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.



The last European Monitor Lizard

New fossils from Athens show that the European monitor lizards died out significantly later than previously assumed. This is the conclusion reached by researchers from the Universities of Fribourg, Turin…

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New discovery of an age-related diabetes mechanism

Damage to the pancreas plays a central role in age-related diabetes. Research by Dr Yuyan Xiong and Prof. Zhihong Yang now explains the mechanism by which this damage occurs and so paves the way for new…

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The Human-IST Research Center of the University of Fribourg signs a new partnership with Swiss Post

Thanks to this new partnership between Swiss Post and the University of Fribourg, the Human-IST Research Center will be extending its research in the area of new cutting-edge interactive technologies and…

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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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