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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.


  • It is a feather in the cap for outstanding research at the Department of Artificial Intelligence in Biomedical Engineering at FAU: The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Consolidator Grant to Prof. Dr. Bernhard Kainz. The professor of Image Data Exploration and Analysis has received the most prestigious research funding award available throughout the whole of Europe for a project focusing on automated medical image analysis.

  • Fatigue, stress, scarcely any free time or feeling unappreciated: Those caring at home for relatives suffering from conditions such as dementia often feel overwhelmed or under great mental strain. For the first time in Germany, a team of researchers from Universitätsklinikum and FAU have now documented the positive aspects linked to caring for someone at home in a recent study.

  • Electric roads charge electric cars as they drive. Car drivers will be able to experience the technology for themselves from 2025 on a test route in Northern Bavaria. The stretch of road is part of the E|MPOWER project at FAU.

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