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.



Vaccinating the microbiota of plants, a new approach to biological control

During the next three years, the research groups of Prof. Weisskopf and Dr Falquet of the Department of Biology of the University of Fribourg will be working hand in hand on a very innovative project,…

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Polymers to give early warning signs

Researchers at the University of Fribourg's Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) and Hokkaido University in Japan have developed a method to tailor the properties of stress-indicating molecules that can be integrated…

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Caution: corked! Sensor for cork taint in wine developed

The presence of the molecule responsible for cork taint in wine can now be clearly identified: with the recently developed sensor even slight traces of the most common wine fault can be detected. Further…

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Course offerings 2018-2019

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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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