Research

The Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg - Freiberg Mining  Academy and University of Technology - sees itself as a modern research university with a strong focus on natural energy resource systems; based on its long tradition in silver mining and metallurgy, it consistently aligns its profile areas GEO(SCIENCE), MATERIAL, ENERGY and ENVIRONMENT with the challenges of the future. As far as revenue from third-party research funding per professor is concerned, the university ranks among the top ten research universities in Germany and takes the leading position in the new (eastern) federal states of Germany.

Main Areas and the Profile GEOMATENUM

The four core areas of specialisation - Geoscience, Material, Energy and Environment - give the university its unique und distinctive profile: From the exploration of new and domestic deposits to the development of alternative energy technology and materials right up to recycling. By concentrating on the cooperation with enterprises operating on a regional, national and international level, research takes place on the fundamentals and on the practical application. more

Interdisciplinary Projects and Scientific Institutions

In the case of interdisciplinary projects, for example, in the research activities pertaining to more energy efficient materials such as lithium or in collaboration with the Deutsches EnergieRohstoff-Zentrum Freiberg (German Centre for Energy Resources), technologies are developed for the post-petroleum era jointly with the industry. At the Helmholtz-Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology, founded by the Mining Academy in collaboration with the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, researchers are looking for new ways to tap into sources of high tech metals such as gallium, indium and germanium or the rare earth elements. more

Research Funding

The employees of the Technology Transfer department provide counselling and information regarding research funding programmes offered by the German federal government, the (federal) states, the Free State of Saxony, the EU and other national and international sponsors. more

Good Scientific Practice

Research and Science working together responsibly - the work undertaken by scientists and researchers at the TU Mining Academy is based on the recommendations provided by the DFG (German Research Foundation) for the establishment of good scientific practice. more

Service

The university’s Knowledge and Technology Transfer department provides support for scientists in questions relating to patent applications, inventions and licences as well as with respect to the participation in trade fairs and exhibitions. more

A New Generation of Researches and Academics

The university considers the recruitment and training of a new generation of scientists as one of its most important tasks. The Graduate and Research Academy (GraFA - Graduierten und Forschungsakademie) has special offers for doctoral candidates seeking to enter into a career in the sciences. more

News

two peolple in a virtual environment
This year's UFZ Research Award goes to the development team of the scientific simulation software OpenGeoSys. Scientists from Freiberg are also among the award winners. … weiterlesen

Portrait of guest researcher Katja Heise in front of a brown background
With a postdoctoral fellowship from the Academy of Finland, Dr. Katja Heise as a visiting scientist at the Institute for Electronics and Sensor Materials (IESM) of TU Bergakademie Freiberg develops innovative materials made of nanocellulose and nanochitin. … weiterlesen

Directors cutting the ribbon at the opening of the lab
The Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF) and the TU Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF) have been active in the field of luminescence research for many years. At TUBAF, spectroscopic methods are mainly used to characterise defects in semiconductor and oxide materials. … weiterlesen

Researchers investigating a sample of the hard coating
What adheres better, protects longer: Researchers of TU Bergakademie Freiberg cooperate with the Dresden Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems (IKTS) and the Czech branch of the Dormer Pramet Company on the development of novel hard coatings for sustainable use in cutting tools. … weiterlesen

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