Bard College Berlin was founded in 1999 as the European College of Liberal Arts (ECLA), with the aim of creating a first-rate liberal arts institution in Europe. Over the years, it established itself as an institution with an uncompromising profile, attracting excellent students from all over the world. In November 2011, the Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation transferred ownership of ECLA to Bard College. The name was subsequently changed to Bard College Berlin, a Liberal Arts University. Visit berlin.bard.edu
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Life on Campus
Studying at Bard College Berlin is a genuinely international experience. With almost 40 nationalities and nearly as many languages represented in the student body, students learn intercultural communication skills and develop a network of friends around the world. Bard College Berlin's residential campus in the Pankow neighborhood of the former East Berlin boasts historic buildings with beautiful gardens, renovated into comfortable dorms, a library, studios, and performance space. The cafeteria offers excellent dining options, and the fitness facilities are just a short walk from the student residences.