Freie Universität Berlin
Freie Universität Berlin is one of Germany's leading research-based universities. Founded in 1948 according to the principles "Truth, Justice, Freedom" and based on its history as a reform-oriented university, it continues to display a distinguished modern and international character. Today, the university offers degree courses in more than one hundred subjects to over 29,000 students. With about 459 professors, 4,000 graduate students and 1,000 doctoral candidates each year, FU Berlin is the largest of the three universities located in Berlin. Its academic profile comprises a broad range of disciplines in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. In June 2012, Freie Universität Berlin was awarded the status of excellence on a federal level for the second time.