Each year, the SFSN – which was founded in 1832 - organizes numerous lectures and one excursion with a subject concerning botany or geology. Its bulletin features the society’s proceedings and includes reports from lectures and other contributions in the field of natural sciences and mathematics. The focus lies on research executed by members of the society or the faculty of science at the local university, as well as studies with a direct impact on the canton of Fribourg.
In addition, the society awards the annual “Louis Wantz Prize” for exceptional Matura Theses in a discipline of natural science. The SFSN is a member of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) and is directly affiliated with the Faculty of Science at the University of Fribourg.
Year founded: 1832
Number of members: 300 (2017)
Freiburger Naturforschende Gesellschaft (FNG) is a member of SCNAT, Platform Science and Regions (Platform NWR)