Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Campus Nord

The Life Sciences location

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin’s Campus Nord is located in the heart of Berlin’s lively Mitte district, between Invalidenstraße and Luisenstraße.

The core of the campus is an 80,000 m² park area with old trees and historical, red clinker brick buildings that were built between the late 18th and mid-20th centuries. They are joined by the former Royal Veterinary College’s anatomy theatre, designed more than 200 years ago by Carl Gotthard Langhans (the architect behind Brandenburg Gate).

The modern Life Sciences campus has grown up around this structure (commonly known as the ‘Trichinae Temple’). It is home to the Faculty of the same name, which encompasses the Department of Biology, Department of Psychology and the Thaer-Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences. The Faculty aims to strengthen research and teaching in the Life Sciences at Humboldt-Universität and in the Berlin region, anchoring it in the regional, national and international research landscape.

Faculty subject areas collaborate in research alliances such as the Bernstein Centre, the Mind and Brain Graduate School and the Neuroure, UniCat and Image Knowledge Gestaltung excellence clusters. The Integrative Research Institute (IRI) for the Life Sciences (also located on Campus Nord) plays a pivotal role in this process. HU, Charité and the Max Delbrück Centre are partners there, working in the fields of systems biology, neuroscience and infection biology.