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TU Bergakademie Freiberg

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.



The Bergakademie takes its claim of actively meeting society’s ongoing challenges as seriously today as it did upon its founding approximately 250 years ago. It was at this University of Resources that Ferdinand Reich and Theodor Richter discovered the element Indium and Clemens Winkler found the element Germanium in Freiberg’s ore deposits.


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.

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Student services

The International Centre provides extensive information about the university, studies and application procedure. You can also find information about housing, health insurance and about studying and living in Freiberg. Besides your studies or your Phd you have the opportunity to take German language courses at different levels at the International Centre.

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. more

Library services

The personalized service is in addition to the various services of the University Library as an important part of everyday work .The colleagues of the University Library Freiberg are available during opening times with expert advice available .Use the counters on the ground and the upper floor as a first point of contact for your concern

ICT services

The IT User Support is a service for students of the University , to help with IT problems . It is located in the university library on the way from the entrance to Agricola Hall at left copiers / printers and in the board room at the studies information center .

Student Life

Campus life

The university town of Freiberg embodies a fascinating way tradition and modernity . The rich , today everywhere visible legacy of silver mining was the basis for a successful development of the modern business and science . Today, Freiberg applies far beyond Saxony as a place of innovation , which is geared to the demands of the future . In addition to a strong practical orientation through close association of business and science , here offer the best conditions for learning , research and teaching .

Sports facilities

An amazing spectrum of programmes - from A for Aerobics to Y for Yoga and even Z for Zen - the University Sports Centre has an activity on offer for everyone.

Student clubs

Clubs And Initiatives

  • Geowissenschaften, Geotechnik und Bergbau
  • Energie
  • Umwelt
  • Ingenieure
  • Marketing/Wirtschaft
  • Kinder und Familie
  • Stipendien
  • Weiterbildung und Beratung
  • Von und für Studenten
  • Kunst und Kultur
  • Hochschulpolitische Vereinigung
  • Christliche Vereinigungen
  • Studentenvereinigungen
  • Sport

Student Reviews

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

TU Bergakademie Freiberg, TAIEM course 2018 review
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I am studying 3 weeks only, some teachers are perfect realy fans of their job, but some of them are week in my opinion