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Waste Separation at the University of Freiburg


The Sustainable University Workgroup addresses all employees and students of the University of Freiburg in this film. We show how all members of the university can help save resources and protect the climate by separating their waste properly. As a special project, all cafeterias run by the Studierendenwerk now have reusable thermal cups. This project was developed in cooperation with the Sustainable University Workgroup. It demonstrates how it is possible to avoid disposable, coffee-to-go-style waste entirely even at the university. [by the Sustainable University Workgroup] (score: 2.8/5 with 4 votes)

Top Clusters


Micro-Tec Südwest is among the five winners of the Top Cluster Competition sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Research. A total of 23 clusters participated in the competition. The winners receive up to 80 million euros in public funding for innovative projects. Micro-Tec Südwest is a network of more than 300 higher education institutions, research institutes, and companies from Baden-Württemberg, including the University of Freiburg, that cooperate in the area of microsystems engineering. What significance does a cluster have and what can students expect from it? [by freiburg] (score: 3.5/5 with 5 votes)

Excellence Initiative


Three years ago, the University of Freiburg was faced with the question of whether it could become an elite university. What conditions need to be met to achieve this status? What is the Excellence Initiative and what did the rector or students think of it at the time? Sarah Bihler researched these questions. [by freiburg] (score: 4.0/5 with 8 votes)

IMTEK – Microsystems Engineering

At its open house, the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) gave the general public insight into the results and applications of their research. [by freiburg] (score: 4.8/5 with 4 votes)

Robot Navigation on the Faculty of Engineering Campus

The University of Freiburg participates in international robotics research projects. This video shows a University of Freiburg robot carrying out a navigation task. Important problems the robot has to solve in this task are determining its position (localization) and identifying obstacles and green spaces on the basis of laser sensor data. The software developed by computer scientists at the University of Freiburg enables a mobile robot to navigate its way around the campus independently. [by M. Ruhnke] (score: 4.6/5 with 10 votes)

Science Slam Freiburg (29 Nov. 2010, Dr. Daniel Gallichan, Freiburg University Medical Center)

"Science in 10 Minutes!" This is the theme of an event in which young researchers present their projects and work. The challenge is to make the content as understandable and entertaining as possible, because the audience decides who receives the title "Master of Slam (M.Sl.)." This submission presents the winning slam by Dr. Daniel Gallichan (Freiburg University Medical Center). [by Harald Wohlfeil] (score: 4.7/5 with 12 votes)

Visualizing Quality Objectives

If you can't read the university's quality objectives or need visual motivation to do so, try it out with Many Eyes. [by Reiner Fuest] (score: 4.3/5 with 6 votes)

WEBGEO – Quality for Teaching

The people behind the project WEBGEO produced high-quality e-learning modules during the project's funding period, and they are still doing so today. This short film, originally made for informational purposes in 2003 and shown on the project website and at conventions, illustrates several aspects of the project. Since new learning modules are still being created in WEBGEO, the film is still a sign of quality at the University of Freiburg today. [by Reiner Fuest] (score: 4.0/5 with 6 votes)


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Informing Yourself Is Half the Battle!

It's the same every semester: Numerous school students have the goal of "finding the right thing to study." The University of Freiburg offers prospective students detailed information on various fields of study with the help of so-called online self-assessments, OSAs for short, because "informing yourself is half the battle." This submission from the OSA team describes what an OSA is and why OSAs are such a brilliant idea. (Danger: You won't be able to get the music out of your mind!) [by the OSA team] (score: 4.8/5 with 11 votes)

Excellent Shot

This submission shows a team doing its work. For me, quality means accepting our common responsibility for the university. As the coordinator of this project, I thank everyone who contributed to making it a success. [by Abfalldoktor] (score: 4.1/5 with 14 votes)

Quality and Excellence at the Innovation Conference?

The documentation of the results of the Innovation Conference workshop contains some nice statements. A keyword search produces these slides on quality and excellence. [by Reiner Fuest] (score: 2.9/5 with 8 votes)

Swetlana Geier – Dostoyevsky's Voice

Swetlana Geier is known as the greatest translator of Russian literature into German. Her new translations of Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky's five great novels, known as the "five elephants," constitute her life's work and are literary milestones. She studied these works so closely and intensely over the course of years that there is probably no one else who has become so familiar with the work of this author. [by freiburg] (score: 4.8/5 with 12 votes)

EUCOR – Studying Across Borders

These students demonstrate the skills they have acquired in journalistic work and TV production by producing an entire broadcast of the television show alma*. They are members of the 2009/10 class of the master's program in German–French Journalism at the university's French Cultural Center. The authors provided each other support in filming and editing the broadcast. In the words of EUCOR, the alliance of universities on the Upper Rhine, they create reports, stories, background reports, and surveys with a critical distance: informative, competent, and with an occasional knowing wink. [by freiburg] (score: 4.6/5 with 12 votes)