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

signing of the Memorandum of Understanding to form the "Saxon Hydrogen Union
The three technical universities of the Free State of Saxony joined forces on August 10, 2022 at Chemnitz University of Technology to form the Saxon Hydrogen Union. Saxony's Minister President Michael Kretschmer praised this merger as a major step on the way to a climate-neutral industrie in Saxony. … weiterlesen

metallic particles
FINEST project selected in the Helmholtz Association's sustainability challenge. Industrial processes are inevitably associated with the generation of fine-grained residues. These rarely find re-entry into the industrial value chain. … weiterlesen

Wissenschaftler und Wissenschaftlerin an der Versuchsanlage unter Tage
The Audi Environmental Foundation has joined forces with TU Bergakademie Freiberg to research new ways of mining high-tech elements. These metals and so-called rare earths are indispensable for modern technologies such as fiber optics, photovoltaics, and semiconductors. … weiterlesen

Prof. Ibisch at the opening session
Novel materials for photovoltaics, recycling technologies for critical raw materials, sustainable and less invasive mining with robots, alternative fuels or the use of shape memory alloys in construction. … weiterlesen

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