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Decision in the Excellence Strategy

University of Freiburg invites media representatives to announcement of results with subsequent press conference on 19 July 2019

Freiburg, Jul 15, 2019

Decision in the Excellence Strategy

Photo: Sandra Meyndt

Dear Madam or Sir,

Connecting Creative Minds – Trinational, European, Global is the motto of the institutional strategy with which the University of Freiburg entered the running for the “Universities of Excellence” funding line of the Excellence Strategy. The decision on which universities are successful in this second funding line of the competition is set to be announced on 19 July 2019. According to information from the German Council of Science and Humanities, the announcement will be made at around 4 p.m. – immediately following the meeting at which the Excellence Commission is to make its final decisions – in a press conference streamed live on the internet.


The University of Freiburg cordially invites media representatives to follow the announcement of the results together with many university members at 4 p.m.

in the Senate Hall on the 2nd floor of the Administrative Building,
Fahnenbergplatz, 79085 Freiburg.

Immediately following the announcement, Rector Prof. Dr. Hans-Jochen Schiewer will give a brief speech to the university members in attendance and express his thanks to them for their dedication during the Excellence competition. If there are no delays in the schedule set by the German Council of Science and Humanities, the subsequent press conference on the 6th floor will begin at 5 p.m.

We would be very pleased to welcome you at this event. For planning purposes, we ask that you send a brief email to the following address if you wish to attend:


Nicolas Scherger
Office of Public Relations


Press release on the University of Freiburg’s proposal