Princeton University established a strategic partnership with Humboldt University in Berlin in 2012. The Humboldt - Princeton Strategic Partnership supports departments, programs, and centers seeking resources to sustain on-going transnational research and teaching collaborations. The Humboldt-PU partnership has flourished over the last six years and has co-funded 23 faculty-driven research collaborations in disciplines as diverse as classics, electrical engineering, molecular biology, neuroscience, history, philosophy and international relations. Princeton has also established a dual-Ph.D. program with Humboldt as well as graduate school exchanges in several departments, and a regular number of visiting scholars from Humboldt engaged in Princeton’s teaching and research enterprise. In addition to the faculty research collaborations and exchanges, Princeton hosted the University's fourth Fung Forum at Humboldt University in Berlin. Based on the success of the institutional collaborations and flow of scholars, students and ideas between the two institutions, the strategic partnership agreement with Humboldt was renewed in spring 2017.
A joint governing committee comprised of faculty and senior staff from both institutions review project proposals and govern the partnership. To view Princeton’s representatives on the joint governance committee, click here.
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is Berlin's oldest university and - as one of 11 German universities that won the German Universities Excellence Initiative – one of the most respected university world-wide. Humboldt-Universität is a large public university, and yet shares many of the characteristics of Princeton. A reputation for excellent scholarship (Humboldt-Universität has educated 29 Nobel prize winners), a profound commitment to arts and humanities, a faculty-driven approach and a more department-driven, decentralized organization than many universities around the world. The University has approximately 20,000 undergraduates, 11,000 Master's degree students and 3,000 doctoral students. Berlin is a wonderful, cosmopolitan city with an incredible history, Humboldt-Universität is an important intellectual hub for Princeton scholars and through our partnership with Humboldt, it is now the site of one of the most dynamic and important international endeavors of this University.