Study Abroad
image of study in Australia

The Freie University

THE FREIE UNIVERSITY

THE FREIE UNIVERSITY The Freie University of Berlin was established by students and scholars on 4 December 1948. The foundation is strongly connected to the beginning of the Cold War period. The University of Berlin was located in the former Soviet sector of Berlin and was granted permission to continue teaching by the Soviet Military Administration in Germany (SMAD) in January 1946. The universities were increasingly influenced by communism as they were ground for the political disputes of the postwar period. This led to protests by students critical of the prevailing system. Between 1945 and 1948, more than 18 students were arrested or persecuted, some even executed by the Soviet secret police (NKVD). Foundation (1948-2000)Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Chemistry in 1911. Today, the Hahn-Meitner building houses the Institute for Biochemistry, where the nuclear fission was discovered.At the end of 1947, first students demanded a university free from political influence. The climax of the protests was reached on 23 April 1948: after three students were expelled from the university without a trial, about 2,000 students protested at the Hotel Esplanade. By the end of April, the governor of the United States Army Lucius D. Clay gave the order to legally check for the formation of a new university in the western sectors. On 19 June 1948 the "preparatory committee for establishing a free university" consisting of politicians, professors, administrative staff members, and students, met. With a manifesto titled "Request for establishing a free university in Berlin," the committee appealed to the public for support.The municipal authorities of Berlin granted the foundation of a free university and requested the opening for the coming winter semester 1948/49. Meanwhile, the student's committee in the German Democratic Republic protested against the formation, the GDR described the new university as the "so-called free university" in official documents until the fall of the Berlin Wall.The former Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Biology. Today, it houses the Department of LawThe council-manager government accepted the by-law on 4 November 1948. The by-law achieved prominence under its alias "the Berlin model": The university was founded as a statutory corporation (Körperschaft des öffentlichen Rechts) and was not directly subjected to the state, as it was controlled by a supervisory board consisting of six representatives of the state of Berlin, three representatives of the university and students. This form was unique in Germany at that time, as the students had much more influence on the system than before. But until the 1970s, the involvement of the students in the committees was slowly cut back while adapting to the model of the western German universities in order to be fully recognized as an equivalent university. On 15 November 1948, the first lectures were held in the buildings of the Kaiser Wilhelm Society for the Advancement of Science. The actual foundation took place on 4 December 1948 in the Titania palace, the film theater with the biggest hall available in the western sectors of Berlin. Attendants of the event were not only scientists, politicians (the Governing Mayor Ernst Reuter amongst others) and students, but also representatives of American universities, among them Stanford University and Yale University. The first elected president of the FU Berlin was the historian Friedrich Meinecke. Campus Most of the facilities of the Free University of Berlin are located in the residential garden district of Dahlem in southwestern Berlin. Around the beginning of the 20th century, Dahlem was established as a center for research of the highest caliber. Academic activity in Dahlem was supported by Friedrich Althoff, Ministerial Director in the Prussian Ministry of Culture, who initially proposed the foundation of a "German Oxford". Cources

Campus


Most of the facilities of the Free University of Berlin are located in the residential garden district of Dahlem in southwestern Berlin. Around the beginning of the 20th century, Dahlem was established as a center for research of the highest caliber. Academic activity in Dahlem was supported by Friedrich Althoff, Ministerial Director in the Prussian Ministry of Culture, who initially proposed the foundation of a "German Oxford".


Cources

  • Bachelor in Computer Science
  • Masters in Finance, Accounting and Taxation
  • Master of Science in Information Systems
  • Masters in Economics
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Management & Marketing
  • Masters In Psychology
  • Masters in Statistics
  • Master of Science in Physics
  • Bachelors in Information Management
  • Bachelors in Biochemistry
  • Master of Science in Geological Sciences
  • Master of Science in Chemistry
  • Bachelors in Physics
  • Masters in Biology
  • MSc in Geological Sciences
  • M.Sc. Geographical Sciences
  • Masters in Public Economic
  • BSc in Meteorology
  • Masters in Mathematics


 

Have A Question?
Post your Query

1 Candidate Info
2 Additional Info

Top Consultants

Top Universities

Need ‘Free Advise’ on the most suitable country or Course for you?


Contact me with your profile and I will give you the best possible options !
John Doe
Online Advisor

Choose any country

Guide me career.