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The Governing Mayor of Berlin - Senate Chancellery Higher Education and Research

Berlin has one of the largest concentrations of higher education and research institutions in Europe. People from all over the world teach, do research, work, and study at our four universities, the Charité – Universitätsmedizin medical school, art colleges, private colleges, and universities of applied sciences, as well as at our many non-university research institutes.

Senate Chancellery – Higher Education and Research

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The Governing Mayor of Berlin and Senator for Higher Education and Research Michael Müller and the Permanent Secretary for Higher Education and Research Steffen Krach

English-language website

This English-language version of the Senate Chancellery – Higher Education and Research’s website is meant to provide orientation and information to the many international Berliners, visitors, and those interested in Berlin’s academic and scientific landscape.

We appreciate your understanding that not all pages are available in English.

Please also note that English translations are provided for your information only. Any legal action must be based on the German original.

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Below you will find further information on Berlin’s international outlook, integration of refugees, and recognition of international degrees and qualifications.

International outlook

Berlin is international. And so are higher education and research. International students, PhD candidates, junior scientists, and professors find excellent research and teaching here, and there is extensive collaboration between the countless and diverse university and non-university institutions

Integration of refugees

Berlin is a very diverse city in which people of different worldviews, cultural backgrounds, origins, and religions live together and study together. Information for refugees who might want to enroll in a college or university is available here.

Recognition of academic degrees and titles earned abroad

Have you earned an academic degree abroad and would like to know whether the degree is recognized in Germany or whether you can use your academic title here?