Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Research at the HU Berlin

The Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin provides optimal conditions and extensive support measures for researchers.

The Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU) belongs to Germany’s eleven Universities of Excellence and is a site for outstanding research and teaching. Among the ten best German universities, the HU Berlin reaches top positions in international comparison. The HU Berlin promotes young talents as a key field of action in order to secure its excellence and international competitiveness on a permanent basis. Moreover, with the study of societal issues and questions of the future, the HU Berlin has a positive effect on the economy and society beyond campus.

The service facilities of the HU Berlin give advice to researchers on their research projects, from the conception to the accounting. They also support the academics in applying their research to the economy and making their results available to the general public.

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Research Service Centre

The Research Service Centre (Servicezentrum Forschung, SZF) provides you with support regarding externally funded projects, from the application to the administration. You can find information on current calls for proposals and relevant information on research funding activities at:

Humboldt-Innovation GmbH

The Humboldt-Innovation (HI) is a company of the HU Berlin and its interface to the economy. Its mission is to transfer the University’s know-how, especially in the area of research, to society and economy. As an important bridgebuilder the Humboldt-Innovation networks within and outside the University and actively encourages the exchange between science, enterprises, and politics. In this respect the HI was awarded as the best organisation stimulating innovation in Germany in 2018:

Venture service

Jointly operated by the Research Service Centre (Servicezentrum Forschung, SZF) and the Humboldt-Innovation GmbH, the Venture Service is the main point of contact for everyone interested in turning their academic knowledge into business.