• Norway, Finland & Switzerland collaboration receives funding from the Research Council of Norway

    The GREL group (Gender REpresentation in Language), lead by Ute Gabriel (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) and Pascal Gygax (University of Fribourg) has received a three-year grant from the very competitive Research Council of Norway for their project: "What's so sexy about degenderizing language?

  • Additional support for the Sinergia-Project

    The Sinergia project „Relationship of stress and physical activity with psychological and physiological health in young children“ received additional financial support of the Jacobs Foundation.

  • International Collaborations

    Valérie Camos awarded a joint grant from the Swiss and French National Science Foundations to develop research in Fribourg about the development of working memory in preschoolers.

  • Tous des moutons?!

    Imiter, singer… un comportement instinctif et spontané qu’adoptent aussi nos cousins les grands primates ainsi que moult autres espèces championnes du mimétisme. Des chercheur/se-s et des étudiant-e-s de notre Département étudient ce comportement.

  • Prix de la fondation Forom Ecoute

    Le département de psychologie est heureux de féliciter Solène Perruchoud qui a été récompensé par un prix de la fondation Forom Ecoute.

  • Swiss National Science Foundation grants

    Members of our Department have been awarded grants from the Swiss National Science Foundation:
    • Roberto Caldara has been awarded a CHF 322’000 grant
    • Sebastien Miellet et Roberto Caldara have been awarded a CHF 282’000 grant

  • New Ambizione Fellow joining the Department

    Dr. Nathalie Meuwly was granted an Ambizione fellowship by the SNF. She will join our department in January 2015. Dr. Meuwly studies communication in couples and it's impact on well-being and health.

  • New Swiss National Science Foundation Professor

    Our Departement welcomes a new Professor, Prof Dr. Andrea Frick, new Swiss National Science Foundation Professor. After her study in Developmental psychology at University of Zurich and Post-doc at and University of Bern, Prof. Dr Frick creates in our department her laboratory on Development of Spatial Cognition.


Department of Psychology

Psychology at the University of Fribourg is distinguished by the emphasis it places on high-level research, an extensive choice of courses in B.Sc., M.Sc. and postgraduate programs as well as by the University's bilingual character. The Department of Psychology offers complete study programs (B.Sc. and M.Sc.) in German and French, together with mixed language programs. Education is complemented by practical components with excellent supervision in a stimulating international atmosphere.

M.Sc. and postgraduate students are involved in a number of departmental and third party research projects in a wide range of domains distributed between ten Research Units.


  • MASTER DAYS 2015
    WHAT: Cours ouverts / Open Class
    WHEN: 24-26.02.2015
    WHERE: Département de Psychologie / Departement für Psychologie
  • Expra-Kongress / Congrès Expra
    WHO: Kognitive Biopsychologie / Biopsychologie cognitive
    WHAT: Provisorisches Programm / Programme provisoire
    WHEN: 12.06.2015
    WHERE: Departement / Département
    WHO: Peggy Bosch
    WHAT: The Function of Working Memory in Foreign Language Learning and Simultaneous Interpreting
    WHEN: 25.02.2015, 12h05-13h05
    WHERE: S-0.113
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