University of Freiburg
#49 Overall Influence

University of Freiburg

University in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

About This School

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The University of Freiburg , officially the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg , is a public research university located in Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The university was founded in 1457 by the Habsburg dynasty as the second university in Austrian-Habsburg territory after the University of Vienna. Today, Freiburg is the fifth-oldest university in Germany, with a long tradition of teaching the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences and enjoys a high academic reputation both nationally and internationally. The university is made up of 11 faculties and attracts students from across Germany as well as from over 120 other countries. Foreign students constitute about 18.2% of total student numbers.

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Influence Rankings by Discipline

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#12 World Rank
Sociology
#17 World Rank
Philosophy
#20 World Rank
Religious Studies
#27 World Rank
Psychology
#31 World Rank
History
#31 World Rank
Economics
#33 World Rank
Anthropology
#42 World Rank
Biology
#52 World Rank
Political Science
#53 World Rank
Mathematics
#73 World Rank
Law
#76 World Rank
Chemistry
#76 World Rank
Literature
#87 World Rank
Physics
#114 World Rank
Social Work
#114 World Rank
Medical
#147 World Rank
Computer Science
#151 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#161 World Rank
Criminal Justice
#310 World Rank
Education
#3460 World Rank
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Influential People

Who are University of Freiburg's Most influential alumni?

University of Freiburg's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Sociology, Philosophy, and Religious Studies. University of Freiburg’s most academically influential people include Martin Heidegger, Max Weber, and Rudolf Carnap.

Martin Heidegger
Martin Heidegger

German philosopher

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Max Weber
Max Weber

German sociologist, philosopher, and political economist

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Rudolf Carnap
Rudolf Carnap

German philosopher

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Hannah Arendt
Hannah Arendt

German-American philosopher and political theorist

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Walter Benjamin
Walter Benjamin

German literary critic, philosopher and social critic

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Niklas Luhmann
Niklas Luhmann

German sociologist, administration expert, and social systems theorist

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Herbert Marcuse
Herbert Marcuse

German philosopher, sociologist, and political theorist

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Hans Krebs
Hans Krebs

British biochemist

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Karl Mannheim
Karl Mannheim

Hungarian-German philosopher and sociologist

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Max Horkheimer
Max Horkheimer

German philosopher and sociologist

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Kurt Lewin
Kurt Lewin

German-American psychologist

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Emmanuel Levinas
Emmanuel Levinas

French philosopher

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