This is a wonderful day for TU Berlin.
The Berlin University Alliance’s Excellence Strategy
proposal has proven successful – thus marking the first occasion that TU Berlin has
achieved the accolade of University of Excellence. This is a source of particular pride for us. To provide you with a brief understanding, our proposal
focuses on the notion of “crossing boundaries”. The boundaries we are referring
to here are those between institutions and academic disciplines
as well as those that each of us has in our own mind.
These are the boundaries we are seeking to cross. And this is the common
theme of the Berlin University Alliance. I would like to take this
opportunity to thank everyone who has worked on this
application over the past two-and-a-half to three years. We have put together a
really good proposal. We are grateful that our proposal
will now be funded. It all starts on 1 November
2019 when Freie Universität, Humboldt-Universität, Charité and
TU Berlin commence their program.