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Research in six faculties

Studierende im Virtual Reality Raum CAVE
Mathematics and Computer Science
Studierende im Labor
Chemistry and Physics
TUBAF_Geophysikalische Messungen im Gelände
Geosciences, Geoengineering and Mining
Versuchsanlage additive Fertigung
Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering
Materials Science and Technology
Erasmus+ Praktikum
Business Administration
Freiberg Center for Water Research (ZeWaF)
Gebäude des Forschungszentrums ZeHS
Center for Efficient High Temperature Processes and Materials Conversion (ZeHS)
Zentrum für Hochtemperaturmaterialien
FCCE - Freiberg Center for Circular Economy
IÖZ - Interdisciplinary Environmental Research Centre
Filterstrukturen von kohlenstoffgebundenen Alumina-Schaumfiltern zur Erforschung von leistungsstarken, sicheren und leichten metallischen Werkstoffen
DFG CRC 920: Multi-Functional Filters for Metal Melt Filtration
REM-Aufnahmen von feuerfesten Materialien
DFG Research Training Group GRK 2802: Refractory Recycling
Querschnitte durch eine Hochdruckzelle mit Probe nach einem Multi-Anvil-Experiment
FHP - Freiberg High Pressure Research Center
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron - DESY
Roboterarm mit Keramikfilter.

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
  • HPC-Cluster
  • 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.

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

Our research serves society. Through our work and its results, we contribute to the creation and preservation of good humanitarian and natural living conditions, as well as to the solution of major societal challenges in resource, environmental, and climate protection. We promote sustainable development in line with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, as well as an innovation-friendly, open-minded, peaceful, and tolerant coexistence.

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

Prof. Jörg Matschullat, Prorektor Forschung
Universitätshauptgebäude, Prorektorat Forschung
Akademiestr. 6, 1. OG
prorektor-forschung [at]
Dr. Jens Grigoleit, Referent Prorektor Forschung
Universitätshauptgebäude, Prorektorat Forschung
Akademiestr. 6, 1. OG
jens.grigoleit [at]