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.
The UZH Global Strategy and Partnerships Funding Scheme supports 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 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Find out more here.
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.
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, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Freie Universität.
Joining Forces (UZH News, 24 June 2020)