Freie Universität Berlin (FU), university of excellence, was founded in 1948 under the motto "Truth, Justice, Freedom." With 459 professors, 29,000 students in approximately 200 different programs, FU Berlin is the largest of the three universities in Berlin. As International Network University, it shows an academic profile comprising a broad range of disciplines in the humanities, social, and natural sciences. Freie Universität Berlin ranks among the eleven best German universities, having been awarded the title of university of excellence by the German research foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) in October 2007. In June 2012, Freie Universität Berlin was awarded the status of excellence for the second time.