University of Fribourg

Public University

Fribourg, Switzerland

The University of Fribourg, officially known as Université de Fribourg in French and Universität Freiburg in German, was established in 1580 in Fribourg, Switzerland. Founded as the Collège Saint-Michel by Peter Canisius in 1580 in Fribourg, the university has witnessed some of the major political, Read more




Highlights of University of Fribourg

  • University of Fribourg is affiliated with BeNeFri and Compostela Group of Universities.
  • University of Fribourg is the only university in Switzerland which is bilingual university and offers full curricula in both French and German, two of Switzerland's national language.
  • At University of Fribourg, the International Institute of Management in Technology (IIMT) and the Verbandsmanagement Institute (VMI) are known for their extensive research. 
  • University of Fribourg has the third largest collection of Biblical antiquities in the world after the British Museum and the Cairo Museum.
  • One of the major achievement of the University of Fribourg is that as part of the BeNeFri association comprising the Universities of Berne, Neuchâtel and Fribourg, students at any one of these universities may take courses at another in the association and still receive credit at their home institution.
  • University of Fribourg is known for the Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI), an interdisciplinary research institute of the Faculty of Sciences focusing on the fundamental and application-oriented research and teaching in the domain of soft nanomaterials.
  • Every year, the faculty of Theology of the University of Fribourg raises funds used to award scholarships to foreign priests. It holds Church holds collections during masses throughout Switzerland. Known as Fribourg Sunday.

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