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.



Caution: corked! Sensor for cork taint in wine developed

The presence of the molecule responsible for cork taint in wine can now be clearly identified: with the recently developed sensor even slight traces of the most common wine fault can be detected. Further…

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€2.5 million funding to help find order among chaos

The Adolphe Merkle Institute's chair of Soft Matter Physics at the University of Fribourg, Professor Ullrich Steiner, has been awarded the prestigious ERC Advanced Grant by the European Research Council.…

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Ice volume calculated anew

An international team with researchers of the University of Fribourg has provided a new estimate for the glacier ice volume all around the world, excluding the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets. Their…

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Course offerings 2018-2019

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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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