Nuremberg Campus of Technology
Engineering for Smart Cities
The Nuremberg Campus of Technology (NCT) run by FAU and Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm (THN) aims to take on the technical challenges and make use of the opportunities which result from increasing demand for sustainability and new safety threats which cities will be faced with in the future as they change to new energy systems.
Based on the research priority “Engineering for Smart Cities”, the Nuremberg Campus of Technology (NCT) has established the following six fields of research which will be represented by six chairs at FAU, six professorships at THN and additional working groups at the two institutions:
- Automation technology (resource-efficient production)
- Energy and storage technology
- Intelligent transport planning (urban technologies)
- Construction and the environment (environment, raw materials, recycling)
- Technology, economy and society
- Safety engineering
On the basis of the research results and approaches used by FAU’s Faculty of Engineering and THN’s existing expertise, partnerships will be set up with other research institutions in the region to work together to create new fields in engineering research and new teaching methods.
Engineering for Smart Cities examines the current development of Nuremberg and the surrounding area as a center for industry and links research activities at the NCT to the fields of expertise identified by the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region and the research priorities of companies in the area. The particular significance of cities as a place to live is highlighted by the fact that, as of the beginning of the 21st century, more than half of the world’s population now live in cities. This means that urban technologies and green development present particular opportunities and challenges for research and industry that promise to allow us to gain new knowledge and develop strategies for future markets.