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Efficient battery systems are used in cars, tools, bicycles and as stationary energy storage units. Reusing these batteries, however, is difficult and not economically viable. By using a battery pass, researchers at FAU aim to store information for recycling directly in the battery itself. The research project has received over 4.5 million euros of funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

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The lecture period for winter semester 2021/22 will start soon and FAU is returning to face-to-face teaching. This is being made possible by the ‘3G rule’ in the new general hygiene guidance for universities in Bavaria, which allows teaching to take place on campus.

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After having 240.6 million euros in funding approved by the German Research Foundation (DFG), FAU is ranked as one of the ten leading research universities in Germany in the current Funding Atlas 2021 from the German Research Foundation. The humanities and social sciences, natural sciences and life sciences have improved most significantly. Traditionally strong: engineering.

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Setting the ball rolling for construction works: Budget committee of the Bavarian state parliament approves the construction plans for the new Technical Chemistry building at FAU. The University can now continue with planning a new, modern teaching and research building on the FAU campus (south) in Erlangen to house the Chair of Chemical Reaction Engineering, Chair of Thermal Process Engineering and the Erlangen Catalysis Resource Centre.

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FAU alumna Christine Bruchmann has been director of the Fürst Gruppe in Nuremberg since 2005, a broad-based service provider with just under 4,000 employees. In our alumni interview, she reminisces about her time at FAU and shares the values close to her heart as a businesswoman.

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Feng shui from China, ritual magic in Germany, vodun in West Africa or kabbalah ma'asit in Israel: practices used to try and predict, control or manipulate future events can be found all over the world. An FAU research unit is to investigate and compare these esoteric practices in a large-scale interdisciplinary project that has received almost four million euros of funding from the German Research Foundation (DFG).

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On 21 September, high-profile guests including Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn and Bernd Montag, CEO of Siemens Healthineers, met for the second ‘Global Market Leaders Innovation Day’ to discuss how digitalisation can drive healthcare forward.

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Since May 2021, doctors at the Department of Ophthalmology at Universitätsklinikum Erlangen have successfully treated four patients suffering long-term effects of a COVID infection. All four people suffering from severe Long COVID symptoms experienced a reduction in symptoms after receiving the cardiac drug BC 007. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research is now supporting further research at Universitätsklinikum Erlangen.