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Here, lecturers, researchers, and staff members will find important information about internationalization efforts at the University of Freiburg; global exchange in learning and teaching, research and administration; and shaping collaboration with international partner universities.


Internationalization Strategy, Partnerships and Networks

Internationalization Strategy 2014-2018 of the Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg
Research-oriented – crossing-borders - sustainable - diverse: these adjectives programmatically stand above the individual sections of the internationalization strategy of the University of Freiburg. For us, internationalization as a cross-cutting issue for the entire university is an impetus for further development in terms of quality and content in all areas (research, teaching, continuing education, administration). Central elements are the (co-)shaping of the European Higher Education Area, the opening of our institution to international members, the design of learning and teaching for our students to become "global citizens" and the strengthening of our global visibility.

Partnerships and Networks
The University of Freiburg has many international partners, and is a member of various transnational networks. The focus is on five Comprehensive Partners as well as cooperation with the universities of the Upper Rhine region (Eucor - The European Campus), the League of European Research Universities (LERU), the European Partnership for an Innovative Campus Unifying Regions (Epicur, European Universities Initiative) and the Academic Consortium 21 (AC21).

Shaping Collaboration with International Partner Universities

International Cooperation Agreements: A How-To by the International Office {in German]
International cooperation at the University of Freiburg takes place at all levels: in institutes, faculties, and central scientific and non-scientific facilities. International written agreements can be concluded with at least one international university partner to formalize new or already existing collaboration. Possible contents are, for example, joint teaching and research projects, the exchange of students, doctoral candidates or scientists, or other projects.

International projects - whether in research or teaching - require human and financial resources. The International Office advises on obtaining mobility funds and may provide direct financial support for projects with international partners.

Partnerships under complex conditions
The framework for international partnerships is becoming increasingly more complex. Find more information here.

Multilinguism at the University of Freiburg

The International Office has compiled information on Multilingualism at the University of Freiburg here.

Internationalization of Learning and Teaching – Internationalization of the Curriculum

The perspectives that internationalization of learning and teaching open up to students and teachers are multi-faceted. Just as diverse are the possibilities for shaping learning and teaching. The International Office offers you an overview of good practices, advice and orientation on the topic of internationalization of the curricula - including information on digital transformation and partnerships with international universities with regard to the internationalization of learning and teaching.

Here you will soon find information on the internationalization of learning and teaching at the university, as well as the internationalization of the curriculum at the University of Freiburg.

Contact: Kathrin Jehle,, 0761-203-4330

Details about „Joint and Double Degree Programs can be found here.

Training for Staff Members at the University of Freiburg

On-the-job training for staff members [in German]
Training offers by the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD

International Staff Exchange for Central University Administration Staff [in German]
Spend some time at one of the Comprehensive Partner Universities and look beyond your daily tasks and routines: The International Staff Exchange of the Central Administration offers you insights into your field of work in a different, international university context. Important note: Due to the global security situation in the wake of the Corona pandemic, the International Staff Exchange remains suspended for the time being.

Certificate of Intercultural Competencies [in German]

The University of Freiburg supports its employees in acquiring intercultural competencies. The certificate is based on three components: intercultural training, courses to advance your language skills and international exchange.

Dialogue on Internationalization | Werkstattgespräche zur Internationalisierung

With the series of events "Dialogue on Internationalization | Werkstattgespräche zur Internationalisierung“, the International Office provides the opportunity to reflect on various topics and help shape the internationalization at the University of Freiburg and within your own field of work.