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New findings about human metabolic processes
Freiburg researchers discover numerous undescribed metabolic processes and their genes by comparing metabolic products in urine and blood
THE Impact Rankings: University of Freiburg among the top 10 percent for SDG 13 (Climate Action)
In a Germany-wide comparison, the University of Freiburg ranks second for SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production) and 13 (Climate Action)
Light conveyed by the signal transmitting molecule sucrose controls growth of plant roots
Team of Freiburg researchers shows how information about the quantity of absorbed light passes from the leaves to the roots
Emergence of solvated dielectrons observed for the first time
Team in conjunction with the University of Freiburg generates low-energy electrons using ultraviolet light
Maximilian Haedicke Named Unified Patent Court Judge
University of Freiburg legal scholar to work in shaping the newly established European institution
Report on the Name of the University of Freiburg has been published
“No cause found for changing the name of the University of Freiburg,” according to the commission’s report. The Senate and University Administration have agreed on the report’s findings.
Lars P. Feld Receives University Medal
The professor of economic policy and economics of order and director of the Walter Eucken Institute strengthens the University of Freiburg’s reputation with his expertise.
Distinguished professorship for Freiburg immunologist
Marta Rizzi has taken on a Heisenberg professorship at the University of Freiburg on April 1, 2023 with a research focus on immunodeficiencies
Two new Collaborative Research Centre in Medicine approved at the University of Freiburg
In addition, the German Research Foundation is extending two existing Collaborative Research Centres
Oldest architectural plans detail mysterious desert mega structures
An international team of researchers including the University of Freiburg identifies engravings in Jordan and Saudi Arabia as the oldest known scaled building plans in human history.
The Role of the University in a Deglobalizing World
At the Dies universitatis of the University of Freiburg on May 23, 2023, alumna Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg will give a keynote speech
Mast cells have an important impact on the development of chronic myeloid leukemia
Research team at the University of Freiburg traces the origin of proinflammatory cytokines
New strategy for clinically relevant protein sequencing
Researchers of the Project nEOdiag aims to develop fast and inexpensive analyses of amino acid sequences at the University of Freiburg
New research project studying the lives of lesbians in the south-west of Germany
A team from the Universities of Freiburg and Heidelberg is studying the everyday lives of women who love women from 1945 to the 1980s
Gamma delta T cells can fight aggressive breast cancer
Freiburg researchers discover a mechanism by which cancer cells escape the immune system.
Tenure-track professorship for Soft Machines established
Engineer Edoardo Milana will research bioinspired soft robotic systems made of deformable and adaptive materials at the University of Freiburg
Ambrosia beetles can recognise their food fungi by their scents
Experiments at the University of Freiburg provide evidence for the first time of the ability of ambrosia beetles to distinguish between food and harmful fungi
Climate change causes strong declines in ecosystem services provided by tropical forests
Study by the University of Freiburg shows high economic costs of climate effects on forests in Central America
Next Steps for Nanopore Technology
The Clusters4Future action “nanodiag BW” is launching its first implementation phase with four funded projects
In mid-April Studium generale and Colloquium politicum at the University of Freiburg will kick off their events that are open to the general public
Topics in the summer semester: Europe in history to present day, the relationship between art and politics, and “forgotten wars”