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Clusters of Excellence

Cross-institutional Collaboration Shapes Berlin as a Research Hub

In the Excellence Strategy research competition run by the German federal and state governments, the following Clusters of Excellence of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have been approved. As of 2019, the interdisciplinary research projects are each being funded for seven years with up to ten million euros per annum.

Project specifics:


The Berlin Mathematics Research Center

Matters of Activity: Image Space Material

A new culture of material


New perspectives in the therapy of neurological diseases

SCIoI – Science of Intelligence

Learning to understand intelligence


Global challenges for liberal democracy as a model of organization

Temporal Communities

A global perspective on literature

Unifying Systems in Catalysis (UniSysCat)

Sustainability needs catalysis research