A long-known fossil site yields new secrets
For paleontologists, there is a shortage of fossils for tracing the evolutionary history of the Amazon region, a place that boasts unparalleled biodiversity. By drawing on new data collected at a site…
New Spark Grants for 9 Unifr Researchers (And soon for you?)
The SPR is pleased to announce that a total of nine Spark grants have been awarded to researchers at the University of Fribourg.
The University of Fribourg in 2023's rankings
This year the University of Fribourg has maintained or improved its position in all rankings in which it participates.
Announcement of the Environmental Research Prize 2024
The Environmental Research Prize of Fribourg University aims to promote disciplinary and interdisciplinary research in the field of environmental sciences and sustainability. The prize is awarded to young…
Le Jardin botanique crée une carte interactive pour localiser ses plantes
A University of Fribourg study challenges a rule of evolution
According to Cope's rule, today's species are on average larger than their distant ancestors. A broad study by a researcher at the University of Fribourg has just shown that that is not the case among…
Machine learning to accelerate discovery of antimalarial properties in plants
A new study finds that machine learning could speed up the discovery of plants with potential antimalarial properties. Researchers, supported by ML models developed by SIB's (Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics)…
Comment les plantes arbitrent entre croissance et défense
En tant qu'organismes interdépendants, les plantes se livrent à un arbitrage permanent: choisir d'investir leurs ressources dans la croissance ou dans la défense. Dans une récente étude, une équipe de…
Is It Possible to Learn without a Brain?
Certain animals have no need of a brain for learning things. This is the surprising discovery that Prof. Simon Sprecher of the University of Fribourg has laid out in a recently published study. With his…