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.



Give fighters the freedom to control crises

To win a battle against a crisis, it is important that central command gives the fighters on the battlefield the freedom to control the crisis. A research group led by Prof. Zhihong Yang at the University…

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Nanomaterial analysis for consumer goods

Fribourg, January 23, 2020 - As of 2021, the food industry and cosmetics manufacturers will have to officially declare the presence of nanomaterials in any of their products sold in Switzerland. The Swiss…

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Women perform less well than men: at the core of an illusion

For the same level of performance, a woman is still judged to be less competent than a man, notably in areas which are stereotypically masculine. The University of Fribourg has taken part in a European…

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Course offerings 2020-2021

Three good reasons to study in Fribourg

Personal. Multilingual. Central.

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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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