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TU Bergakademie Freiberg

The TU Bergakademie Freiberg focuses comprehensively on securing the supply of natural resources along the entire added value chain. It covers the spectrum from the exploration for new deposits, the low impact, environmentally sound extraction of the raw materials as well as the development of alternative energy technologies and efficient materials right up to the recycling process.

About

History

TU Bergakademie Freiberg was founded in 1765 and is thus the world’s oldest mining and metallurgy oriented university, its very distinct resource profile.

Education

Being a University of Resources, the TU Bergakademie - focuses comprehensively on securing the supply of natural resources along the entire added value chain. It covers the spectrum from the exploration for new deposits, the low impact, environmentally sound extraction of the raw materials as well as the development of alternative energy technologies and efficient materials right up to the recycling process.

Research

The Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg - Freiberg Mining Academy and University of Technology - sees itself as a modern research university with a strong focus on natural energy resource systems; based on its long tradition in silver mining and metallurgy, it consistently aligns its profile areas GEO(SCIENCE), MATERIAL, ENERGY and ENVIRONMENT with the challenges of the future. As far as revenue from third-party research funding per professor is concerned, the university ranks among the top ten research universities in Germany and takes the leading position in the new (eastern) federal states of Germany.

Career

A doctoral graduation is an investment into the future, because it is a requirement for many positions in academia but also in the non-academic sector. No later than shortly before the end of the doctoral studies doctoral candidates have to answer the question which professional path they will take after graduation.After the doctoral graduation a lot of career paths are open to young scientists. They can find a job in universities or colleges, in research institutes, in economy, and in society.

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University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
1189 -119
2019
1070 -28
2018
1042
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Services

Student services

The International Office focuses on University's international activities. It is responsible for international relations, study abroad programmes and support services for international students.

Housing services

Studying on site and living next door to the lecture hall - it’s possible in Freiberg. On campus, the student halls of residence managed by the Studentenwerk (Student Services) Freiberg and the laboratories, technical centres and lecture halls can be found right next to one another. If you are looking for something more individual, the Freiberg housing market has quite a bit to offer as well.

Library services

To search relevant information for teaching and research at the University, the Library offers numerous possibilities. You can get access to media both printed or in electronic form.

ICT services

As a department of the university's Computer Center, we see ourselves as playing a central role, in  terms of the provision of media services for teaching, research and further education. We advise and support you in the following areas:

  • Print media
  • E-Learning
  • Multimedia productions
  • Publications of the TU Bergakademie

Medical services

Everyone who studies in Germany must have health insurance. When you officially enrol at the university, you will be asked to show proof of health insurance coverage. Also international trainees are automatically accident insured. It is important that a trainee is always properly instructed by his or her supervisor at the workplace and that his or her task is clearly defined.

Student Life

Campus life

Studies do not merely involve studying - to study also means to live. In keeping with this motto, here you will find information pertaining to the university town Freiberg, to student accommodation, to events that take place in addition to regular lectures and that may be of interest to you from a professional or personal point of view, to associations and clubs to which you may wish to make a commitment and to sports activities offered by the university. There are also many other interesting places and events in the area and within the region, whether your interests are in cultural performances, sports activities or are of a scientific nature.

Sports facilities

The Unisport Center (USZ) is a central facility of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg and organizes a versatile and qualified sports and exercise program for students and staff of the university.

  • Acro Yoga
  • Aikido
  • General fitness training
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Body Total
  • Cardio-Fitness
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Gymnastics
  • Ballroom dancing
  • Handball
  • Ju-Jutsu / self-defense
  • Judo
  • Climbing
  • Weight training
  • Mountain biking
  • Rugby
  • Swimming

Student clubs

Here you will find the leisure and cultural offers of sociable students, sports-loving Freiberg, forward-looking scientists and enthusiastic hobbyists. Dare to stop by the regular meetings, contribute your personal strengths or suggest something new.

  • Ring of German Mining Engineers (RDB) eV (District Association)
  • Verein Freiberger Geotechniker eV (VFG)
  • City Marketing Freiberg eV
  • InnoRegio Freiberg eV
  • AG Kind at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg
  • Freiberger Alliance for family friendliness
  • Clubhouse "Old Mensa"
  • Working Group Foreign Students (AKAS)
  • AG student network
  • AG Cinema
  • AKA carnival

Accreditation

TU Bergakademie Freiberg is accredited by ASIIN Accreditation Commission.

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

it is really a nice University with interactive professors with good teaching skills also my experience have been good so far though sometimes challenges occurs which is normal in life, nice location and good study facilities for a professionality

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

the experience has been amazing. The University has all the resources and infrastructure needed for a solid training of the students. Personally it's been a bittersweet experience

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Its been amazing and opened opportunities for me

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