Bard College Berlin’s world-class faculty have earned their degrees at some of the most prestigious institutions in Europe and the United States. Their expertise spans the disciplines of art history, philosophy, literature, film, English, and political theory. Approximately 85 percent of faculty members hold a doctoral degree or other terminal degree in their field.

In addition to preparing their students to be active members of society, professors at Bard College Berlin practice civic engagement and cultural outreach in their own careers. Faculty members have served as government ministers and senior government advisers, played key roles in the civil rights movement in the former East Germany, and exhibited work at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Bard College Berlin faculty and administrators have conferred extensively with their Bard College counterparts to develop a curriculum that broadly and deeply explores philosophical, literary, social, artistic, and scientific questions about the world. Bard College Berlin faculty inspire their students to examine the basis for the value judgments that shape our intellectual, cultural, and political life.


Studying at Bard College Berlin is an experience that integrates knowledge across borders literally as well as intellectually. With more than 30 nationalities and nearly as many languages represented in the student body, students can hone their skills in intercultural communication—in dorms, in classroom discussions, or while exploring Berlin.


Over the last decade, many young adults have attended a summer course or completed an Academy or Project Year at Bard College Berlin. In 2012, Bard College Berlin celebrated its first graduating class of B.A. in Humanities, the Arts and Social Thought students. Future graduates will join a network of alumni/ae who are studying and working around the world. After graduation, alumni/ae remain connected, professionally and personally, to their Bard College Berlin friends and professors.