She has been German Ambassador to the People's Republic of China since July 2022 and heads the German Embassy in Beijing: Dr. Patricia Flor. As a diplomat, the native of Nuremberg represents German interests in the host country. She completed her doctoral studies in Eastern European history, economics and philosophy at FAU in 1995. What is special about her work, what drives her and how her time at FAU has shaped her – Patricia Flor explains all this and more in an alumni interview with FAU Alumni Management.

During the week, he is behind the microphone at Radio Gong from Funkhaus Nürnberg and at the weekend he fires up the fans of 1. FCN as the stadium announcer: FAU alumnus Sebastian Wendl. He studied Political Science and German Language and Literature in Erlangen between 2009 and 2013, and has been actively involved in radio and media circles for almost 10 years now. In our interview he explains what role FAU has played in his career to date.

Niels Rossow studied business administration at FAU from 1998 to 2002. After many years of employment at Adidas, the native of Nuremberg is now the commercial director of 1. FC Nuremberg (Club). In the interview, Niels Rossow provides insights into his work at the soccer club and also reports on the kick-off of the dual degree program at the Department of Economics and Social Sciences in cooperation with FAU.

Fighting obesity with the cold: Experienced Humboldt fellow Dr. Mahendra Bishnoi is researching a pharmacological possibility at FAU to literally "melt" brown adipose tissue, which plays an important role in overweight and obesity, by means of a cold stimulus. Find out what else moves the passionate football fan in the interview.

As IBM (International Business Machines Cooperation) Fellow, Head of Science & Technology and Lead of IBM Research Quantum Europe at IBM Research, she is based in Switzerland and one of her many projects involves developing a new generation of computer processors: Dr. Heike Riel. In our interview, the FAU-Alumna gives an insight into her work for IBM and talks about her lasting connections to FAU.

Roland Busch is the CEO of Siemens AG and chair of the University Council. After completing his doctoral degree in physics at FAU in 1994, he entered into research at Siemens. He has been the President and CEO since February 2021. In our interview, he shares his favourite spot at FAU and lets us know what he would ask Werner von Siemens.