How turtles help to trace evolutionary changes
Ever since Darwin, we know that as a consequence of evolutional adaptation, species may change their appearances and body functions as the environment changes. A common question of evolutionary biologists…
Worse than 2003: Swiss glaciers are melting more than ever
2022 was a disastrous year for Swiss glaciers: all ice melt records were smashed by the great
dearth of snow in winter and continuous heatwaves in summer. More than 6 percent of the ice
volume was lost,…
Congratulations to the first graduates of the Master in Environmental Sciences and Humanities
The UniFR_ESH Institute is happy to announce the successful completion of the first Master Studies.
"Die Psychiatrie betrachtet den Menschen in der Gesamtheit seiner Persönlichkeit und Entwicklung" - Interview mit Prof. Dragos Inta
Seit dem 1. Januar 2022 ist Dragos Inta Professor an der Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen und Medizinischen Fakultät. Er erzählt uns, was ihn nach Freiburg geführt hat, was sein Forschungsthema ist…
Breast Cancer: Major Discovery for Treating Cerebral Complications
A late complication of breast cancer, brain metastases significantly reduce life expectancy of women suffering from the disease. Thanks to a new preclinical model, scientists at the University of Fribourg…
Global warming is causing new rivers to form on the surface of the Greenland ice sheet.
By using more than 25,000 satellite images, Andrew Tedstone and Horst Machguth, two researchers from the University of Fribourg, were able to observe that the runoff of water from the melting of the Greenland…
Professor LeBoeuf awarded HFSP Grant: Exchange as key to Research Excellence
Adria LeBoeuf is Assistant Professor at the University of Fribourg's Department of Biology, Ecology, and Evolution, where she is a recipient of a SNSF PRIMA grant since 2019 and has just been awarded a…
The UniFR Grant Tool: help for your DMP
The new Grant Tool, which can be found under your myunifr research tab, is home to a multitude of new functionalities and services to help you in applying for and managing third-party funding. One invaluable…
Responsibility and justice in dealing with climate and other environmental risks
A lecture by Ivo Wallimann-Helmer - now online!