Freiburg University of Education

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Freiburg University of Education
founding 1962
Sponsorship state
place DEU Freiburg im Breisgau COA.svg Freiburg in Breisgau
state Baden-WürttembergBaden-Württemberg Baden-Württemberg
country GermanyGermany Germany
Rector Ulrich Druwe
Students 4,569 WS 2014/15
Networks DFH
PH Freiburg "campus view" of the KG3
Collegiate buildings 3 and 5 with a sculpture in the inner courtyard
Cafeteria building

The Freiburg University of Education is one of the six universities of education in Baden-Württemberg , the others are in Karlsruhe , Heidelberg , Ludwigsburg , Weingarten and Schwäbisch Gmünd .


The Freiburg University of Education was founded in 1962 from the denominational academies I and II for teacher training. At that time, the university extended over the former Catholic parish church of Littenweiler (first large lecture hall, later canteen), the Musentrakt and a gym. The number of students was around 700.

In 1971 it was declared a scientific university. In 1998 the fifth college building was completed. The sculpture Tilted Cube (1975) by Alf Lechner in the courtyard of the wing became the symbol of the University of Education .

In the 2016/17 winter semester, almost 5,000 students were registered.

In 2018 it became known that the buildings were contaminated with PCBs , especially the ceilings and partition walls of the college buildings. Work to counteract the burden is to begin in autumn 2018. A new building is also to be created as an alternative quarter.



The Freiburg University of Education is divided into three faculties :

  • Faculty I: Faculty for Educational Sciences with the Institutes for Educational Science, Psychology, Media in Education and Sociology.
  • Faculty II: Faculty for cultural and social sciences with the institutes for German language and literature, for English studies, for Romance studies, the fine arts, for music, for Protestant and Catholic theology / religious education as well as for political and historical studies.
  • Faculty III: Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology with the Institutes for Everyday Culture, Exercise and Health, for Vocational and Business Education, for Biology and its Didactics, for Chemistry, Physics, Technology and its Didactics, for Geography and its Didactics and Mathematics Education.


  • Teaching at primary schools
  • Teaching at Werkrealschulen, Hauptschulen and Realschulen
  • European teaching post at primary schools
  • European teaching post at Werkrealschulen, Hauptschulen and Realschulen
  • Integrated course / Cursus Intégré
  • Extension course for a teaching position
  • Extension course in counseling (counseling teacher training)
  • Bachelor's degree in upbringing and education
  • Bachelor's degree in health education
  • Bachelor's degree in Early Education / Childhood Education
  • Bachelor's degree in German as a second / foreign language
  • Master’s degree in educational science with a focus on adult education / further training or social education
  • Master's degree in health education
  • Master's degree in Media in Education
  • Master's degree in pedagogy for children and young people on the street
  • Master's degree in German as a second / foreign language
  • Master's degree in E-LINGO - Didactics of Early Foreign Language Learning
  • Bachelor's and master's degree courses in teaching at vocational schools in cooperation with the HS Offenburg
  • Master's degree in subject didactics
  • promotion

In parallel with the Offenburg University of Applied Sciences , the PH Freiburg operates several engineering-pedagogical courses. These polyvalent courses give students the choice of whether they want to work later as an engineer, research engineer or teacher at vocational schools.


  • Michael Klant; Herbert Uhl (editor): Perspective PH Freiburg. Festschrift 40 years of PH Freiburg. Modo, Freiburg im Breisgau 2002, ISBN 3-922675-13-1

Web links

Commons : Freiburg University of Education  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Statistical Reports Baden-Württemberg, State Statistical Office Baden-Württemberg, Article No. 3234 15001 B III 1 - j / 15, teaching and education from September 1, 2015 ( memento from October 7, 2015 in the Internet Archive ), on (pdf)
  2. Network. List of universities in the DFH network. In: Franco-German University, accessed on October 6, 2019 .
  3. Christian Engel: Building of the PH Freiburg polluted with pollutants - great concern for health. Badische Zeitung, May 19, 2018, accessed on October 9, 2018 .
  4. Christian Engel: PH Freiburg locates toxins in ceilings and walls - and presents a rehabilitation plan. Badische Zeitung, October 8, 2018, accessed on October 9, 2018 .
  5. ^ Freiburg University of Education: Faculties / Institutes. In: Retrieved October 13, 2016 .
  6. Website of the integrated course
  7. Degree programs with the option to become a teacher (HS Offenburg and PH Freiburg)., accessed on November 16, 2016 .

Coordinates: 47 ° 58 ′ 52 ″  N , 7 ° 53 ′ 36 ″  E