The Center for Metropolitan Studies at the Technische Universität Berlin is an interdisciplinary, internationally-oriented research center that attends to historical and contemporary questions on the subject of the metropolis. The Center currently focuses on the topics of Metropolis and Mobility, Suburbanisation and Urban Renewal, Cultural Economies and Cultural Innovation Processes.
The University of Maryland, College Park is a public research university located in the city of College Park in Prince George’s County, Maryland outside Washington, D.C. Founded in 1856, the University of Maryland is the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland. The university is considered to be a Public Ivy. At a total enrollment of 36,014 students, Maryland is the largest university in the state as well as the Washington Metropolitan Area. It is a member of the Association of American Universities and a founding member of the Atlantic Coast Conference athletic league.