Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Affiliated institutes

Affiliated institutes are legally independent organisations that are active in a specific research or further training field, and thus extend the range of a university’s research and teaching. After successfully undergoing a recognition process, these organisations are allowed to call themselves a HU-affiliated institute. They are headed by a HU faculty member.

Affiliated institutes at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Institute of Agricultural and Urban Ecology Projects at Humboldt-Universität(IASP)

IASP serves as a bridge between university research and practical applications. It conducts innovative research-and-development projects in the fields of agroecology, urban ecology and the food industry. IASP’s aim is the rapid transfer of the innovative products and processes, which it co-develops with its clients, to companies, communities and society as a whole. The institute also provides a wide range of services, such as studies, laboratory tests, experiments and consulting. The IASP was founded as a HU-affiliated institute in 1996. It is legally represented and funded by the Association for the Promotion of Agricultural and Urban Ecological Projects (A.S.P.)

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Institute for Research on Cooperatives at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

The Institute for Research on Cooperatives at HU focuses on the concerns and interests of cooperatives, as well as of their members and associations. The collaboration between faculty members and researchers from various disciplines means that the institute has interdisciplinary scientific expertise in the research fields of economics, social sciences, agriculture and law. The institute provides impetus for the development of cooperatives in Germany by producing studies and other publications. In terms of research and teaching, it works closely with other institutes in the Arbeitsgemeinschaft genossenschaftswissenschaftlicher Institute (a working group of academic institutions that conduct research on cooperatives), with people active in cooperatives and their associations, and with a large number of internationally renowned scientists.

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Institute Church and Judaism at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

The Institute Church and Judaism (IKJ) is run by the Protestant Church of Berlin-Brandenburg Silesia Upper Lusatia. Founded in 1960 at what was then the (West) Berlin College of Theology, IKJ has been a HU-affiliated institute since 1994. It also upholds the traditions of the former Institutum Judaicum Berolinese. IKJ focuses on research on the relations between Christianity and Judaism from the late antiquity to the present day, and on promoting scientifically founded and hermeneutic Christian-Jewish dialogue.

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artop GmbH – Institute at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

artop – Institute at HU provides consultancy, research and training in the fields of organisation, human resources and usability/user experience. Working at the interface between universities and business and industry, artop has both scientific expertise and practical experience. Its aim is to promote the exchange of knowledge between research and society. To this end, artop collaborates extensively with companies, organisations, research institutes and university institutions.

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Institute for Quality Management in Education (IQB)

The Institute for Quality Management in Education (IQB) is a scientific institute that provides the German states with support in developing and assuring quality in the general school system. IQB has been a HU-affiliated institute since 2004.

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Centre Marc Bloch

Shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the German and French governments decided to launch a Franco-German Research Centre for the Social Sciences that would also be open to other European countries. Founded on 9 October 1992 and officially opened on 8 September 1994, the centre was named after the French historian Marc Bloch (1886-1944). The Centre Marc Bloch is sponsored by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the French Ministry for Higher Education and Research / Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS). Since 2001, the Centre Marc Bloch has also been co-funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. In addition, the Centre Marc Bloch has been closely linked to Humboldt-Universität as an affiliated institute through a cooperation agreement signed in January 2011.

Guidelines for recognising a scientific institution as a HU-affiliated institute, including a standard cooperation agreement.