Scientists sit in their ivory towers and ponder the things that nobody else understands? Not even close! Science explores the world around us, and which is there for us all to experience. The FAU 275th anniversary program demonstrates that knowledge is something for everyone.
Together with students, school pupils and other volunteers, FAU researchers are building a life-size Roman patrol and convoy boat according to the principles of the ancient history Professor, Dr. Boris Dreyer, with the support of the city of Erlangen, the Unibund, and Sparkasse Erlangen. In May, the ship will be launched as ‘Fridericiana Alexandrina Navis’ (FAN) and make its maiden voyage.
During the Long Night of Science, citizens from around the region come to the University. In its jubilee year, FAU wants to go where the people are! For one day each, FAU will expand the offerings of the marketplaces of Erlangen, Fürth and Nuremberg.
Among the universities founded by the Hohenzollern dynasty, FAU is the youngest and the only one in the Franconian market towns of Brandenburg-Bayreuth and Brandenburg-Ansbach. For political reasons, the state university was established in nearby Erlangen in 1743.