The four universities and the Charité Medical University are the embodiment of Berlin’s science and educate young scientists in the city: more than 106,000 students are enrolled and roughly 2,000 professors teach at these institutions.
Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin)
More than 37,000 students are educated on the campus of Freie Universität Berlin in Dahlem in more than 170 degree courses. The university offers a wide range of courses in the humanities and social sciences as well as a broad selection in the natural and life sciences.
The Freie Universität Berlin is one of the strongest research universities in Germany and with seven liaison offices worldwide is very international. Since 2007, the FU Berlin has been awarded the Status of Excellence.
Humboldt University of Berlin (HU Berlin)
At the Humboldt University, the oldest of Berlin's universities, about 35,000 students are enrolled in more than 185 degree programs. 510 professors teach and conduct research in the humanities, social and cultural sciences, mathematics and natural sciences, human medicine, and agricultural sciences.
The university was honored in 2012 in the Excellence Initiative for its future-oriented concept.
Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin)
The Technische Universität Berlin is the largest technical university in Germany with more than 35,000 students in about 140 courses of study and 400 professors. The specialist focus is on engineering and natural sciences, as well as planning, social, and economic sciences, and the humanities.
With 20 spin-offs per year, the TU Berlin stands for a very positive startup climate.
University of the Arts (Universität der Künste - UdK)
The UDK Berlin has about 4,000 students in the fields of music, visual arts and theater as well as architecture, design, visual communication and social and economic communication.
Charité Medical University
The Charité is a joint institution formed by the FU Berlin and the HU Berlin. It is one of the largest university hospitals in Europe, where some of the world's best doctors and scientists treat patients, conduct research and teach new doctors at the highest professional level. Roughly 8,000 students are matriculated at the Charité Medical University currently. The Charité is recognized globally for excellence in teaching.
(Source: Berlin-Brandenburg Office of Statistics, WS 2019/20)