Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg (German Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg ) was established 1457 in Freiburg by the Habsburgs. One of the most former universities in Germany, it has a long tradition of instructing the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. The university is one of Germany’s most esteemed and a contributing research as well as teaching institution in Europe. Primitively Albrechts University, the university began with 4 faculties: – theology, philosophy, medicine and law. Its formation belongs to the second wave of German university foundlings in the late middle Ages, like the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen and the University of Basel.
Having grown with the city since the 15th century, the university’s buildings are deeply enlaced with the city of Freiburg. There are 3 big campuses scattered all over the city but other buildings may be found all over Freiburg. Today, there are approximately 430 professors, 3,695 technological employees and 8,644 non-scientific employees functioning for the Albert Ludwigs University, making it Freiburg’s and the region’s largest employer.
Type Public University
Rector Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Jäger
Location Freiburg, Germany
Affiliations EUA, LERU