Humboldt University of Berlin

  • humboldt university of berlin
    humboldt-universität zu berlin
    huberlin-logo.svg
    seal of the universitas humboldtiana berolinensis (latin)
    mottouniversitas litterarum (latin)
    motto in english
    the entity of sciences
    typepublic
    establishedoctober 15, 1810; 209 years ago (1810-10-15)[1]
    budget€ 397.8 million (without the university hospital)[2]
    presidentsabine kunst
    academic staff
    2,403[2]
    administrative staff
    1,516[2]
    students32,553[2]
    undergraduates18,712[3]
    postgraduates10,881[3]
    doctoral students
    2,951[3]
    location
    berlin
    ,
    germany
    campusurban and suburban
    nobel laureates55[4]
    colorsblue and white         
    affiliationsgerman universities excellence initiative
    unica
    u15
    atomium culture
    eua
    iau
    fgu
    www.hu-berlin.de
    humbold universität logo.png

    humboldt university of berlin (german: humboldt-universität zu berlin, abbreviated hu berlin) is a university in the central borough of mitte in berlin, germany. it was established by frederick william iii on the initiative of wilhelm von humboldt, johann gottlieb fichte and friedrich ernst daniel schleiermacher as the university of berlin (universität zu berlin) in 1809, and opened in 1810,[5] making it the oldest of berlin's four universities. from 1810 until its closure in 1945, it was named friedrich wilhelm university (german: friedrich-wilhelms-universität).[6][7] during the cold war the university found itself in east berlin and was de facto split in two when the free university of berlin opened in west berlin. the university received its current name in honour of alexander and wilhelm von humboldt in 1949.[8]

    the university is divided into nine faculties, including its medical school shared with the free university of berlin, has a student enrollment of around 32,000 students, and offers degree programmes in some 189 disciplines from undergraduate to postdoctorate level.[9] its main campus is located on the unter den linden boulevard in central berlin. the university is known worldwide for pioneering the humboldtian model of higher education, which has strongly influenced other european and western universities.[10]

    by some people it was regarded as the world's preeminent university for the natural sciences during the 19th and early 20th century, as the university is linked to major breakthroughs in physics and other sciences by its professors, such as albert einstein.[11] former faculty and notable alumni include eminent philosophers, sociologists, artists, lawyers, politicians, mathematicians, scientists, and heads of state. among them, the university has an association with 55 nobel laureates.[12]

    among its notable alumni, faculty and researchers are karl marx, friedrich engels, max weber, georg simmel, otto von bismarck, w. e. b. du bois, angela davis, walter benjamin, karl liebknecht, arthur schopenhauer, georg wilhelm friedrich hegel, ernst cassirer, heinrich heine, albert einstein, max planck.

    humboldt university of berlin has been conferred the title of "university of excellence" under the german universities excellence initiative.

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Humboldt University of Berlin
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Huberlin-logo.svg
Seal of the Universitas Humboldtiana Berolinensis (Latin)
MottoUniversitas litterarum (Latin)
Motto in English
The Entity of Sciences
TypePublic
EstablishedOctober 15, 1810; 209 years ago (1810-10-15)[1]
Budget€ 397.8 million (without the university hospital)[2]
PresidentSabine Kunst
Academic staff
2,403[2]
Administrative staff
1,516[2]
Students32,553[2]
Undergraduates18,712[3]
Postgraduates10,881[3]
2,951[3]
Location,
CampusUrban and Suburban
Nobel Laureates55[4]
ColorsBlue and White         
AffiliationsGerman Universities Excellence Initiative
UNICA
U15
Atomium Culture
EUA
IAU
FGU
www.hu-berlin.de
Humbold Universität Logo.png

Humboldt University of Berlin (German: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, abbreviated HU Berlin) is a university in the central borough of Mitte in Berlin, Germany. It was established by Frederick William III on the initiative of Wilhelm von Humboldt, Johann Gottlieb Fichte and Friedrich Ernst Daniel Schleiermacher as the University of Berlin (Universität zu Berlin) in 1809, and opened in 1810,[5] making it the oldest of Berlin's four universities. From 1810 until its closure in 1945, it was named Friedrich Wilhelm University (German: Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität).[6][7] During the Cold War the university found itself in East Berlin and was de facto split in two when the Free University of Berlin opened in West Berlin. The university received its current name in honour of Alexander and Wilhelm von Humboldt in 1949.[8]

The university is divided into nine faculties, including its medical school shared with the Free University of Berlin, has a student enrollment of around 32,000 students, and offers degree programmes in some 189 disciplines from undergraduate to postdoctorate level.[9] Its main campus is located on the Unter den Linden boulevard in central Berlin. The university is known worldwide for pioneering the Humboldtian model of higher education, which has strongly influenced other European and Western universities.[10]

By some people it was regarded as the world's preeminent university for the natural sciences during the 19th and early 20th century, as the university is linked to major breakthroughs in physics and other sciences by its professors, such as Albert Einstein.[11] Former faculty and notable alumni include eminent philosophers, sociologists, artists, lawyers, politicians, mathematicians, scientists, and Heads of State. Among them, the university has an association with 55 Nobel Laureates.[12]

Among its notable alumni, faculty and researchers are Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Max Weber, Georg Simmel, Otto von Bismarck, W. E. B. Du Bois, Angela Davis, Walter Benjamin, Karl Liebknecht, Arthur Schopenhauer, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Ernst Cassirer, Heinrich Heine, Albert Einstein, Max Planck.

Humboldt University of Berlin has been conferred the title of "University of Excellence" under the German Universities Excellence Initiative.

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