Freie Universität Berlin

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Freie Universität Berlin
Type Public
Established 1948 (1948)
President Peter-André Alt
Location Berlin, Germany, United States
Campus Urban
Colors Green and blue

The Freie Universität Berlin (English: Free University of Berlin, often abbreviated as FU Berlin or simply FU) is a research university located in Berlin and one of the most prominent universities in Germany. It is internationally known for its research in the humanities and social sciences, as well as in the field of natural and life sciences. With 12 departments (FB) and three interdisciplinary central institutes, the university can be seen as an universitas litterarum (a traditional university where studies in all basic sciences is possible). The university ranked 113 among global universities in U.S. News & World Reports 2016 rankings.[1]

Informatics programs


The following bioinformatics-related options exist for potential students:

B.S. in Bioinformatics
120 credit hours over six semesters
Available online? No
Program URL:

M.S. in Bioinformatics
60 credit hours plus master's thesis
Available online? No
Program URL:

Ph.D. in Natural Sciences, Focus on Computational Biology and Scientific Computing
This is a joint program with the International Max Planck Research School for Computational Biology and Scientific Computing. Students "will go through an individually tailored course program based on the two Master programs (Scientific Computing and Bioinformatics) offered by the Freie Universität Berlin. ... Students in the Preparatory Program take an oral Qualifying Exam covering topics from the first year of course work. On passing this, students join the PhD-program and start the PhD research directly without finishing a Master's degree."
Available online? No
Program URL: and

Additional external links


  1. "Freie Universität Berlin". U.S. News & World Report - Best Global Universities. U.S. News & World Report LLP. Retrieved 03 November 2016.