Many famous philosophers, top researchers, and Nobel laureates have taught and researched at the University of Freiburg. The universitys recent success in the Excellence competitions, 2007 for research and 2009 for instruction, testifies to its position as one of the leading universities of the 21st century.
More than 21,000 students from over 100 nations are matriculated in 160 degree programs at 11 faculties. More than 5,000 professors and lecturers and many other employees put in their effort every day and experience that family friendliness, equal opportunity, and environmental protection are more than just empty phrases here.
The University of Freiburg has received multiple State Teaching Awards, an honor given by the Ministry of Science, Research, and the Arts of Baden-Württemberg to promote instruction at the states higher education institutions. The award was conferred for the first time in 1993. Since this initial success, the University of Freiburg has won the award again and again.In order to strengthen instruction even more, the University of Freiburg introduced its ownUniversity Teaching Awardin 2007.
Numerous former students as well as benefactors and sponsors intensify a culture of dynamic exchange with the city, the region, and the international scientific community.All of these groups work to give the University of Freiburg the vitality that will continue to provide fertile ground for outstanding achievements in the future.They are always eager to welcome more intelligent minds to the university.
Good advice does not have to be expensive! In fact at Student Services it is even free! Our counselling services provide support and attend to individual students’ needs.
Student Services offers 4,000 residencies within 15 different dormitories throughout the region of Freiburg. The low rent, friendly neighbour’s and diverse recreational activities make these accommodations very popular. The living situation is usually mixed but studio and larger apartments are also available.
With a collection of 3.6 million volumes, the University Library is the largest research library in the region of Southern Baden. In addition, the UB and the University Computing Center run the New Media Center, which offers a variety of multimedia services. The University Librarys main purpose is to supply 20,000 employees and students with literature and information.
The Computing Center is the central IT competence center of the university. It provides a broad spectrum of information and communication services and an efficient, modern IT infrastructure for instruction and research.
The main clinical campus is situated in the western part of the city between the Stühlinger and Beurbarung districts.The off-campus clinics of the Psychiatry and Dermatology Departments are located in the city district of Herdern on Hauptstraße.The Medical Theoretical Institutes are also located in the city district of Herdern in the Institute Quarter of the University.
The teaching concept is based on a well-balanced blend of on-campus instruction and e-learning. Only shortly after its inception in 2006, the degree program received full accreditation and was accepted to the DAAD funding program "Postgraduate Degree Programs on Developing Countries at Universities in the Federal Republic of Germany." (Source: University of Freiburg Press Release)
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Meet lots of like-minded people, enjoy the freedom of choosing your courses and grasp the chance to actually personally get in touch with the professors. It has been a good foundation for further studies. Also the support of elder students has been nice.
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The University is beautiful and quiet. The staff made every effort to help foreign students (including organising accommodation and trips for city administration). The quality of the courses is fairly high, even if the standard of testing is a little too easy and depends more on how fast you can write than how much you know. The University administration is nightmarish...