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At the current time, almost 80 million people throughout the world are fleeing violence, catastrophes, conflicts, wars and persecution. For several years now, refugees and migration have been one of the major topics of our times. Many of the questions raised are now being dealt with in a collaborative project on migration and refugee research launched at the Centre for Human Rights Erlangen-Nürnberg (CHREN) at FAU.

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The wave of forced migration in 2015 and 2016 has changed integration politics in towns, administrative districts and municipalities in Germany forever. As a consequence, local integration management has been set up in several municipalities or existing structures have been expanded. At the same time, funding for integration policy measures is often not secure.

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A team of researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) has now investigated changes to the area and height of all glaciers in the European Alps over a 14 year period in their recent study. The result: approximately 17 percent of the entire volume of the ice has been lost since the start of the new millennium. The findings were published in the journal Nature Communications.

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Explosions from stars, so-called supernovas, can shed some light onto the research into dark matter. This has been shown by a study carried out by team of German and Slovenian researchers at FAU and the University of Nova Gorica.

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After 182 days, the x-ray telescope eROSITA on board the Spectrum-X-Gamma space probe has completed its first complete survey of the sky. The new map of the hot, energetic universe includes more than one million objects. Researchers at FAU are strongly involved in the project.

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To support the political discussion about further developing energy reform and sustainable economic development during the coronavirus pandemic, the Expert Commission for the Monitoring Process ‘Energy of the Future’ of the Federal Government has made a statement detailing central fields of action for the German energy reform in a European context. FAU is represented in the Expert Commission by Prof. Dr. Veronika Grimm, Chair of Economic Theory.

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How can you enable people who are no longer able to write themselves to write a personal note or continue to write a diary in their own handwriting? A team of researchers at FAU have now developed a method for imitating handwriting using artificial intelligence (AI). The more legible the writing, the easier it is to imitate.

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In a network within the ‘Central Innovation Programme for SME’ led by geologists from FAU, scientists and representatives of SMEs are investigating the potential of a new form of geothermal energy: shallow geothermal systems and low-temperature district heating networks. The network partners have already completed projects successfully during the first phase. International partners are set to join the network and participate in the second stage of the project.