Excellence Initiative

Humboldt-Universität in the Excellence Initiative

With the long-term Institutional Strategy "Translating Humboldt into the 21st Century" Humboldt-Universität reached the final round of the Excellence Competition of German universities and only narrowly missed nomination as Centre of Excellence. The Strategy translates into the 21st century the guiding principles behind the foundation of the university in Berlin.


Among the winners in the second round of the competition were the Excellence Clusters “NeuroCure: Towards a Better Outcome of Neurological Disorders” and “Topoi: the Formation and Transformation of Space and Knowledge in Ancient Civilizations” (both in co-operation with the Free University) and the Berlin-Brandenburg School for Regenerative Therapies as well as the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences.


Humboldt-Universität had already been successful in the first round. The “Mind and Brain” Graduate School as well as the Berlin Mathematical School (based on a joint proposal of Technical University, Free University and Humboldt-Universität) are now being supported by approximately one million Euros per year.