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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.

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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.

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