List of universities, colleges, and research institutions in Berlin

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The Berlin-Brandenburg capital region is one of the most prolific centers of higher education and research in Europe. Germany's largest concentration of universities and colleges is located in Berlin. The city has four public research universities and 27 private, professional and technical colleges (Hochschulen), offering a wide range of disciplines.[1] Over 160,000 students were enrolled in the winter term of 2012/13.[2]

The three largest universities combined have approximately 100,000 enrolled students. They are the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (HU Berlin) with 34,000 students, the Freie Universität Berlin (Free University of Berlin, FU Berlin) with about 34,500 students, and the Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin) with 30,000 students. The Universität der Künste (UdK) has about 4,000 students and the Berlin School of Economics and Law has enrollment of about 9,000 students.

40 Nobel Prize winners are affiliated to the Berlin based universities.


Public universities[edit]

There are four big internationally renowned research universities in Berlin:

The Charité is the joint medical school of the FU and the HU Berlin and is one of the largest university hospitals in Europe.

Private universities[edit]

There are three recognized private universities in Berlin:

Universities of Applied Sciences[edit]

Berlin has several private, professional and technical colleges (Hochschulen)

Research institutions[edit]

Berlin has a high density of research institutions, such as the Fraunhofer Society, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Scientific Community and the Max Planck Society, which are independent of, or only loosely connected to its universities. A total number of 62,000 scientists are working in research and development. The city is one of the centers of knowledge and innovation communities (Future Information and Communication Society and Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation) of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).[3]

Nobel Prize winners[edit]

There are 40 Nobel laureates affiliated to the Berlin based Universities:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Metropolis of Sciences". Berlin Partner GmbH. Archived from the original on 24 April 2008. Retrieved 19 August 2008. 
  2. ^ "Wissenschaft und Innovation". (in German). 25 December 2013. Retrieved 25 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "European Institute of Innovation and Technology: Home". Europa (web portal). Retrieved 8 June 2010.