The Internationale Begegnungszentrum der Wissenschaft is a residential building for both, international scientists at the Free University of Berlin and the Max Planck Society and fellows of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. It is located at the Wiesbadener Straße in Berlin Wilmersdorf. The IBZ Berlin is a founding member of the Network of the Internationale Begegnungszentren der Wissenschaft, an association of international guesthouses and university-related guesthouses in Germany. The 25 million Marks used to fund the IBZ, have been generously provided by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Volkswagen Foundation and the Land Berlin. Between 2010 and 2011 the building was renovated with the financial support of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
As well as being managed by the Freie Universitat Berlin and the Max Planck Society, the company is also being managed by smaller institutions and individuals. The main aim of the IBZ is to promote the communication of ideas between international scientists and their German colleagues, on both, a scientific, and an artistic level. For this purpose, the association organises numerous lectures, concerts and seminars for residents and guests.
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