© Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
|Motto: Die Weisheit hat sich ein Haus erbaut|
|Official name||Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg (Alberto-Ludoviciana)|
|School type||State university (Baden-Württemberg)|
|Rector||Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Jäger|
|Location||Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany|
|Sports teams||USC Freiburg|
as viewed from the library
|Table of contents|
5 Noted Alumni and Professors
7 External link
As an old university, Freiburg University is deeply entwinned with the city of Freiburg. There are three greater ensembles of university buildings (the university centre next to the historical city of Freiburg, the institutes quarter and the applied sciences campus), but other buildings can be found nearly anywhere in Freiburg.
Today there are c. 20,000 students at Freiburg University, graduate as well as post-graduate. C. 10-15 % of the students are foreigners.
In 2001 c. 360 professors, c. 2,800 scientific employees and c. 7,700 non-scientific employees were working at Freiburg University, making it one of the biggest employers in Freiburg.
It is part of the regional EUCOR federation with Karlsruhe, Basel, Mulhouse and Strasbourg.
|Students eating in the central mensa|
Noted Alumni and Professors
The university started with four faculties (theology, philosophy, medicine and law). At the founding, the university was named only after Erzherzog Albrecht I. In 1820 the future of the university was unsure, and Großherzog Ludwig von Baden saved it by co-financing it. Since then the university is named Albert-Ludwigs-Universität.
Since the 1880s the number of students and faculties started to grow quickly. Just before World War I the university counted 3,000 students. In the beginning of the 20th century a lot of new university buildings in the inner city of Freiburg were built. After WW II the university was re-opened. New buildings for natural science were erected in the Institutsviertel (institute quarter).