Katholische Hochschule Freiburg

Year of foundation: 1971
Approx. number of students: 1,800
Period of study: Early October - Early February, Late March - Late July
MCI partner since: 2017

The City

Freiburg im Breisgau is a city in Baden-Württemberg, Germany with a population of about 220,000. In the south-west of the country, it straddles the Dreisam river, at the foot of the Schlossberg. Historically, the city has acted as the hub of the Breisgau region on the western edge of the Black Forest in the Upper Rhine Plain. A famous old German university town, and archiepiscopal seat, Freiburg was incorporated in the early twelfth century and developed into a major commercial, intellectual, and ecclesiastical center of the upper Rhine region. The city is known for its medieval minster and Renaissance university, as well as for its high standard of living and advanced environmental practices. The city is situated in the heart of the major Baden wine-growing region and serves as the primary tourist entry point to the scenic beauty of the Black Forest. According to meteorological statistics, the city is the sunniest and warmest in Germany and held the all-time German temperature record of 40.2 °C from 2003 to 2015.

The University

The Catholic University of Applied Sciences in Freiburg im Breisgau is the biggest University of Applied Sciences of Social- and Healthcare in the state of Baden-Württemberg. The responsible body of the Catholic University of Applied Sciences is the Catholic University of Applied Sciences Freiburg gGmbH (Katholische Hochschule Freiburg gGmbH). The shareholders are the archdiocese Freiburg, the diocese Rottenburg-Stuttgart, the German Caritas association, the Caritas association of the archdiocese Freiburg and the Caritas association of the diocese Rottenburg-Stuttgart.

The Catholic University of Applied Sciences is state-approved. The Catholic University of Applied Sciences Freiburg offers seven Bachelor programmes and four Master programmes as well as eight additional voluntary courses of study. 1700 enrolled students are supported by 34 professors in teaching, research and executive education. The Caritas-Library (which also functions as the University library ) is the largest specialised library for social sciences and healthcare. The Catholic University of Applied Sciences is part of a network with 15 European Universities as well as partnerships with universities in North and South America.