National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR)

What's a NCCR?

The Swiss National Science Foundation launched the National Centers for Competence in Research (NCCRs) to fund research areas of strategic importance for Swiss science. Each NCCR is based in one Swiss institution and include other institutions creating a hub of excellence in a specific domain.

The University of Fribourg hosts the NCCR for Bio-Inspired Materials, since 2014. This NCCR includes 12 groups from the University of Fribourg (from departments of Chemistry, Physics, Medicine and the Adolphe Merkle Institute - AMI)

A new method to help eradicate malaria. Prof Nico Bruns


Also, researchers at the University of Fribourg currently participate in the following NCCRs:


NCCR Kidney.CH - Kidney Control of Homeostasis
NCCR Chemical Biology - Visualization and Control of Biological Processes Using Chemistry
NCCR LIVES - Overcoming vulnerability: life course perspectives
NCCR MARVEL - Materials' Revolution: Computational Design and Discovery of Novel Materials
NCCR MUST - Molecular Ultrafast Science and Technology
NCCR On the Move - The Migration-Mobility Nexus

NCCR SwissMAP - The Mathematics of Physics


A full list of NCCRs and the participants can be found here.