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.


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Conspiracy Theories - Why do we believe them?

Terrorist attacks, the pandemic, natural disasters, disappearing celebrities, technological innovations? Nowadays every major event gives rise to theories which differ from the official account. In the…

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Dormice may have hibernated as early as 34 million years ago

In analysing rodent fossils, scientists from the Jurassica Museum in Porrentruy and the University of Fribourg funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation have come up with a novel hypothesis: hibernation…

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Mass extinction gave rise to modern tropical rainforests

Plant fossils reveal the devastating effect of the mass extinction at the end of the Cretaceous period, 66 million years ago, on tropical rainforests.

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Course offerings 2020-2021

Late application

Autumn semester 2021

The late application for the autumn semester 2021 is open until 31th August 2021.

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Three good reasons to study in Fribourg

Personal. Multilingual. Central.

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