It is vital that we dedicate more time and effort into research into human rights. The Free State of Bavaria has now dedicated 10 million euros in funding to setting up a new Human Rights Research Center at FAU to drive research forward in Nuremberg, the city of human rights, and to further increase international awareness of this area of research.

Almost 90 percent of people who have contracted COVID-19 and suffer from persistent symptoms after the initial infection present with cognitive impairments such as memory problems or difficulties concentrating. This is the conclusion reached by a study conducted by the Post-COVID Center from Universitätsklinikum Erlangen.

On September 14, prestigious guests from industry, politics and academia met in the Heinrich Lades Halle in Erlangen to exchange ideas and take part in discussions during the Global Market Leader Innovation Day, held for the fourth time in Erlangen and focusing this year on the topic of energy and sustainability.

The Chair of Applied Physics is one of the longest standing of its kind in Germany and is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. The Chair is organizing an international symposium to mark the special occasion. In our interview, Prof. Dr. Heiko B. Weber looks back at the history of the institute and looks forward to the next 75 years.

Five FAU researchers have been awarded an ERC Starting Grant. Competition is fierce for ERC grants. Receiving this funding provides new impetus to research because of the high funding amounts of up to 1.5 million euros over a period of five years.