The University Camilo José Cela and the German Freiberg University sign a memorandum of understanding 21 abril, 2007 General UCJC The University Camilo José Cela and Freiberg University of Mining and Technology have signed a memorandum of understanding to lay the groundwork for a future long-term relationship based on dialogue and understanding. The objectives of the memorandum include the organisation of joint academic and scientific activities, academic staff exchanges for conferences and research programmes, student exchanges of courses and specialised programmes and publications and other topics of interest. The agreement also includes joint collaboration in research and doctorate programmes. Freiberg University of Mining and Technology (Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg) is one of the most prestigious mining technology and sustainability research institutions in the world. Established in 1765, it is also one of the most traditional technology universities in the world, and its mission is to develop a scientific base to offer essential resources for economic growth that are compatible with the environment. Freiberg University teaches four main interconnected fields: geo-sciences, raw materials, energy and the environment.