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  • Macrophages that “gorge themselves” on a certain protein may promote the progression of cancer rather than fight it. PD Dr. Heiko Bruns, immunologist at FAU, discovered this mechanism in connection with bone marrow cancer.

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Agricultural Innovations (Gates Ag One) is providing 28 million US dollars in funding for an international research project led by FAU: The non-profit organization will support the cassava source-sink (CASS) project in the next five years to improve the productivity of one of the most important food crops in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Until March 8, FAU members can use the Wall of Wishes to share what they would like to see at the University in order for them to feel appreciated and safe. How exactly did the Wall of Wishes come about and what happens to all the wishes written on it? Wiebke Witsch and Melanie Kuch explain this and more in our interview.

  • Whether by rubbing themselves with ants or eating grass, many species of animal know what to do if they are sick or have parasites, and this is probably also true of bats. How exactly they fight off viruses and bacteria has not yet been investigated. This will now be the subject of research carried out by Matthias Zürl and Julian Deyerler from the Machine Learning and Data Analytics Lab in conjunction with researchers from Nuremberg Zoo.

  • Researchers at the Dr. Karl Remeis Observatory, the Astronomical Institute of the Erlangen Center for Astroparticle Physics (ECAP) at FAU, used an X-ray telescope to scan the skies for X-ray emitting sources. The consortium has now published the largest catalog of X-ray sources to date sources in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics.

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  • #WISSENWOLLEN

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    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.

    www.wissenwollen.fau.de

  • Schlossgartenfest

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    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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    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

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    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.

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  • Dies academicus

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    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


Prof. Dr. Jessica Freiherr - Wie riecht der Mensch?

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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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
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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

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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