TU Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF)
Being a University of Resources, the TU Bergakademie focuses comprehensively on securing the supply of natural resources along the entire added value chain. It covers the spectrum from the exploration for new deposits, the low impact, environmentally sound extraction of the raw materials as well as the development of alternative energy technologies and efficient materials right up to the recycling process. The basic idea of sustainable development remains at the forefront at all times. The TU Bergakademie Freiberg thus provides society with the basis for an environmentally compatible supply of resources which are essential for universal economic growth. Researchers in Freiberg use cooperative relationships with industry representatives on the regional and national level as well as with international businesses to carry out fundamental research activities that have practical relevance. For years, the professors of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg have ranked among the absolute elite in Germany in terms of third party funds.
⇒ Represented by Institute for Nonferrous and Purest Materials (INEMET)
The Institute for Nonferrous Metallurgy and Purest Materials (INEMET) specializes on the research and education in the field of nonferrous metallurgy. The core areas of research and education comprise production, refining and recycling of nonferrous metals as well as the development of new hydro- and pyrometallurgical methods on the one hand and the development of technological plants for the recovery of nonferrous metals and materials recycling on the other hand. In addition at INEMET the crystal growth of semiconductor materials is developed and researched.