About Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg

The Technische Universität Bergakademie has a unique profile as a resource university with excellent competence in the field of sustainable raw materials and energy management as well as the recycling of materials and substances. Four core fields – Geo, Materials, Energy and Environment – give us our unique profile, which enables us to realise holistic research approaches with practical relevance. In order to address the economic and ecological challenges of the 21st century, our 6 faculties conduct interdisciplinary research on alternatives for raw material extraction, energy technologies, materials and recycling processes. Together with national and international partners, we develop modern technologies and processes for the responsible use of finite resources.

Learn more!




All our Bachelor programmes are taught in German.



13 Master's degree programmes taught in English language.



Find a topic and a supervisor at TUBAF to do your doctorate.


What our alumni say about TUBAF

What our alumni say about TUBAF

“During my time at the Bergakademie, I made wonderful and lifelong friendships. The university also represents an extraordinary time in my life, if you imagine the leap I had to make from Nigeria to Germany. Coming to Germany also means that also the day-to-day experiences will stay with me and I will cherish them for the rest of my life.”
Desmond Okwor from Nigeria, studied International Business in Developing and Emerging Markets up to the doctoral degree in 2015.

“The study period was one of the best times of my life, the friends you make and the legendary parties in Winklerstraße – simply unforgettable. Also, the contact with the staff at the institute! You're not just a student number, you have a name, and that got me through my studies in a difficult private time.”
Antje Rohr finished the diploma programme Materials Science and Technology in 2007.

“When it comes to oil and gas sciences, TU Bergakademie Freiberg has a very good international reputation. Since I always wanted to work in international business, studying there was a very good start. The Bergakademie cultivates its international relations very much, both with scientific institutions and with industry. Students benefit from this and can better prepare their later professional life.”
Amer Abdel Haq from Jordan, finished the diploma programme Geo-Engineering and Mining in 2004.

“A small but fine university in the green and quiet low mountain range Erzgebirge. The studies flew by. After graduating and doing a doctorate, it was also a great city to start a family and launch a successful career. I can only recommend the TU Bergakademie Freiberg to every enthusiastic natural scientist with an eye for detail.”
Dirk Tischler from Germany is professor for Microbial Biotechnology at the Ruhr University Bochum. He studied Applied Natural Science up to the doctoral degree in 2012.

“My office was in Brennhausgasse. You step into the old walls in the morning and then do modern research. Especially in geoecology, everything is connected, old and new, big and small, down and up. If you pull on one thread, it pulls back somewhere else. In Freiberg, the environment fits perfectly.”
Hannaleena Pöhler from Germany completed her doctorate in Geoecology in 2006.