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Statement by the University of Freiburg for diversity and mutual respect

Given the current political and social events surrounding the war in the Middle East, the University of Freiburg is also receiving an increasing number of enquiries, particularly regarding the role of the University and offers of help for its members. In line with the diversity of our members, the enquiries cover a broad spectrum of opinions.

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Statement by the University of Freiburg Senate against racism and anti-Semitism

The University of Freiburg Senate passed a resolution against racism and anti-Semitism at its meeting on 21 February 2024.

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Spy-satellite images offer insights into historical ecosystem changes

New study advocates the use of more than one million declassified images for ecology and conservation.

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The Young Academy for Sustainability Research is going into another round

The Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation is extending 1.26 million euros of support for the Young Academy for Sustainability Research (YAS) until 2027, with even greater internationalisation among its aims for this next round.

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Strengthening the impact of Freiburg’s research

The University of Freiburg has been successful in the current round of the Excellence Strategy of the German federal and state governments.

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3D-printed pneumatic modules replace electric controls in soft robots

3D-printed pneumatic modules replace electric controls in soft robots

Research team at the University of Freiburg develops 3D-printed pneumatic logic modules that control the movements of soft robots using only air pressure

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Most international universities 2024

The University of Freiburg is one of the hundred most international universities in the world

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The Sustainability Innovation Campus is Launched

The Sustainability Innovation Campus is Launched

The fifth Innovation Campus in Baden-Württemberg aims to provide scientific guidance for the transformation to a sustainable lifestyle

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Maturation instead of cell death: Defective signalling pathways disrupt immune cell development

Researchers at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Freiburg discover key factor in the development of immune cells / New approaches for the treatment of ALPS

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Red deer populations in Europe: more influenced by humans than by wolves and other predators

An international study shows that human hunting and land use have a decisive influence on red deer density in Europe. Red deer density is only reduced when wolves, lynx and bears co-occur at the same site. Research findings shed new light on the wolf’s return to Central Europe.

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Key player in viral heart inflammation discovered

Inflammation of the heart muscle following a viral infection can impede cardiac function in the long term

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Humboldt Foundation appoints Prof. Dr. Daniel B. Werz as Humboldt scouting sponsor for early career researchers

Humboldt Foundation appoints Prof. Dr. Daniel B. Werz as Humboldt scouting sponsor for early career researchers

Support for scientists in early career phases: The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's Henriette Herz Scouting Programme invites international researchers to conduct joint research projects in Germany. As a scout, Prof. Dr Daniel B. Werz from the Institute of Organic Chemistry at the University of Freiburg now has the opportunity to bring three excellent scientists in the early stages of their careers to Freiburg, funded by the Humboldt Foundation.

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Volkswagen Foundation funds two unconventional research projects at the University of Freiburg

Dr Joana van de Löcht and Dr Niels Penke research entities from local myths and fairy tales in the Central German Uplands; Dr Balz Andrea Alter, Professor Nadja Germann and Professor Albert Gouaffo are investigating how to escape the colonial cul-de-sac using an experimental polylogue.

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Holiday opening hours

Holiday opening hours

The University buildings and the University Library will not be open for several days

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The next generation of AI algorithms for automated driving

A cooperation with the University of Freiburg and Bosch Research seeks to enable safer, more transparent, and more robust overall systems. The focus is on interconnected and jointly optimized modules for automated driving. The cooperation is part of an initiative to strengthen applied research on automated driving in Germany.

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Part-time Vice Rectors for University Culture and for Internationalisation and Sustainability elected

The University of Freiburg Senate has elected Prof. Dr Sylvia Paletschek as Vice Rector for University Culture for a second term. The Freiburg historian Prof. Dr Melanie Arndt succeeds Prof. Dr Daniela Kleinschmit, Vice Rector for Internationalisation and Sustainability, who chose not to run for the post again. The new term begins on 1 April 2024.

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