ECLA of Bard 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 European College of Liberal Arts in Berlin, Germany, to Bard College. The name was subsequently changed to ECLA of Bard, a Liberal Arts University in Berlin. Visit ecla.de
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Life on Campus
Studying at ECLA of Bard is a genuinely international experience. With more than 30 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. ECLA'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.