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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Sustainable, implantable electronics move one step closer

Bio-inspired electricity sources could power wearable or implantable electronics in the future, even running on metabolic waste according to new research from the Adolphe Merkle Institute?s BioPhysics…

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Do our cells use cyanide to communicate?

A team from the University of Fribourg has gathered compelling evidence that cyanide, a powerful poison even in small doses, is used in minute doses by the cells of our body to communicate.

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Breast cancer: detecting the invisible

Mammography is the method of choice for breast cancer screening. Although effective, this method has its limitations and, above all, it depends on the «visibility» of the cancer in the imaging process.…

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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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