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.



Tickled in the name of research

Laughter is a form of vocal communication that sometimes gets in the way of speaking. How many of us have been in the situation where we simply cannot speak anymore because we are laughing too hard? Through…

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How turtles help to trace evolutionary changes

Ever since Darwin, we know that as a consequence of evolutional adaptation, species may change their appearances and body functions as the environment changes. A common question of evolutionary biologists…

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Worse than 2003: Swiss glaciers are melting more than ever before

2022 was a disastrous year for Swiss glaciers: all ice melt records were smashed by the great dearth of snow in winter and continuous heatwaves in summer. More than 6 percent of the ice volume was lost,…

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Course offerings 2022-2023

Late application

Spring semester 2023

The late application for the spring semester 2023 is open until 31 January 2023.

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Three good reasons to study in Fribourg

Personal. Multilingual. Central.

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