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Free University of Berlin
Freie Universität Berlin

Motto: Veritas - Iustitia - Libertas
(Truth - Justice - Freedom)
Established: 1948
Type: Public University
President: Prof. Dr. Dieter Lenzen
Staff: 4,871, 415 Professors, 1,200 Scientific Assistants
Students: 35,500
Location: Berlin, Germany
Website: www.fu-berlin.de
Satellite photo of Berlin. The location of the FUB is marked in yellow.
Satellite photo of Berlin. The location of the FUB is marked in yellow.
Otto Hahn Building
Otto Hahn Building
Rost- und Silberlaube Building
Rost- und Silberlaube Building
Department of Law
Department of Law
Botanical Garden: Tropical Greenhouse
Botanical Garden: Tropical Greenhouse

The Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin, German: Freie Universität Berlin) is the largest of the four universities in Berlin. Research at the university is focused on humanities and social sciences and on health and natural sciences. In October 2007, it was awarded "elite university" status by the German Science Foundation for the quality of its research through the Initiative for Excellence of the German government, which will translate in additional funding. For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Veritas (disambiguation). ... Themis and Eris: Order and Discord In Greek mythology, among the six brothers and six sisters of whom Cronos made one, Hesiod mentions Themis among the children of Gaia with Ouranos, Earth with Sky. ... Libertas is Latin for freedom. In Roman mythology, Libertas was the goddess of freedom. ... 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Contents

Campus

Most of the university's facilities are located in the Dahlem district of the southwest Berlin borough of Steglitz-Zehlendorf. The first independent structure to be completed on campus was the Henry Ford Building, funded by the American Ford Foundation. To that point, the university was housed in several older structures around the neighborhood, including the Otto Hahn Building, which houses the biochemistry department to this day. Location of Dahlem within Berlin (inset) and the borough of Steglitz-Zehlendorf The main campus of the Free University of Berlin Botanical Gardens This article refers to the neighborhood in Berlin. ... The location of Steglitz-Zehlendorf in Berlin. ... Henry Ford (1919) Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was the founder of the Ford Motor Company and father of modern assembly lines used in mass production. ... The Ford Foundation is a charitable foundation incorporated in Michigan and based in New York City created to fund programs that promote democracy, reduce poverty, promote international understanding, and advance human achievement. ... Otto Hahn and Lise Meitner, 1913, at the KWI for Chemistry in Berlin Otto Hahn (March 8, 1879 – July 28, 1968) was a German chemist and received the 1944 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. ...


The largest single complex of university buildings is the Rost- und Silberlaube, which translates roughly to the "Rust and Silver Alcoves". This complex consists of a series of interlinked structures corresponding to either a deep bronze (hence, "rust") or shiny white ("silver") hue, surrounding a variety of leafy courtyards. It has recently been complemented by a new centerpiece, the brain-shaped Philological Library, designed by British architect Lord Norman Foster. Exterior of the Philological Library The Philological Library is the newest component of the campus of the Free University of Berlin. ... The restored Reichstag in Berlin, housing the German parliament. ...


History

It was founded in 1948 by students and staff who were relegated because of their political views from Humboldt University of Berlin, formerly the traditional Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität of Berlin, and at that time controlled by the authorities in the Soviet sector. In 1968, it was the center of the left-wing German student movement in parallel to that in Paris, London, and Berkeley. Activists of that time included the SDS and Rudi Dutschke. By the 1980s, it had become the largest German university with 66,000 students. With the democratic restructuring of the Humboldt University after the German reunification, the Freie Universität Berlin was downsized to about 38,000 students in the 1990s. Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin The Humboldt University of Berlin (German Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) is Berlins oldest university, founded in 1810 as the University of Berlin (Universität zu Berlin) by the liberal Prussian educational reformer and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt whose university model has strongly influenced... Soviet redirects here. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The German student movement (in Germany commonly called 68er-Bewegung, movement of 1968) was a protest movement that took place during the late 1960s in Germany. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... Mascot: Beaver Affiliations: University of London Russell Group EUA ACU CEMS APSIA Universities UK U8 Golden Triangle G5 Group Website: http://www. ... Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in Northern California, in the United States. ... Der Sozialistische Deutsche Studentenbund (Socialist German Student Union) was founded 1946 in Hamburg, Germany, as the college organisation of the SPD (Social Democratic Party of Germany). ... Alfred Willi Rudolf Dutschke, commonly called Rudi Dutschke (March 7, 1940 – December 24, 1979, Ã…rhus, Denmark) was the most prominent spokesperson of the German student movement of the 1960s. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... This article is about the 1990 German reunification. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ...


Organization

Departments

The university has 12 departments, three interdisciplinary central institutes and other central service institutions: This is a list of academic disciplines (and academic fields). ...

  1. Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy
  2. Business and Economics
  3. Earth Sciences
  4. Pedagogy and Psychology
  5. History and Cultural Studies
  6. Law
  7. Mathematics and Computer Science
  8. Medicine (Charité - University Medicine Berlin)
  9. Philosophy and Humanities
  10. Physics
  11. Political and Social Science
  12. Veterinary Medicine

For the song by Girls Aloud see Biology (song) Biology studies the variety of life (clockwise from top-left) E. coli, tree fern, gazelle, Goliath beetle Biology (from Greek: βίος, bio, life; and λόγος, logos, speech lit. ... For other uses, see Chemistry (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Pharmacy (disambiguation). ... In economics, a business is a legally-recognized organizational entity existing within an economically free country designed to sell goods and/or services to consumers, usually in an effort to generate profit. ... Face-to-face trading interactions on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor. ... Earth science (also known as geoscience or the geosciences), is an all-embracing term for the sciences related to the planet Earth. ... Pedagogy (IPA: ) , the art or science of being a teacher, generally refers to strategies of instruction, or a style of instruction[1]. The word comes from the Ancient Greek (paidagōgeō; from (child) and (lead)): literally, to lead the child”. In Ancient Greece, was (usually) a slave who supervised the... Psychological science redirects here. ... This article is about the study of the past in human terms. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... For other uses, see Law (disambiguation). ... For other meanings of mathematics or uses of math and maths, see Mathematics (disambiguation) and Math (disambiguation). ... Computer science, or computing science, is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and their implementation and application in computer systems. ... For the chemical substances known as medicines, see medication. ... The Charité is the largest university hospitals in Europe[1]. The Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin is the medical school for the Free University of Berlin and the Humboldt University of Berlin. ... For other uses, see Philosophy (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Humanities (disambiguation). ... A magnet levitating above a high-temperature superconductor demonstrates the Meissner effect. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Political Science is the field concerning the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behaviour. ... The social sciences are groups of academic disciplines that study the human aspects of the world. ... Veterinary medicine is the application of medical, diagnostic, and therapeutic principles to companion, domestic, exotic, wildlife, and production animals. ...

Interdisciplinary Central Institutes

  1. John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
  2. Institute for Latin American Studies
  3. Institute for Eastern European Studies

North American redirects here. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... Statistical regions of Europe as delineated by the United Nations (UN definition of Eastern Europe marked red):  Northern Europe  Western Europe  Eastern Europe  Southern Europe Pre-1989 division between the West (grey) and Eastern Bloc (orange) superimposed on current borders: Russia (dark orange), other countries formerly part of the USSR...

Central Service Institutions

  1. Botanical Garden Berlin and Botanical Museum Berlin
  2. Center for Academic Advising, Career and Counseling Services
  3. Center for Continuing Studies
  4. Center for the Promotion of Women's and Gender Studies
  5. Center for Recreational Sports
  6. Computer Center
  7. Language Center
  8. University Library

Giant bamboo in Great Pavilion Great Pavilion Cactus Pavilion Pavilion Victoria Botanical Garden in Berlin (German: Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem) is a large botanical garden in Berlin, Germany. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The word counseling or counselling comes from the Middle English counseil, from Old French conseil, from Latin cōnsilium; akin to cōnsulere, to take counsel, consult. ... Adult education is the practice of teaching and educating adults. ... Gender studies is a theoretical work in the social sciences or humanities that focuses on issues of sex and gender in language and society, and often addresses related issues including racial and ethnic oppression, postcolonial societies, and globalization. ... A sport consists of a physical activity or skill carried out with a recreational purpose: for competition, for self-enjoyment, to attain excellence, for the development of a skill, or some combination of these. ... This article is about the machine. ... See Language (journal) for the linguistics journal. ... This is a list of libraries at universities. ...

Prominent figures

Current faculty members include controversial historian Ernst Nolte. Prominent former scholars of the university include the philosopher Jacob Taubes, the philologist Peter Szondi, the Afro-German activist and educationalist May Ayim, the German Supreme Court judge Jutta Limbach, former German president Roman Herzog and the 2004 German presidential candidate Gesine Schwan. The robot soccer players of the university's Computer Science department became vice world champions in 1999, 2000 and 2003 and world champions in 2004 and 2005 mostly under the guidance of the Mexican artificial intelligence expert Raúl Rojas. Ernst Nolte (born 11 January 1923, Witten, Germany) is a nationalistic German historian and philosopher, often described as one of the most brooding, German thinkers about history[1]. Nolte’s major interest is the comparative studies of fascism and Communism. ... A philosopher is a person who thinks deeply regarding people, society, the world, and/or the universe. ... Jacob Taubes (born 1923 in Vienna, died March 21, 1987 in Berlin) was a sociologist of religion, philosopher, and scholar of Judaism. ... Philology is the study of ancient texts and languages. ... Afro-Germans (in German Afro-Deutsche) are defined as the Black African community and diaspora in Germany. ... Jutta Limbach Jutta Limbach (born March 27, 1934 in Berlin) is a German jurist and politician. ... Roman Herzog (born April 5, 1934) is a German politician (CDU) and was the President of Germany from 1994 to 1999. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gesine Schwan (born 22 May 1943) is a German Political Science professor who, was the unsuccessful Social Democratic candidate for President of Germany, being defeated by the Christian Democrat Horst Köhler on May 23, 2004. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Computer science, or computing science, is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and their implementation and application in computer systems. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mexican may have several meanings. ... AI redirects here. ... Raúl Rojas (born 1955, in Mexico City) is a professor of informatics and mathematics at the Free University of Berlin and a renowned specialist in artificial neural networks. ...


External links

  • Official Homepage
  • Friends of Freie Universität Berlin

See also

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Coordinates: 52°27′11″N, 13°17′26″E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Free University of Berlin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (311 words)
The Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin, German: Freie Universität Berlin) is the largest university in Berlin, Germany.
It was founded in 1948 by students and staff who were relegated because of their political views from Humboldt University of Berlin, formerly the traditional Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität of Berlin, and at that time controlled by the authorities in the Soviet sector.
Prominent former scholars of the university include the philosopher Jacob Taubes, the philologist Peter Szondi, the German Supreme Court judge Jutta Limbach, former German president Roman Herzog and the 2004 German presidential candidate Gesine Schwan.
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