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.



Cancer: two birds with one stone

Research carried out in the Department of Medicine at the University of Fribourg on therapies which target blood vessels supplying blood to a tumour has killed two birds with one stone. The researchers…  

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The zebra fish uses the same recipe to regenerate a heart or fins

Zebra fish have unsuspected regenerative powers: they are capable of replacing a heart muscle or an amputated fin with a perfect copy. And what is more, even though there are important differences in the…  

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Fribourg, capital of antibiotic resistance

A Swiss centre of expertise to combat new types of resistance to antibiotics has recently been established at the University of Fribourg under the aegis of the Swiss Federal Bureau of Public Health.  

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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

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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