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


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


Peter Poschmann with the TESARO museum robot. © Detlev Müller / TU Bergakademie
“Here's looking at you, kid!” To make the contact between robot and human being a little more ‘personal’, a doctoral student from Freiberg has developed new software for the recognition of persons. The software is intended to help the “TESARO” museum robot to interact better with visitors. … weiterlesen
Prof. Olena Volkova with Chinese Humboldt fellow, Dr. Yong Fan
Chinese materials scientist Dr. Yong Fan has dedicated himself to reducing the amount of waste that occurs during steel production. Since the beginning of January 2018, he has been carrying out research at the Institute of Iron and Steel Technology at TU Bergakademie Freiberg. … weiterlesen
Sayed Zabihullah Shadab © TU Bergakademie Freiberg
With the AMEA project (Academic Mining Education Afghanistan), Germany's Federal Foreign Ministry has been supporting international Master's programs at TU Bergakademie Freiberg since 2015. In December, Sayed Zabihullah Shadab became the first student from Afghanistan to complete his AMEA study. … weiterlesen
Frau Dr. Krüger mit Gästen in der Alten Mensa
Since 2006, the Dr. Erich Krüger Foundation has been committed to supporting application-oriented research, funding large-scale projects and improving facilities at the university, while fostering young scientists and students. … weiterlesen
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