University of Freiburg
The University of Freiburg was founded in 1457 and offers degrees (licence), teacher qualifications and more in all the major disciplines: human sciences, natural sciences and engineering, medicine, law and theology. This diversity also provides an ideal environment for innovative interdisciplinary studies.
Many famous thinkers, excellent researchers and Nobel prize-winners have taught and carried out research at the University of Freiburg. The university’s recent successes in competitions recognising “excellence” in research in 2007 and teaching in 2009 attest to its position as one of the major universities of the 21st century.
More than 24,000 students from more than 100 nations are enrolled on 180 study programmes in 11 faculties. The University of Freiburg employs more than 7000 teachers, external teachers and other associates.
University of Basel
The University of Basel has an international reputation for research and teaching. Founded in 1460, it is the oldest university in Switzerland and offers a wide range of high-quality courses. The University of Basel attracts students from Switzerland and around the world, offering ideal study conditions for obtaining a bachelor’s or master’s degree, or PhD. Today, the University of Basel has around 13,000 students of more than one hundred different nationalities, including 2700 doctoral students.
The seven faculties of the University of Basel encompass a wide range of academic subjects. The university also competes on an international level, particularly in five fields of expertise: Life Sciences, Optics, Nanosciences, Energy and European and Global Studies. The University of Basel is consistently placed among the 100 best universities in the world in international rankings thanks to its high-quality research.
The University of Basel is well-established in an economically powerful and culturally rich region. The university also works closely with national and international partners, making significant contributions to the advancement of the sciences and society. The University of Basel places particular emphasis on sustainability, equal opportunities and knowledge transfer.