IRI - Integrative Research Institutes

The new top-level format of Integrative Research Institutes lies in the center of HU's Institutional Strategy. The conduct research on the interface of disciplines and are situated at important focus areas of the university.

The ongoing development of the IRI research format is one of the priorities of Humboldt-Universität’s Institutional Strategy. IRIs allow outstanding researchers from different disciplines to collaborate on and further the development of a research field in which the University strives to international leadership. In addition to their potential for academic innovation, IRIs also have a structural impact on the University’s governance and create new models of academic collaboration beyond the boundaries of individual disciplines.

As interdisciplinary institutes, IRIs promote intra-university collaboration with a strong research focus and thus play a decisive role in profile-building at the University. At the same time, by encouraging close collaboration between research partners, IRIs are a means of exploiting potential at the interface of university and non-university research and of developing collaborative research at Humboldt-Universität over the long term.

Integrative Research Institute for the Sciences Adlershof

Integrative Research Institute for the Sciences Adlershof
IRIS Adlershof takes an interdisciplinary approach to research on new types of hybrid materials and functional systems and their optical, electronic, mechanical and chemical properties. In connection with this, fundamental studies of the structure and dynamics of matter on extreme length and time scales and in complex systems are performed at IRIS Adlershof – in other words, pioneering fundamental research.

Speaker:

Prof. Dr. Jürgen P. Rabe

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IRI for the Life Sciences

IRI for the Life Sciences
The IRI for Life Sciences, opened in 2013, concerns itself mainly with system biology and has a strong cooperation with Max-Delbrück-Centrum für Molekulare Medizin (MDC) as well as Charité - Universitätsmedizin.

Speaker:

Prof. Dr. Andreas Herrmann

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IRI THESys

IRI THESys
At IRI THESys, the Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems, scientists from humanities, social and natural sciences collaborate to solve interdisciplinary research questions related to the societal challenges of transforming human-environment systems. The institute provides a platform for cooperation between scientists from various disciplines and departments of Humboldt-Universität and regional, national and international partner institutions.

Speaker:

Prof. Dr. Patrick Hostert

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