Excellence Initiative

Clusters of Excellence

Humboldt-Universität has been successful with the following three clusters of excellence in the second round of the Excellence Initiative Competition:


Topoi – The Formation and Transformation of Space and Knowledge in Ancient Civilizations

Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Christof Rapp (HU), Prof. Dr. Friederike Fless (FU)


NeuroCure: Towards a Better Outcome of Neurological Disorders

(in coorporation with FU Berlin)

Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Dietmar Schmitz


UniCat - Integrale Konzepte der Katalyse (Unifying Concepts of Catalysis)

Coordinating University: Technische Universität Berlin
(with Humboldt participation)

Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Matthias Driess