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  • As a result of the Hightech Agenda Bavaria presented in autumn by Bavarian Minister President Dr. Markus Söder and now explained in more detail at the conference at Kloster Seeon, FAU is to receive eight professorships in the area of artificial intelligence (AI), a further three in computer science and 39 research professorships by 2023. The professorships include a staff and equipment budget of roughly 12 million euros as well as funding for construction work.

  • The 3D printing process known as Direct Energy Deposition (DED) allows functional components such as turbine blades, tools or components of power stations to be manufactured or repaired by adding layer upon layer of material. In order to expand the potential of this manufacturing process, FAU has received 2.25 million euros from the German Research Foundation.

  • Sonar is essential for robots and self-driving cars as it is a very cost-effective sensor for distance measurements, but sonar also has some limitations. Sometimes sonar measurements can be misleading and there were no sonar signs or signals so far, which could assist sonar navigation. But researchers from FAU, University of Antwerp and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam have come up with a solution, inspired by a special coevolution between bats and flowers.

  • It was considered the definitive book of church law from the 11th century up until the beginning of the 12th century and its influence as the most important collection of this time stretched well into the early modern period: the Decretum Burchardi. In a research project in which a historian from FAU has a leading role and which has received funding for 18 years, the book is now to be edited, commented and contextualised.

  • Recently, a Chinese team of astronomers claimed to have discovered a black hole as massive as 70 solar masses. The publication immediately triggered theoretical investigations. Among those to take a closer look at the object was a team of astronomers from the FAU and Potsdam. They discovered that it may not necessarily be a black hole at all, but possibly a massive neutron star or even an ‘ordinary’ star.

  • At least six percent of all prisoners in Germany are addicted to heroin or other opioids. Which form of treatment is best for them in the long term? And what effects does the chosen type of treatment have later in life? These are the questions currently being investigated by the research project ‘Imprisonment and opioid addiction – an evaluatory study (HOPE)’ at FAU.

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  • Wissenschaft auf AEG

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    FAU presents exciting current research projects in the lecture series ‘Wissenschaft auf AEG’ in Nuremberg. 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.

    www.wissenschaft-auf-aeg.de

  • Wissenschaft im Schloss

    Erlangen Schloss (14. April 2003)

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    FAU presents exciting current research projects to the public through its lecture series ‘Wissenschaft im Schloss’. Students, school pupils and members of the public who are interested in research are invited to attend the lectures.

    www.wissenschaft-im-schloss.de

  • Schlossgartenfest

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    The Schlossgartenfest at FAU 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.

    www.schlossgartenfest.de

  • Collegium Alexandrinum

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    The Collegium Alexandrinum lectures are directed at both FAU members and members of the general 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.

    www.collegium-alexandrinum.de

  • Long Night of Sciences

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    Watch the world’s fastest computer tomography system display a 3D image of the human heart, or discover metals that are so light that they float in milk – with around 400 items on the programme, FAU runs the most events of all the contributors who take part in the Long Night of Sciences. It is held every two years in October.

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  • Dies academicus

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    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 in Erlangen by Margrave Friedrich of Brandenburg-Bayreuth.

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The FAU video portal provides recordings of public lectures and other fascinating topics. These include Wissenschaft auf AEG, Wissenschaft im Schloss, Collegium alexandrinum and New@FAU, a series of videos in which professors who are new to FAU introduce themselves and explain why it is worth studying their subject at FAU.


Cover FAU magazine alexander

 

alexander – the latest news from FAU

alexander is published several times a year. It covers all aspects of university life – research, teaching and study, and internal affairs.

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Cover FAU research magazine friedrich No. 119

friedrich – FAU’s research magazine

The current issue of friedrich takes readers on a journey of discovery into ‘hidden worlds’.

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  • Instagram

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    See more of FAU: images of the University and various aspects of student life are posted on our Instagram feed several times a week. The University also reposts images from other Instagram users. You can find FAU under the name uni_fau and all images include the hashtags #unifau and #fau_germany.

    http://instagram.com/uni_fau

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    From university events to interesting stories from the University: which student-related topics are people currently talking about? What are the most important upcoming events, from the Science Slam to the short film event to the faculty party?

    www.facebook.com/Uni.Erlangen.Nuernberg

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  • Youtube

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    FAU has its own YouTube channel for presenting the University in videos in German and English. Whether it’s information about our degree programmes, interesting reports from research and teaching or videos about our events – visitors to our YouTube channel are always up to date with what’s going on.

    www.youtube.com/unifau

  • Twitter

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    If you never want to miss an important date again you can follow FAU on Twitter: www.twitter.com/unifau. FAU tweets all dates and events relevant for students.

    Our Twitter channel in English, FAU_Germany, is dedicated to research. We use it to present FAU’s strength in research and innovation to the international scientific community and to the public. What research is FAU currently undertaking? Who is working on the research projects? Who does FAU collaborate with internationally? If you want to find out more about these and other research topics, FAU_Germany is the place to go.

  • Snapchat

    snapchatcode FAUWhat is life like for our students? What is the purpose of the many initiatives at FAU? What happens behind the scenes at a university? Our Snapchat channel has the answers to these questions and many more. Students and staff show visitors what makes studying at FAU and life in the region so special with funny images and creative videos.

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    FAU Community

    Current and previous members of FAU from all over the world use the free FAU alumni network to make contacts, discuss topics and keep up to date with what’s going on. Members receive the FAU Alumni newsletter once every two months.

    www.community.fau.de/en

  • Xing

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    Those seeking inspiration for their careers will find around 10,000 like-minded people on FAU’s group on the careers platform XING. FAU alumni, researchers, students and other FAU members from Germany and abroad all network via the site.

    FAU on XING

  • LinkedIn

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    Our English-language FAU LinkedIn group is aimed at members of FAU who would like to like to expand their network with research groups, companies and other FAU alumni all over the world.

    FAU on LinkedIn


Are you interested in research? Follow our blog for the latest press releases on research-related topics. The FAU Maps give an overview of the wide range of research conducted by FAU in certain selected fields.

Web portal on artificial intelligence

FAU Map for AI

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The AI Map shows FAU’s expertise in the area of artificial intelligence, for example in medicine, manufacturing or ethics.

AI Map

Web portal on energy and climate

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FAU has a valuable contribution to make to tackling climate change, as our expertise in the area of energy research is second to none.

Energy and Climate Map