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Connecting Creative Minds

“Connecting Creative Minds – Trinational, European, Global” is the motto of the University of Freiburg’s structural and development plan as well as its proposal in the institutional funding line of the Excellence Strategy competition.

The “creative minds” are the students, researchers, and administrative, service, and technical employees of our university. The Rectorate has identified the following three main goals for the university’s strategy of “connecting creative minds”:

  1. Fostering the creativity of students, researchers, and employees and opening up new spaces for interaction and creative freedom.
  1. Strengthening and enhancing the university’s research profile, while also playing a pioneering role in the identification of new research topics and fields.
  1. Building up a strong European university with an international reach together with our partners in EUCOR – The European Campus.

All members of the university are invited to participate in the further development of the university’s overall strategy and to contribute their ideas for implementing the motto "Connecting Creative Minds" as well as their criticism and suggestions for improvement.

We’re interested in hearing your thoughts on the following key questions:

  • What measures should the university take to implement the strategy?
  • Where – within the university or at the trinational, European, and global level – are you currently experiencing creative exchange and where are you encountering obstacles?
  • How can we breathe life into our motto – in both large and small ways?
  • What projects can we initiate to keep strengthening the creativity of all members of our university in the future?
  • What kinds of freedom are necessary to be creative?