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As one of 15 universities in Germany, FAU has received an award for its concept for a startup hub in the Startup Factories competition held by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). This means the University has moved onto the next stage of the competition, which is the concept phase and is now collaborating with its startup hub and tech incubator ZOLLHOF.

Emperor penguins are an endangered species. Scientists are protecting the largest of all penguins by monitoring their numbers precisely and investigating which factors affect their population. A team led by researchers at FAU has now developed a reliable method that can predict the number of breeding pairs and chicks and serve as an early warning system for climate change in the Antarctic Ocean.

FAU has retained its position as one of the most innovative universities not only in Germany, but worldwide, and also remains a world leader when it comes to sustainability. These are the findings of the latest “Impact Ranking” of the British education magazine Times Higher Education (THE).

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With more than 270 degree programs, FAU offers an inspiring learning environment, student community and numerous opportunities to discover your passion. A lively metropolitan region with plenty of places to go out and get to know other students and breathtaking natural surroundings for outdoor activities awaits you. Choose your future. FAU is the right choice for your academic career.

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FAU is a full-spectrum university with a long tradition of research. Long-standing partnerships with international research institutions such as Max Planck, Fraunhofer and Helmholtz give staff and students the opportunity to look beyond the boundaries of their own subjects, network with others and consider questions from different perspectives. FAU encourages its members to think in every direction. This diversity makes FAU one of Germany’s leading research universities.

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FAU is one of the largest employers in the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region. Spread over the three cities of Erlangen, Nuremberg and Fürth, our University is the perfect location for research, studying and working, with more than 14,000 members of staff. FAU is always looking for talent in all areas, who are prepared to dedicate themselves to their work at FAU with passion, creativity and commitment. Our job vacancies might have just what you’re looking for.

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