Communication science at Freie Universität Berlin is dedicated to the various aspects of human and public communication. The institute’s research expertise is reflected by the various courses offered in the bachelor’s and master’s programs. Berlin as the German capital and home of many media organizations attracts a growing number of students yearly with its rich creative and international potential. Within the institute, nine divisions apply different perspectives to the research of conditions, structures, processes, contents, and effects of mediated communication. Affiliated with the institute is the International Center for Journalism where journalists from all over the world can improve their professional skills.