Humboldt University of Berlin
Humboldt University of Berlin

Continente: Europe

Country: Germany

Address: Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany

Web Site: www.hu-berlin.de



About Humboldt University of Berlin:

The Humboldt University of Berlin (German: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, abbreviated HU Berlin) is a university in the central borough of Mitte in Berlin, Germany. It was established by Frederick William III on the initiative of Wilhelm von Humboldt as the University of Berlin (Universität zu Berlin) in 1809, and opened in 1810, making it the oldest of Berlin's four universities. From 1828 until its closure in 1945, it was named Friedrich Wilhelm University (German: Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität). In 1949, under Eastern Bloc rule, it was reopened and for this occasion renamed Humboldt University (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin). The university is divided into nine faculties, including its medical school shared with the Free University of Berlin, has a student enrollment of around 32,000 students, and offers degree programmes in some 189 disciplines from undergraduate to postdoctorate level. Its main campus is located on the Unter den Linden boulevard in central Berlin. The university is known worldwide for pioneering the Humboldtian model of higher education, which has strongly influenced other European and Western universities, and the university has been widely called "the mother of all modern universities." As of 2017, the Humboldt University of Berlin has been associated with 55 Nobel Prize winners, and is considered one of the best universities in Europe as well as one of the most prestigious universities in the world for arts and humanities. It was widely regarded as the world's preeminent university for the natural sciences during the 19th and early 20th century, and is linked to major breakthroughs in physics and other sciences by its professors such as Albert Einstein. Former faculty and notable alumni include eminent philosophers, artists, lawyers, politicians, mathematicians, scientists, and Heads of State.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
World University Rankings 134 126 108 98 137 181 202 78 71 77 75 76

ByField

Field 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agriculture - 200 252 221 - - 280 203 201 196 166 190
Engineering - - 266 250 261 - - 234 272 - 301-350 301-350
Life Sciences - 103 88 89 118 168 178 68 47 44 47 48
Clinical Medicine - 86 74 62 84 147 173 55 40 46 39 38
Natural Sciences - 183 161 167 175 188 185 147 185 169 169 181
Social Sciences - 288 185 264 290 - - 204 193 177 178 179

BySubject

Subject 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agricultural Sciences - - - - 290 - - 244 231 269 162 235
Chemistryical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - - 401-450
Chemistry - - - 172 196 199 222 154 192 190 211 203
Civil Engineering - - - - - - - - - - - 451-500
Computer Science - - - 239 191 98 90 106 137 159 193 227
Electrical Engineering - - - - 162 - 289 182 196 207 230 247
Environment / Ecology - - - - - - 276 251 205 187 177 198
Geosciences - - - - - - - 297 281 268 242 261
Materials Science - - - 216 215 238 287 234 238 241 264 245
Mathematics - - - 89 123 99 106 90 113 133 125 130
Mechanical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - - -
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - 236 275 106 62 59 71 72
Physics - - - 140 147 159 156 145 168 165 162 169
Plant & Animal Science - - - - 240 201 238 156 193 178 163 174