Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

International collaborations

International collaborations in research and teaching, as well as in student and scientific exchange programmes, have shaped HU’s profile for many years.

The International Office supports several international projects on the central level aimed at making the faculties more international or generally at supporting the internationalisation of the University. This work usually focuses on matters concerning international networking and lifelong learning in the international context.

As a strategic and profile-building organisation, the International Strategy Office, which is part of the President’s Office, is tasked with furthering HU’s international focus. In addition, the International Strategy Office supports the Executive Committee in making internationalisation even more present and visible as a cross-cutting topic at HU in all parts of the University.

This includes

  • combining, coordinating and implementing inter-departmental initiatives by the Executive Committee in the field of international affairs
  • implementing the international activities from the Institutional Strategy as part of the Excellence Initiative (e.g. to develop the interdisciplinary KOSMOS Summer University into an international and sustainable instrument of top-level research)
  • identifying and further developing international partnerships as high-profile partnerships.