Research

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.

  • Until now, the main means of diagnosing Parkinson’s has been restricted to the typical movement disorders such as tremors, slowing movements and stiffening of muscles. The disease begins up to 20 years before these symptoms appear, however. Until now there have been no blood indicators or imaging pr...

  • The German federal government introduced the ‘fuel discount’ on June 1, 2022. A team of researchers from FAU have now investigated to what extent the oil companies pass on the tax cuts and what impact the fuel discount is actually having on consumers’ wallets. 

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