TU Bergakademie Freiberg bids farewell to graduates

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The TU Bergakademie Freiberg bids farewell to about 600 graduates in the academic year 2019/20. Due to the pandemic, the celebration in the Nikolai Church is cancelled. Instead, Rector Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Barbknecht will address the alumni with a video message on November 7.

But challenges are there to be mastered. Graduates of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg know this best! Because in addition to the stress of the exams and the punctual delivery of their final theses, this year saw the corona pandemic and the associated switch to hybrid forms of teaching and learning. "I would like to thank our graduates for their perseverance, commitment and cohesion within the Bergakademie family. Each and every one of them has enriched and revitalized our university and our university town of Freiberg during their studies," explains Rector Prof. Barbknecht.

With their knowledge and their potential, the alumni can now tackle the challenges of the future themselves and help shape living conditions on earth. Because without bright minds that develop the environmentally friendly recycling processes and technologies for the raw materials, materials and substances of the future, neither the energy turnaround, nor Germany's climate goals, nor even the goals of social groups such as "Fridays for Future" can be realized. For this reason, the TU Bergakademie Freiberg trains young people in very different fields of study from engineering and natural sciences to materials, geo and economic sciences in an interdisciplinary way and enables them to engage in a well-founded discussion of the exciting future topics of society.

Around 600 graduates completed their studies at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg in the academic year 2019/2020. The majority of the graduates (as of 16.10.2020) will leave the university as engineers (244), natural scientists (192) or economists (132). Most graduates come from the faculties of earth sciences, geotechnics and mining (181) and economics (157). Just under 51 percent graduated with a Master's degree, 25 percent with a Bachelor's degree and 24 percent with a diploma. This year, for the first time, the university also said goodbye to graduates of the international master's programs "Geoscience" and "Metallic Materials Technology".

The personal presentation of certificates and the university and graduates' ball in the Tivoli will be omitted this year. Graduates will receive their certificates together with their graduation gift and the graduate book of the Freiberg Alumni Network (FAN) by mail. Further information is available at: https://tu-freiberg.de/absolv.

To the video message of the rector:

Denise Pfitzner, veranstaltungsorganisation@zuv.tu-freiberg.de, Tel.: +49 3731 39-4399