Global Research Excellence

The Humboldt-University is deeply embedded in high ranking international research networks.

A particular strength of Humboldt-Universität is its support of interdisciplinary, international cooperation in teaching and research. With its interdisciplinary and internationally-orientated Integrative Research Institutes (IRI), Clusters of Excellence and Research Training Groups, HU has created a university-level culture of cooperation in teaching and research and various prototypes for a new, genuinely interdisciplinary understanding of science in recent years. This is in accordance with the tradition of Wilhelm von Humboldt, who reformed the Prussian educational system, and his brother Alexander von Humboldt, who maintained a global network of contacts already over 200 years ago.

IRI THESys

IRI THESys

Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems
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IRI for the Life Sciences

IRI for the Life Sciences

Integrative Research Initiative for the Life Sciences
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Neurocure

Neurocure

A Cluster of Excellence funded as part of the Excellence Initiative of the German national and regional governments at Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
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UniCat

UniCat

Unifying Concepts Catalysis (UniCat) is internationally the only Cluster of Excellence dedicated to the research of commonalities between chemical and biological catalysis.
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Bild Wissen Gestaltung

Bild Wissen Gestaltung

A collaboration between the humanities, natural and technical science, medicine as well as design studies and architecture
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Exzellenzcluster Topoi

Exzellenzcluster Topoi

An international network for research on the ancient world
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Berliner Antike Kolleg

Berliner Antike Kolleg

An international science centre for Classics
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