Profile Partnerships

Based on its diverse international partnerships, Humboldt-Universität is establishing productive partnerships marked by particularly intensive cooperation with selected universities abroad as it raises its international profile.

For Humboldt-Universität as a 21st-century university, the strategic design of its international orientation is becoming ever more important. Given that science around the world is developing at a dynamic pace, Humboldt-Universität too, needs selected, active partnerships to continue to act successfully in an environment of global competition.

Based on its diverse international partnerships, Humboldt-Universität is establishing productive partnerships marked by particularly intensive cooperation with selected universities abroad as it raises its international profile. Within these Profile Partnerships, cooperation in teaching and research as well as interaction at the governance level are being supported and foregrounded. When a relationship based on trust is established, the institutions can systematically learn from each other at all levels.

The profile partners of Humboldt-Universität are the leading universities in their region that attract top scientists. They act as gatekeepers to the scientific landscapes in which they are located.

 

Universidade de São Paulo

Universidade de São Paulo

USP and HU take their cooperation to a new level: As profile partners, both institutions invest in bilateral exchange on research, teaching and governance.
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National University of Singapore

National University of Singapore

Since 2014, Humboldt-Universität and the National University of Singapore (NUS) are connected through a Profile Partnership.
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Princeton University

Princeton University

Princeton University and Humboldt‐Universität will be earmarking resources to build durable ties through faculty‐designed collaborations.
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Setting up a Profile Partnership always starts from existing close cooperation with Humboldt-Universität. Scientists from both institutions are already working on at least two established, high-calibre projects that serve as flagships for the profile partnership. Ideally these projects are located in different faculties of Humboldt-Universität. And relevant institutional points of contact at the research, teaching and governance levels exist between Humboldt-Universität and its profile partner. Profile partner institutions can also demonstrate proven scientific excellence in areas that are compatible with and enhance the current and future research profile of Humboldt-Universität. In selecting its profile partners Humboldt-Universität seeks to ensure a balanced distribution across regions. In order to structure the partnership in a strategically useful manner, the profile partner university also grants the partnership with Humboldt-Universität a privileged status.