The four universities are the embodiment of Berlin’s science and educate young scientists in the city: more than 100,000 students are enrolled there in 565 degree programs. Over 1,600 professors, of which 178 are international, teach at the four institutions.
Berlin's universities regularly achieve very good ratings in rankings. According to the "World University Ranking 2018" from the British magazine “Times Higher Education,” they are among the top hundred universities in the world
Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin)
Around 35,000 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, 34,000 students are enrolled in 190 degree programs. Around 480 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 34,000 students in about 100 courses of study and 350 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 more than 3,600 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. About 7,000 students are matriculated at the Charité Medical University currently. The Charité is recognized globally for excellence in teaching.