ALU-FR was founded in 1457 already as a comprehensive university offering studies in all important disciplines today: the humanities, natural and engineering sciences, medicine, law, and theology. More than 24,000 students are educated in 180 degree programs at 11 faculties. The university’s success in the “Excellence” competitions of the German Research Foundation (DFG), 2007 for research and 2009 for instruction, testifies to its position as one of the leading universities of the 21st century. The University of Freiburg’s research performance is founded on strong faculties, excellent research infrastructure, and measures to promote interfaculty cooperation. Furthermore, ALU-FR is part of the trinational university alliance (The European Campus, EUCOR) exemplifying its dedication to European cross-border collaboration. Furthermore, the Reuters World’s Most Innovative Universities Ranking 2018 identifies the University of Freiburg as one of the most innovative universities in Germany (rank 7 nationally, rank 81 worldwide).