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FAU has secured its place as leading innovator in Germany and climbed up to 14th place among the world’s most innovative universities. FAU has achieved the top position in Germany for the fifth time running along with its third consecutive position in the top 5 in Europe and the first time for the University in the world’s top 15.

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Prof. Dr. Veronika Grimm, Chair of Economic Theory, has been granted a 2-year funding from the German Research Foundation (DFG) for the project “The Role of Social Identity for Learning in Networks”. The aim of the project is to identify the effect of social identity on learning in networks and to understand how social identity is used in social learning.

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At this year's INREC in Essen, the paper "Uncertain bidding zone configurations: the role of expectations for transmission and generation capacity expansion" by Mirjam Ambrosius, Dr. Jonas Egerer, Prof. Dr. Veronika Grimm and Dr. Harry van der Weijde from University of Edinburgh received the GEE Best Paper Award.

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Enjoy a night out on the town with a difference at this year’s Long Night of Sciences. On 19 October 2019, the scientific institutions in the metropolitan region will open their doors. The Long Night of Sciences is one of the largest scientific communication events in the Nuremberg metropolitan region and the largest Long Night of its kind in Germany.

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More and more food is being thrown away and the oceans are full of plastic waste. If this worries you, and you’d like to be part of the ever increasing number of students campaigning for greater sustainability – the ‘sneep’ student network is an ideal place for making your voice heard. With more than 30 active members, the Nuremberg group is the largest in Germany.

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The Winter semester starts on Monday, October 14, 2019, with a welcome for new students. At this event students studying the degree programs in Business Studies, Socioeconomics, International Business Studies and Information Systems are officially welcomed by representatives of the city of Nuremberg and the School’s management.

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Which developments in technology and society are possible, probable, and desirable? Prof. Dr. Veronika Grimm has been appointed by the Federal Minister of Education and Research, Anja Karliczek, to the newly-founded Foresight Panel to help answer this question. In this committee, experts from science, business and culture develop scenarios for the future that reach into the 2030s.

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Facebook and Instagram are known to cause stress in users, known as technostress from social media. However, when faced with such stress, instead of switching off or using them less, people are moving from one aspect of the social media platforms to another – escaping the causes of their stress without leaving the medium on which it originated.

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WiSo/FAU professor Grimm and FAU professor Wasserscheid are coordinating the development of a Bavarian hydrogen strategy. Hydrogen is a highly promising energy source. As the most common element on Earth, it has the potential as a fuel and in energy storage to transform the energy supply in mobility and industry in a climate-friendly way.

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Here, new ideas are developed and historical knowledge is preserved. Knowing how to make the most of the University Library (UB) will help you get ahead in your studies. The UB has room for you and your ideas. If you know how to use it, your studies will benefit greatly because, as most students quickly realise, it’s impossible to buy all of the books that you need.