University of Freiburg Founded in 1457, the University is one of the oldest German universities and is now one of the nationâ??s leading research and teaching institutions. Proud of its 550-year history in the center of Europe, the University of Freiburg is conscious of its intellectual roots in the occidental Christian tradition, especially in the humanism of the Upper Rhine. Building on the original disciplines of theology, law, medicine, and philosophy, it cherishes its mission of passing on the classical cultural heritage to new generations and continuing the southern German liberal tradition. At the same time, the university is dedicated to defining and pioneering new research areas and promoting a strategic interweaving of the natural and social sciences with the humanities.
The University of Freiburg thus shows consideration for the life situations of women and men in all domains of society and promotes measures for realizing equal opportunity and a higher percentage of female employees, both at the university itself and further afield. In addition to being a general expression of societal responsibility, this policy also serves to further the excellence of research and instruction in all academic disciplines.