Academic Opportunities

*New*Last call for applications,we would like to remind you that the deadline for applying to the M.A. in Childhood Studies and Children’s Rights at the Freie Universität Berlin is approaching (April 30, 2015). Please upload all your documents to our online application-system until April 30, 2015. A summary of all required documents can be found here.
*NewLMU's funded Doctoral Fellowships in Environmental Humanities in Europe: Leeds | Munich | Stockholm. The Environmental Humanities for a Concerned Europe research group ( is now seeking applicants for twelve PhD/doctoral researchersDeadline May 15, 2015
*New* FUB's International Research Training Group ‘Between Spaces. Movements, Actors and Representations of Globalisation’ invites applications for 13 PhD grants. Here you can find more information. (Deadline April 30, 2015). FUB's Graduate School of Global Politics online Master's program International Relations (IR Online) accepts applications on a rolling basis. 

FUB: Sustainability Network

FUB News! The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) will support Freie Universität Berlin in further developing its strategic partnership network with roughly one million euros until 2018. Within the framework of the new “University Alliance for Sustainability,” Freie Universität Berlin, together with its four strategic partners, will focus on sustainability as a comprehensive topic for collaborating in research, teaching, and campus management. Freie Universität’s strategic partners are the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel), the University of British Columbia (Canada), St. Petersburg State University (Russia), and Peking University (China). The new alliance will be under the patronage of Prof. Dr. Dr. Klaus Töpfer, Executive Director of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) Potsdam.

Read more about the University Alliance for Sustainability 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

*New* THE Ranking 2015

LMU and FUB once again in Top 100 Universities Worldwide in the
Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2015

LMU Munich places 35th overall, making it again the best performer among the German universities listed. LMU has improved its position by 11 places over the course of the past year, and is again ranked among the top ten in Europe. For more click here.

Freie Universität is one of the 60 most highly regarded universities in the world. As announced by THE in London, Freie Universität's reputation improved markedly during the past year, bringing the university up to group 51–60 from 81-90. It is now ranked as one of the four most prestigious universities in Germany and 18th in Europe. For more information click here.

News from LMU & FUB

FUB Library


Latest insightLMU Available Online! (issue 1/2015) 

Latest FUB International Newsletter Available Online! (issue 1/2015) | Click here for the latest WIR (German) 

CLICK HERE for more FUB News

CLICK HERE for more LMU News

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.