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.



Science warns of damage from invasive alien species

In a just published international study, a team of scientists, including Sven Bacher of the University of Fribourg, have warned of the increasing threat posed by invasive alien species. Immediate action…

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Predatory dinosaur Spinosaurus: Not just a pretty face

A primeval giant with a low, elongated skull? That doesn’t quite correspond to our typical image of a predatory dinosaur. However, a preliminary examination of the inner structures of a Spinosaur skull…

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A beetle against allergies

Hardly any other plant is as allergenic as Ambrosia. But now there is a glimmer of hope - thanks to an accidentally introduced beetle. A study, in which the University of Fribourg was a participant, has…

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

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