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Humboldt University of Berlin
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Latin name Alma Universitas Humboldtiana Berolinensis (older: Universitas Friderica Guilelma Berolinensis)
Motto --
Established 1810
School type Public university
President Prof. Dr. Jürgen Mlynek
Location Berlin, Germany
Enrollment 36,835 students (2004)
Staff -- (2004)
Member EUA
Homepage www.hu-berlin.de
Alternative meaning: Humboldt State University, located in Arcata, California
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

The Humboldt University of Berlin (German Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) is the successor to Berlin's oldest university, the Friedrich Wilhelm University (Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität), founded in 1810 by the liberal Prussian educational reformer and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt whose university model has strongly influenced other European and Western universities. After the Second World War, in 1946, the university was reopened under the name of Humboldt-Universität. Seal of the Humboldt University of Berlin. ... 1810 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Berlin (pronounced: , German ) is the capital of Germany and its largest city, with 3,426,000 inhabitants (as of January 2005); down from 4. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The European University Association (EUA) is the main voice of the higher education community in Europe. ... Humboldt State University is the northernmost campus of the California State University system, and is located in Arcata, California, about 300 miles north of San Francisco, on a hillside with a view of the Pacific Ocean. ... Arcata is a city located in Humboldt County, California. ... State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Official languages English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ... same as De:Bild:HumboldtUniversitaet. ... same as De:Bild:HumboldtUniversitaet. ... Berlin (pronounced: , German ) is the capital of Germany and its largest city, with 3,426,000 inhabitants (as of January 2005); down from 4. ... A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees. ... 1810 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The coat of arms of the Kingdom of Prussia, 1701-1918 The word Prussia (German: Preußen or Preussen, Polish: Prusy, Lithuanian: Prūsai, Latin: Borussia) has had various (often contradictory) meanings: The land of the Baltic Prussians (in what is now parts of southern Lithuania, the Kaliningrad exclave of Russia and... Wilhelm von Humboldt Karl Wilhelm von Humboldt (June 22, 1767 - April 8, 1835), government functionary, foreign diplomat, philosopher, founder of Humboldt Universität in Berlin, friend of Goethe and especially of Schiller, is especially remembered as a German linguist who introduced a knowledge of the Basque language to European intellectuals. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ...

Until the Third Reich, it had been home to many of Germany's greatest thinkers of the past two centuries, among them the subjective idealist philosopher Johann Gottlieb Fichte, the theologian Friedrich Schleiermacher, the absolute idealist philosopher G.W.F. Hegel, the Romantic legal theorist Savigny, the pessimist philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, the objective idealist philosopher Friedrich Schelling, and famous physicists Albert Einstein and Max Planck. Founders of Marxist theory Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels attended the university, as did poet Heinrich Heine, German unifier Otto von Bismarck, Communist Party of Germany founder Karl Liebknecht, and European unifier Robert Schuman. Until 1945, 29 Nobel Prize winners had been part of the university's faculty. Nazi Germany, or the Third Reich, commonly refers to Germany in the years 1933–1945, when it was under the firm control of the totalitarian and fascist ideology of the Nazi Party, with the Führer Adolf Hitler as dictator. ... Johann Gottlieb Fichte Johann Gottlieb Fichte (May 19, 1762 - January 27, 1814) has significance in the history of Western philosophy as one of the progenitors of German idealism and as a follower of Kant. ... Friedrich Daniel Ernst Schleiermacher Friedrich Daniel Ernst Schleiermacher (November 21, 1768 - February 12, 1834) was a theologian and philosopher. ... G.W.F. Hegel Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (August 27, 1770 - November 14, 1831) was a German philosopher born in Stuttgart, Württemberg, in present-day southwest Germany. ... Friedrich Karl von Savigny Friedrich Karl von Savigny (February 21, 1779 - 25 October 1861) was a German jurist. ... Arthur Schopenhauer Arthur Schopenhauer (February 22, 1788 – September 21, 1860) was a German philosopher. ... Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling (January 27, 1775 - August 20, 1854) was a German philosopher. ... Portrait of Albert Einstein taken by Yousuf Karsh on February 11, 1948 Albert Einstein (March 14, 1879 – April 18, 1955) was a theoretical physicist who is widely regarded as the greatest scientist of the 20th century. ... This article is about Planck, the German physicist. ... Karl Marx Karl Marx (May 5, 1818 – March 14, 1883) was an influential German philosopher, political economist, and revolutionary organizer of the International Workingmens Association. ... Friedrich Engels Friedrich Engels (November 28, 1820–August 5, 1895) was a 19th-century German political philosopher. ... Christian Johann Heinrich Heine (December 13, 1797 - February 17, 1856) was one of the most significant German romantic poets. ... Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck-Schönhausen, Duke of Lauenburg (April 1, 1815 – July 30, 1898) was one of the most prominent European aristocrats and statesmen of the nineteenth century. ... The Communist Party of Germany (in German, Kommunistische Partei Deutschlands – KPD) was formed in December of 1918 from the Spartacist League, which originated as a small factional grouping within the Social Democratic Party (SPD) opposed to the First World War on the grounds that it was an imperialist war in... Karl Liebknecht (August 13, 1871 - January 15, 1919) was a German socialist and a co-founder of the Spartacist League and the Communist Party of Germany. ... For the German composer, see Robert Schumann Robert Schuman in 1958, receiving Karlspreis in the city of Aachen Robert Schuman (29 June 1886-4 September 1963) was a noted German-born French politician who is regarded as one of the founders of the European Union. ... Photographs of Nobel Prize Medals. ...

After 1933, it was, like all German universities, transformed into a Nazi educational institution. Jewish students and scholars, and political opponents of Nazis were kicked out of the university, and often deported and killed. In 1946, the university opened again, now under the new name and in the Soviet sector of the city. The Soviet administration soon took over control of the university, relegating all students who didn't conform to communist ideology. As a reaction, the Free University of Berlin was founded in 1948 in the Western part of the city. Until the collapse of the East German regime in 1989, the Humboldt University remained under tight ideological control of the communist party which, by rigorously selecting students according to their abiding to the party line, made sure that no democratic opposition could grow on its university campuses. Its students and scholars did not participate in the East German democratic civil rights movements of 1989 to a considerable degree, and elected the controversial communist party member and former Stasi spy Heinrich Fink as the director of the university still in 1990. The Nazi party used a right-facing swastika as their symbol and the red and black colors were said to represent Blut und Boden (blood and soil). ... Free University of Berlin The Free University of Berlin (German Freie Universität Berlin) is a university in Berlin, Germany. ... This article is about Stasi, the secret police of East Germany. ...

In the following years, the university was radically restructured, and the faculty largely replaced with West German professors, among them renowned scholars like the art historian Horst Bredekamp and the historian Heinrich August Winkler. Today, the Humboldt University is a state university with a high number of students (37,145 in 2003, among them more than 4,662 foreign students) after the model of West German universities, and like its counterpart Free University of Berlin. Heinrich August Winkler (* 1938 in Königsberg); is a German historian. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Free University of Berlin The Free University of Berlin (German Freie Universität Berlin) is a university in Berlin, Germany. ...

Its main building is located in the centre of Berlin at the boulevard Unter den Linden. The building was erected by prince Heinrich of Prussia. Most institutes are located in the centre, around the main building, except the nature science institutes, which are located at Adlershof in the south of Berlin. Unter den Linden (Under the Limes – named for its linden trees which line the grassed pedestrian mall between the two carriageways) is one of Berlins splendid boulevards. ... Adlershof is a district in the borough Treptow-Köpenick of Berlin, Germany. ...

See also

Free University of Berlin The Free University of Berlin (German Freie Universität Berlin) is a university in Berlin, Germany. ... The Central Institute for Modern Languages at the Technical University The Technical University of Berlin (TUB, TU Berlin, German: Technische Universität Berlin) is located in Berlin in Germany. ... The Museum für Naturkunde (in English, the Museum of Natural History), widely known as the Humboldt Museum of Berlin, is the first national museum in the world, with a massive collection of more than 25 million zoological, paleontological, and minerological specimens, including more than ten thousand type specimens. ...

External links

  • Homepage of the Humboldt University of Berlin (http://www.hu-berlin.de/indexe.html)
  • History of the Humboldt University (http://www.hu-berlin.de/hu/geschichte/hubdt_e.html)
  • [1] (http://www.panorama-cities.net./berlin/berlin.html) - Interactive 360° Panorama in front of the University

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About Humboldt • Humboldt State University (421 words)
In addition to being leaders in the sciences and humanities, HSU professors are commited to mentoring their students by including them in all kinds of experiments, lab research, and field work.
Humboldt students are among the brightest and most unique students anywhere — and they’ve got a penchant for making the world a better place.
Humboldt State has something completely unique for Freshmen students: Freshmen Interest Groups (or FIGs) that will have you connecting with others who share your passions — from art, music and performance to social activism and outdoor adventures.
On April 19, 2001, officials from Humboldt State University and the institution's former track and field coach appeared before the Division II Committee on Infractions to address allegations of major violations in the institution's track and field program.
In conjunction with this penalty, the university's records regarding women's track and field will be reconfigured to reflect the vacation of the student-athlete's performances during the 1998-99 academic year, including the NCAA Division II championships in the indoor 55 meter dash and outdoor 100 meter dash as required by Bylaw
As required by NCAA legislation for any institution involved in a major infractions case, Humboldt State shall be subject to the provisions of NCAA Bylaw, concerning repeat violators, for a five-year period beginning on June 19, 2001, the effective date of the penalties in this case.
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