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.
Board of Directors
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.
The Executive Board is responsible for implementing the strategic decisions of the Board of Directors and, above all, keeps an eye on the coherence and interaction of the projects within the alliance. It is composed of one management member from each of the partner institutions.
For each of the five objectives defined in the proposal and the three cross-cutting themes of the alliance one steering committee has been appointed. The Steering Committees comprise one researcher or expert from each of the partner institutions.
The Administrative Office of the Berlin University Alliance is responsible for the overall project management of the alliance. It coordinates the implementation of the planned projects with regard to the goals of the alliance and, in particular, supports the boards and committees.
An Administrative Unit is assigned to each objective; the CCTs dispose of a comprehensive coordination. Administrative Units and CCT Coordination are both responsible for the conception and coordination as well as the administrative and operational implementation of the measures and projects. They work closely with the respective Steering Committee and support it and the partner institutions in implementing the measures and projects.
Units and Departments of the Member Institutions
Together with the administrative office, the staff units of the partner institutions ensure the design and implementation of the alliance objectives (strategy, administration, finances). They act as interfaces between the partner institutions and the administrative office and serve as contact persons for the respective members of the partner institutions. They communicate the activities of the alliance to the respective institution and ensure the link to each other.