Celebrating knowledge

Celebrating knowledge

It’s not a jubilee without jubilation! However, it’s not just the birthday of the university that we are celebrating, but above all what it stands for: research, teaching and knowledge. At 275 years old, FAU offers plenty of opportunities for scientists, students, employees and friends to celebrate together.

On FAU’s actual birthday, the Dies Academicus, guests from across the jubilee year can expect a small surprise. Additionally, the three winners of the ‘My FAU’ film competition will make their debut, and ’The Hohenzollern and the FAU – Past and Present’ exhibition will open in the university library. In the context of the opening of the exhibition, FAU’s foundation documentation will be made accessible online for the first time.


To mark FAU’s 275th anniversary, the Fürth-based composer and FAU alumnus, Uwe Strübing, created the celebratory cantata ‘Truth and Love’. The University’s Music Director, Prof. Dr. Konrad Klek, has composed the biblical ‘Canticles of Love’ (1 Corinthians 13) in combination with poems by Friedrich Rückert and Matthias Claudius.