Peter-André Alt and Michael Hengartner

Partnership with Freie Universität Berlin

Closer Cooperation in Research and Teaching

In 2017, Professor Michael O. Hengartner, then President of the University of Zurich, and Professor Peter-André Alt, President of Freie Universität Berlin, signed an agreement to form a joint strategic partnership.

The two universities have a long tradition of close links, and the bond continues to grow in research as well as teaching activities. The collaboration is further strengthened by active student exchanges across several subject fields and through regular meetings on governance level.

About Freie Universität Berlin

The Freie Universität (FU) Berlin was founded in 1948. With almost 40,000 students, FU Berlin is one of the 20 largest universities in Germany.

Joining Forces with Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Berlin’s university hospital Charité joined the party in June 2020. This new agreement means increased cooperation in the field of medicine. Charité is the faculty of medicine of both Freie and Humboldt universities in Berlin.
Joining Forces (UZH News, 24 June 2020)