The Oxford-Berlin research partnership

Oxford and Berlin have joined together to meet the challenges of our time. The result: an exciting research alliance and the establishment of an Oxford Centre in Berlin – the first footprint of an ambitious journey to generate and share knowledge that benefits society and addresses issues affecting all of us across the globe.

The Oxford–Berlin Research Partnership was formed in 2017, between Oxford and the four universities making up the Berlin University Alliance:   Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin and the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin.

It aims to support high quality joint research initiatives across all disciplines of the member institutions, funded by collaborative applications to the EU framework programmes as well as from other funders and charitable agencies.


The Oxford-Berlin Research Partnership will encourage its researchers to tackle some of the most intractable problems facing the modern world, including social cohesion and global health. It will provide the means for researchers and graduate students from all five institutions to move and work in their partner locations.

Together with the Berlin University Alliance we have already funded 37 workshops and nearly 60 seed-funded projects, in which around 1,000 academics, researchers and students have taken part.