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  • FAU will be holding a special event for its alumni this year for the very first time – the FAU Alumni Day 2022. On Saturday, June 25, 2002, alumni from all over the world will return to their alma mater to meet up with their former fellow students and their friends, make new contacts and reminisce about their time at FAU. During presentations and interviews and at the info stands at the event, alumni will get the opportunity to find out what’s going on at their FAU.

  • It is not just FAU's extraordinary national and international reputation, or its strength in generating innovation that make the university stand out from the crowd. In addition, it is among the Top 10 universities that bring forth successful executives in Germany.

  • Until June 19, all students at FAU have the opportunity to have their say about their studies in the FAU student survey (FAU-St) 2022. The evaluation from last year’s survey showed that in spite of the unusual situation caused by the pandemic, the majority of students are satisfied with their studies at FAU.

  • After being canceled for two years in a row due to the pandemic, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has now once more invited guests to attend the awards ceremony for the prestigious Humboldt professorships in Berlin. FAU has two reasons to celebrate: both the medical physicist Prof. Dr. Kristian Franze and mathematics historian and sinologist Prof. Dr. Dr. Andrea Bréard received an award.

  • Simulating complex scientific models on the computer or processing large volumes of data such as editing video material takes considerable computing power and time. Researchers from the Chair of Laser Physics at FAU and a team from the University of Rochester in New York have demonstrated how the speed of fundamental computing operations could be increased in future to up to a million times faster using laser pulses.

  • On Thursday May 12, 2022, the physicist Prof. Dr. Peter Hommelhoff from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) is to receive the most prestigious research prize in Germany, also known as the German Nobel Prize: the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize. The prize is worth 2.5 million euros, significantly more than the Nobel Prize.

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  • Wissenschaft auf AEG

    ‘Auf AEG in Nuremberg. (Bild: David Hartfiel)
    Bild: David Hartfiel

    FAU presents exciting current research projects in the lecture series ‘Wissenschaft auf AEG’ in Nuremberg. The event location ‘Auf AEG’ – the former AEG site – has a unique atmosphere that provides the perfect setting for lecture series. It is a place that promotes knowledge and research where visitors are sure to learn something new.

    www.wissenschaft-auf-aeg.de

  • Wissenschaft im Schloss

    Erlangen Schloss (14. April 2003)
    image: Erich Malter

    FAU presents exciting current research projects to the public through its lecture series ‘Wissenschaft im Schloss’. Students, school pupils and members of the public who are interested in research are invited to attend the lectures.

    www.wissenschaft-im-schloss.de

  • Schlossgartenfest

    Schlossgartenfest
    Image: FAU/Georg Pöhlein

    The Schlossgartenfest at FAU is one of the largest and most beautiful garden parties in Europe. On the last Saturday in June, the President invites students, members and friends of the University, as well as high-profile guests from politics, business and academia, to come and dance and enjoy a fantastic evening in the Schlossgarten.

    www.schlossgartenfest.de

  • Collegium Alexandrinum

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    image: Georg Pöhlein

    The Collegium Alexandrinum lectures are directed at both FAU members and members of the general public. The series of lectures presents examples from research at institutes, clinical departments and research centres at FAU. In addition to these lectures, Collegium Alexandrinum also offers tours of the University’s collections and gardens each semester.

    www.collegium-alexandrinum.de

  • Long Night of Sciences

    Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften 2011
    Bild: Georg Pöhlein

    Watch the world’s fastest computer tomography system display a 3D image of the human heart, or discover metals that are so light that they float in milk – with around 400 items on the programme, FAU runs the most events of all the contributors who take part in the Long Night of Sciences. It is held every two years in October.

    Go to website

  • Dies academicus

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    Bild: Georg Pöhlein

    Once a year on 4 November, FAU celebrates the date when the University was established in 1743. This was the day that Friedrichs-Universität was founded in Erlangen by Margrave Friedrich of Brandenburg-Bayreuth.

    Go to website


The FAU video portal provides recordings of public lectures and other fascinating topics. These include Wissenschaft auf AEG, Wissenschaft im Schloss, Collegium alexandrinum and New@FAU, a series of videos in which professors who are new to FAU introduce themselves and explain why it is worth studying their subject at FAU.


  • Instagram

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    Click on the image to visit our Instagram page

    See more of FAU: images of the University and various aspects of student life are posted on our Instagram feed several times a week. The University also reposts images from other Instagram users. You can find FAU under the name uni_fau and all images include the hashtags #unifau and #fau_germany.

    http://instagram.com/uni_fau

  • Screenshot facebook.com/Uni.Erlangen.Nuernberg
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    Facebook

    From university events to interesting stories from the University: which student-related topics are people currently talking about? What are the most important upcoming events, from the Science Slam to the short film event to the faculty party?

    www.facebook.com/Uni.Erlangen.Nuernberg

    www.facebook.com/fauenglish

  • Youtube

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    Click on the image to visit FAU’s Youtube channel

    FAU has its own YouTube channel for presenting the University in videos in German and English. Whether it’s information about our degree programmes, interesting reports from research and teaching or videos about our events – visitors to our YouTube channel are always up to date with what’s going on.

    www.youtube.com/unifau

  • Twitter

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    If you never want to miss an important date again you can follow FAU on Twitter: www.twitter.com/unifau. FAU tweets all dates and events relevant for students.

    Our Twitter channel in English, FAU_Germany, is dedicated to research. We use it to present FAU’s strength in research and innovation to the international scientific community and to the public. What research is FAU currently undertaking? Who is working on the research projects? Who does FAU collaborate with internationally? If you want to find out more about these and other research topics, FAU_Germany is the place to go.

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    FAU Community

    Current and previous members of FAU from all over the world use the free FAU alumni network to make contacts, discuss topics and keep up to date with what’s going on. Members receive the FAU Alumni newsletter once every two months.

    www.community.fau.de/en

  • Xing

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    Click on the image to visit our XING page

    Those seeking inspiration for their careers will find around 10,000 like-minded people on FAU’s group on the careers platform XING. FAU alumni, researchers, students and other FAU members from Germany and abroad all network via the site.

    FAU on XING

  • LinkedIn

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    Click on the image to visit our LinkedIn page

    Our English-language FAU LinkedIn group is aimed at members of FAU who would like to like to expand their network with research groups, companies and other FAU alumni all over the world.

    FAU on LinkedIn


Are you interested in research? Follow our blog for the latest press releases on research-related topics. The FAU Maps give an overview of the wide range of research conducted by FAU in certain selected fields.

Web portal on artificial intelligence

FAU Map for AI
Background image: Michael Zimmerhackel

The AI Map shows FAU’s expertise in the area of artificial intelligence, for example in medicine, manufacturing or ethics.

AI Map

Web portal on energy and climate

FAU Klima
Background image: Colourbox.de

FAU has a valuable contribution to make to tackling climate change, as our expertise in the area of energy research is second to none.

Energy and Climate Map