Humboldt University of Berlin is a public research university in Berlin, Germany. It was established by Frederick William III as the University of Berlin in 1809. Opened in 1810, it’s the oldest of Berlin's four universities. Till 1945, it was named Friedrich Wilhelm University. During the Cold War the university got split in two. The Free University of Berlin opened in West Berlin.
Humboldt University of Berlin has nine faculties. It shares the Medical School with the Free University of Berlin. The university has a student enrollment of around 32,000 and offers degree programmes in over 190 disciplines for various undergraduate, postgraduate, doctorate and postdoctoral courses.
During the 19th and early 20th century, the University was regarded as the world's preeminent university for the natural sciences. It is associated with major breakthroughs in physics and other sciences by its eminent professors, such as Albert Einstein, and other scientists as well as eminent scientists, mathematicians, politicians, philosophers, sociologists, politicians, artists, lawyers, etc.
Conferred the title of "University of Excellence" under the German Universities Excellence Initiative, Humboldt University of Berlin is one of Germany's most prestigious institutions of higher education.