Berlin Humboldt University

The Humboldt University of Berlin (German Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) is Berlin's oldest university, founded in 1810 as the University of Berlin (Universität zu Berlin) by the liberal Prussian educational reformer and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt, whose university model has strongly influenced other European and Western universities.

From 1828 it was known as the Frederick William University (Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität), later (unofficially) also as the Universität unter den Linden after its location. In 1949, it changed its name to Humboldt-Universität in honour of both its founder Wilhelm and his brother, naturalist Alexander von Humboldt.

Humboldt-Universität is continuing its course towards becoming a fully-fledged international university. This process is not understood as work towards a fixed target or goal, it is rather the permanent striving for enhancing at all levels its standing as an institution of teaching and research, as a home and host university which attracts an ever-growing number of students, scholars, scientists and partner institutions so that the international nature is becoming intrinsic to all its decisions and all its structures, thus contributing to further improving the atmosphere in which learning, teaching and research is going on. Humboldt-Universität is pursuing this course into the world of the 21st century in the Humboldtian spirit in which teaching and research are considered a unity.

Faculties and Departments:

  • - Faculty of Law
  • - Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture
  • - Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences I
  •       Biology, Chemistry, Physics
  • - Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences II
  •       Geography, Computer Science, Mathematics, Psychology
  • - Berlin University Medicine
  • - Faculty of Arts and Humanities I
  •       Philosophy, History, Europ. Ethnology, Library and Information Science
  • - Faculty of Arts and Humanities II
  •       Literature, Linguistics, Scandinavian Studies, Romance Literatures and Linguistics, English and American Studies, Slavic Studies incl. , Hungarian Studies, Classical Philology
  • - Faculty of Arts and Humanities III
  •       Social Sciences, Archaeology, Cultural History and Theory, Art and Visual History, Musicology and Media Studies, Asian/African Studies, Gender Studies
  • - Faculty of Arts and Humanities IV
  •       Sport Sciences, Rehabilitation Studies, Education Studies, Quality Management in Education
  •     * Faculty of Theology
  • - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

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