General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established
Abbreviation HU
Teachers 1,954
Students 31,218
Foreigners 13%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
AdmissionBased on past academic records
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Housing Available
Financial aid Available
Distance learning Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Motto
The Entity of Sciences
Accreditation
• Senatsverwaltung für Bildung, Jugend und Wissenschaft, Berlin
Affiliations
• European University Association (EUA)
Rankings
World ranking301
Country ranking23
Academic Reputation43
Employer Reputation127
International Faculty268
International Students343
Citations per Faculty361
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities27
Engineering and Technology196
Life Sciences and Medicine186
Natural Science121
Social Sciences and Management84
Cost of living in Berlin, USD/month
ExpensesMin.Med.
Accommodation 268 378
Food 178 338
Transportation 71 210
Communications and utilities 91 140
Clothing 24 90
Sports and leisure 19 81
Accommodation in Berlin, USD/month
Shared room outside of centre271
Shared room in city centre382
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre426
1 bedroom apartment in city centre602
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking301
QS World University Rankings127
Webometrics Ranking157
Alternative title
German Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Location on map - Humboldt University of Berlin
Humboldt University of Berlin or Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (HU) - public higher education institution in Germany.

Humboldt University of Berlin - Description

The university was founded in Berlin in 1810, and the foundation concept of Wilhelm von Humboldt gave it the title "Mother of all modern universities". This concept envisaged a "Universitas litterarum" which would achieve a unity of teaching and research and provide students with an all-round humanist education. This concept spread throughout the world and gave rise to the foundation of many universities of the same type over the next century and a half. The concept of the academic and statesman Wilhelm von Humboldt was influenced, among others, by the reform ideas of the philosopher Johann Gottlieb Fichte, the first vice chancellor of the university, and by the theologian and philosopher Friedrich Schleiermacher. From the outset, the university in Berlin had the four classical faculties of Law, Medicine, Philosophy and Theology. Its first academic term began with 256 students and 52 teaching staff. Professors such as Georg Friedrich Wilhelm Hegel (Philosophy), Karl Friedrich von Savigny (Law), August Boeckh (Classical Philology), Christoph Wilhelm Hufeland (Medicine) and Albrecht Daniel Thaer (Agriculture), shaped the profile of the individual faculties in accordance with Humboldt's concept. Partly due to the influence of the natural scientist Alexander von Humboldt, the university pioneered the introduction of many...
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