About the University

Oldest mining university in the world

TU Bergakademie Freiberg is the oldest mining university in the world. Founded in 1765, it was known on all continents just a few decades later as the leading higher education institution for mining and metallurgy.
The famous scientist and discoverer Alexander von Humboldt, the great Romantic poet Novalis, the discoverers of the chemical elements germanium and indium as well as numerous historical personalities studied and worked in Freiberg.

A small campus university

Der Mensavorplatz in FreibergWith around 4300 registered students, TU Bergakademie Freiberg is a small university that offers excellent study conditions. In national rankings (e.g. the CHE ranking) it has repeatedly been certified as having a very good mentoring relationship between students and teachers.

TU Bergakademie Freiberg is a campus university, that means most paths (between halls of residence, the teaching and research buildings, the library, canteen, the administration buildings and so on) can be covered comfortably on foot.

Cosmopolitan Freiberg

Freiberg is a cosmopolitan city with friendly people and many tourists, where you can meet people from different continents of the world every day. The cityscape is shaped by the many international students. In the winter semester 2017/2018, 23.5 percent of students came from abroad.