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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.

  • 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.

Administrative Office

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.

Sabine Meurer, Managing Director
Tel.: +49 151-553 553 65
Email: sabine.meurer@berlin-university-alliance.de

Dr. Romain Faure, Program Manager
Tel.: +49 160-931 55 700
Email: romain.faure@berlin-university-alliance.de

Nancy Wegner, Project Coordinator
Tel.: +49 151-221 610 52
Email: nancy.wegner@berlin-university-alliance.de

Marina Kosmalla, Editor
Tel.: +49 (0)30 838-731 98
E-Mail: marina.kosmalla@berlin-university-alliance.de

Freie Universität Berlin

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

Ulrich Rössler, Division Head
Tel.: +49 30 838-736 00
Email: ulrich.roessler@fu-berlin.de

Dr. Nina Diezemann, Editor
Tel.: +49 30 838-731 90
Email: nina.diezemann@fu-berlin.de

Dr. Romain Faure, Program Manager
Tel.: +49 30 838-508 13
Email: romain.faure@fu-berlin.de


Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Strategic Planning Office (PB3)

Anne Ziemke, Deputy Head of Office
Tel.: +49 30 2093-20079
Email: anne.ziemke@uv.hu-berlin.de

Dr. Iris Cseke, Strategy Officer
Tel.: +49 30 2093-20073
E-Mail: iris.cseke@uv.hu-berlin.de 


Technische Universität Berlin

Task Force Excellence Strategy

Veronique Riedel, Director of the unit
Tel.: +49 30 314-22438
E-Mail: veronique.riedel@tu-berlin.de

Dr. Thorsten Philipp
Tel.: +49 30 314-29835
Email: thorsten.philipp@tu-berlin.de


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
Email: sophia.baur@charite.de

Dr. Nina Fechler, Head of Administrative Office for the Berlin University Alliance
Tel.: +49 30 450-576 093
Email: nina.fechler@charite.de