Seven Clusters of Excellence Approved in Berlin
As announced on September 27, 2018 in Bonn, seven Clusters of Excellence of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have been accepted in total in Berlin in the Excellence Strategy research competition run by the German federal and state governments. Starting in 2019, the interdisciplinary research projects will be funded each for seven years with up to ten million euros per annum. After the first seven years it may be possible to extend the funding a further seven years with a renewal proposal. The institutions submitted nine proposals in total. These decisions also fulfill the prerequisite for the planned collaborative proposal by the four institutions in the Excellence Strategy.