The University of Freiburg founded the University College Freiburg (UCF) in 2012. As the first institution of its kind to be founded by a German comprehensive university, it integrates the successful principle of interdisciplinarity from research into teaching with its concept of liberal education. Its educational approach at the undergraduate level offers a broad, interdisciplinary education in combination with more profound knowledge in a chosen major. The University College encourages and challenges young, internationally minded students with a sense of social responsibility to hone their abilities and their creative capacities. Alumni Freiburg e.V. contributes funding to the UCF to support its library, field trips, conferences, and its mobility fund, which provides grants to students to cover travel and living expenses.