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.

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SOFT MATTER PHYSICS

Blue halo helps bees find flowers

Researchers at the Adolphe Merkle Institute, the University of Cambridge, and Kew Royal Botanical Gardens, have demonstrated that many types of flowers produce a so-called ‘blue halo' that produces a blue…

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ERC GRANT

2.5 million euros for uncovering the origins of play and games

Professor Véronique Dasen has been awarded the most prestigious European grant for a study dealing with play and games in classical antiquity. An exciting topic which could shed light on numerous current…

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FRAGMENTARIUM

Historical Jigsaw Puzzle: Digitally piecing together Medieval manuscript fragments.

The leading manuscript libraries of Europe and North America have been participating for the last three years in developing the digital research platform Fragmentarium. This new digital laboratory, to…

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Course offerings 2017-2018

Mobility

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

Study abroad

Continuing education

New CAS and MAS are available at the University of Fribourg.

They contribute to improving participants' knowledge and skills, often offering them new career opportunities.

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