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University of Freiburg

The University of Freiburg is a public research university located in Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It specialises in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

Already a comprehensive university at its founding in 1457, the University of Freiburg still offers undergraduate and graduate studies as well as professorial qualification in all important disciplines today: the humanities, natural and engineering sciences, medicine, law, and theology. This diversity also provides an ideal environment for innovative interdisciplinary studies. Many famous philosophers, top researchers, and Nobel laureates have taught and researched at the University of Freiburg. The university’s recent success in the “Excellence” competitions, 2007 for research and 2009 for instruction, testifies to its position as one of the leading universities of the 21st century. More than 24,000 students from over 100 nations are matriculated in 180 degree programs at 11 faculties. More than 7,000 professors and lecturers and many other employees put in their effort every day – and experience that family friendliness, equal opportunity, and environmental protection are more than just empty phrases here.


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Le président français Emmanuel Macron accueille le président du Conseil militaire de transition du Tchad, Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno, à Paris, en 2021. Gao Jing/Xinhua via Getty Images

Crise diplomatique entre le Tchad et l'Allemagne : les dessous et les conséquences

L'expulsion de l'ambassadeur allemand pourrait être un moyen d'avertir les autres ambassades, en particulier la France, de se tenir à l'écart de la politique tchadienne et du soutien à l'opposition.
Un membre du projet de reforestation de Pesalat, sur l’île de Bornéo, replante des arbres dans une zone de marécage tourbeux défrichée par les incendies et l’exploitation forestière. World Ressources Institute

Climat : planter des millions d’arbres pour lutter contre le réchauffement… mais pas n’importe comment

La restauration des forêts constitue un élément clé de la lutte contre les perturbations climatiques. Le réseau de recherche mondial, le Tree Diversity Network, tente d’y contribuer efficacement.
A staff member from the Pesalat Reforestation Project on the island of Borneo replants trees in a peat-swamp forest area that was cleared by fires and logging. The areas are habitat for the orangutan, which is highly endangered. World Resources Institute

Forest restoration is on the rise, but how we go about it is crucial

As climate change worsens, it’s essential to restore our forests and ensure that the ones we plant are resilient. A global research network, the Tree Diversity Network, is working to make it happen.
July 1976: President Nyerere (right) watches as President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia greets Chinese Vice-Premier Sun Chien at the handing over ceremony of the Tanzania-Zambia railway. Photo by Keystone/Getty Images

Tanzania and Zambia want to upgrade the ‘Uhuru Railway’ – but can they?

Tazara upgrade requires huge capital but new tracks could be incompatible with the existing Southern Africa rails.
Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki (left), Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (right) and Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed.

Why a proposed Horn of Africa bloc could destabilise the larger region

The proposed cooperation promises to address transnational problems within the three countries but it might alienate the rest of East Africa.


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