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Eine Universität für Freiburg

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Dieter, Speck (Author)

Rombach-Verlag, 2006
180 pages, format 15,9 x 23 cm
Paperback, German
ISBN-10: 3793050122
ISBN-13: 9783793050124

Eine Universität für Freiburg 


About the content

Freiburg without a University? That has been unimaginable for more than half a millennium. How it came about and what happened at this University over the course of time is shown by the anecdotal and episodic forays through the University's history. They range from the founding of the Anterior Austrian state university to its transfer to Baden, the upswing and expansion during the Empire to its development into one of the most popular German universities in a long time. Unknown and known facets, flourishing times, as well as innovative, significant, lovable and bizarre aspects are thematized and the students and teachers with their human strengths and weaknesses come to life. This small and generally understandable university history presents the University of Freiburg in its exciting, entertaining and cultural diversity, whereby the author never denies his sympathy for the teachers and students of the University. Dieter Speck, born in 1958, Doctor of Philosophy, studied history and theology, did his doctorate in Tübingen, and was trained as a scientific archivist in Karlsruhe, Marburg a.d. Lahn and Koblenz. After working at the Freiburg State Archives for a short time, he has been director of the University Archive since 1991 and of the Uniseum Freiburg since 2004. He wrote numerous publications on historical regional studies, university history and archivistics. The Uniseum Freiburg of the University of Freiburg is both a museum and a forum. In its new rooms, not only the history and tradition of the University of Freiburg is presented. The focus is on research work and teaching from the beginnings to the present day. As a modern university with over 23,000 students, it now covers almost all areas of the humanities, natural and applied sciences, as well as medicine. Through events, stagings and experiencing, the Uniseum creates a forum where new teaching and learning units can be offered and an entertaining dialogue with society, culture and economy can develop. The book is based on the structure of the Uniseum and offers entertaining and informative reading material on Freiburg's university history.