Once a year, FAU welcomes its international newcomers with a festive Welcome Event: Researchers and doctoral candidates from all over the world are officially welcomed by the University Directorate, get to know the most important university facilities at information stands and get to know each other while having delicious snacks and drinks. Popular surprise: At the end the participants receive a welcome gift.
Welcome Event 2019 for international researchers Prof. Dr. Leugering, FAU Vice President Research, welcomes all international researchers, who are new to FAU since December 2018. (Image: FAU/Giulia Iannicelli)
Welcome Event 2019 for international researchers Prof. Dr. Schwieger introduces the newly founded regional group Franconia/Franken of the German Society of Humboldtians e.V. (Deutsche gesellschaft der Humboldtianer e.V.). (Image: FAU/Giulia Iannicelli)
Welcome Event 2019 for international researchers Impressions from the Welcome Event 2019 on 29 November in the Wassersaal of FAU´s Orangerie. (Image: FAU/Giulia Iannicelli)
On 29 November 2019 the annual Welcome Event for international researchers was held at the Orangery in Erlangen. After welcoming remarks by Prof. Dr. Günter Leugering, FAU Vice President Research, Prof. Dr. Schwieger introduced the newly founded regional group Franken of the German Society of Humboldtians e.V. (Deutsche Gesellschaft der Humboldtianer e.V.). Furthermore, the central support services of FAU that offer valuable information for the researchers’ careers introduced their work. Together with a small snack the participants could network with each other. As a welcome gift the FAU bags with the FAU gingerbread heart were handed to the researchers. The highlight of this year´s Welcome Event: The FAU bags contained the Playmobil figure of FAU´s founder, Margrave Friedrich of Brandenburg-Bayreuth.