University College Freiburg - A Learning Community

University college freiburg

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University College Freiburg was founded in 2012 with the goal of building a Liberal Education-based learning community. The context for this endeavor is the University of Freiburg, a public German research university, and a higher education system characterized by massification, academic specialization, and research orientation.

UCF has successfully maneuvered the intricacies of higher education politics and bureaucracy and established an interdisciplinary, internationally and student-oriented Liberal Arts and Sciences program. Beyond recognition in the Freiburg context, the broader impact is becoming more apparent, e.g., via our graduates or new Liberal Education initiatives in Germany.

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paul sterzel

Paul Sterzel - Managing Director of University College Freiburg

  • since 2012 Managing Director of University College Freiburg
  • since 2010, engaged in science management and university governance, e.g., as personal consultant to the Vice-President for Academic Affairs at the University of Freiburg
  • research background in the field of science and technology policy and globalization
  •  studies in Political Science, Economics, and History in Germany and France
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