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University of Freiburg

  1. 1. O V E R V I E W
  2. 2. <ul><li>1457 : The foundation of the University of Freiburg marks the beginning of a tradition of excellence </li></ul><ul><li>2009 : Science, instruction, and research have been a part of Freiburg for more than 550 years – together, the university and the city form an unbeatable team </li></ul><ul><li>Tradition and Innovation - two factors which make the University of Freiburg an outstanding educational institution </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Many exceptional scholars have researched and lectured in Freiburg - including numerous Nobel Prize recipients </li></ul><ul><li>The university is characterized by outstanding accomplishments and an excellent international reputation </li></ul>
  4. 4. Nobel Prize recipients who researched and lectured at the University of Freiburg: Paul EHRLICH Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology (1908) Heinrich Otto WIELAND Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1927) Adolf WINDAUS Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1928) Hans SPEMANN Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology (1935) Georg von HEVESY Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1943) Hermann STAUDINGER Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1953) Hans Adolf KREBS Nobel Prize for Medicine (1953) Friedrich August von HAYEK Nobel Prize for Economics (1974) Georg WITTIG Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1979) Georges KÖHLER Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology (1984) Harald zur Hausen Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology (2008)
  5. 5. <ul><li>The university is part of Freiburg - located in the heart of the city. </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks to the university’s central location, everything is located within walking distance </li></ul><ul><li>The environmental and biotechnological focus of industry in the region provides an excellent setting for the development of new technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Attractive natural surroundings and close proximity to France and Switzerland </li></ul><ul><li>The university is conveniently located in the heart of Europe </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>The University of Freiburg`s top position in various rankings as well as in the Excellence Initiative testifies to its excellence in national and international comparison </li></ul><ul><li>Top quality research , outstanding instruction, and departments with rich tradition make the University of Freiburg one of the most attractive institutions of higher education in Europe </li></ul><ul><li>The broad spectrum of disciplines (11 colleges, 160 fields of study, international degree programs) guarantees quality in scholarship, research, and instruction </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Since October 2007, the Albert Ludwig University has been one of the nine universities included in the Excellence Initiative. </li></ul><ul><li>Its central component is the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), an international community for research. A research group program and the International Graduate Academy (IGA) supplements FRIAS. </li></ul><ul><li>The international Spemann Graduate School for Biology and Medicine (SGBM) offers a broad spectrum of topics in the life sciences. </li></ul><ul><li>The cluster excellence Center for Biological Signalling Studies (bioss) is playing a major role in exposing the basic molecular principles of biological signal processing. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Modern facilities - lecture halls, laboratories, and computer labs offer optimal conditions for successful study, instruction, and research </li></ul><ul><li>With a modern online catalog and over 3.5 million volumes, the University Library is one of the largest research libraries in Germany - and the collection is continually expanding </li></ul><ul><li>The University Medical Center boasts an excellent international reputation, modern diagnosis and treatment technology, and many outstanding research areas </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>The international orientation and close cooperation with industry and the scientific community provide new impetus , paving the way for outstanding achievements </li></ul><ul><li>The University of Freiburg brings its unique potential to bear in the dynamic Upper Rhine region and is a motor of innovation and economic development </li></ul><ul><li>Professional networks link the University of Freiburg with the scientific, economic, and political world at all levels, nationally as well as internationally </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>The colleges of the University of Freiburg : </li></ul><ul><li>Theology </li></ul><ul><li>Law </li></ul><ul><li>Economics and Behavioral Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>College of Philology </li></ul><ul><li>College of Humanities </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics and Physics </li></ul><ul><li>Chemistry, Pharmacy, and ------------ Earth Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Biology </li></ul><ul><li>Forest and Environmental Science </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty of Applied Sciences </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>The University of Freiburg enjoys an excellent reputation – a fact that is documented by the impressive amount of international students and third-party funds </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive programs for continuing education and career planning provide attractive opportunities for the students and employees of the university </li></ul><ul><li>Diverse services for students and researchers, made possible by a modern infrastructure, provide outstanding conditions for study and research </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>The University of Freiburg cooperates with other leading universities in the international networks „ LERU “ (League of European Research Universities) and EUCOR (European Confederation of Universities on the Upper Rhine) </li></ul><ul><li>International exchange programs with more than 300 partner universities worldwide provide possibilities for study and research which are practically limitless </li></ul><ul><li>English-language degree programs and internationally recognized degrees emphasize and further the international orientation of the University of Freiburg </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Numerous endowed professorships and industry awards for science and research testify to the university`s fruitful cooperation with the industrial sector </li></ul><ul><li>Upper Rhine Campus Technologies (CTO) and the Center for the Promotion of Research and Technology Transfer (ZFT) work to cultivate a close relationship between industry and science (spin-off) </li></ul><ul><li>Successful outsourcing and joint ventures transfer innovations from the university to the market </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>„ UNI plus “: The University of Freiburg offers students and employees numerous services: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Studium Generale - lectures, concerts, courses... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recreational Sports - fitness, training, competitions... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Services - living, service, advising... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Academy for Continuing Education </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Career Center of the University of Freiburg aids students in finding internships and support companies in recruiting new employees </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>The university establishes a lifelong relationship with its students - thanks to ALUMNI Freiburg , the university remains in contact with its former students by way of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>numerous alumni clubs worldwide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>regular alumni meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The University Summer Ball is the main social event of the academic year at the University of Freiburg </li></ul><ul><li>Targeted fundraising and sponsoring open new possibilities and potential for the University of Freiburg </li></ul>
  16. 16. Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg Fahnenbergplatz 79085 Freiburg Telephone [++49] 0761 / 203 - 0 Fax [++49] 0761 / 203 - 4369 E-Mail Imprint: Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Office of Public Affairs (Editors: R.-W. Dreier; M. M. Gees) Design: Bernhard Kunkler Design / TOOLwerk GmbH