Exchange

The exchange of students and researchers has always been a priority at Freie Universität Berlin.
The exchange of students and researchers has always been a priority at Freie Universität Berlin. Image Credit: Bernd Wannenmacher

The exchange of students and researchers has always been a priority at Freie Universität Berlin. Many students enrolled at Freie Universität go abroad for part of their studies, and exchange students from abroad are welcomed warmly.

Within Europe the most common form of exchange is through ERASMUS, but there are also other possibilities. As a matter of course, the university's researchers work closely with colleagues in other countries.

Every year, Freie Universität Berlin hosts an International Staff Week to bring university staff from all over Europe together and into dialogue about current and future administrative topics of interest.

ERASMUS Anniversary

International Week at Freie Universität Berlin with Representatives from 20 Countries

The first ERASMUS exchange took place in 1987. Freie Universität was among the first universities to participate. Read more

It was the start of a new framework permitting students at European universities to spend part of their time studying at a similar institution in another European country. On the occasion of this anniversary, 60 representatives from ERASMUS partner institutions throughout Europe met at Freie Universität Berlin to discuss the significance of exchange programs for the internationalization of universities. Read more

2014 ERASMUS International  Staff Week at Freie Universität Berlin

In 2014 the International Week for university staff members being held from June 3 to 7 at Freie Universität Berlin is focusing on internationalization and sports at universities. Closer cooperation in the two areas is expected to have positive effects on the universities' internationalization strategies. Forty-five participants from more than 30 institutions in 15 countries are expected to attend. The meeting is being organized by the university's Division of International Affairs and the University Sports Center. Read more

Last Update: Jun 19, 2014

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First Place in Latest Ranking by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
First in Humboldt Ranking
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Freie Universität Berlin is the most popular destination in Germany for leading researchers and outstanding young scholars from abroad.

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