In today's world, Berlin takes centre stage with a leading role in Europe and internationally – not only in public policy, but in the arts, education, and research. The city's dynamism is evident in the plenary chamber of the Bundestag (German parliament); in lecture halls of the city's major public universities; across tables in libraries and archives, independent research institutions, and cafés; in screening rooms and art galleries; and in the shopfront offices of Internet start-ups, design firms, and NGOs.
Berlin is a magnet for people who want to make a difference, and for people who are already doing so, including artists, scientists, politicians, diplomats, journalists, scholars, and students from every corner of the globe.
Bard College Berlin actively engages Berlin's cultural and intellectual abundance. Class excursions, internships, and language courses give depth and relevance to what students study, making the city both textbook and classroom.