Students in Berlin visit the libraries of other higher education institutions, take sports classes at a neighboring university, or pay for coffee using a dining hall card that can be used at any local university. Student life has long since transcended the boundaries of individual institutions – including in seminars.
There are already a number of degree programs at Berlin’s universities that are hosted by multiple institutions. Concurrent enrollment is open to those enrolled in joint study programs offered by different universities, such as the master’s degree program in Computational Neuroscience. This program, which is geared heavily toward current research, was created through cooperation among multiple university research institutions in Berlin: Humboldt-Universität, Technische Universität Berlin, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, and the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin.
About one dozen study programs at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, a joint institution of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Freie Universität Berlin, are also organized as cooperative programs. They include the master’s degree program in Public Health, which is hosted by the Berlin School of Public Health, a joint institution of Alice Salomon Hochschule, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, and Technische Universität Berlin. At two locations – lecture halls on the Charité Virchow campus and at Technische Universität Berlin – students study the systems and structures of patient care, healthcare, and health policy.
However, students enrolled in joint degree programs do still have to choose one “main” university, since they are only permitted to exercise their rights as university members, such as participating in elections for the student parliament, in one place. Fees and contributions, including social contributions to the Studierendenwerk student union, are only due at the student’s main university.
This joint study program offered by Technische Universität and Freie Universität combines mathematics, fundamentals of computer science, and media technology with approaches to media communication drawn from the social sciences. Starting in the 2017/18 winter semester, Humboldt-Universität is also a cooperation partner in the Digital Media & Technology master’s degree program.
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Students in this master’s degree program offered by Technische Universität, Humboldt-Universität, Charité – Universitätsmedizin, and the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin learn how to understand the functions of the brain through data analysis or computer simulations.
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Students of bioinformatics in the joint program offered by Freie Universität and Charité – Universitätsmedizin learn to answer questions in biological sciences and medicine using methods drawn from mathematics and computer science.
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Reconstructing the history of global connections is the goal of students in this joint degree program, which is offered by Humboldt-Universität and Freie Universität.
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Students in this joint study program offered by Humboldt-Universität, Technische Universität, Freie Universität, and Charité learn to use statistical methods to study various processes, such as the development of financial markets and demographic change.
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Theories and methods in international relations and empirical subject-specific knowledge in the area of international politics are part of the master’s degree program in International Relations, which is offered by Freie Universität, Humboldt-Universität, and the University of Potsdam.
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The master’s degree program in Public Health is a joint institution of Alice Salomon Hochschule, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, and Technische Universität Berlin. Students in this program study the systems and structures of patient care and healthcare along with health policy.
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