Freiberg Center for Water Research (ZeWaF)
Center for Efficient High Temperature Processes and Materials Conversion (ZeHS)
FCCE - Freiberg Center for Circular Economy
IÖZ - Interdisciplinary Environmental Research Centre
DFG CRC 920: Multi-Functional Filters for Metal Melt Filtration
DFG Research Training Group GRK 2802: Refractory Recycling
FHP - Freiberg High Pressure Research Center
Facilities and equipment
A particular strength of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg is its excellent, partly unique research facilities and infrastructure, which enables continuous research and technology development from fundamental research, modelling and simulation up to technology development in near-industrial scale pilot facilities.
Scientists have access to state-of-the-art laboratories and pilot plants in the fields of chemistry, physics, environmental and geosciences, geotechnology, metallurgy, glass and ceramics, process engineering, additive manufacturing, materials engineering, robotics, metal foundry and forming technology, semiconductor and sensor technology, and heat and energy technology, as well as to several central infrastructure facilities.
Central infrastructure facilities (selection):
- Full-scale underground research mine
- Clean room facilities
- Geoscientific collections
- Scientific Diving Center
- Behavioral Research Lab and VR Lab
Cooperation, networks, alliances
TU Bergakademie Freiberg is one of the top international addresses in the field of resource technologies and has been shaping worldwide developments in this area. A large number of research institutions in the field of resource research can trace their origins directly back to the TU Bergakademie Freiberg or to scientists trained here. Our international network and the number of partnerships are correspondingly large. In addition to numerous national and international university, research and industry partnerships, TU Bergakademie Freiberg is actively involved in networks such as the European University Alliance EURECA-PRO - The European University on Responsible Consumption and Production and German Resource Research Institute (GERRI). TUBAF also was a driving force behind the initiation of the world's largest innovation network for resource technologies, EIT RawMaterials, with more than 120 partners from education, research and industry.
Numerous scientific institutions as well as research-related institutions and companies are located in Freiberg and in the surrounding region. Local partners include Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF), Fraunhofer Technology Center High Performance Materials THM, die Fraunhofer Office for Carbon Cycle Technologies, DBI - Gastechnologisches Institut gGmbH, FILK Freiberg Institute, Saxon State Office for Agriculture, Environment and Geology, Sächsische Mining Office as well as several other affiliated institutes and industrial research groups.
Saxon initiatives in which the TU Bergakademie Freiberg is actively involved include Energy Saxony, Leichtbau-Allianz Sachsen, Saxon Hydrogen Union, rECOmine, GlasCampus Torgau, Geokompetenzzentrum Freiberg, Freiberger Interessengemeinschaft der Recycling- und Entsorgungsunternehmen and Circular Saxony.
Several foundations support science and research at TUBAF. Of particular note is the Dr. Erich Krüger Foundation, one of the largest university foundations in Germany, which helps to implement projects worth well over 1 million euros per year.
Responsible Research - Ethics and Quality Standards
TU Bergakademie Freiberg adheres to the principles of good scientific practice as well as the guidelines outlined in the DFG Code of Conduct "Guidelines for Safeguarding Good Scientific Practice" and implements them bindingly for all scientists and students. Good scientific practice pertains to the conduct of research and documentation, interaction and communication with students and colleagues, and the publication of results. The corresponding regulations provide support and guidance while also addressing the handling of conflict situations.
Scientists at TUBAF enjoy a high degree of freedom. Courage, creativity, as well as an entrepreneurial and exploratory spirit are supported. We have a culture of enabling and supporting, curiosity, and respectful interaction. This includes openness to new and unconventional approaches and methods. Scientists are treated with equal respect, regardless of gender, ethnic and cultural background, religion, worldview, individual limitations, or orientations. They are included in the community and provided with individual support.
TU Bergakademie Freiberg commits to Open Science and supports the disclosure and dissemination of knowledge and research findings for the benefit of humanity and the implementation of sustainable development goals. It is a signatory of the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Scientific Knowledge and provides its scientists with the necessary resources to publish research results and data openly accessible. The university has its own repositories, including the publication platform Qucosa and the research data repository OpARA. In addition, TU Bergakademie Freiberg is part of the DEAL consortium and offers support for cost-based Open Access publications through an Open Access Fund.
With various formats, such as within the framework of the 4transfer project, the university promotes science communication and knowledge and technology transfer to the economy and society.
TU Bergakademie Freiberg provides all necessary conditions for a professional and responsible handling, as well as the long-term preservation and accessibility of research data. We are a member of the National Research Data Infrastructure Association (NFDI), and our scientists actively participate in its relevant subject groups. Additionally, we are involved in the SaxFDM (Research Data Management Saxony) network, which provides advisory and support services to scientists in Saxony.
Vice-Rector for Research and Technology Transfer