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The Catholic University of Applied Sciences in Freiburg –
offering a value-based, international and multidisciplinary education

The Catholic University of Applied Sciences Freiburg is a state-approved church-owned university that was founded in 1971 from a body of several preceding institutions. It offers Bachelor and Master degrees in Social Work, Nursing and Health Care, Inclusive Education, Management and Ethics. Approximately 1.600 students from Germany and abroad are enrolled at Catholic University.

Another essential sphere of activity of Catholic University apart from teaching is the application-oriented research conducted at the » IAF – the Institute for Applied Research, Development and Further Education at Catholic University of Applied Sciences in Freiburg. Seven centres for research and development work under the roof of the IAF. The IAF is also the provider of further education programmes aiming at expanding employability and individual prospects of promotions.

All programmes at Catholic University Freiburg are aimed at conveying the values of a Christian view of mankind. These values help to guide our graduates in making ethical decisions and enable them to contribute to a socially oriented, functioning society.

The strong emphasis on internationality at Catholic University becomes apparent in the large number of » partnerships with universities around the world; many of them have been carefully maintained for years, others have recently been developed. Consequently, students profit from a great variety of university-to-university activities made possible this way, among them programmes for studying abroad, teacher exchanges, symposia across borders and the provision of international courses of study.

Interdisciplinary course modules as well as the opportunity to acquire a number of additional qualifications and chose from a wide range of interdisciplinary research topics and projects make certain that our students achieve the skills that are in growing demand in the working environment. A multi-perspective approach to problem solving, an understanding of interdisciplinary communication, the management of complex tasks and working in teams are typical strongpoints of the graduates of Catholic University Freiburg.

In our brochure you will also find a lot of information about the university, the study programmes, services and institutions.

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