Research for a sustainable materials and energy economy

Networked University Profile

Modern technologies require raw materials, energy and other various types of materials. Forward-thinking developments thus demand innovative ideas and pioneering spirit. Yet, what are we to do to set up new approaches in a viable way using innovative, sustainable and eco-friendly methods for a responsible use of the finite resources of our planet Earth? These urgent questions about our future define the profile of the Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg in both research and teaching.

Innovative and strong in Research

Third-party funding on a superior level paired with an excellent infrastructure of large-scale scientific facilities indicate the research strength of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg.

Networked University Profile

CaveWe implement holistic research approaches with practical relevance in collaboration with our national and international partners and develop modern technologies and processes for a responsible use of finite resources.

Together we shape the World of Tomorrow

Campus UniCampus University - Teaching with practical orientation, a straightforward supervisory relationship owing to small groups, the early participation of students in research, digitally supported classroom teaching and unparalleled degree courses in Germany are only a few reasons to take up your studies in Freiberg.


International UniversityWith its unique resource profile, our university is well-networked in Germany, throughout Europe and worldwide. Our international level is also reflected in the internationally-oriented study programmes and student mobility abroad.

Cosmopolitanism, Tolerance and Diversity

International UniversityThe Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg is a liberal-minded place. The diversity of opinions, our great international network and global exchange have always been vital and define the basis of science and research, study and teaching.

More than 250 Years of History and Tradition

International UniversityFounded in 1765, the TU Bergakademie Freiberg hosted important savants like A.G. Werner, A.W. Lampadius and Clemens Winkler who taught and researched here. Moreover, the chemical elements indium and germanium were first discovered in Freiberg. Today as ever, we are committed to our long tradition and vast experience of developing innovative solutions to the most urgent questions of our times.