Creating Synergies

Charité International is an agile network bringing together topics and agents in international affairs of education, research, and patient care to strengthen internationalization on the institutional level.

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Prof. Dr. Karl Max Einhäupl, former Chief Executive Officer

„For the Charité as a scientific institution, diversity and internationalization are essential to us. To that end, only internationally established science can really be successful. In addition, our doctors and nurses work daily for patients from a wide variety of cultures, which of course is part of life in an international metropolis like Berlin. Added to this is the fact that we employ people from over 80 different countries. Our students also come to us from all continents. And we welcome health professionals from around the world to a global forum, the World Health Summit.

For me personally, it is important to support this international orientation in all its facets. I would like to welcome you, our international guests, colleagues, and encourage you, our employees and students, to venture your own way abroad. For the benefit of the Charité and in the sense of an open, globally networked society."

Charité International Cooperation

For the medical faculty, Charité International Cooperation (ChIC) handles more than 100 partnerships in Europe and beyond. It is the primary point of contact for student and staff mobility both via Erasmus and via bilateral partnerships, serves international guest scientists, operates as secretariat for the Steering Committee for International Affairs and coordinates the visits of international delegations.

In close cooperation with the Director of International Affairs and his office, ChIC contributes to the development of Charité's international agenda in the areas of education, research and patient care. It works closely with the international offices of Humboldt, Freie and Technical University as part of the Berlin University Alliance. It is the primary point of contact for colleagues worldwide: international(at)

Director of International Affairs


The Director of International Affairs, Prof. Dr. Friedemann Paul, consults the Charité executive board on all matters concerning strategic international development. He represents the board on international matters internally as well as externally. In addition, he heads Charité's Steering Committee for International Affairs coordinating the interaction between the different actors and units working on international topics.

The Director is supported by the Administrative Office International Affairs coordinating internal and external inquiries on international issues. The office manages Charité's international profile partnerships and promotes internationalization in education, research, and patient care together with the relevant actors.

The Administrative Office International Affairs works closely together with Charité International Cooperation (ChIC), Charité's International Office, and the International Steering Committee of the Berlin University Alliance (BUA).

Steering Committee for International Affairs

The international cooperation steering committee was set up in 2016 to review and structure the requests for cooperation and delegation visits to the Charité. The group includes representatives from all areas of the Charité: teaching, research and health care. It is chaired by Prof. Dr. med. Friedemann Paul. In general, an application for cooperation must meet the following requirements:

  • At least two successfully completed activities between researchers of your institution and the Charité.
  • An application including a letter of Support
  • Detailed information about your institution as pertaining to our List of Questions

Charité Global Health

Global health consists of concepts and interventions for the betterment of health and the fight against illness in a globalized world.  As a result of new infections and multi-drug resistant pathogens, health care systems worldwide are burdened by an increase in chronic illnesses, but also by changes in society (through urbanization, armed conflict, flight and migration) and the environment (climate change). Together they will have a massive impact on people's health and well-being - both locally and globally.

Charité Global Health is the central point of contact for global health issues at the Charité for those interested in science, business, politics and civil Society.

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Diversity Network

The diversity network is an open group in which all employees and students are encouraged to explore the diversity in their lives.  Further information is available at