Freiburg, located at the edge of the Black Forest foothills and in close proximity to both France and Switzerland, is a cosmopolitan university town with a high quality of life, where tradition and modernity, nature, climate and culture blend harmoniously.
Within Germany, Freiburg is in the vanguard not only in regard to the use and promotion of alternative energies and the expansion of short range public transport and bicycle infrastructure. The city also has a top position with regard to new jobs, economic growth and the number of overnight stays.
Its early focus on sustainable environmental-, solar- and bio-technologies has given Freiburg a cutting edge in international competition. Currently, almost 10,000 people work in the environmental and solar sectors in Freiburg. In addition, Freiburg is the host city and organizer of international fairs and conferences.
University of Education Freiburg
The University of Education in Freiburg (Germany) was founded in 1962 and gained university status in 1971. With approximately 4,500 students, it is the largest of six Universities of Education in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg. The University of Education specializes in teacher training for primary and lower secondary school teachers leading to the German State Examination for teachers. A variety of Bachelor and Master courses is also available. These include a blended learning Masters degree in Early Foreign Language Learning (E-Lingo), a Masters degree in Bilingual Teaching and Learning (Europalehramt), and in Teaching German as a Foreign Language. Suitably qualified students may study for doctoral and postdoctoral degrees. An increasingly important aspect in the future development of Freiburg University of Education is its strong commitment to teaching, learning, and research in a European and international context.