The Berlin University Alliance is composed of four institutions: Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. They signed a cooperation agreement in 2018 in order to be able to implement their joint projects.

The Berlin University Alliance and the implementation of the jointly submitted proposal “Crossing Boundaries toward an Integrated Research Environment” within the Excellence Strategy is steered by a Board of Directors made up of the heads of the participating institutions.

  • Prof. Dr. Günter M. Ziegler, President of Freie Universität Berlin and spokesperson for the Berlin University Alliance
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. Sabine Kunst, President of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Thomsen, President of Technische Universität Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Heyo K. Kroemer, Chief Executive Officer of Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Steering committees with scholars from the participating institutions are responsible for implementing the five common goals and the three overarching topics set out in the proposal. The current members can be found in the respective objective or cross-cutting theme.

The implementation of the proposal as a whole is currently being supervised in the following staff units and departments in the participating universities. They are also contact persons for the members of the individual institutions.

Freie Universität Berlin

Division VI: Research / FU-BUA: Berlin University Alliance

Ulrich Rössler, Division Head
Tel.: +49 30 838-736 00

Dr. Nina Diezemann, Editor
Tel.: +49 30 838-731 90

Dr. Romain Faure, Program Manager
Tel.: +49 30 838-508 13


Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Strategic Planning Office (PB3)

Anne Ziemke, Deputy Head of Office
Tel.: +49 30 2093-20079


Technische Universität Berlin

Task Force Excellence Strategy

Dr. Thorsten Philipp
Tel.: +49 30 314-29835

Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Administrative Office for the Berlin University Alliance

Dr. Sophia Baur, Head of Administrative Office for the Berlin University Alliance
Tel.: +49 30 450-570 004

Dr. Nina Fechler, Head of Administrative Office for the Berlin University Alliance
Tel.: +49 30 450-576 093