International Profile

The international profile of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is not only evident in the breadth and depth of its international teaching and research cooperations with partners abroad. It can also be seen in the cross-cultural backgrounds of its researchers and students. Approx. 36,000 students, 16% of whom are international students, are currently reaping the benefits of the ideal general conditions afforded by the city of Berlin and the advantages that studying at a university with an established tradition such as Humboldt-Universität brings. In addition, some 420 professors and more than 1,900 teaching staff are involved in teaching and research at our university – around 20% of them come from abroad. These figures underline the excellent reputation that Humboldt-Universität enjoys around the world.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings place Humboldt-Universität at position 80. On the competitive front in Germany, its international, interdisciplinary research and teaching focus has secured Humboldt-Universität together with its partners in the Berlin University Alliance a leading position in the Excellency Strategy of the German national and regional governments.



A wealth of partnerships

With its strategic partnerships and a large network currently consisting of 375 partner universities, Humboldt-Universität maintains a global profile from the heart of Berlin, keeping pace with international trends and playing a key role in shaping social change around the world.