Science and university community

Berlin Brandenburg has the most highly evolved research community in Germany 

  • 7 universities
  • Over 50 institutes of higher learning
  • More than 100 extramural research institutions, e.g. the Helmholtz Association, the Leibniz Association, Fraunhofer and the Max Planck Society
  • Ideal environment for collaboration and innovative developments

The scientific and business communities in Berlin and Brandenburg cooperate closely to ensure lively knowledge transfer 

  • University and industry transfer centers
  • Cluster initiatives
  • Innovative networks and patent exploitation agencies
  • 46 technology parks and centers with dedicated areas and support services 

A steady flow of highly qualified young professionals is guaranteed in Berlin and Brandenburg 

  • Universities and institutes of higher learning with roughly 180,000 students
  • Young professionals in almost all disciplines – especially engineers and natural scientists
  • FU Berlin and the Humboldt University of Berlin hold top rankings for the number of international guest scientists 

You will find further information on the scientific and university communities in Berlin and Brandenburg at the Berlin Business Location Center and the Brandenburg Economic Development Corporation website.