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The university election has started. It’s the perfect opportunity to have your say on how FAU is run. All those eligible to vote can cast their votes during the election period from 12 noon on Tuesday 15 June 2021 to 12 noon on Tuesday 22 June 2021. The university elections are being conducted this year as an electronic election with the option of a postal vote for the first time. This makes FAU the first university in Bavaria to hold electronic university elections.

Organic farming is booming, and expectations for the quality of organic products are high. In future, it is hoped that sensory detection processes developed by Fraunhofer IVV, FAU, TH Nürnberg and other partners will ensure that organic products are of the highest quality. The joint project ‘SHIELD’, which stands for using sensory detection processes to guarantee the quality of (organic) locally produced food, is due to start on 1 July 2021, and has received 1.2 million euros in funding from the Bavarian Research Foundation.

Dr. Manuel Keith was appointed head of a junior research group in June, the eleventh researcher to be awarded this status at FAU this year. This special status also grants researchers the opportunity to participate in a valuable programme aimed at encouraging young scientists in their careers. Young researchers who are outstanding in their subject, have already received funding and lead a working group of their own are eligible to receive the special status.