Opening / 03.04.2017

On April 3rd, the Einstein Center Digital Future opened its doors for the first time. The space at Willhelmstrasse is a part of the historical Robert-Koch-Forum, and will host an interdisciplinary research environment in which the best young “digital minds” from all over the world develop, shape and advance digitalization in the sciences, the economy and society. The new location will provide the initiative with a prestigious center in the heart of Berlin, with the best conditions for the development into a public forum for the exchange of important and current ideas around digitalization. On April 3rd, Michael Müller, the Governing Mayor of Berlin, officially opened the Einstein Center.  



The Einstein Center Digital Future is an inter-university nucleus for research on the digitalization of our society. The aim is to foster innovative, cutting-edge interdisciplinary research, and to provide outstanding training for talented young scholars. The Einstein Center Digital Future is a public-private partnership, initiating around 50 new professorships, and bringing together universities, non-university research institutes, and industrial enterprises, as well as regional and federal ministries. The scale of this alliance between public entities, sponsors and supporters is unique in Berlin’s history as a center of academic endeavor.



Prof. Dr. Odej Kao

Speaker, Einstein Center Digital Future

Technische Universität Berlin

Prof. Dr. med. Erwin Böttinger 

Speaker, Digital Health
Berlin Institute of Health, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Prof. Johann-Christoph Freytag, Ph.D.

Speaker, Digital Infrastructure, Methods and Algorithms

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Prof. Dr. Gesche Joost

Speaker, Digital Humanities and Society 

Berlin University of the Arts

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jochen Schiller

Speaker, Digital Industries and Services 

Freie Universität Berlin



Berlin becomes a hotspot of digital research 

The digital future starts in Berlin! 50 new professorships will be established in the areas computer science, IT and digital society, IT and industry as well as IT and humanities and digital health. All four universities of Berlin and the Charité - University Hospital are participating. The Beuth University of Applied Sciences and the HTW University of Applied Sciences will also establish professorships. In close cooperation with extra-university research institutions, industry and politics the Einstein Center Digital Future will be established in Berlin. It will promote the German capital as a hotspot of digital research and development.