Year of foundation: 1972
Approx. number of students: 1,400
Period of study: Early October-Mid February
MCI partner since: 2011
Berlin is the capital city of Germany. With a population of 3.4 million within its city limits, Berlin is also the country's largest city. After World War II, the city was divided; East Berlin became the capital of East Germany while West Berlin became a Western exclave, surrounded by the Berlin Wall from 1961-1989. Following German reunification in 1990, the city regained its status as the capital of all Germany.
Berlin is a major center of culture, politics, media, and science in Europe. Its economy is primarily based on the service sector, encompassing a diverse range of creative industries, media corporations, environmental services, congress and convention venues. The city serves as a continental hub for air and rail transport, and is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the EU. Berlin has evolved into a global focal point for young individuals and artists attracted by a liberal lifestyle and modern zeitgeist.
The Evangelische Hochschule Berlin (EHB) is a stately recognized university, run by the (Protestant) Church. It's focus is on Social Work, Nursing and Pedagogy. The school offers eight bachelor programs and two master programs. The education is practice-oriented, and the EHB has good connections to many institutions in the social sector in Berlin and beyond. Teaching is usually done in small groups; the EHB has also a strong international dimension with currently over 50 partner universities.