News Overview

New drugs screened by a computer

The open source "Virtual Flow" platform is library of more than 1.4 billion molecules

The development of new drugs in medicine can take many years and cost billions of euros. An international team of scientists, including researchers from Freie Universität Berlin and Technische…

New Member of the Deutsches Klima-Konsortium

Berlin University Alliances expands its climate research network

The Berlin University Alliance has joined the Deutsches Klima-Konsortium (German Climate Consortium, DKK). The consortium represents the leading players in German climate and climate impact research.…

“Design and Computation”: New joint degree program of UdK Berlin and TU Berlin

First interdisciplinary degree program offered together by Berlin University of the Arts and Technische Universität Berlin

Designers, artists, engineers, natural scientists, humanities scholars, and social scientists can now apply to the new interdisciplinary and research-oriented master’s degree program in Design and…

What Can We As Individuals Do?

Meta-study examines the possibilities for reducing our individual carbon footprints

In an international meta-study, researchers are examining the options that each of us has to reduce our individual carbon footprints. A research team led by Professor Dr. Felix Creutzig, head of the…

Saltwater in Place of Drinking Water

The electrolysis of seawater could provide a fresh impetus for hydrogen as a source of energy

The use of hydrogen as a source of energy could form an important cornerstone of a new carbon-neutral energy supply system. Ideally, the electrolysis of water required for this could be conducted…

Automatic Detection of Cholera Pathogens in Water

Professor Dr. Dirk Schulze-Makuch has now received a "Proof of Concept Grant" from the European Research Council.

More than 140,000 people die every year from Vibrio cholerae, the pathogen that causes cholera. It is estimated that up to four million people worldwide fall ill with cholera each year. It often…

“In Society, for Society”

A joint photo competition organized by the University of Oxford and the Berlin University Alliance reveals the many ways in which students work for the benefit of society

Volunteer work in sports clubs, helping out in projects for refugees, supporting a range of sustainability projects – these are just some of the many ways students are working to benefit society.…

When working from home is the new normal

Please participate in the survey

What was previously inconceivable is now suddenly the new reality worldwide: Countless people in many organizations, universities, and administration are working from home at a moment’s notice. The…

Extension of Deadline for "Social Cohesion" Call for Proposals

The last day to submit applications is May 27, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

Through the founding of the Berlin University Alliance, Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have set…