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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

International Affairs

For a first-rate university, international exchange in research and study is a matter of course.

In the framework of many exchange programmes the university sends students into the whole world and welcomes students from all regions on earth every year.

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin has academic partnerships with more than 400 Erasmus partners in Europe, with over 150 university partners worldwide, with partners in two Erasmus Mundus programmes and four Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Windows Programmes with over 1,500 mobile students. All partnerships were formed on the basis of research collaboration at the faculty level. Among these over 500 partners, the university management cooperates closely with twenty strategic partners. This network spans the globe, as Humboldt-Universität has traditional ties with countries in most regions of the world: strong cooperation in research and teaching exists with North, Central and Eastern Europe as well as Russia, the USA, Asia, Cuba and Southern Africa. The intensification of relations with universities in South America, Africa, Australia and New Zealand is currently being pursued.

Humboldt-Universität is one of the leading German universities as far as internationalisation is concerned. For example, 15 % of its student body comes from abroad, it conducts the largest Eastern Partnership Programme of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and boasts over 100 DAAD scholarship holders. In total more than a thousand students complement their studies abroad every year, and about 1,500 international students spend periods of their studies at HU.

Every year, about 800 academics from abroad spend time at Berlin's oldest university and researchers from Humboldt-Universität are welcomed at many different international universities where they conduct projects or field studies and teach as guest lecturers.

Humboldt-Universität helps students with the preparation of their study time abroad and provides consultation to international students and academics on all questions relating to their stay in Berlin. Through the creation of international networks, intercultural research and teaching are thus being furthered.