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Our campus is located in the beautiful Charlottenburg district of Berlin, in a historic Bauhaus villa with a profound history. Our campus was originally the home of the Lindemann family and was designed by the German architect Bruno Paul. When the Nazis seized power in the 1930’s, the Lindemann home at Am Rupenhorn became the official residence of Hanns Kerrl, the Reichskirchsminister (The Reich’s Church Minister). When the war ended in 1945, the house was handed over to the Allied Forces and was used as a learning center for the British Military in the years following the war. Eventually, it was handed back to the Berlin government and was used as a pedagogical and educational center in the 1950’s until it was acquired by Touro College in 2003.


Touro College was founded in New York City in 1970 by Dr. Bernard Lander as a Liberal Arts college. Since the 1970’s, the expansion of the college has reached California, Nevada, Israel, Russia, and Germany.


In 2001, Dr. Lander collaborated with Sara Nachama to establish Touro College in Berlin. The decision to choose Germany’s capital as the new campus for Touro College was based on the college’s profound Jewish history and the unification of communities in Berlin.

Business Program

In the Fall Semester 2003, Touro Berlin opened, with a class of 18 students studying Bachelor’s in International Business program, which eventually became BSc Business Management degree.


In 2005, Dr. Lander was inspired by a visit to the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin and wanted to set up a Holocaust Institute at Touro. The Lander Institute for Communication and Tolerance was founded in 2006.

M.A. Program

In Fall semester 2007, the department welcomed its teaching staff for the M.A. program in Holocaust Communication and Tolerance.

MBA program

The MBA program was introduced in 2010.

Psychology Program

The B.A. program in Psychology had started in 2013.

University now

Under CEO Touro University System, Dr. Alan Kadish´s tenure Touro College finalized its major change in status, becoming Touro University.

Cybersecurity Program

The BSc program in Cybersecurity starts in fall 2023

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