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Berlin University Alliance Wins Excellence Status

23 Jul 2019 17:34 | iSchools News (Administrator)

Berlin, Germany. Major award for Berlin: The Berlin University Alliance has won funding as a group in the Universities of Excellence funding line of the German federal and state governments’ Excellence Strategy. 

The German Council of Science and Humanities announced the decision on July 19, 2019, in Bonn.  The four Berlin partners – Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (where the iSchool Berlin School of Library and Information Science is located), Technische Universität Berlin and Charité (the medical school jointly owned by FU and HU) -- submitted a common proposal entitled "Crossing Boundaries toward an Integrated Research Environment" and in a highly competitive process were able to convince the reviewers of its feasibility.

As of November 1, 2019, they will receive up to 196 million euros at first over a seven-year period. The Berlin Senate will contribute an additional 6 million euros annually through the Einstein Foundation Berlin to support top-level appointments and research projects.

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