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Energy Science and Engineering (40), Telecommunication Engineering (64), Metallurgical Engineering (73) and Medical Technology (88) – these are the subjects in which FAU has once again ranked among the top 100 best universities worldwide in the recently published Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects. Energy Science and Engineering has moved up six places compared to the previous year.

Researchers from the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin and FAU have investigated extinction events with rapid global warming in the last 300 million years. They discovered that species from warm and cold waters are highly likely to become extinct as a consequence of global warming, while species in temperate waters survive.

At the current time, there is no cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Things may be about to change, however. Researchers at FAU and the University of California San Diego (UCSD) have identified a protein that already displays pathological characteristics at an early stage of the neurological disease.

Prof. Dr. Maria Rentetzi has been holding the new "Chair of Science, Technology and Gender Studies" at FAU since 2021. For her research, the physicist and historian focuses on the intersection of science and technology, the history of science, the history of diplomacy, political science and international relations.

With the Young Researcher Award (YRA) in Advanced Optical Technologies, the Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT) recognizes young researchers for their outstanding research and provides them with research funds and a guest professorship at FAU. This year, Samuel Grauer, PhD, received the YRA.

A promising partnership on an equal footing: FAU has established a strategic partnership with Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (KNU). The aim of the partnership is to strengthen science in Ukraine and to integrate research from Ukraine into European projects. At the same time, stable, shared perspectives between the two universities are to be created within the framework of long-term cooperation across all faculties at FAU.

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.