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.



Refined methods for conducting cognitive tests on laboratory monkeys

Researchers at the Swiss Non-Human Primate Competence Center for Research at the University of Fribourg have developed a method that significantly improves the well-being of the macaques used in experiments.…

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Breakthrough in biomimetic membrane technology

A team of researchers from the Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI), together with international collaborators, has developed a novel method for creating ultrathin membranes inspired by cell membranes. This…

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Artificial intelligence fills in gaps in the fossil record

Because of gaps in the fossil record, paleontologists have had a hard time painting an accurate picture of the extent of biodiversity in the past and understanding its change over time. A study led by…

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Course offerings 2024-2025

Late application

Autumn semester 2024

The late application for the autumn semester 2024 is open until 31 August 2024.

Course catalog

Consult the course schedules.


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