Societal impact and sustainability

The University of Fribourg is home to talented researchers, but also to responsible and committed personalities who participate in meeting tomorrow's challenges by proposing sustainable solutions to complex problems. The academic community is aware of its role and social responsibility.

At a time when the challenges to be met must be thought of in a global way, at a time when the problems are interconnected, the contribution of fundamental research is crucial. Fundamental research, far from being superfluous, is part of a sustainable vision, which is now fundamentally necessary.

Together with its partners and donors, the University of Fribourg Foundation is committed to fundamental research projects that meet the challenges of the future and are likely to have a sustainable societal and environmental impact.

Digital Ethics

An unavoidable challenge


A public health priority

Big data, Society & Privacy

Big data, big impact

Health & Cognition

Medecine and new technologies

Social Entrepreneurship

Public, private and third sector

Role of synods in the Catholic Church

For a culture of missionary synodality