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Since November 2012 there are two Clusters of Excellence and one Graduate School funded by the Excellence Initiative in Freiburg. While the Clusters are a place of international top-level research, the School provides supervision for outstanding young researchers.

 
Graduate School
The „Spemann Graduate School of Biology and Medicine“ (SGBM) had already been approved in 2006. The school offers an outstanding, interdisciplinary PhD program for young scientists in the life sciences.
Cluster of Excellence
BIOSS, "Centre for Biological Signalling Studies", selected for funding in 2007, studies the complex organization of signaling processes in and between cells. The cluster pools the expertise of almost 70 outstanding scientists and combines modern analytical methods with innovative techniques from synthetic biology.

BrainLinks-BrainTools unites life sciences, engineering, and clinical applications in Freiburg, thus anchoring neurotechnology as a research axis between three faculties of the University and various cooperation partners. These emerging opportunities for strong joint research and education between neuroscience and engineering will bring unprecedented and novel interdisciplinary results in an area highly relevant for society as a whole.
Institutional Strategy
The goals of Freiburg’s Institutional Strategy, „Windows for Research,“ are embodied by three measures. The international research institute „Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies“ (FRIAS) attracts qualified junior researchers as well as internationally renowned scientists and visiting scholars to Freiburg, thus enabling the University of Freiburg to take a place among the top research universities in the world. The International Graduate Academy (IGA) provides transdisciplinary support for junior researchers in the doctoral phase, while the Junior Research Group Program provides funding for those in the postdoctoral phase.The goals of Freiburg’s Institutional Strategy, „Windows for Research,“ are embodied by three measures. The international research institute „Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies“ (FRIAS) attracts qualified junior researchers as well as internationally renowned scientists and visiting scholars to Freiburg, thus enabling the University of Freiburg to take a place among the top research universities in the world. The International Graduate Academy (IGA) provides transdisciplinary support for junior researchers in the doctoral phase, while the Junior Research Group Program provides funding for those in the postdoctoral phase.