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In two current international university rankings, TU Bergakademie Freiberg performs extremely well: in the QS World University Ranking, the university is ranked 1st in Germany for the internationality of its students. In addition, TUBAF is ranked first in Germany in the citation per faculty category. The recently published CWUR Ranking also attests to TUBAF's research strength. According to this, the university is among the 7.5% of all universities worldwide with the strongest research performance.


The CWUR ranking analyses the research performance of universities, i.e. the number and quality of publications and citations by researchers. On a point scale up to 100, TU Bergakademie Freiberg achieved a total of 67.8 points. In the QS World University Ranking 2025, TUBAF is ranked 380th among the best universities worldwide and 21st in Germany.

Studying close to research at TU Bergakademie Freiberg

Students also benefit from the university's research strength. In Freiberg, they find sufficient places in laboratory internships and a very good research infrastructure. Because numerous positions are offered for research assistants, students have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with current research at an early stage. Innovative teaching concepts are also part of the research- and practice-oriented degree programme at TU Bergakademie Freiberg. Students not only learn how to handle equipment and technology, apply theoretical models and analyse data, but also teamwork, creative work, critical thinking and responsible action.


The Center for World University Rankings CWUR in the United Arab Emirates evaluates universities based on seven indicators. TU Bergakademie Freiberg was evaluated exclusively in the category of research performance in 2024. The ranking lists TU Freiberg in 1488th place out of 20,966 universities assessed globally. For the QS World University Rankings 2025, 1503 universities worldwide were analysed.