Freiberg University of Mining and Technology

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TU Bergakademie Freiberg
Logo TU Bergakademie Freiberg.svg
Motto The University of Ressorces. Since 1765.
Established 1765
Chancellor p.p. Jens Then
President Prof. Klaus-Dieter Barbknecht
Students 4927(WS 2015/16)[1]
Location Freiberg, Saxony
Website tu-freiberg.de
Campus of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, 2007

The Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (usually translated from German as Freiberg University of Mining and Technology or Freiberg Mining Academy, University of Technology) is a German university of technology with about 5000 students in the city of Freiberg, Saxony. It was established in 1765 by Prince Franz Xaver, regent of Saxony, based on plans by Friedrich Wilhelm von Oppel and Friedrich Anton von Heynitz, and is the oldest university of mining and metallurgy in the world. The chemical elements indium (1863) and germanium (1886) were discovered by scientists of Freiberg University. The polymath Alexander von Humboldt studied mining at the Bergakademie Freiberg in 1791/1792. Today, TU Bergakademie Freiberg is a university of technology comprising six faculties: mathematics and informatics; chemistry, biology and physics; geoscience, geoengineering and mining; mechanical engineering; material sciences; and economics. Admission to all programs from Bachelor through PhD is without tuition fees; students pay only a registration fee of about € 84 per semester.

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Coordinates: 50°55′05″N 13°20′27″E / 50.91806°N 13.34083°E / 50.91806; 13.34083