Berlin University Alliance Wins Prestigious National Award for German Universities
Friday, 19. July 2019
Major award for Berlin: The Berlin University Alliance has won funding as a group in the Universities of Excellence funding line of the German federal and state governments’ Excellence Strategy. The German Council of Science and Humanities announced the decision on July 19, 2019, in Bonn. The four Berlin partners – Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin – submitted a joint proposal entitled Crossing Boundaries toward an Integrated Research Environment and in a highly competitive process were able to convince the reviewers of its feasibility. As of November 1, 2019, they will receive up to 196 million euros at first over a seven-year period. The Berlin Senate will contribute an additional 6 million euros annually through the Einstein Foundation Berlin to support top-level appointments and research projects.
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The Berlin University Alliance 
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The Berlin University Alliance is the basis for a successful and developing collaboration between four strong partners: Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Technische Universität Berlin as well as Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin.
The Excellence Competition 
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We’ve done it! On 19 July 2019, the four partner universities of the Berlin University Alliance were jointly awarded the title of University of Excellence. TU Berlin has already enjoyed considerable success in the Excellence Competition over the years.