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Extending Knowledge

Extending Knowledge

The most important task of a university is to create and share knowledge. Whether people are researching, teaching or learning at the FAU – they are all driven by a thirst for knowledge, and a wish to extend that knowledge. That’s because knowledge is never static, it is always in motion. This jubilee year offers some very special opportunities to satisfy your own thirst for knowledge.


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Scientists and academics sit in their ivory towers and ponder things which no-one else understands? Far from it! Research explores the world around us and is meant to be experienced. Lectures from all five faculties are being held in Nicolaus-Copernicus-Planetarium on the occasion of the 275th anniv...

The jubilee year begins with an international scientific symposium on the topic ’Future of Research - Research of the Future’. As the focus is interdisciplinarity: FAU scientists from all disciplines, together with international colleagues, will look at the future of research.

The jubilee edition of friedrich will be available for the entire year of 2018. This magazine, of course, looks back on FAU’s 275-year history, and perhaps even more importantly, looks at the future of research and teaching at the FAU.

In 1993, the ‘History of the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg 1743-1993’ was published by Prof. Dr. Alfred Wendehorst, the long-standing professor of the Department of Bavarian and Franconian History as well as the university archivist. Since then, a quarter of a century has passed. This gap in university history will be closed on this anniversary by one of FAU’s most celebrated historians, Prof. Dr. Gregor Schöllgen, with the book ‘Wissen in Bewegung. 275 Jahre FAU’.