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Travelling Exhibition: Berlin – Capital of Female Researchers

Dates & Opening hours

Monday, 13 March – Friday, 14 April 2023

Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturdays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Lichthof at main building of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, 10117 Berlin


Please contact organisers for further details


Sabrina Wrochniak:

Further information

Exhibition webpage

The travelling exhibition “Hauptstadt der Wissenschaftlerinnen” presents influential female researchers and scientists in Berlin. Pioneers in their field, they paved the way for others. At Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin this too allowed for poweful changes. The travelling exhibition highlights women in science and research and honors their work.
Initiated by former mayor of Berlin Michael Müller, realised by the Berlin Institute of Health and supported by countless active citizens, the project could first be presented on 19 October 2021 at Festsaal of the Rotes Rathaus. Since then the intitiative has been actively presenting 22 important female researchers at Berlin’s universities.
From Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin among others Prof Dr Naika ForoutanDr Dr hon. Agnes von Zahn-Harnack and Prof Dr Marlis Dürkop-Leptihn, are portrayed in this exhibition.
Naika Foroutan is professor for Integrationsforschung und Gesellschaftspolitik (integration research and social policy) at HU. She is former director as well as founding member of Berliner Instituts für empirische Integrations- und Migrationsforschung (BIM).
Agnes von Zahn-Harnack was the first woman to enrol in Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität zu Berlin (today: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) in 1908.
Marlis Dürkop-Leptihn became the first female university president of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. She held that position for four years and followed 118 predecessors.
decorative picture of exhibition poster
Picture and rights: Senatskanzlei Berlin

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