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Strong Pillars

The vice-presidents for research and innovation and academic affairs have reached the end of their terms in office

A Kaleidoscopic View of Corona 

In a new series of video podcasts Freiburg researchers offer their perspectives on the effects of the pandemic

The reading period has begun 

All members of the University of Freiburg have until December 12, 2020 to submit ideas for the competition “Eine Uni – ein Buch” (“One University - One Book”)

Information from the University of Freiburg on how to deal with the corona pandemic
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Studying at the University of Freiburg

By studying in the sustainable and green Black Forest Metropolis of Freiburg, you will become part of one of the best universities in Germany: 290 degree programs prepare you to meet future social and scientific challenges in the best possible way.
Our study programs are theory-based, challenging, and promote teamwork and academic culture. In addition to knowledge and methodology, you will also acquire the ability to reflect on what you have learned. You will experience excellent research, hands-on experience and ideal career preparation both in the course of your studies and in the programs offered alongside your studies.
As part of the EUCOR – European Campus and a large worldwide network, we are internationally oriented: Foreign and intercultural experiences are part of our study programs.

The University of Freiburg

The “Green City” Freiburg in southwest Germany is known worldwide for its historic old town, the Black Forest mountains, its recreational value, its high environmental standards and of course for the Albert-Ludwigs-University. Founded in 1457, the university is located in the middle of the city. It has received many awards as one of the best German universities in nationwide competitions for its excellent research and teaching. The university offers its approximately 25,000 students a creative and inspiring environment in which it is a pleasure to learn, research and live.


At 17 scientific centers, more than 100 scientific facilities of the faculties and in numerous collaborative research centers, researchers from different disciplines are dedicated to one topic. From medieval studies or research into renewable energies to materials science and the life sciences: scientists benefit from the shared infrastructure. In addition, they cooperate in their projects with national and international non-university partners.

Living in Freiburg

The Black Forest metropole Freiburg is home to one of the oldest universities in Germany. The many hours of sunshine and the magnificent nature make it a perfect city for all summer worshippers and nature lovers. In addition, Freiburg enchants with the ancient charm of the city center.


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