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University of Freiburg

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Top quality research, excellent instruction, and departments with tradition make the University of Freiburg one of the most attractive institutions of higher education in Europe. The Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg was founded in 1457 and is one of the oldest universities in Germany. Students can choose from over 150 programmes at 11 faculties. At present, 25,000 students are enrolled.

The new university library is one of the most modern facilities of its kind in Germany. With  4.5 million printed and digital media as well as a large multimedia area, it offers ideal conditions.

All students who want to do sports are welcome to join the university sports association. There is also a range of university orchestras, choirs, theaters, film clubs, dance classes, a radio station and so on, where students can pursue their hobbies and get to know other students.


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The university plays an important role in the cultural, social and economic life of Freiburg. With around 12,000 employees, the university is the largest employer in the region. However, the university is not the only university in Freiburg. The University of Music, the Pedagogical University as well as a Catholic and a Protestant University are also involved in research and teaching. There are also five research institutes of the Fraunhofer Society and two institutes of the Max Planck Society, all of which have an excellent reputation in science and research.

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