Key figures and rankings

The TU Bergakademie Freiberg is one of four universities in the Free State of Saxony. Founded in 1765, it can look back on a history rich in tradition. As the German resource university, it is one of the strongest research universities.

University (Status: 26.04.2021)

Employees

  • 2.169 University employees
  • of which 1.046 household staff
  • of which 709 employees receiving third-party funding
  • of which 414 student and research assistants
  • of which 89 professors
  • 8 TenureTrack professors
  • 18 apprentices

Facilities of the University

  • 6 faculties
  • 13 central facilities
  • 42 institutes
  • 8 affiliated institutes
  • 6 university competence centres

Scientific collections

  • 30 scientific collections
  • more than 1 million scientific samples
  • 15,000 scientific instruments
  • approx. 1,000 works of art and art historical objects

Studies and teaching  (Status: WS 2020/21)

Study Profile

  • 73 study programmes, of which::
    • 16 diploma programs
    • 21 bachelor programs
    • 36 master programs (12 of which are in English)

Students

  • 4.000 students enrolled in the winter semester 2020/21, of which:
    • 39 % international students
    • 84 % in MINT subjects
    • 30 % female students

Students and first-year students

YearStudents in totalFirst-year students*
2020/20214,0001,114
2019/20204,0161,147
2018/20194,0601,134
2017/20184,2931,225
2016/20174,6241,283

Ranking 

QS Ranking - Spitzenplatz für die TU BergakademieTop university in international rankings

The 2021 QS World University Rankings by subject rated TU Bergakademie Freiberg No.17 for Mineral and Mining worldwide and No. 3 in within Europe. The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) lists TU Freiberg in 2020 on rank 64 among German universities concerning research performance.

Internationality

Cooperations

  • 184 active partnership relations, including
    • 76 ERASMUS AGREEMENTS
    • 18 interdisciplinary university cooperations
  • 218 contacts to other universities in 50 countries

Study programs

  • Double degree agreements with partner universities in China, France, Ghana, Italy, Poland, Russia, Thailand, Czech Republic, Hungary, Ukraine

Science and research (Status: 31.03.2020)

Third-party funding 2019

  • 59 million euros of third-party funding

Promotions

  •  82 completed promotions 2019
    • of which 28 % women
    • 1/3 of the doctoral students from abroad

Collaborative Research Centres (Sonderforschungsbereiche)

ESF Junior Research Groups

Competence Centre

  • Interdisciplinary Ecological Centre (IÖZ)
  • Centre for Innovation Competence VIRTUHCON
  • Freiberg Biohydrometallurgical Centre for Strategic Elements
  • Center for efficient high-temperature material conversion ZeHS
  • Freiberg High Pressure Research Centre
  • German Fuel Institute DBI/Bergakademie
  • Mine Water Research Center
  • Scientific Diving Center Freiberg (SDC Freiberg)

Inventions and patents

  • 30 invention disclosures (2019)
  • 24 patent applications (2019)