The Philological Library at the Freie Universität Berlin
The Philological Library at the Freie Universität Berlin ©

Freie Universität Berlin

Date Wednesday 15 May 2019
Time 15.15 - 18.30, arriving back at the bcc Berlin Congress Center by 19.30
Location Freie Universität Berlin, Dahlem, Berlin 
Distance from bcc Berlin Congress Center 15KM
Estimated journey time 45 minutes
Register Via the Going Global 2019 registration form

Freie Universität Berlin invites Going Global 2019 delegates to explore the campus facilities and receive an over-view of the Strategic Internationalisation and German Excellence Initiative.

Freie Universität Berlin was founded in 1948 on the initiative of students and with major support from the American Allied forces. Today, the university with its motto of Veritas, Justitia, Libertas (Truth, Justice, Freedom), is among Germany’s strongest higher education institutions. Some 35,000 students from more than 130 nations study on the university’s main campus in the Dahlem district which counts as an example of a US style green campus in Germany. There are currently more than 170 bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes on offer.

Freie Universität won overall distinction in the Excellence Initiative in 2007 and 2012 for its strategy to develop into an “International Network University”. It was the first university in Berlin to earn the status of a university of excellence and maintains an intensive worldwide network of partners for research cooperation and student exchange. It also runs seven liaison offices in Beijing, Brussels, Cairo, Delhi, New York, Moscow and Sao Paolo.

This campus tour will include the following elements:

  • Overview of the Strategic Internationalisation and German Excellence Initiative at the Freie Universität Berlin, with a focus on their current projects in the field of internationalisation and plans regarding the next phase of the Excellence Initiative;
  • Question and answer session. A team from the university’s International Affairs Office will be available to answer delegates’ questions;
  • A guided walking tour of the campus, including iconic buildings such as the Max Planck Institutes, the Philological Library “The Brain” - built by Norman Forster and the “Hahn-Meitner-Building”, where nuclear fission was discovered in 1938.

How to get there

Delegates will be collected by bus from the bcc Berlin Conference Centre. Light refreshments will be provided before returning to the bcc Berlin Conference Center.


Please be aware that only 50 spaces are available for this campus tour and these will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

This campus tour is free of charge to attend for Going Global conference delegates.

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