Princeton renews strategic partnership with Humboldt University in Berlin

Princeton University has signed a five-year renewal of its strategic partnership with Humboldt University in Berlin to support research and teaching collaboration spanning the disciplines. In June, Dan Garber, the A. Watson Armour, III, University Professor of Philosophy at Princeton (right), participated in a panel as part of the celebrations around Humboldt’s 250th anniversary. From left are Humboldt President Sabine Kunst and Raul Machado Neto, provost for international cooperation at the University of São Paulo.

Princeton University has signed a five-year renewal of its strategic partnership with Humboldt University in Berlin to support research and teaching collaboration spanning the disciplines.

The Princeton-Humboldt strategic partnership was established in 2012. The partnership supports collaborations that facilitate the sharing of ideas and knowledge among faculty, students and staff from the universities. It is one of three strategic partnerships, along with the University of Tokyo and the University of São Paolo, that are key nodes of Princeton’s international activity.

Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber and Humboldt President Sabine Kunst signed the memorandum of understanding on March 19 in Berlin. Eisgruber was in Berlin to participate in the Princeton-Fung Global Forum on liberty and privacy in the digital age, which included faculty from Humboldt as well as logistical support from Humboldt staff.

“Strategic partnerships such as the one with Humboldt enhance the global scope of the University’s teaching and research mission in very meaningful ways,” said Anastasia Vrachnos, vice provost for international affairs and operations. “This is evident in ongoing collaborations between our two institutions, joint publications, and the continued flow of scholars and ideas that is so vital to inquiry and to enriching our campus.”

Vrachnos said that the renewal of the partnership was based on…

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