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Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Charité is one of the largest university hospitals in Europe. All of our clinical care, research and teaching is delivered by physicians and researchers of the highest international standard. Charité proudly lays claim to more than half of all German Nobel Prize winners in Physiology or Medicine, including Emil von Behring, Robert Koch, and Paul Ehrlich. 

Master's Programmes

Medicine & Health (2)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)
Social Sciences (1)

About

History

  • 1710: Establishment of quarantine facilities for plague victims just outside Berlin's city limits
  • 1727: Expansion to a military hospital with educational training centre. Friedrich Wilhelm I. names the new building the "Charité" 
  • 1946 – 1989: The Charité serves as the most prestigious institute of the GDR

Education

Traditionally, Charité has been involved in the training of doctors and dentists. However, the university now also offers a Bachelor's Degree in Health Care Sciences, and eleven Master's Degrees that prepare students for managerial roles within the health care sector. 

Research

Innovative capacity and responsible governance, for the benefit of patients and society - these are the central tenets behind all of Charité research endeavors. At Charité, approximately 3,700 researchers are actively engaged in the development of pioneering innovations in the field of medicine. Committed to the highest standards of quality and sustainability, they work across 1,000 projects, working groups and collaborative projects. There is a particular focus on the interface between basic and patient-oriented research, which seeks to foster interdisciplinary collaborations with both national and international partners. 

Career

Charité is one of the largest employers in Berlin. With a history spanning over 300 years, and a long tradition of medical excellence, Charité offers a wide range of training and career opportunities across a diverse spectrum of professions. Our staff are our greatest resource, from their extensive experience through their skills and expertise to the enthusiasm they bring to their work.  Comprising approximately 100 departments and institutes, and spanning four campuses, Charité offers stimulating challenges, a cooperative working atmosphere, and interesting career development opportunities.  

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
90 36
2018
126
2017
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2018
167
2017
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2016
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Services

Student services

The Welcome Center of the Charité-Universitaetsmedizin offers a variety of services to international scientists, international program students (ERASMUS, Medea, DAAD, bilateral cooperations) and international medical students. When you reach Berlin, the Welcome Center should be your first source of information. 

Housing services

If you want to live in a dorm, you have to apply for a room. Where you have to apply depends on in which of the two universities you will be enrolled (ask us for this information). The dorms are located on the outskirts of the city, so you will have to travel longer distances. Sometimes the leases are for a minimum of three months. The dorm rooms are furnished, but there are no sheets or blankets. There are usually no dishes or kitchen utensils, so you have to bring everything or buy a set in Berlin. Since you can only move into the dorms from Monday to Friday (9:00 to 14:00 h), make sure that you do not arrive on a weekend or holiday.  

Student Life

Student clubs

At Charité, students have the opportunity to get involved in student councils and committees, enabling them to have their say in the continuous development of teaching and learning; some of the greatest contributions include the introduction of the Revised Medical Curriculum in 1999, and the New Revised Medical Curriculum in 2010.

Accreditation

Charité succeeded in developing a comprehensive and extremely well-structured, bottom-up system of quality assurance, which manages to address the specific needs of stakeholders across general and subject-specific aspects of teaching. Aside from offering a necessary and sensible level of standardization across different degree programs, the system also offers sufficient freedom for innovative and individual approaches. The system takes into consideration the European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (EDG), the guidelines of the Standing Conference of Ministers of Education (Kultusministerkonferenz - KMK), and the criteria of the Accreditation Council. 

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 3.5 out of 5 stars
I liked a lot the way of teaching, there were little groups of students in which participating was easier.
Anonymous rated 3.5 out of 5 stars
Because of the difficulties in the academic convalidations.