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.

  • 2022 is the international year of glass. And yet many glass factories are struggling to survive. Energy costs and CO2 emissions mean that glass production faces a challenging future. Researchers at FAU and TH Nürnberg are currently conducting research aimed at finding a solution to make glass production more sustainable without relying on fossil fuels.

  • Biodiversitäts-Hotspots sind ökologisch einzigartige Regionen, die außergewöhnlich artenreich sind und daher vorrangige Ziele für den Naturschutz darstellen. Vielfalts-Hotspots bezeichnet eine Reihe von vorrangigen Gebieten, die einen kleinen Teil der Erde abdecken, aber einen außergewöhnlich hohen Anteil der biologischen Vielfalt beherbergen.

  • After being canceled for two years in a row due to the pandemic, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has now once more invited guests to attend the awards ceremony for the prestigious Humboldt professorships in Berlin. FAU has two reasons to celebrate: both the medical physicist Prof. Dr. Kristian Franze and mathematics historian and sinologist Prof. Dr. Dr. Andrea Bréard received an award.

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