TU Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBF) has the historical distinction of being the oldest mining university in the world, having first opened more than 250 years ago. The ability to last that long for any entity requires displaying the ability to adapt to changing circumstances; something that TUBF has been able to do with a flourish.
The science-based focus of the studies is primarily made in the areas of mathematics, geosciences, engineering and economics. Within those subjects are wide ranges of programs that offer some undergraduate students the opportunity to obtain bachelor’s degrees in a variety of areas.
However, the master’s program is the more prominent area for TUBF, with nearly every course of study covered under this particular umbrella. For example, some of the more unique advanced degrees that can be earned through the school include: Photovoltaics and Semiconductor Technology, Groundwater Management, Computational Materials Science and International Business in Developing and Emerging Markets.
The goal of the school is to broaden the base of the business world with scientists and those that can use the discoveries obtained through tireless research to further the world’s economy. Such efforts have been on display since 1765 and will undoubtedly continue.