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Educational Transfer

Educational transfer is an integral part of studies and teaching. In transfer-oriented learning settings, the university and society come together to develop solutions for challenges on topics of strategic relevance for our future (such as sustainability, digitalization, or peacekeeping). The Department of Educational Transfer is managed by the University of Freiburg’s vice president of academic affairs and includes both continuing education and the Center for Key Qualifications.

Continuing education is a core responsibility of the university. Our continuing education unit supports mutual transfer with society as well as industry and uses the positive interactions with undergraduate university teaching, master’s programs, and research to design a diverse and innovative program of in-service module and certificate courses for targeted qualification and transfer-oriented networking among specialists and managers.

The practically oriented course program of the Center for Key Qualifications (ZfS) for the acquisition of professional skills is a recognized strength of teaching at the University of Freiburg. More than 250 experts from industry, science, and society – one-third of them alumni – design a program of around 360 courses per year. In transfer-oriented formats like service learning or the Sustainability Certificate, students receive direct insight into the possibilities for shaping our society and learn to take on responsibility.


Vice-President for Academic Affairs
Prof. Dr. Michael Schwarze