Living and Working
According to its Charter, the Wissenschaftskolleg should “enable recognized scholars to carry out self-chosen research works in Berlin”. The Rector and the staff regard it as their responsibility to offer the invited researchers (Fellows) the best possible conditions for their research work. As a rule, the Fellows come to Berlin for one academic year (usually from 1 September to 30 June). Academic life at the Kolleg is shaped by the Fellows themselves and should be kept as free as possible of external obligations. The partners and children of Fellows are also welcome and form an integral component of the temporary community. This “learning community” is borne by its openness to and curiosity about the perspectives of other disciplines and academic cultures.