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: 01.12.2021)

Employees

  • 2.040 University employees
  • of which 1.015 household staff
  • of which 717 employees receiving third-party funding
  • of which 308 student and research assistants
  • of which 95 professors
  • 6 junior professors
  • 15 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: SS 2022)

Study Profile

  • 65 study programmes

Students

  • 3.655 students enrolled in the winter semester 2021/22, of which:
    • 41 % international students
    • 85 % in MINT subjects
    • 29 % female students

Students and first-year students

YearStudents in totalFirst-year students*
2021/20223.655835
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

In the 2022 QS World University Rankings by subject, TU Bergakademie Freiberg received 18th place in the category "Mineral & Mining Engineering" worldwide and fifth in Europe. The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) lists the university 64th among German universities in terms of research performance in 2021/22.

Top grades for mechanical engineering and materials science

Siegel CHE-Ranking 2022/23In the current university ranking of the Center for Higher Education Development (CHE), students of the departments of mechanical engineering, process engineering and materials science attest the TU Freiberg very good or good study conditions in several categories. They give particularly good marks for the good organization of studies and for learning in small groups.

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 (suspended), Thailand, Czech Republic, Hungary, Ukraine

Science and research (Status: 2021/2022)

Third-party funding 2021

  • 52.9 million euros of third-party funding

Promotions

  •  103 completed promotions 2021/22
    • of which 35 % women

Collaborative Research Centres (Sonderforschungsbereiche) and other DFG Major Projects

Competence Centres of the University

Inventions and patents

  • 25 invention disclosures (2021)
  • 41 patent applications (2021)