Academic Opportunities

*New* FUB's Research Alumni Program has announced it's Call for Applications for previous FUB guest scholars to collaborate with the university. Deadline Mar 31, 2015

FUB's European Journalism Fellowship Call for Applications. Deadline Feb 28, 2015

FUB"s Dahlem Research School's Call for Post Doc Applications. Deadline Mar 13, 2015

LMU's Rachel Carson Center for Environment & Society invites applications for PostDoc and Senior Fellowships. Deadline Jan 31, 2015

FUB's Graduate School of Global Politics online Master's program International Relations (IR Online) accepts applications on a rolling basis. 

FUB's Graduate School of North American Studies invites applications for 10 Doctoral Grants (Deadline Jan 31, 2015) and 4 PostDoc positions (Deadline Feb 28, 2015). 

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Freie Universität Berlin invite PostDoc applicants for a Joint Berlin-Jerusalem Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program Deadline Jan 30, 2015

Strategic Int'l Partnerships

Are you responsible for international partnerships at your institution?
If so, please take a few minutes to participate in a new survey conducted by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in cooperation with Freie Universität Berlin for a joint IIE/DAAD publication. Strategic international partnerships are a relatively new but growing phenomenon in the higher education sector. This global survey seeks to assess the nature and dynaics of such transnational arrangements between higher education institutions in various countries and regions. The responses collected from this survey will provide the higher education community with the latest trends on strategic international partnerships from a multitude of perspectives, and contribute to the growing body of empirical data on this topic. The results will also be synthesized into a chapter in the upcoming IIE/DAAD publication, Global Perspectives on Strategic International Partnerships (May 2015). Please complete this survey by January 30, 2015.

FUB: New Strategic Partnership

Peter-André Alt, President of FUBFUB News! Freie Universität Berlin and the University of British Columbia signed a new strategic partnership agreement to foster innovation in research and teaching.

“The teaming up of two highly dynamic world-class universities will open up new exciting opportunities to our students and researchers alike,” said Prof. Dr. Peter-André Alt, the president of Freie Universität Berlin.

> Read more about the agreement here.

Most Popular Universities!

In a recent education review, Deutsche Welle reported that Germany is one of the most popular countries for foreign students - and the top destination among non-English speaking countries. FUB and LMU top the list taking place 1 & 2 respectively! Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) situated in picturesque Munich, was ranked "the world's most livable city" by Monocle magazine in 2013. It is one of Germany's oldest and most prestigious universities - boasting 34 Nobel laureate associations. The article features that the Free University of Berlin (FUB) is a reference to West Berlin because of its status as part of the "free world" unlike its counterpart in then Soviet-occupied East Berlin, Humboldt University.

To see the list in descending order Click Here

News from LMU & FUB

FUB Library


LMU and FUB renew excellence status in Germany Excellence Initiative while being among the top 5 (in Germany) according to both the QS World University Ranking and Times Higher Education Ranking. In fact, LMU in the recent Times Higher Education Ranking 2014-2015 broke in to the Top 30 universities in the world! According to US News & World Report Ranking LMU is the best university in Germany ranking #1 and FUB is #4. 

Latest insightLMU Available Online! (issue 4) 

Latest FUB International Newsletter Available Online! (issue 3) | Click here for the latest WIR (German) 

CLICK HERE for more FUB News

CLICK HERE for more LMU News

LMU MOOC Offerings

LMU President HuberLMU's first four Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) are now online! Over 120,000 people from all over the globe have already registered for the courses offered by LMU. “We are delighted with the enthusiastic response from so many people in all parts of the world to the online courses announced by LMU,” says LMU President Professor Bernd Huber. 

Read President Huber's February 2014 Interview

For Information About MOOCs at LMU Click Here | Click Here for LMU's home on Coursera

Experts for Media

Both LMU &FUB provide a unique Experts service that can help media professionals in a wide variety of subjects! 

Click here for the LMU Directory of Experts (in German only)

Click here for the FUB Experts for Media. FUB also has a section on Current Topics for Journalists.
FUB's Research Profile document is a good place to find out about our research priorities and highlights; and At a Glance provides a short overview about the university.