University of Fribourg

The University of Fribourg is a place where learning, research, employment and events all happen at the same time. Its innovative force makes it an important mover in the commercial and cultural life of the region. Since it attracts students and researchers from every part of Switzerland and from all over the world it has shaped life in the bilingual city of Fribourg since it was founded in 1889.


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Sharing experimental data in optogenetics to develop new neurological therapies

More than forty-five laboratories using optogenetics, a technique combining optics and genetics, have joined forces to create a shared database. Several scientists, including Michael Schmid at Unifr, are…

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Willpower can make sleep worse

Good sleep is crucial for our physical and mental wellbeing. Researchers from Fribourg have shown that sleep can be made worse by using willpower.

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Humans, not climate, have driven rapidly rising mammal extinction rate

Human impact can explain ninety-six percent of all mammal species extinctions of the last hundred thousand years, according to a new study led by Professor Daniele Silvestro at the University of Fribourg…

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Course offerings 2020-2021

Late application

Spring semester 2021

The late application for the spring semester 2021 is open until 31th January 2021.

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Each year many students from Fribourg leave to study for one semester or two in a foreign country.

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