TU Bergakademie Freiberg
TU Bergakademie Freiberg is one of the world's leading universities in the fields of mining, geosciences and materials science. The university's most famous graduate is the natural scientist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt. In Freiberg he studied earth sciences and mining in 1791 and 1792.
High quality of teaching and research, and a novel combination of theory and practice have shaped the profile of TU Bergakademie Freiberg since its foundation in the year 1765. In the 19th century, the chemical elements Germanium and Indium were discovered in Freiberg.