Humboldt University (Humboldt Universitat), Berlin

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The university is divided into three colleges: the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; the College of Natural Resources and Sciences; and the College of Professional Studies. There are 44 undergraduate majors and 73 minors. The two largest majors are Biology and Art, both with over 20 faculty members and extensive facilities on- and off-campus. There are several credential programs and twelve Master's programs, of which Natural Resources and Social Work are the largest. The new Energy, Environment, and Society graduate program is unique to the CSU, and provides graduates with interdisciplinary training in engineering, economics, and climate policy.

Humboldt State is one of only two universities in California to offer a major in Botany, the other being Cal Poly Pomona. Its botany program is the nation’s largest undergraduate program. Humboldt State is the only university in California to offer a degree in Rangeland Resources and Wildland Soils. The Native American Studies major and the Oceanography major are also unique to the California State University system. The university offers unique minors including Multicultural Queer Studies, Scientific Diving, and Appropriate Technology. The university's location on the North Coast provides access to the Pacific Ocean, lagoons, marshes, estuaries, and the Fred Telonicher Marine Laboratory, which provides opportunities for "hands-on" experiences and research for the sciences.
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  • A beautiful building and interesting to learn that this university has produced the greatest amount of Nobel prize winners! A lot of famous names passed though here, including Karl Marx and Einstein. ...  more »
  • The Humboldt University of Berlin is the oldest in the city and has served as a model for many other European and Western universities. It was founded by Humboldt in 1810 with the name of University of Berlin. There were studied many of the great intellectuals and scientists of the past two centuries, among them we can name the philosophers Fitche and Hegel, the also philosopher and creator of Karl Marx-Marxism, prizes and Nobel Albert Einstein and Max Planck. We just saw it from the outside and looks impressive, we never got to enter because they did not give us time, but friends that Yes came into other travel say that it is well worthwhile. It will be the next!
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  • We stopped here on our hop on hop off- bus tour. The history of this university is remarkable. Many significant people have been studying and teaching here such as Einstein.  more »
  • One of the best university to study social and natural sciences in Germany. Very resourceful.
  • Humboldt University is an old a prestigious university. It has a remarcable number of novel prices, specially in the first half part of XX century. The University has a corridor with portaint of women that contribute to academia. The university also have some scultures copies of classic art. This university also shows some evidences of the socialist period. It is a must to see in the city of Berlin.
  • Nice building. Well organised. Well maintained.
  • It is one of the oldest (est in 1811) and highly respected universities in the world, as 41 Noble Laureates have been reportedly associated with it. If you visit the university, you will find a 40 ft tall stack of books as a memory of the 1933 Incident in which some elements burned about 20,000 books its library. It remained part of East Germany till 1989.
  • A world-class university to study with practical facts.
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