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

three Doctoral candidates with the new electro-impulse drilling head
A giant leap for Germany’s Energiewende (energy transition): A new drilling technique developed in Dresden and Freiberg has the potential to significantly reduce drilling costs for deep geothermal energy boreholes. … weiterlesen
Federal Minister for Economic Affairs & Energy Brigitte Zypries
TU Bergakademie Freiberg has outstanding potential to boost German industry by generating scientific spin-offs. Scientists from the university demonstrated this potential with their PARFORCE technology in Freiberg for the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs & Energy, Ms. Brigitte Zypries. … weiterlesen
In the Reiche Zeche research and teaching mine
“Turn off the light – save energy!” How many times have we heard this advice, or given it ourselves? Unfortunately, however, a large part of the energy used in Germany's households (about 85 per cent) is not used for electricity, but merely for heating and hot water... … weiterlesen
Synthesis of high-quality biowaxes from biogas at laboratory scale
Professor of Reaction Engineering at the Institute of Energy Process Engineering and Chemical Engineering at TU Bergakademie Freiberg develops new catalysts for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. … weiterlesen
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