Founded in 1457, the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg im Breisgau welcomes some 25,000 students from over 100 nations in 180 degree programs at 11 faculties. It is characterised by a diverse mix of traditional disciplines and modern fields of technology. Its comprehensive training offer extends from information technology to the humanities and social sciences, as well as natural sciences and medicine. This diversity also provides an ideal environment for innovative interdisciplinary studies. At the intersection of the German, the French and the Swiss educational landscape, the University of Freiburg is predestined to exemplify transnational networking in the sense of diversity in teaching and research not only on a tri-national level but also within Europe, and the world.