The University of Freiburg was founded in 1457 and enjoys an excellent reputation in teaching as well as in research.
It has received numerous honors in nationwide competitions. In addition, ten Nobel laureates have researched and taught at Freiburg. Today the university is characterized by a combination of traditional disciplines and modern technology. 170 million euros per year in third-party funding testify to its status as a powerhouse in research. As a full-service comprehensive university, it offers academic programs in a large variety of subjects from information technology, medicine, and natural sciences to humanities and social sciences. More than 25,000 students are enrolled at the University of Freiburg.
The University of Freiburg opens up new perspectives by challenging the traditional boundaries between the disciplines. Its institutions and projects, as well as various graduate schools, collaborative research centers, and the University College Freiburg, emphasize interdisciplinary research and problem-based teaching. Together with the five Fraunhofer institutes in Freiburg and regional companies, the University Freiburg with its “Competitive Centre of Sustainability” faces the challenge of the energy revolution. With the European Campus, that combines the potentials of research and teaching at the Upper Rhine, it shapes the trinational research and science region. Thanks to its high international standing, the university attracts outstanding scholars from across the globe. 16 percent of its students hail from abroad. With more than 300 partner universities and joint programs as well as a strong alumni association, it has a first-rate international network at its disposal.
Further information can be found on: www.uni-freiburg.de