Research

The Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg - Freiberg Mining  Academy and University of Technology - sees itself as a modern research university with a strong focus on natural energy resource systems; based on its long tradition in silver mining and metallurgy, it consistently aligns its profile areas GEO(SCIENCE), MATERIAL, ENERGY and ENVIRONMENT with the challenges of the future. As far as revenue from third-party research funding per professor is concerned, the university ranks among the top ten research universities in Germany and takes the leading position in the new (eastern) federal states of Germany.

Main Areas and the Profile GEOMATENUM

The four core areas of specialisation - Geoscience, Material, Energy and Environment - give the university its unique und distinctive profile: From the exploration of new and domestic deposits to the development of alternative energy technology and materials right up to recycling. By concentrating on the cooperation with enterprises operating on a regional, national and international level, research takes place on the fundamentals and on the practical application. more

Interdisciplinary Projects and Scientific Institutions

In the case of interdisciplinary projects, for example, in the research activities pertaining to more energy efficient materials such as lithium or in collaboration with the Deutsches EnergieRohstoff-Zentrum Freiberg (German Centre for Energy Resources), technologies are developed for the post-petroleum era jointly with the industry. At the Helmholtz-Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology, founded by the Mining Academy in collaboration with the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, researchers are looking for new ways to tap into sources of high tech metals such as gallium, indium and germanium or the rare earth elements. more

Research Funding

The employees of the Technology Transfer department provide counselling and information regarding research funding programmes offered by the German federal government, the (federal) states, the Free State of Saxony, the EU and other national and international sponsors. more

Good Scientific Practice

Research and Science working together responsibly - the work undertaken by scientists and researchers at the TU Mining Academy is based on the recommendations provided by the DFG (German Research Foundation) for the establishment of good scientific practice. more

Service

The university’s Knowledge and Technology Transfer department provides support for scientists in questions relating to patent applications, inventions and licences as well as with respect to the participation in trade fairs and exhibitions. more

A New Generation of Researches and Academics

The university considers the recruitment and training of a new generation of scientists as one of its most important tasks. The Centre of Advanced Study and Research (GraFA - Graduierten und Forschungsakademie) has special offers for doctoral candidates seeking to enter into a career in the sciences. more

News

Die neue Forschungsanlage. © TU Bergakademie Freiberg
TU Bergakademie Freiberg is breaking new ground in exploring the use of magnesium – a strong, lightweight metal. On March 21, a new research facility was inaugurated to enable the production of magnesium wire. … weiterlesen
Dr. Ondrej Jankovsky and Enrico Storti. © Birgit Holthaus
Graphene is regarded by many as THE miracle material of the future: so miraculous, in fact, that it may one day replace silicon as the raw material for microchips. Originally from Prague, the Czech Humboldt fellow Dr. Ondrej Jankovsky is a proven expert on the carbon compound graphene. … weiterlesen
The Underground Research Lab in Ruskeala. © bsuin
A new network of European research mines and underground laboratories met from 7 to 9 March in the Reiche Zeche research mine at TU Bergakademie Freiberg. The aim of the project is to create a collaborative research portfolio for partners in the industry. … weiterlesen
The Geoscientist Dr Jana Börner. © TU Bergakademie Freiberg
Geoscientist Dr. Jana Börner from TU Bergakademie Freiberg has been awarded the Karl Zoeppritz Prize for Young Scientists from the German Geophysical Society (DGG) for her research on the storage of carbon dioxide in soil. … weiterlesen
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