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.



Large meteorite crater discovered in Greenland

An international team of researchers with participation of the University of Fribourg has discovered a 31-km wide meteorite impact crater buried beneath the ice-sheet in northern Greenland. This is the…

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Stabilizing next-generation perovskite solar cells

Researchers from the Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) at the University of Fribourg have developed a new type of more stable, highly efficient next-generation perovskite solar cell, opening perspectives…

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How important are power and autonomy to us?

Why did Britain vote for Brexit? What are the underlying reasons for Switzerland's dislike of the EU? One of the most important motives is autonomy. But to what extent are we prepared to trade financial…

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Course offerings 2018-2019

Course catalog

Consult the course schedules.



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

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