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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - European Law School

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The Humboldt-Universität was founded 1809 and is the oldest university in Berlin.  In dialogue with the city of Berlin, the "alma mater" celebrated science, research and teaching, and the relevance of Humboldt’s founding principles for the present day.

During it’s history, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin has undergone many profound changes. The most recent reformation followed the Peaceful Revolution in East Germany in 1989. Many new outstanding professors were appointed from East and West, from Germany and from abroad.As one of eleven German universities, the Humboldt-Universität was chosen “University of Excellence” in June 2012. It was successful in all three funding lines in the third round of the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments and awarded for its future concept “Educating Enquiring Minds: Individuality – Openness – Guidance”. In an international comparison, Humboldt- Universität ranks among the top ten of German universities.

Many famous lawyers researched and taught at the law faculty of the Humboldt Universität, among them Friedrich Carl con Savigny. Until today it is is one of the most prestigious law faculties in Germany.