FAU is a full-spectrum university with a long tradition of research. Over 250 degree programmes and long-standing partnerships with international research institutions such as Max Planck, Fraunhofer and Helmholtz give staff and students the opportunity to look beyond the boundaries of their own subjects, network with others and consider research questions from different perspectives. FAU encourages its members to think in every direction – above all laterally! This diversity makes FAU one of Germany’s leading research universities.
A research group at FAU and the Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energy have come up with a design aimed at significantly increasing the operational stability and life span of perovskite solar cells. The researchers’ findings have been published in the journal ‘Nature Energy’.
After going through a highly competitive selection process, researcher Prof. Dr. Stefan Uderhardt has been successful in his bid for project funding from the European Research Council (ERC). Uderhardt, who works at Department of Medicine 3 at Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, has been awarded a total of approximately 1.5 million euros for his project over the next five years.
Many of the fossils found worldwide are in the possession of natural history museums in the West or kept in private collections. The data collected about fossil finds and excavations are also predominantly located in richer countries. This is the subject of criticism from a research team led by Nussaibah Raja-Schoob, a doctoral candidate at the Chair of Palaeobiology at FAU.