Based on the mission statement of our university, the mission statement for teaching at the Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg comprises the following principles:
We strive for the highest quality in teaching and are committed to ensuring that our students gain a deep and comprehensive understanding of scientific, technical and economic processes and concepts as well as the skills and abilities they need to be successful in practice. We lay the foundations that will enable them to meet the challenges of the future.
2. Innovative teaching
We offer teaching staff and students a wide range of opportunities to develop and realise ideas for improving and developing teaching. This is reflected, among other things, in the trusting cooperation between students, lecturers and the university management, in the extensive range of continuing education programmes in higher education didactics and in the awarding of teaching prizes.
3. Research relevance
We uphold the university principle of the unity of research and teaching. Teachers are also researchers and incorporate the latest research findings into their teaching, involve students in research processes and thus support the development of a research-based attitude and critical thinking among students.
4. Practical relevance
We offer our students the opportunity to deepen their theoretical knowledge in practice in specialist and laboratory internships and excursions. This also includes collaboration with companies and research institutions worldwide to enable practical projects and case studies.
We foster collaboration and exchange between the various disciplines and faculties of our university in order to utilise the diversity and breadth of scientific, technical and economic knowledge and expertise.
We promote intercultural exchange and cooperation with students, lecturers and researchers from all over the world, for example by offering a wide range of international degree programmes, integrating aspects of internationalisation into the curricula and providing support in organising semesters abroad as well as stays at our university.
7. Diversity-friendly teaching
Diversity-friendly learning and teaching is implemented both in the planning and design of study programmes as well as in advising and supporting students, thus successfully designing courses in a diversity-sensitive manner.
8. Digital teaching
We are continuously improving and modernising our teaching by supporting and supplementing our classroom teaching with digital technologies and methods. This includes providing online platforms and resources, supporting e-learning tools and integrating virtual projects and collaboration opportunities into our modules. We are convinced that digital teaching prepares our students for the demands of an increasingly digitalised working world and offers them new opportunities to develop and deepen their skills.
9. Lifelong learning
We support those interested in education in their lifelong learning process and offer further education and training to keep their skills up to date, advance their careers and meet the challenges facing society.
Through these principles and our commitment to excellent teaching, we prepare our students to shape the world in a future-oriented and responsible way.
(Resolution of the Senate of 24 October 2023)