Freie Universität Berlin is an international network university and offers more than 100 programs in all subject areas. It is an interdisciplinary and research-oriented institution and one of the 9 excellent universities in Germany and is considered a highly competitive research institution on a global scale. It runs three interdisciplinary Clusters of Excellence as well as six graduated schools, and ten interdisciplinary centres. Among them, the Dahlem Humanities Centre aims to cluster the university’s research priorities in the most complete range of disciplines in the humanities to be found in all of Germany. The Centre for Area Studies facilitates regional competence by supporting research clusters across various disciplines in the humanities and social sciences in certain geographical regions.
The DIGIT-M-ED cooperation will be led by the Faculty of Education and Psychology which has a long-standing interdisciplinary tradition. Particularly relevant to the present project is the work done in historical anthropology and in the anthropology of education. The Faculty of Education and Psychology attracted research funds of about nine millions in 2010-2011 and is considered one of the best departments of Education and Psychology in Germany. The following colleagues associated with the Faculty of Education and Psychology will participate in the DIGIT-M-ED project: