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.



New Master's program in environmental sciences and environmental humanities

The world is increasingly finding itself confronted with new environmental challenges. A new Master's program at the University of Fribourg will qualify young people for further research and a wide variety…

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Give fighters the freedom to control crises

To win a battle against a crisis, it is important that central command gives the fighters on the battlefield the freedom to control the crisis. A research group led by Prof. Zhihong Yang at the University…

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A synthetic plant hormone as a new strategy for the treatment of malignant tumours

Mesothelioma are tumours, which are mainly caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibres, and are as yet incurable. However, there is a molecule, which has a strong inhibiting effect on the growth of these…

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Course offerings 2020-2021

Three good reasons to study in Fribourg

Personal. Multilingual. Central.

Discover an exciting selection of course offerings with our video spots!

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Course catalog

Consult the course schedules.



Each year many students from Fribourg leave to study for one semester or two in a foreign country.

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Autumn semester 2020

The application for the autumn semester 2020 is open until 30th April 2020.