Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Successful in the Excellence Initiative
For the university of the future
Following the ideal of a "Culture of Enablement", HU reforms its governance structures. A reform of the university's faculties is the centerpiece
Technical Innovations in Adlershof
The Graduate School SALSA starts a renaissance of Analytical Sciences
New prospects for neurological diseases
The Cluster of Excellence NeuroCure promotes the fundamental neuroscientific research in Berlin

The Excellence Initiative at HU

In the German Excellence Competition, Humboldt-Universität recorded a big success.

Graduate Schools

Overall, Humboldt-Universität is involved in eight Graduate Schools.

Clusters of Excellence

Three of Humboldt-Universität's own Clusters are funded, with involvement in one other.

Institutional Strategy

Since 1 November 2012, Humboldt-Universität's Institutional Strategy "Educating Inquiring Minds" is funded through the Excellence Initiative.


Current calls for application: Humboldt Research Track Scholarships

Integrative Research Institutes

The Integrative Research Institutes (IRI) are a new format in top-level research and are located at the interface between disciplines.

Faces of Excellence

Researchers from successfully funded projects describe their experiences.