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Knowledge in motion

Our world has never been so complex: Digitalisation, energy reform, multicultural societies, demographic and climate change. These factors present completely new medical, societal and technological challenges that all require different scientific approaches.

With its vast range of subjects, FAU can consolidate research beyond individual subjects and connect research with current issues such as what will new concepts for work, mobility, society and sustainability look like? Which options are there for processing extremely large volumes of data? What are the materials, energy forms and technologies of the future? Which treatments will enable us to stay healthier for longer and what will the newest developments in medical engineering enable us to do? Which basis in terms of ethics, human rights and the law can we build on in the future?

When it comes to finding solutions, FAU is a world leader: It is the most innovative university in Germany and ranked second in Europe (2019 Reuters Ranking).