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Berlin, University of
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(UB; from 1828, the University of Friedrich-Wilhelm, since 1949, Humboldt University [HUB]) was founded in 1809 and began offering classes in 1810/1811. In 1879, a Technical College (since 1946, Technical University, TU) was founded, and in 1948, during the Berlin blockade, the “Free University” (FU). The new “General Educational Institute in Association with the Academy of Sciences” (cabinet order of Aug 16, 1809) was not intended to be a technical school, but, following W. v. Humboldt's intention, was supposed to provide higher education in the science…

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Selge, Kurt-Victor, “Berlin, University of”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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