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University of Freiburg

4.5 out of 5 (96 ratings / 32 reviews) Freiburg, Germany
Already a comprehensive university at its founding in 1457, the University of Freiburg still offers undergraduate and graduate studies as well as professorial qualification in all important disciplines today: the humanities, natural and engineering sciences, medicine, law, and theology. This diversity also provides an ideal environment for innovative interdisciplinary studies.

Master's Programmes

Social Sciences (5)
Engineering & Technology (4)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Humanities (3)
Business & Management (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)

About

History

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.

Education

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.

Research

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.

Career

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.

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
76 6
2018
82 13
2017
95
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2018
101
2017
101
2016
101
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2018
148
2017
-
2016
-
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
186 -15
2018
171 -8
2017
163
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

Student services

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.

Housing services

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.

Library services

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.

ICT services

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.

Medical services

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.

Accreditation

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)

Student Reviews

Patience...
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars
It's going great so far...
Uni-Freiburg, fun, English, and boring
Axel Ind rated 4 out of 5 stars
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 and registering courses...
Global Studies Program: learning by traveling and new perspectives
Andrea Macchioni rated 5 out of 5 stars
The Global Studies Program is an incredible oppurtunity to get rid of the Western and Eurocentric point of view of social Sciences and really study them from a global perspective.