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Freie Universität Berlin is one of Germany’s universities of excellence and an international network university. Among its 29.000 students and 4800 doctoral candidates roughly 17% come from abroad. The Latin words veritas, justitia, and libertas, which frame the seal of Freie Universität Berlin, stand for the values that have defined the academic ethos of Freie Universität ever since it was first founded, in December 1948.

As a classic full university the Freie Universität Berlin offers over 190 degree programs and 23 Doctoral programs across a wide range of subjects. It offers the broadest spectrum of research in the humanities and social sciences in Germany with a unique focus on area studies. In the natural sciences, major focus is placed on physics, mathematics, and computer science, as well as the life sciences and earth sciences. The broad spectrum also includes the Department of Veterinary Medicine as well as one of the largest pharmaceutical educational institutions in Germany. Freie Universität provides targeted support for young researchers. Many innovative and structured doctoral programs are comprised under the umbrella of Dahlem Research SchooI.

In order to support the university's researchers and students in reaching out internationally, Freie Universität maintains a worldwide network of liaison offices.

The Cairo Liaison Office

The Cairo liaison office of Freie Universität Berlin has been established in 2010. It aims to increase student exchange and academic cooperation between Freie Universität Berlin and universities and research centers in Egypt and the Middle East. The Cairo Office informs students and scholars from the region about study and research opportunities at Freie Universität Berlin and explores possibilities of funding from German and European institutions. It also acts as a Welcome Center to researchers and students at Freie Universität and helps them identify suitable partners for cooperation in the Middle East.

Through its presence in Cairo, Freie Universität Berlin has established numerous cooperative arrangements with universities in Egypt and set up joint teaching and research projects. The Cairo Office also organizes lecture series, conferences, science slams and a research seminar to highlight the university’s outstanding research in many fields including Middle Eastern Studies.


Contact Person: Dr. Florian Kohstall / Ms. Eman El Mokadem (

Consultation hours: Monday and Wednesday 10.00 - 12.00 or by appointment