Innovation, Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things, or e-mobility - all our modern developments require resources, energy and materials as well as their sustainable use. This is why Freiberg scientists are engaged in excellent research and teaching on the fundamentals and processes related to natural resources, energy and materials. We combine all fields of engineering, natural sciences, geosciences and economics under one roof. In this way, the university not only ensures versatile research, but also a systemic education of its students.

Researching technologies of the future. Picture: Crispin MockryOur six faculties develop efficient and alternative technologies for a sustainable economy and industry. Our focus is on the exploration and processing of a wide range of raw materials; the extraction, storage and conversion of energy; the development of new materials and recycling processes. With engineering, natural sciences, geosciences, materials science and economics, the university combines the subjects and disciplines necessary for an holistic understanding and covers all areas from basic research to application-oriented research. university profile

Students with vision and conscience. Picture: Crispin MockryTU Bergakademie Freiberg was founded in 1765 in order to drive transformation processes and future technologies and to provide the country with new knowledge for an economic upswing. Still today, the university holds this claim: We educate economists, natural scientists and engineers with vision and conscience who take the future into their own hands and help to positively shape the world. More than 4,000 students in 69 programs are currently studying in Freiberg in a scientifically sound and practice-oriented manner. Our graduates are in high demand as specialists in industry and business, science and research as well as public administration.


View of the headframe of the "Reiche Zeche" research and training mine
The measures planned for the Reiche Zeche mine in 2021 include a fundamental 2.6 million euro renovation of the surface conveyor systems. Above all, this will secure and expand the excellent teaching and research conditions in the university mine, which is unique in Germany. … weiterlesen

View of the Saidenbach drinking water dam with a boat of the science divers
Until the end of May, science divers from the Bergakademie spin-off, GeoWiD GmbH are investigating the dam at the Saidenbach water reservoir on behalf of the State Dam Administration of Saxony. In around 45 dives to date, the team has documented the condition of the structure and its sealing. … weiterlesen

Aerial view of Kiruna with the city and former open-pit mines
Research work on the Per Geijer iron ore deposits of Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara Aktiebolag (LKAB) near Kiruna is ongoing at TU Freiberg until August 2021. The results already show a very promising raw material potential for the associated supply of the iron and steel industry. … weiterlesen

Castle Freudenstein in Freiberg
Global warming can only be stopped if CO2 emissions are reduced and energy systems are converted. Participants at the International Autumn School "Climate Policy and Energy System Transformation" will learn how politics can contribute to this. … weiterlesen

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