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.



Malaria: «parasite» communication

Which animal is the most dangerous to humans? the mosquito. A simple mosquito bite may result in death. And the mechanisms of malaria, for example, are still poorly understood. However a new study, conducted…  

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CHF 2.6 million EU grant goes to training project on bio-inspired materials

Professor Nico Bruns of the Adolphe Merkle Institute has been awarded a prestigious European training grant worth CHF 2.6 million. This first Innovative Training Network (ITN) coordinated by the University…  

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A Fribourg Professor hits the jackpot

The European Research Council has just awarded a grant of 2 million euros to Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, Professor in the Department of Informatics at the University of Fribourg. This will enable him to conduct…  

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Course offerings 2016-2017


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

Study abroad

International Open Access week: October 24-30, 2016

«I make my articles available on RERO DOC because my research is financed by the taxpayer.», Prof. Samantha Besson – Faculty of Law
The Rectorate underlines the importance of making all scientific publications visible and freely accessible as an integral part of Open Science.

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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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