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University at a glance

Information from the University of Freiburg on how to deal with the corona pandemic
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The University of Freiburg was founded in 1457 and is one of the oldest and most renowned universities in Germany. With eleven faculties, around 240 degree programmes, and 440 full professorships as well as 32 junior professorships, it covers a broad interdisciplinary spectrum with high-quality research and teaching. The University of Freiburg regularly takes top positions in prestigious rankings. In the Shanghai Ranking, for example, it comes in at fifth place in nationwide comparison and is listed among the 101–150 best universities worldwide.

The University currently has around 24,500 students, 3,660 doctoral candidates, and a total of 6,700 employees, 5,500 of them in academic positions. Twenty-three Nobel laureates are associated with the University of Freiburg. The University secured 229 million euros in third-party funding in 2022 and received 16 ERC Grants between 2019 and 2023. Two Clusters of Excellence are currently receiving funding at the University of Freiburg. In addition, the University of Freiburg has submitted seven draft proposals for new Clusters of Excellence in the current round of the Excellence Strategy and will be submitting renewal proposals for the two existing Clusters of Excellence – embedded in the overall strategic process ‘University of Freiburg 2030’.