17. December 2019 – Tim Otto

Summary BuFaTa 2019

Students from the field of geosciences meet twice a year for the Federal Student Representatives Conference, BuFaTa for short, in order to exchange ideas during workshops, lectures and excursions about other study locations, current research projects or relevant topics in the field of the work of the student representatives. The BuFaTa is held each semester in a different city and at a different university. Four students from Faculty 3 took part in the 77th BuFaTa in Heidelberg from 6 to 10 November.

On the first evening we got to know the almost 100 participants of the other universities from all over Germany as well as a team from Austria.

In addition to a sightseeing tour through Heidelberg’s old town and a pub rally, excursions to the Schwäbische Alb, the Oberrheingraben, the Nussloch Muschelkalk quarry, the Max Planck Institute in Mainz and a hike around Heidelberg were offered to explore the geology and conditions of the region.

Nevertheless, the main focus of the event was on the workshops and plenums, in which current topics such as student drivers of excursion buses, inclusion in the study of geosciences, geodiversity, overcoming stress and many more were discussed. Thus, impressions of other locations could be gained and the Freiberg location could also be presented.

BuFaTa is supported and carried by GeStEIN e.V. (Geoscientific Student Experience & Interest Network). Every year, the GeStEIN is looking for a new venue for the BuFaTa. Thus the coming BuFaTa will be held from 13 to 17 May in Halle.

We thank the organizers for interesting and exciting five days in Heidelberg and look forward to the BuFaTa in Halle.

The topic BuFaTa has aroused your interest and you could imagine to take part in a BuFaTa of the geosciences? Then just contact us or write an email: fsr3@stura.tu-freiberg.de


13. December 2019 – Stefanie Schoppenhauer

Candle making on 17.12.

It′s time again, the Advent season has begun and with it the annoying search for gifts. But as we all know, grandma is always happy about a homemade little thing.
So if you feel like getting creative together with your friends in a christmasy ambience, then come and see our annual candle making.

The event takes place within the interactive Advent calendar of the StuRas.

When? 17.12.2019, from 16:00 o′clock
Where? Where? Barbarakeller

05. December 2019 – Tim Otto

Barbara Party 2019

You’re up for funny talks, a hot Barbara and a cool after party with cool music? Then come on Thursday, 05.12.2019, to our Barbara Party in the EAC. :bier::biere: :tada:
The pre-sale will take place tomorrow (04.12.2019) and the day after, from 11 am to 2 pm, in the foyer of the cafeteria.


24. October 2019 – Tim Otto

T-Shirts from your faculty council on sale!

There are still remainders of the previous year’s collection of FSR shirts. We offer these at the reduced price of 9,50€ per piece.

Following sizes and colors are available:

Male 10x Black, 4x Green 8x Black 1x Red, 3x Black
Female 1x Black 1x Black 10x Black 1x Black

Status: 24.10.2019, 16 o’clock – Subject to change and errors excepted. First come, first served. 

23. October 2019 – Stefanie Schoppenhauer

Exchange Programme Republic of Tatarstan (Russia)

The Federal Republic of Tatarstan owns the largest oil field in Russia. Accordingly, the Kazan Federal University (KFU) is well equipped. The university has about 40 000 students. It currently ranks 8th among the top 10 universities in Russia and is well connected worldwide. The Institute of Geology is equipped to the latest standards – from lecture halls and laboratories to internship rooms. The TU Bergakademie Freiberg and the institute’s stratigraphy department have a joint research programme on stratigraphy and palaeontology of potentially hydrocarbon-bearing units (i.e. from Cambrian to Tertiary) in which students are directly involved. The double MSc agreement is also based on this. Students who participate receive a Master’s certificate from both TUBAF and KFU. This is of course an advantage when looking for a good job after your studies.
Prof. Ratschbacher, Tectonics, is currently looking for students who would like to start working with Kazan on thermochronometry.
Among the geotechnical engineers, Prof. Amro is interested in a similar double MSc program with Kazan.
Professor Schneider will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

The following files will give you an overview of the program:

08. October 2019 – Tim Otto

Office hours, hammer sets and meetings

UPDATE: Hammer sets have arrived and can be picked up in the office hours. In order for us to hand up your set we need so sort of payment proof.

Our office will be opened Wednesday  to Thursday 12:45pm to 1:45 pm.

On Wednesday and Thursday from 11am to ca. 1pm our office is open and geologist hammer sets can be ordered. (The previous orders haven’t arrived yet, but we’ll let you know when it’s time.)

Our next meeting will take place on Tuesday, 15.10.2019 at 12:45 pm; in the following week the regular office hours will apply again.

~ Tim

06. October 2019 – Tim Otto

Freshman’s BBQ @ Reiche Zeche Mine

To all freshmen of Faculty 3:

Tuesday night and nothing to do? Join us for this year’s freshman BBQ  of the FSR3 at the Reiche Zeche Mine. It will take place on 08.10.2019, beginning 18 o’clock!
Who does not know the way to the facility yet, will be picked up by us at 17:30 o’clock at the Schlossplatz after the preliminary courses. Then we will walk together to our destination. There you can expect exciting lectures by the workgroups and clubs of the university and of course sufficient food and drinks!

Your FSR3

04. October 2019 – Tim Otto

Optional workshop: How to Gremienarbeit

Join us on Sunday evening 7pm in our office at Meißer Bau, ground floor. We will present the responsibilities of the FSR3, maybe you want to participate yourself?

Your FSR3

01. September 2019 – Tim Otto

Freshman events

We welcome you to TU Bergakademie Freiberg!

Save the date:

      • 02.10.: BBQ of all faculties
      • 06.10., 7pm, FSR3 Office: Optional workshop: What’s a Fachschaftsrat?
      • 08.10. Freshmans BBQ at Reiche Zeche Mine, Meetup 6pm at AudiMax

We look forward to meet you.

~ Tim

31. August 2019 – Tim Otto

Applications and Matriculation Process

We welcome you and are proud, that you have chosen TU Bergakademie Freiberg for your Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree Program. But please notice that the FSR3 is not responsible for the matriculation process and therefore cannot provide any information whatsoever regarding your application. For that purpose please contact the “Zentrale Studienberatung” or “Fachstudienberatung”.  See https://tu-freiberg.de/en/studies/study-programmes for further details.

~ Tim