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Objective 1: Focusing on Grand Challenges

In founding the Berlin University Alliance, Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have set the ambitious aim of jointly turning Berlin into an integrated research environment that is specially dedicated to addressing global grand challenges.

The Alliance is dedicating an initial stage of this initiative to the discussion of social cohesion.

As part of the second Grand Challenge Initiative, researchers address the theme of global health.

Steering Committee:

  • Prof. Dr. Petra Knaus, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Christoph Schneider, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Stephan Völker, Technische Universität Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Joachim Spranger, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin


Dr. Claudia Wiedner, Head of Office for Grand Challenge Initiatives
Tel.: +49 151-283 061 53
Email: claudia.wiedner@berlin-university-alliance.de

Nehle Frerick, Program Manager Global Health
Email: nehle.frerick@berlin-university-alliance.de

Christian Richter
Scientific Coordinator Social Cohesion
Tel.: +49 30 / 838-69746
Email: christian.richter@berlin-university-alliance.de

Dr. Jeanette Schlief, Program Manager Next Grand Challenge
Email: jeanette.schlief@berlin-university-alliance.de

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