About Touro College

Touro College Berlin is an international Jewish-American institution in the heart of Europe, headed by esteemed Rector Sara Nachama. We aim to provide educational opportunities for the development of knowledge and skills that will enable students to succeed in a world of socio-cultural and technological change. We currently offer a Bachelor in Management, a Bachelor in Psychology, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Master of Arts program in Holocaust Communication and Tolerance. Touro College Berlin is one of the few academic institutions in Europe to offer degrees that are fully recognized in both Germany and the United States.

In all of these offers, we embrace intercultural harmony and openness for diversity. We teach these principles as designated parts of our curricula and our day-to-day interactions within a multicultural faculty and student body. Communicating across cultures, understanding other points of view, awareness of one’s own cultural biases is what we practice every day. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that the young scholars network on culture, media uses, and media effects is located at Touro College Berlin.

The “Campus Am Rupenhorn”, the site of Touro College Berlin, is a historical mansion overlooking the Havel river. The remarkable history of the house reflects the fate of Berlin’s Jews under the Nazi regime and of postwar life in the city under the Allied occupation. The house was designed for the Lindemann family by their friend Bruno Paul, an architect from the Bauhaus group, and was built in 1929/30. In the early years of the Nazi regime in the 1930s, the Lindemanns were compelled to sell the property at a price below its value. They then left Germany. Today the house is listed as a historic building and visited by architectural students from all over the world. At Touro College Berlin, it serves as a poignant reminder of the relevance of intercultural understanding.