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Helping each other is the order of the day. This not only applies in your neighbourhood, but also at the University. Chairs and institutes at FAU have started collaborating with Neue Materialien Fürth (NMF) GmbH, a research centre of the Bavarian State, to manufacture personal protective equipment that is urgently needed by medical staff at Universitätsklinikum Erlangen.

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If you browse the web, you can find countless different home workouts. Why not offer University Sports online as well? Guido Köstermeyer had the same idea, and collaborated with his colleagues to make sports courses available online for students and staff at FAU.

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Their judgement has a major influence on German economic policy: The council of five economic experts known as ‘die fünf Wirtschaftsweisen’ assesses macroeconomic developments in the Federal Republic of Germany, helping political bodies to make informed decisions on economic policy issues. The economist Prof. Dr. Veronika Grimm from FAU has now been appointed as a new member of the council.

Category: Research

Prof. Dr. Peter Hommelhoff, Chair of Laser Physics at FAU, has received an ERC Advanced Grant. The grant provides funding of 2.5 million euros over five years. The funded project aims to develop minute particle accelerators using photon chips. Research in this field will enable innovation in imaging methods and materials analysis, allow new approaches in medical radiation therapies and help to answer fundamental questions in quantum physics.

Category: Research

The Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV has analysed the sensory properties of post-consumer shopping bags made of low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and originating from different collection systems. More than 60 odorous substances were identified using combined chemo-analytical methods. The information gained provides a targeted strategy for preventing off-odours.

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The Hochschulforum Digtalisierung (HFD) has listed the Innovation in Learning Institute at FAU for best practice in digitalisation in its Showroom which recognises excellence in the strategic digitalisation of learning and teaching as an example for other higher education institutions.