University

Profile

Profil TU BergakademieThe focus on a sustainable material and energy economy in research and education along with the four core fields Geo, Material, Energy and Environment give the university, which was founded in 1765 and is thus the world’s oldest mining and metallurgy oriented university, its very distinct resource profile. more

Organisation and Facilities

Logo der TU BergakademieThe University’s Directorate, the faculties, the administration and the official representatives and associations actively involved with the university present themselves. more
An overview of the university’s central facilities, its collections and the associated research institutes. more

 

Multidisciplinary Thinking

Under the umbrella concept proWissen - on the road towards the virtual faculty - students and employees can find extradisciplinary and interdisciplinary offers. In lectures, lecture series and other event formats, protagonists address a wide range of scientific issues and thus encourage and inspire independent thinking skills, critical analysis and open discussions. more

Foundations

The Bergakademie can look back upon a 300-year-old foundation history. Teaching and research conditions have undergone steady improvements thanks to numerous new endowments and foundations. To celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Stipendienkasse, i.e., Scholarship Fund, the Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg Foundation was established in 2002. Here you can find out more about the university’s foundations. more

Family Friendly University

Familienfreundliche Hochschule TU Bergakademie The TU Bergakademie advocates the compatibility of career and family. On 15th March, the university was certified as a “family friendly university.” Employees and students have the option of having their children cared for in one of the two day-care centres operated by the Studentenwerk (Student Union/Student Services) Freiberg. There are several nappy-changing facilities, kitchens equipped with baby food warmers, playpens as well as games and more

News

(v.l.) Dr. Roh Pin Lee with the young researcher Florian Keller © IEC / TU Berga
The transition towards a sustainable low carbon economy is fraught with multiple challenges. Researchers from Freiberg will investigate how such a transition could look like, which alternative raw materials could be utilized and what the consequences for the energy and raw material systems would be. … weiterlesen
TU Bergakademie Freiberg doctoral student Yaman Randani examines the glass beads
Although they are small, they have a lot of history packed into them – special glass beads from the 18th century. They can be found on the tapestries of the "Red-Gilded Audience Room" (Ger.: “Roten Schmelzzimmers”) in Arnstadt's New Palace. A doctoral student from Freiberg is now investigating them. … 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
Participants of the trilateral workshop on 04.07.2017 in Zabrze ©TU Bergakademie
Responding to the invitation from Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS and the Polish Institute for Chemical Processing of Coal IChPW, experts and specialists from industry, politics and science from Poland, Czech Republic and Germany came together in Zabrze, Poland. … weiterlesen
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