In recognition of our outstanding expertise in quantum research: a consortium consisting of eleven researchers from FAU will receive roughly three million euros in funding by 2025. The new lighthouse project Quantum Measurement and Control for the Enablement of Quantum Computing and Quantum Sensing will ignite basic research into quantum computing, sensing and imaging, combining physics and electrical engineering in new ways in the field of light and matter.

In 2021, FAU was awarded almost a quarter of a billion euros in third-party funding. With an increase of more than eight percent, this means FAU, which is the largest university in Northern Bavaria, has once again increased the volume of third-party funding it receives.

One of the rare diseases is hereditary spastic paraplegia, a disease that causes spasms and weakness in the leg muscles, increasingly affecting mobility as the disease progresses. Approximately 77,000 people across Europe suffer from the condition. Researchers have already discovered that the disease starts in nerve cells in the brain. These are obviously particularly difficult to investigate.

Another milestone in the construction of the interdisciplinary center in Erlangen has been achieved. Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs, Hubert Aiwanger, commended the project for creating an ideal research environment at the topping out ceremony for the Max Planck Center for Physics and Medicine. The center is a strategic partnership between FAU, the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Light and Universitätsklinikum Erlangen.

Sport scientists have now discovered that long periods in space damage bone structure irreparably in some cases and can make parts of the human skeleton age prematurely by up to 10 years. Adapted training programs in conjunction with medication could provide better protection for astronauts on future space missions.

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.