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FAU will again be awarding one-off grants from the Oskar Karl Forster scholarship fund during the 2022 academic year. Grants are available to gifted students in financial need who can apply for one-off grants to purchase books or other study materials as well as assistance with printing costs for doctoral theses.

There is a new eye-catcher in Nuremberg city. A tram boasting the new FAU design will be on the tracks in Nuremberg from Saturday, April 2. Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger, FAU President, says: “We at FAU want to increase our exposure in Nuremberg and remind people every day of the cutting-edge university that has been at home in their city for years now.”

Are you currently studying in one of the degree programs at FAU WiSo and you could imagine continuing to work at the university after completing your studies? The information event at the Institute of Information Systems would like to arouse your interest in a doctoral program and the associated activities as a research assistant at the WIN.

The lecture period begins next Monday and the Nuremberg School of Business, Economics and Society (WiSo) wishes you a successful summer semester 2022 and all first-year students a good start to their studies! Of additional interest to you: the Mensa Insel Schütt is now open again. The Studentenwe...

FAU has achieved top rankings in the QS World University Subject Ranking. In total, FAU is represented with six subjects among the best 250 universities worldwide. FAU performs best in materials science. In the national ranking, FAU ranks in the top 10 and top 20, with economics, which is represented in the ranking for the first time, reaching 18th place.

Researchers at the Endowed Chair of Digitalization in Business and Society at WiSo carried out interviews with potential users and stakeholders in the area of human resources as well as with experts in the field of AI. The team of researchers from Nuremberg led by Prof. Dr. Sven Laumer have now summarised their results in a report that is of both practical and academic relevance.

FAU expresses its solidarity with Ukraine and its universities. Many of our students, employees and academic partners come from Ukraine and we are extremely concerned about the developments in the country. FAU and WiSo therefore hope for a quick and peaceful resolution to the conflict and supports the statement issued by the German Rectors’ Conference.

FAU is one of the first universities in Germany to sign the ‘San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment’ (DORA), which promotes fair, transparent and quality-based criteria in assessing academic research.

If a bachelor's degree has already been attained, a master's program at FAU's WiSo is the perfect choice to further expand one's expertise. The WiSo master's programs deepen the scientific content that students have already dealt with in their bachelor's studies. Information events on the master's degree programs are now being held again at the beginning of 2022.

2021 is drawing to a close. It has been a challenging year. Therefore, as we start the Christmas days and the New Year, a heartfelt thank you to all students, staff and faculty for their tireless efforts during this year. A Merry Christmas to you all and a good and, above all, healthy start to 2022.