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Teaching Projects

University College Freiburg serves as a platform for international and/or interdisciplinary teaching projects of various kinds. In cooperation with other departments at the University of Freiburg as well as with international partners, UCF develops and offers interdisciplinary seminars and lectures for students from various disciplines. These offerings emphasize reflections on science and knowledge in connection to various professional fields.

EPICUR – Towards a European University 

EPICURThe alliance EPICUR (European Partnership for Innovative Campus Unifying Regions) is a pilot project for the European University of the future. In its first phase, we will design and implement innovative, interdisciplinary, and cross-border teaching and learning formats. With its eight partners in six countries, EPICUR provides a European-wide campus for 307,000 students, and places "Liberal Arts and Sciences Education" at the center of its endeavor.

Wissenschaft  Technologie  Gesellschaft

Tile WiTeGe

Ab dem WS 2019/20 bietet das UCF Seminare für Bachelor- und Masterstudierende aller Fakultäten an. In diesen Seminaren erkunden Studierende zusammen mit Expert*innen, wie sich Wissenschaft, Technologie und Gesellschaft gegenseitig bedingen und welche sozial-ethischen Fragen mit neuen wissenschaftlichen und technologischen Entwicklungen einhergehen.

Creating Responsive, Engaging and Tailored Education with Students

University College Freiburg is part of a new Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership – CREATES. The project focuses on educational approaches that encourage student agency and self-directed learning. Project partners are:

  • King's College London
  • Leuphana University Lüneburg
  • Science Po Paris
  • Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Pisa
  • University College Maastricht

Academia meets Industry

The seminar series "Academia meets Industry" brings students, researchers, and industry managers together to discuss complex challenges in science, management, politics, and society from different perspectives. The thematic focus is on emerging issues in the life sciences.

FRIAS Lunch Lecture Series

Since 2014, FRIAS hosts a semesterly lunch lecture series that aims to offer both undergraduate and graduate students and, essentially, everyone interested a first-hand account of the research projects of the current External Fellows at FRIAS. UCF's Prof. Lipphardt is regularly involved in the lunch lectures. Topics are:


UCF Lecture Series

UCF regularly hosts university and broader public lecture series (usually in German). In the past years, we invited experts from the University of Freiburg and beyond to talk about various interdisciplinary topics:


Past Projects

  • Forschendes Lernen im Uniseum: Zusammen mit dem Uniseum und dem Historischen Seminar hat das UCF unter der Leitung von Prof. Dr. Dieter Speck (WS 2017/18 -2018/19) ein Lehrprojekt angeboten, bei dem Ausstellungsbestandteile des Uniseums von Studierenden unter sachkundiger wissenschaftlicher wie museumspraktischer Anleitung neu entwickelt bzw. überarbeitet wurden.
  • Faszination Wissenschaft: Hinter die Kulissen blicken – Forschungsdesign und Forschungspolitik für Bachelorstudierende. In den Projektseminaren "Faszination Wissenschaft" erlernen Studierende die Grundlagen der praktischen Arbeit im Berufsfeld Wissenschaft. (2013–2017)
  • Harvard Summer School: In the summer semester 2016 and in cooperation between the University of Freiburg and Harvard University, UCF hosted the first Harvard Summer School in Freiburg. 
  • IndiTrack: Das interdisziplinäre Zusatzjahr für Bachelorstudierende (20122015) 
  • Lehre-n: Financed by the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, UCF hosted a series of Problem-Based Learning workshops with Prof. Wim Gijselaers und Prof. Harm Hospers from Maastricht University (2013–2014).