Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Freie Universitaet Berlin

Today we had a great lecture on Enviromental Industrial Policy by Dr. Klaus Jacob at the Freie Universitaet Berlin. The Uni was founded by a grant from the US in the 40's in order to set up a Uni that would compete with Humboldt Uni which found itself on the East German side of Berlin. It even has a Henry Ford Hall. The Uni has a broad range of programs and is home to about 35,000 students. It also has a really cool library building that was designed by the same British architect that designed the dome on the roof of the Reichtag building. The library looks like a giant brain from the outside and has some very cool interior architecture as well.

Our Berlin group also took a little time to make their presentation on Berlin. Next up will be our Hamburg group.

The group had the afternoon off and many headed out to explore parts of Berlin. Dr. McCardle and I went back to the Brandenburger Tor and Reichtag area and here are a couple of the cool photos.


  1. Dr. Karen LancendorferMay 6, 2010 at 2:27 PM

    Where is Mike McCardle in all these photos? Looks like you guys are having a good time.

  2. AWESOME PICS!!! Glad you are having a great time!

  3. These are frameable! (Ann Marie)