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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Excellence Initiative

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The Excellence Initiative at Humboldt-Universität

In the German Excellence Initiative Humboldt-Universität was able to impress. The university is now one of only eleven so-called "Excellence Universities", which, in the program's second phase, were successful in all three funding lines (Institutional Strategy, Clusters of Excellence, Graduate Schools).

Through this achievement the recognition and reputation of Humboldt-Universität are strengthened. Top-level research and international visibility can be further developed.

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Current calls for application

A majority of the funds of our Institutional Strategy are awarded in competitive programmes within different funding lines. Current open calls for application include:

Institutional Strategy

Humboldt-Universität’s Institutional Strategy "Bildung durch Wissenschaft. Educating Inquiring Minds: Individuality - Openness - Guidance" pursues three goals. Under the central concepts of individuality, openness and guidance, we will develop excellent conditions for top-level research, provide young researchers with the best possible support, and restructure the University administration in line with the needs of academia.

"2017 Humboldt-Universität, through its many funding formats, wants to have seen to an advance of a new generation of excellent researchers. Those researchers will have made international experiences and benefited from an inspired and stable environment during their education", emphasises Prof. Dr. Jan-Hendrik Olbertz, President of Humboldt-Universität.

At the same time, Humboldt-Universität will promote gender equality and enhance the international profile of the University. In doing so, Humboldt-Universität aims to bring the brightest minds and the best ideas to the University.