Excellence Initiative by the German Federal and State Governments to Promote Top-Level Research at German Universities
In 2007 the University of Freiburg received the highest possible distinction in the nationwide Excellence Initiative of the federal and state governments. The university has been successful in all three areas of this competition (Graduate School, Cluster of Excellence, Institutional Strategy “Windows for Research”). In 2012, the University could surpass these achievements in the areas of Graduate Schools and Clusters by establishing a second Cluster of Excellence.
More information on the Excellence Initiative
“Excellent Teaching” Competition of the State Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs and the Stifterverband for German Science and Research
In 2009 the University of Freiburg was distinguished in the nationwide “Excellent Teaching” competition, organized by the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs and the Stifterverband for German Science and Research. The funding enables the university to offer its lecturers the freedom they need to develop innovative new forms of teaching and learning, thus realizing the instructional concept “Windows for Higher Education.”
More information on the Excellent Instruction competition.