Soccer Fever

Photo: Ingo Bartussek /

Germany wins the FIFA Soccer World Cup!! In a nerve-racking final game against Argentina, the German team won with a goal by 22-year-old Mario Götze therefore winning the World Cup for the fourth time after 1954, 1974 and 1990. Congratulations to the DFB-Team!

Check out the Soccer World Cup simulator that computer scientists from Freie Universität developed and see if your simulation was right! The simulator can be found here.

And why are we so happy that the German team won anyway? LMU sociologist and self-confessed football fan Armin Nassehi dissects the fascination of big sports events such as the FIFA World Cup Series! 

Photo: Ingo Bartussek /

Academic Opportunities

New! Call for Applications for 2 Doctoral Scholarships at the Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies. Deadline Oct 1, 2014

FUB's online master's program International Relations (IR Online) is still accepting applications for their waiting list (deadline passed on March 31).

New! The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is accepting applications for the coveted Sofja Kovalevskaja Award with up to 1.65 million EUR in funding. Deadline: September 1, 2014.

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.


For the first time FUB's summer and winter school FUBiS will offer a subject course from the STEM disciplines in their term III from July 19 - August 16, 2014.

The algebra course "Linearity: A Linear Algebra Course from Theory to Applications" will look at the early highlights of the application of linear systems.

Find out more about the program 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.

Previous accolades include the 2012 Funding Atlas of the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Humboldt Foundation's 2012 ranking!

New! Latest insightLMU Available Online! (issue 2) 

Latest FUB International Newsletter Available Online! (issue 1) | 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. 

New! Read President Huber's February 2014 Interview

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

Summer School at Max Planck

The IMPRS Moral Economies is organizing the summer school “Concepts, Language and Beyond. Emotions Between Values and Bodies” in cooperation with CONCEPTA. It will take place on September 21-27, 2014 at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin. 

Experts for Media

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

LMU Directory of Experts (in German only)

FUB Experts for Media as well as an interesting section on Topics for Journalists