People

We are FAU – passionate about what we do!

As a diverse, open and innovative university, FAU thrives on the passion and respect all of its members put into their work. It offers everybody at FAU scope for personal and career development, creates flexibility and provides support in all stages and situations of life. It creates a climate of openness, recognition and equal opportunity, thus promoting excellence in studying, teaching, research and administration.

Your journey to FAU

Regardless of whether your journey at FAU starts with training, studying, research or any other type of occupation, the University offers help and advice for all stages of your career, pages with information and contacts to assist you.

Studying and working at FAU

People at FAU work in administration, teaching or in research, study at one of our five faculties and often keep close ties with the University after they have finished their studies. We have put together information for students, researchers, staff and alumni on the following pages.


  • FAU – flying the flag against discrimination. FAU wants to ensure that all members of the University enjoy equal access to research, teaching and life on campus. In cases of discrimination, there are points of contact and counseling services on offer, both inside and outside the University.

  • 2022 is the international year of glass. And yet many glass factories are struggling to survive. Energy costs and CO2 emissions mean that glass production faces a challenging future. Researchers at FAU and TH Nürnberg are currently conducting research aimed at finding a solution to make glass production more sustainable without relying on fossil fuels.

  • Biodiversitäts-Hotspots sind ökologisch einzigartige Regionen, die außergewöhnlich artenreich sind und daher vorrangige Ziele für den Naturschutz darstellen. Vielfalts-Hotspots bezeichnet eine Reihe von vorrangigen Gebieten, die einen kleinen Teil der Erde abdecken, aber einen außergewöhnlich hohen Anteil der biologischen Vielfalt beherbergen.

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