The Freie Universität Berlin was founded in 1948 as a response to the persecution of students critical of the system at Universität Unter den Linden in the Soviet sector of the divided city of Berlin. These students and scholars wanted to study and carry out research at Freie Universität, free of political influence.
Today Freie Universität Berlin is a full university with 15 departments and central institutes offering over 150 degree programs across a wide range of subjects. Its Otto Suhr Institut has been the home of critical political science for over 40 years.
Freie Universität Berlin is a leading research institutions and one of the most prestigious and internationally renowned universities in Germany.
Special Expertise (selection):
- International Relations
- Peace and Conflict Studies
- Environmental Policy
- Center for Global Politics
- Area Studies