Partner Institutions

In 2011 the Freie Universität (FU), Humboldt Universität (HU), Technische Universität (TU), and Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) began a cooperation to support and promote the discipline of the history of knowledge in Berlin. Since then, an organizational and content framework has been created that has led to a significant expansion in joint research activities.  

Find further contact information here

 

Freie Universität Berlin

Founded in 1948, the Freie Universität Berlin is a leading German research institution, with exceptional strengths in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The Institute of German and Dutch Languages and Literature is particularly involved in the steering of the ZWG.

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

The Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is the oldest of the four universities in Berlin. As one of 11 German universities, the HU was chosen "University of Excellence" in June 2012. The Chair for the History of Science, which seeks to expand the history of science to the history of knowledge, is specifically involved in the cooperation between the Berlin universities and the MPIWG.

 

 

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

Founded in 1994, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin is one of the more than 80 research institutes administered by the Max Planck Society. It is dedicated to the study of the history of science and aims to understand scientific thinking and practice as historical phenomena. The Cooperation & Communication department of the MPIWG is particularly involved in the steering of the ZWG.

Technische Universität Berlin

The Technische Universität Berlin is one of Germany’s largest and most internationally renowned technical universities. The range of services offered by the universities' seven faculties serve to forge a unique link between the natural and technical sciences as well as economics, social sciences, and humanities. Particularly involved in the cooperation between the Berlin universities and the MPIWG is the Chair for the History of Science within the Institute of History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Literature.