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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Founded in 1810 according to the concept which Wilhelm von Humboldt had put forward, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin was the "mother of all modern universities". It lives up to its history as a reformorientated institution by planting innovative ideas into study, research and structure. Since its foundation, Humboldt- Universität has been a “universitas litterarum” embracing all major scientific disciplines in the humanities and arts, social and cultural sciences, mathematics and natural sciences, medicine and agricultural sciences.

The profile of Humboldt research is reflected in sixteen DFG Collaborative Research Centers and in twelve Research Training Groups in which Humboldt-Universität has the coordinating function. Humboldt-Universität also plays a significant role in the DFG Research Center Matheon. Being aware of the growing need for interdisciplinary research, Humboldt began to set up ad hoc Interdisciplinary Centres across faculty boundaries, some of which include Collaborative Research Centres. 29 Nobel Price Winners who worked at Humboldt-Universität have contributed to the international acclaim of its research. More recently, the university has been given top positions in national and international rankings. UBER team is implementing in-school professional development programmes that are based on coaching of teachers based on extended video capturing of their classroom practice.

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