The FAU Faculty Club, Fakultäten-Club Erlangen-Nürnberg e. V., was founded in 1990. All faculty members can become ordinary members of the club, while their spouses and family members can become supporting members.
It was founded at a time when the subjects represented at the University were become increasingly diverse and aims to help the faculties remain connected, to encourage researchers from different subjects to get to know one another and engage in discussion, and to ensure cohesion within the University. It has had its own club house at the University (Röthelheim Campus, Carl-Thiersch-Str. 9) where members can bring guests along, eat together and socialise since 1997. The Unicum restaurant is located on the ground floor and the club rooms are on the first floor.
Twice per semester the club holds a lecture evening called the Professorium where a colleague gives a general presentation on a topic from their field. Guests are also welcome to attend these events. After the lectures there is an opportunity to stay and talk with colleagues over a drink and a snack. The second Professorium in each summer semester is combined with the annual general meeting.
In addition, there are regular informal meet-ups during the semester on the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. Each year the club organises a trip with a specialist guide on a Saturday in the summer or early autumn.
It currently has a total of around 200 members. Under consideration of its aims, the club would be delighted if many more people were involved and welcomes new members who wish to help promote its cause.
Membership currently costs 40 euros per year for ordinary members and 20 euros for spouses and family members as supporting members, and is tax deductible. If you would like to become a member, please complete the registration form and return it to the following address:
Prof. Dr. Joachim von Zanthier
Institut für Optik, Information und Photonik
Phone: +49 9131 8527603
Fax: +49 9131 8527293
Prof. Dr. Joachim von Zanthier’s research group’s website