Freie Universität Berlin was founded in 1948 by professors and students, in response to the persecution faced by students who took a critical eye of the system at Universität Unter den Linden, at that time located in the Soviet sector of the divided city of Berlin. The idea of founding a free university found widespread support in the international community, including financial support. This outpouring of aid helped pave the way for Freie Universität to become a university with an outstanding international reputation. Today, Freie Universität is one of Germany’s leading research universities. The principles of freedom and internationality have guided the university’s development ever since. Register with the Freie Universität Alumni Network: www.fu-berlin.de/en/alumni Join the official LinkedIn group of Freie Universität: www.linkedin.com/groups/2447704