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“Unifying Concepts in Catalysis” is a Cluster of Excellence funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) within the framework of the German Initiative for Excellence.

Technische Universität Berlin
Exzellenzcluster UniCat
Sekr. BEL 4 
Straße des 17. Juni 135
10623 BERLIN

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Fax: +49 (0)30 314-28594
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Prof. Matthias Driess (Technische Universität Berlin) is Chair of UniCat.

Six institutions participate in UniCat: The Technische Universität Berlin, The Freie Universität Berlin, The Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Universität Potsdam, The Fritz-Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society and Max-Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces.

The Technische Universität Berlin is the host university.

Technische Universität Berlin 
President: Prof. Dr. Christian Thomsen
Straße des 17. Juni 135
10623 BERLIN

Tel.: +49 (0)30 314-0
Fax: +49 (0)30 314-23222
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The Technische Universität Berlin is both a public body and an institution of the State of Berlin. The President represents the Technische Universität Berlin by law.

Tax identification number USt-Id-Nr.: DE 811 231 089


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Dr. Martin Penno
Tel.: +49 (0)30 314-28592
Fax: +49 (0)30 314-28594
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