Education and personal development 

Education is far more than the acquisition of knowledge. Education is wisdom, it increases the University’s innovative power and, last but not least, it is an effective vaccine against boredom and other sources of dissatisfaction in the workplace. The University does all it can to encourage and support you if you wish to undertake further education.

The Canton of Fribourg continually updates its huge range of further education courses – visit its website:

The University itself has its own internal offerings, in particular in the areas of IT and leadership (Human Resources Workshops), as well as a wide range of language learning opportunities at the Language Centre (semester and intensive courses, self-learning activities, language certificates), which are mostly free for university staff.

The annual personal dialogue (MAG) can hardly be valued highly enough. Staff members and their superiors meet one to one, go over their work together during the past year and speak openly about development possibilities and goals for the next timeframe. We remind you every year in advance about your MAG.