Making science exciting and accessible to all
During a series of events each semester, ‘#WISSENWOLLEN’ will involve different researchers presenting their current projects in simple terms and answering questions from the audience.
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.
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.
Long Night of Sciences
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The AI Map shows FAU’s expertise in the area of artificial intelligence, for example in medicine, manufacturing or ethics.
Web portal on energy and climate
FAU has a valuable contribution to make to tackling climate change, as our expertise in the area of energy research is second to none.