Villa Jordan guest house now open

Künftig finden internationale Forscher und Forscherinnen der Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) am Fuße des Erlanger Burgbergs ein Zuhause auf Zeit: In der Villa Jordan warten 12 moderne Appartements auf ihre Gäste. (Bild: FAU/Erich Malter)

FAU opens a new home from home

In future, international researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) will be able to use the new guest house built near the Burgberg in Erlangen as a temporary home during their stay. The new Villa Jordan has 12 modern apartments that are waiting for guests. The guest house has two roles – both as an academic retreat and as a meeting place. There are spaces for small-scale events or informal chats. The villa has now been officially opened.

International appeal

As one of the largest research universities in Germany, FAU attracts a large number of international researchers every year. FAU provides valuable initial assistance to these researchers with its guest houses, which give the researchers somewhere pleasant to live at the beginning of their stay and allow them to take their time to look for their own accommodation in the region whilst focusing on their research. Villa Jordan also enables FAU to promote international collaboration and the exchange of information with foreign universities.

A temporary home from home

The new guest house has 12 modern furnished apartments of various sizes between 17 and 42 square metres on the first and second floor. One apartment has disabled access and another four have their own kitchens. On the ground floor, there is a light and airy common room, a catering kitchen, and a cosy lounge that can be used by residents for informal chats or to hold small-scale events such as presentations. The grounds of the guest house have also been redesigned and incorporated in the best possible way into the existing grounds with their old oak and pine trees and offer a space for the residents to meet.

In addition to Villa Jordan, FAU has an additional four guest houses with a total of 50 apartments, including the houses in the International Meeting Centre (IZB) in Erwin-Rommel-Strasse, the guest house on Bergstrasse and the the ‘UniKate’ guest house in the city centre.

Further information:

Gerhard Scherger
H2 – Corporate Matters and Foundation Affairs