Anniversary celebrations of FAU inaugurated with a symposium

In 2018, FAU is celebrating its 275th anniversary. (Image: FAU/Kurt Fuchs)

This year, FAU is celebrating its 275th anniversary. A programme of events as diverse as FAU itself awaits us throughout the year on the theme of ‘Wissen in Bewegung’ – knowledge in motion. The celebrations began on 18 January with a high-quality symposium on academic topics relevant to our university, titled ‘Future of Research – Research of the Future’. In the evening, a wider audience was addressed with a talk open to the public given by the former astronaut Thomas Reiter. A further treat was in store for music lovers: as part of a celebratory anniversary concert, the university orchestra performed the premier of a cantata especially composed to mark the 275th birthday of FAU. We won’t have long to wait for the next exciting events: a film competition is being launched on 9 April, open to students, alumni and employees of FAU, who are invited to give their creativity free reign and shine the spotlight on ‘their FAU’. In May, the anniversary celebrations are set to continue with the maiden voyage of the Fridericiana Alexandrina Navis and the knowledge market days.

More information on the anniversary and further events:

www.275.fau.de

Impressions from the opening symposium

All picture galleries: research-future.fau.de/review

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