Events at FAU
There is more to a university than simply research projects, seminars and lectures. FAU organises a large number of events to encourage its members to look beyond the boundaries of their own subjects, promote a sense of community within the University and engage with the general public in what goes on at FAU. Here is just a small sample of the exciting events which take place at FAU.
‘Wissenschaft auf AEG’
FAU presents exciting current research projects in the lecture series ‘Wissenschaft auf AEG’. The event location ‘Auf AEG’ – the former AEG site – has a unique atmosphere that provides the perfect setting for lecture series. It is a place that promotes knowledge and research where visitors are sure to learn something new.
‘Wissenschaft im Schloss’
FAU presents exciting current research projects to the public in the lecture series ‘Wissenschaft im Schloss’. Students, school pupils and members of the public who are interested in research are invited to attend the lectures.
FAU lecture series
In the University’s interdisciplinary lecture series, researchers from a wide range of disciplines hold lectures on a common theme.
FAU’s Schlossgartenfest is one of the largest and most beautiful garden parties in Europe. On the last Saturday in June, the President invites students, members and friends of the University, as well as high-profile guests from politics, business and academia, to come and dance and enjoy a fantastic evening in the Schlossgarten.
In January, FAU and the other higher education institutions in the area (Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Evangelische Fachhochschule and Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg) invite their students, members and friends to the festive University Ball. This social event is also attended by guests of honour from academia, politics, business and the media.
The Collegium Alexandrinum lectures are directed at members of FAU and the public. The series of lectures presents examples from research at institutes, clinical departments and research centres at FAU. In addition to these lectures, Collegium Alexandrinum also offers tours of the University’s collections and gardens each semester.
Long Night of Sciences
Watch the world’s fastest computer tomography system display a 3D image of the human heart, or discover metals which are so light that they float in milk – with around 400 items on the programme, FAU runs the most events of all the contributors which take part in the Long Night of Sciences.
Once a year on 4 November, FAU celebrates the date when the University was established in 1743. This was the day that Friedrichs-Universität was founded by Margrave Friedrich of Bamberg-Bayreuth. It was the third university to be established in Franconia, after the universities of Altdorf and Würzburg.
FAU students won the first prize in the DATEV eG online game ‘Bau die Firewall’ (build a firewall): a music festival. The Wunschkonzert festival was organised by FAU in May 2015, with a special feature: it was up to the students to decide which musicians should perform.