FAU’s research strength and excellent teaching provides outstanding study opportunities for students from abroad. Not surprisingly, this also attracts a large number of international scientists looking for a host university for their chosen research. FAU’s Welcome Centre takes care of these foreign guest scientists and also for families traveling with these scientists.
Researchers of the School of Business and Economics have shown that algorithms based on artificial intelligence are able to make profitable investment decisions. The findings have recently been published in the European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR) – a leading outlet in the field of operational research and decision making.
Dr. Stefan Asenkerschbaumer, the deputy chairman of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH, has been appointed an honorary professor at FAU. The School of Business and Economics congratulates Professor Asenkerschbaumer on his appointment and is pleased to welcome him among his fellow honorary professors.
Again this year, the women’s promotion office is organizing various workshops on career-related topics for the female academic staff at the School of Business and Economics. Please sign up in advance for the free workshops - each session is held at the School of Business and Economics, Lange Gasse 20, Nürnberg.
Prof. Dr. Veronika Grimm was appointed to the scientific advisory board of the ifo Institute and the CESifo research network and was elected deputy chairwoman of the board. The ifo institute is one of the biggest economic research institutes in Germany. The Scientific Advisory Council consists of internationally respected, independent academics and experts.
Last week FAU’s University Council and President Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger discussed who to appoint to the vacant position of Chancellor and came to the unanimous decision to appoint Christian Zens. In other developments, Prof. Dr. Kathrin M. Möslein will join FAU’s Executive Board immediately as the new Vice President for Research.
Digitalisation, climate change, ageing populations – these are some of the challenges facing us now and in the future. FAU researchers from a range of disciplines have made it their mission to combat them. The new Center for Management, Technology and Society (CMTS) supports and co-ordinates work on developing practical solutions through interdisciplinary research.
A great success for FAU: in the current Academic Ranking of World Universities, also known as the Shanghai Ranking, the University is ranked among the top 200 universities in the world for the first time. The Academic Ranking of World Universities has been published on an annual basis by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University since 2003.
In areas of conflict, people lose their limbs every day due to weapons and mines. Prosthetics could help the victims, but even simple models are unaffordable for most sufferers. Researchers at FAU and Fachhochschule Lübeck are working together on a way to develop custom-fit prosthetics with the help of 3D scanning and printing.
Young engineers at FAU give the University top marks and gladly recommend it to other students. This is the result of the Engineering Edition of the Graduate Barometer published each year by the market research company Trendence. In fact, student satisfaction at the University has increased compared to last year.