Interdisciplinary Research

The University of Fribourg has several interdisciplinary research units, involving researchers from various faculties, on the following topics:


  • Role of economic, governmental and social policy on competitiveness
  • determinants of competitiveness
  • innovation
  • cluster mapping
  • multinational enterprises
  • competition policy

Environmental science

  • Environmental protection
  • climate change
  • energy and resources shortage from a point of view of disciplines like biology, physics, geosciences, philosophy, economics and law

Ethics and Human Rights

  • Aging, ethics and rights
  • Human rights and normativity in history
  • Ethics, economics, and environment

European Studies

  • Management-Oriented and Cultural issues of European-specific knowledge and competencies
  • Business and International Management
  • European Culture
  • History and Politics
  • European Integration
  • European Law


  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Software Engineering
  • Decision Support
  • Pervasive Artificial Intelligence
  • Multimedia Engineering and Data Analysis
  • Exascale Computing
  • Telecommunication Networks and Security


  • Linguistic, social, political, economic and educational aspects of Multilingualism
  • Multilingualism in Education
  • Human Migration and the Workplace
  • Evaluation of Language competence


  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Interaction Science
  • Cognitive Ergonomics
  • Social Practices and Technology