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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New study unravels the mystery of the origin of flowering plants

Flowering plants are much more ancient than indicated by their fossil record, according to a study lead by the University of Fribourg.

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Reducing pesticide use with nanoparticles

Researchers at the Adolphe Merkle Institute and the Department of Biology at the University of Fribourg have discovered how certain silica nanoparticles could act as a traceless, degradable, and highly…

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Sharing experimental data in optogenetics to develop new neurological therapies

More than forty-five laboratories using optogenetics, a technique combining optics and genetics, have joined forces to create a shared database. Several scientists, including Michael Schmid at Unifr, are…

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Course offerings 2020-2021


Autumn semester 2021

The application for the autumn semester 2021 is open until 30 April 2021.

Course catalog

Consult the course schedules.



Each year many students from Fribourg leave to study for one semester or two in a foreign country.

Study abroad