting 2024

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The university leadership from Freie Universität Berlin (FU) and the University of Zurich (UZH) met in Zurich to deepen their strategic partnership and explore new opportunities for cooperation. 

Initiative Geisteswissenschaften

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The Initiative Geisteswissenschaften, jointly launched by UZH and FU Berlin, aims to raise awareness for the skills and functions of the humanities in society, business and politics.

Berlin’s university hospital Charité joined the party in June 2020. This agreement means increased cooperation in the field of medicine. Charité is the faculty of medicine of both, Freie Universität and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Funding Opportunity

The UZH Global Strategy and Partnerships Funding Scheme s upports faculties, departments and professional service units in pursuing activities that strengthen the impact of the global UZH network in line with the Global Strategy. The funding scheme is open to joint initiatives with specific UZH partner universities, such as Freie Universität Berlin. Find out more here.

About Freie Universität Berlin

Freie Universität Berlin was founded in 1948. With almost 40,000 students, Freie Universität Berlin is one of the 20 largest universities in Germany. In the course of the Excellence Initiative in 2007 and 2012, Freie Universität was recognized as Berlin's first "University of Excellence."

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Leslie Reinhard
Partnership Manager


Freie Universität Berlin

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