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Education, Science & Research

Freiburg is a university city rich in tradition and has been a marketplace for knowledge, ideas and creative minds for over 900 years. Approximately 150,000 people are “occupied” in the area of education, science and research here every day: pupils, trainees, students, teachers and lecturers as well as researchers and developers – they all learn, research and teach in the region. Approximately 34,000 students – including 5,000 from abroad – are enrolled at the six universities in Freiburg.

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Studenten beim Lernen im Grünen

© FWTM-Schoenen

The university and extra-university research institutions resident here are important impulse generators and partners for knowledge-based, technology-orientated companies as well as the cradle for young start-ups and founders with creative business ideas. 

Thanks to the expansion of sciences and applied sciences as well as the settlement of application-orientated research institutes and innovative companies, Freiburg, as the “city of science”, has developed more dynamically than most other cities in the country – and not just with regard to number of inhabitants, jobs and economic strength. This also benefits the surrounding area and the region, which have always had a close association with South Baden’s regional metropolis.

Eucor – The European Campus

The University of Freiburg, founded in 1457, is part of the “European Campus”, a tri-national network between the five Upper Rhenish universities of Freiburg, Basel, Haute-Alsace, Strasbourg and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Together they harness the expertise of their researchers, teachers, students and PhD students in a strong research and business region between France, Germany and Switzerland. The objective is the development of a clearly profiled, cross-border science region with an international flavour.

At the “European Campus”, learning, teaching and researching take place across university and national boundaries. The approximately 117,000 students and 15,000 researchers benefit from more than ten cross-border study programmes as well as from the innovation and knowledge transfer in cross-border research projects. The joint focuses in which the research in the network is particularly competitive include quantum sciences and technology, personalised health – precision medicine, sustainability and European identities.

Institutions and companies in Freiburg

In Freiburg, the topic of education, science & research is written in capital letters. Many different institutions and companies operate in this area. Here is a selection of interesting institutions and companies:

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  • Albert-Ludwigs-Universität
    79098 Freiburg
    Web: uni-freiburg.de

    The University of Freiburg is one of Germany’s renowned universities and is also internationally known. It offers many different study programmes with a wide range of subjects.

    Katholische Hochschule
    Karlstraße 63
    79104 Freiburg im Breisgau
    Web: kh-freiburg.de

    Die Katholische Hochschule Freiburg ist die größte Hochschule des Sozial- und Gesundheitswesens in Baden-Württemberg. Sie bietet Studiengänge in Soziales, Gesundheit, Management und Pastoral ist eine von sieben katholischen Hochschulen in Deutschland.

    Evangelische Hochschule
    Bugginger Str. 38
    79114 Freiburg im Breisgau
    Web: eh-freiburg.de

    Die Evangelische Hochschule Freiburg bietet Studiengänge in Sozialer Arbeit, Religionspädagogik und Pädagogik der Kindheit. Zudem bietet sie Weiterbildungen zu Sozialmanagement und Supervision an.

    Musikhochschule Freiburg
    Schwarzwaldstraße 141
    79102 Freiburg im Breisgau
    Web: mh-freiburg.de

    Die Hochschule für Musik Freiburg ist eine vom Land Baden-Württemberg getragene Hochschule zur wissenschaftlichen Forschung und künstlerischen und pädagogischen Ausbildung im Bereich Musik. Sie ist eine der renommiertesten Hochschulen für Musik in Deutschland.

    Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg
    Kunzenweg 21
    79117 Freiburg im Breisgau
    Web: ph-freiburg.de

    Die Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg gliedert sich in die Fakultäten Bildungswissenschaften, Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften sowie Mathematik, Naturwissenschaften und Technik. 
    Sie ist eine von sechs Pädagogischen Hochschulen in Baden-Württemberg. 

    DIA – Deutsche Immobilien Akademie
    Eisenbahnstraße 56
    79098 Freiburg im Breisgau
    Web: dia.de

    DIA is one of the largest cross-regional further education institutes of the real estate and finance industries. It is based in Freiburg and offers part-time courses.

    ISBA Duales Studium - Internationale Studien- und Berufsakademie
    Kronenstraße    2-4
    79100 Freiburg
    Web: isba-freiburg.de

    The Internationale Studien- und Berufsakademie focuses on training- and profession-integrating study programmes specially tailored to the needs of workers.

    VWA-Hochschule für berufsbegleitendes Studium
    Eisenbahnstraße 56
    79098 Freiburg
    Web: vwa-freiburg.de

    VWA Freiburg is an education provider whose services include part-time courses and seminars for commercial enterprises and the public administration.

    Fraunhofer-Institut für Physikalische Messtechnik (IPM)
    Georges-Köhler-Allee 301
    79110 Freiburg
    Web: ipm.fraunhofer.de

    The Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques (IPM) develops customised measurement techniques and systems for the industry. Many years of experience with optical technologies form the basis for high-tech solutions in production control, object and shape recording, gas and process technology as well as in the field of thermal energy converters.

    Fraunhofer-Institut für Kurzzeitdynamik – Ernst Mach Institut (EMI)
    Ernst-Zermelo-Straße 4
    79104 Freiburg
    Web: emi.fraunhofer.de

    The Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics, Ernst-Mach-Institut (EMI), analyses the physics of fast-moving processes. The EMI deals with crash, impact and shock wave phenomena in experiment and simulation on a cross-domain and material basis. For society, this results in optimised systems in the areas of defence, safety and resilience, automotive, space travel, aviation and sustainability.

    Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoffmechanik (IWM)
    Wöhlerstraße 11
    79108 Freiburg
    Web: iwm.fraunhofer.de

    The Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials (IWM) is a research and development partner for industry and for public clients.

    Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Festkörperphysik (IAF)
    Tullastraße 72
    79108 Freiburg
    Web: iaf.fraunhofer.de

    High-frequency circuits for communication technology, energy-efficient voltage converter modules for electromobility, laser systems for spectroscopic sensors, innovative hardware for quantum computers as well as quantum sensors based on Diamant – this is just a selection of developments with which Fraunhofer IAF advances the research and development of innovative semiconductor technologies. 
    Based on III/V semiconductors, the institute develops electronic and optoelectronic construction elements for a large number of applications. As one of the leading research institutions worldwide in this area, it covers the entire value chain: its core areas of expertise range from material research to design, technology and circuits as well as modules and systems.

    Fraunhofer-Institut für Solare Energiesysteme (ISE)
    Heidenhofstraße 2
    79110 Freiburg im Breisgau
    Web: ise.fraunhofer.de

    The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) creates technical conditions for an environmentally friendly energy supply.

    für Immunbiologie und Epigenetik
    Stübeweg 51 
    79108 Freiburg 
    Web: mpg.de/forschung/institute/immunbiologie-und-epigenetik

    The Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics is an interdisciplinary research institution in the field of immunobiology and epigenetics.

    Max-Planck-Institut zur Erforschung von Kriminalität, Sicherheit und Recht
    Günterstalstraße 73
    79100 Freiburg
    Web: csl.mpg.de

    The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law (MPI-CSL) is divided into the three departments of Criminology, Public Law and Penal Law. Academics from around the world research – empirically and theoretically – topics related to penal law theory, constitutional law, security and criminology. The research is interdisciplinary and internationally orientated.

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Relevant conferences in Freiburg

Various events take place in Freiburg that come into the category of education, science & research, from special job fairs to specialist conferences to international conferences. Here is an overview of selected events:

  • Marktplatz Arbeit Südbaden

    Annual rotation
    Messe Freiburg
    Web: marktplatzarbeit.de

    Das Event für Orientierung nach dem Abi

    Annual rotation
    Messe Freiburg
    Web: horizon-messe.de

    VDI regio Career
    Jobmesse für Ingenieure, Techniker und Informatiker in der Region

    29 September 2018
    Konzerthaus Freiburg
    Web: vdi.de

    Jobmesse Gesundheit und Pflege

    Annual rotation
    Messe Freiburg
    Web: jobmesse-gesundheit-freiburg.de

    Jahrestagung der Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

    21 May 2014
    Konzerthaus Freiburg
    Web: fraunhofer.de/de/presse

    15th International Symposium on Loss Prevention and Safety Promotion in the Process Industries

    5 - 8 June 2016
    Konzerthaus Freiburg
    Web: dechema.de/lossprevention2016

    Freiburger Bildungskonferenz

    Annual rotation
    Historisches Kaufhaus Freiburg
    Web: inklusives-netzwerk-freiburg.de

    51. Internationale Tagung für angewandte Ethologie

    Annual rotation
    Historisches Kaufhaus Freiburg
    Web: dvg.net

    TriKonf Translation Conference 2015
    Trinationale Übersetzer-Konferenz

    9 - 11 October 2015
    Historisches Kaufhaus Freiburg
    Web: trikonf.com

    Startinsland Businessplan-Wettbewerb Südwest
    Prämierung der besten Businesspläne

    8 December 2014
    Historisches Kaufhaus Freiburg
    Web: pr.uni-freiburg.de

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