University of Freiburg
The University of Freiburg was founded in 1457, University College Freiburg in 2012. It is hardly a coincidence that the first University College in Germany was established in Freiburg. The region has a long-standing, tradition in research and higher education, dating back to Early Modern Humanism and notable figures such as Erasmus of Rotterdam, Johannes Gutenberg, and Martin Waldseemüller.
The University of Freiburg has attained many distinctions for its excellent research and teaching that testify to its status as one of the premier universities in Germany. 11 faculties from the humanities to social and natural sciences, engineering, and medicine offer more than 25,000 students (15% international students) an environment in which it is a pleasure to study, to research, and to live.
The university's high standards in research and instruction have attracted many exceptionally talented women and men to Freiburg where they find ideal conditions for their work – as students, teachers, and researchers. A total of ten Nobel laureates have done research and taught at the university. The Leibniz Prize, the most prestigious German research award, has gone to 13 Freiburg scholars since 1990. Today, 400 full professors and 6,400 researchers and lecturers work at the University of Freiburg.
Today, the trinational region on the Upper Rhine is home to top researchers and students from around the world. The Universities of Freiburg, Basel, Karlsruhe, Mulhouse, and Strasbourg have established EUCOR – The European Campus. This world-class, transnational academic alliance is home to 115,000 students, 15,000 lecturers and researchers, and 11,000 doctoral candidates.