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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Long-term Partner Universities

In 2019, the University of Zurich and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin concluded a strategic partnership agreement to underline the long-standing collaboration between the two universities and the significance of the link between Berlin and Zurich.

Within the strategic partnership a joint bilateral funding line was implemented. The aim was to promote joint projects between researchers and scientists from both universities in order to identify complementary strengths and synergies. This worked very well for projects in natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities.

Already since 2006, the University of Zurich has enjoyed an institutionalized trilateral exchange with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the University of Vienna.

Collaborative Initiatives Spotlight

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UZH hosts Berlin-Wien-Zürich Governance Meeting

In May 2024, the executive board members from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the University of Vienna, and the University of Zurich gathered in Zurich to share best practices and exchange knowledge among the three universities.

UZH and HU Berlin at the Berlin Science Week

More about UZH and HU Berlin at the Berlin Science Week

The Berlin Science Week festival brings research to life. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the University of Zurich joint forces to present current research on biodiversity, climate change and the sustainable use of resources.

The University of Zurich and Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin are entering into a strategic partnership. This will enable Zurich and Berlin to step up cooperation in medical research and teaching. The first joint priority area is digitalization in medicine.

Funding Opportunities

  • 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.
  • Through its Strategic Partnership Funding Call, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HUB) invites proposals for flexible grants to initiate or enhance collaborations with strategic partner universities. Eligible projects include joint publications, teaching activities, workshops, exhibitions, and staff exchanges. These grants support 2024 activities, prioritizing proposals with lasting impact and increased visibility for HUB and its partners. More information here. 


About Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin was founded in 1809 by King Frederick William III of Prussia as the University of Berlin. The largest and oldest university in Berlin has been named since 1949 after the Prussian scientists Wilhelm and Alexander von Humboldt.

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Leslie Reinhard
Partnership Manager