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BayWISS-Kolleg Social Change www.baywiss.de

Mitgliedshochschule Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

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The Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) ranks among the strongest research universities in Germany. The diverse range of subjects goes hand in hand with a unique interdisciplinary network: Scientists from the FAU frequently work together across faculties, especially in the eight main research areas: New materials and processes; optics and optical technologies; medical technology; electronics; data analytics and digital transformation; energy systems of the future; cultural values; religions and human rights; the world of work; medicine, life sciences and health.

What is more, the FAU is also home to several exceptional research projects that receive special funding from the Federal Government: including the Cluster of Excellence Advanced Materials (EAM), the Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT), the Leading-Edge Cluster Medical Valley as well as the International College for Humanities Research Fate, Freedom and Prognosis. Response strategies in East Asia and Europe.

FAU is well networked in the metropolitan region of Nuremberg. It benefits from outstanding cooperation with non-university research institutions in Erlangen and Nuremberg, such as the Max-Planck Institute for Physics of Light, both Fraunhofer Institutes IIS and IISB and the newly founded Helmholtz Institute Erlangen Nuremberg for Renewable Energies (HI ERN).

The FAU is divided into five faculties and offers more than 260 degree courses covering all areas of science: From law and economics to theology, humanities, and social sciences through to natural sciences, medicine and engineering.

The university provides its students, doctoral candidates and early career researchers with intensive professional supervision and support and facilitates very good research conditions. FAU students have access to a plethora of exchange and career opportunities. In addition to numerous university partnerships, FAU maintains a plethora of research cooperations worldwide. Some 50 degree courses have a decidedly international orientation.

In 2018, the FAU celebrated its 275th anniversary under the university motto “Knowledge in Motion”.


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Hornegger

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Hornegger

The university is a member of the following BayWISS Joint Academic Partnerships:

Mobility and Transport


Production Technology



Social Change

Ressource Efficiency and Materials


Currently 2 professors of Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg are active members in our Joint Academic Partnership Social Change.

Prof. Dr. Renate Liebold

Prof. Dr. Renate Liebold

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Prof. Dr. Rainer Trinczek

Prof. Dr. Rainer Trinczek

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Doctoral Candidates

Currently 4 doctoral candidates of our Joint Academic Partnership Social Change are being supervised at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg as part of our cooperative model "Verbundpromotion".

Marion Einsiedler

Marion Einsiedler

Kempten University of Applied Sciences

Oliver Gosolits

Katholische Stiftungshochschule München

Björn Helling

Björn Helling

Nuremberg Institute of Technology

Meinrad Kibili

Meinrad Kibili

Katholische Stiftungshochschule München


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Telephone: +49 9131 85 20723


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91054 Erlangen

Academic Life Long Learning

Wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Die FAU vertritt das Prinzip des lebenslangen Lernens und verfolgt das Ziel, durch den konsequenten Ausbau ihrer akademischen Weiterbildungsangebote Wissen in allen Lebensphasen zu aktualisieren, zu vertiefen und auszubauen. Die FAU bietet Weiterbildungsinteressierten mit der Kontaktstelle für Wissens- und Technologietransfer – Wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung ein vielfältiges Angebot an Seminaren und berufsbegleitenden Studiengängen.

Die „Kontaktstelle Wissens- und Technologietransfer – Wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung“ der FAU bietet Lehrstühlen und Institutionen Beratung und Unterstützung bei der Entwicklung, Durchführung und Administration von Angeboten der wissenschaftlichen Weiterbildung (Studiengänge, Seminare, Workshops etc.) an.

Contact Person
Sybille Barth

Telephone: +49 9131 8525870

Press and Communications


Treten Sie mit uns in Kontakt. Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Fragen und Anregungen zum Verbundkolleg Sozialer Wandel.

Dr. Marcel Scholz

Dr. Marcel Scholz

Koordinator BayWISS-Verbundkolleg Sozialer Wandel

Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Lehrstuhl für Allgemeine Pädagogik
Markusplatz 3
96047 Bamberg

Telephone: +49 951 8631982