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  • Sugar compounds from the glycan group have an important role to play in a number of biological processes in our bodies. By forming a chemical compound with protein and fats and altering these substances in the process, they regulate the maturation of kidneys, form connections between nerve pathways in the brain and contribute to the working of the immune system. A DFG research group is investigating these biochemical processes and has received follow-up funding from DFG worth 4.6 million euros.

  • What role do female IS returnees play within the “Islamic State” system, why are they rarely referred to as war criminals in public discourse and which aspects should be considered more closely in future? A conversation with Prof. Dr. Christoph Safferling and Jana Trapp, a legal trainee at the Kammergericht (court of appeal) in Berlin and a doctoral candidate at FAU.

  • The CHE Master’s ranking 2022 indicates that many Master’s students are very happy with their choice of FAU. The survey focused on engineering subjects and psychology. Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and Psychology did particularly well among Master’s students.

  • In the “Orangerie digital” project, the Institute of Art History at FAU has digitally recorded the Erlangen art gallery (1906-1934) and reconstructed the exhibition in a 360° tour, with the help of students from the Institute. The project gave the students valuable insights into research and their f...

  • Catalysts are of utmost relevance for the production of chemicals and energy storage with hydrogen. Researchers at the Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energy (HI ERN) and Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have now discovered that the formation of bubbles in ...

  • The symposium "Diversity in physics for the diversity of physics -Erlangen", DIPHER 22 for short, took place for the first time. The organisers had set themselves the goal of reflecting the professional diversity of physics at FAU through lectures on gender and diversity in the natural sciences, especially physics.

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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.

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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

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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