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.
The University of Freiburg is one of Europe’s strongest research universities. Thanks to its broad spectrum of academic fields, the University of Freiburg has great potential for innovative fundamental research – both at the core of individual disciplines and in collaborative interdisciplinary research. Freiburg researchers maintain close contact with other researchers at all levels – both locally and worldwide – at other universities and research institutions, as well as with industry partners.
The University of Freiburg's "Freiburg Career Advancement" (FCA) program combines various institutions and departments focusing on career development. In addition, the university has also shown its support for providing excellent conditions for research, teaching, and qualification at the national and European levels .
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 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)