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Research, discover, invent – lateral thinking is welcome

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.

  • The Bavarian state government has presented the Bavarian Hydrogen Strategy in Nuremberg. An important part of this strategy is promoting mobility research. FAU and TUM have joined forces to further explore and implement hydrogen mobility technology together with partners from industry and the economy.

  • In a network within the ‘Central Innovation Programme for SME’ led by geologists from FAU, scientists and representatives of SMEs are investigating the potential of a new form of geothermal energy: shallow geothermal systems and low-temperature district heating networks. The network partners have already completed projects successfully during the first phase. International partners are set to join the network and participate in the second stage of the project.

  • AI and medical technology – two future trends that are inseparably linked to the FAU. No wonder, then, that FAU was chosen for the Digital Health Hub within the framework of the High-Tech Agenda Bavaria (HTA). Bavarian science minister Bernd Sibler visited FAU to discover for himself what can be expected from the Digital Health Hub today and in the future.