A talent for innovation

Career at FAU

Universities are pushing boundaries while creating a workforce suited to tackle the challenges of the future. At the same time, companies are always on the lookout for talent and new ideas. FAU’s industrial partnerships are a who’s who of global innovators with names that are synonymous for excellence in their respective fields.


The well known names of Audi and FAU come together in INI.FAU. A symbiosis of science and industry to bundle the potential of modern research, strength of innovation and sustainable mobility.

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Leistungszentrum Elektroniksysteme

The Leistungszentrum Elektroniksysteme (LZE) is a joint initiative between the IIS and IISB Fraunhofer institutes and FAU, which emerged from years of close cooperation. The LZE benefits from a unique concentration of electronic systems research and industry in the region and is designed to accelerate the technology transfer from research to industry.

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Center of Knowledge Interchange (CKI) Strategic Partnership of Siemens and FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

The CKI office is one of the pillars of FAU's collaboration with Siemens. It serves as an interface between university researchers and students and the researchers at Siemens, benefiting from a broad network and facilitating new partnerships.

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SHARE at FAU is the long-term partnership between FAU and Schaeffler in the research field of “Digitalization”. The company-on-campus concept, i.e. Schaeffler employees having their offices on the university site, ensures close collaboration, knowledge exchange and exploitation of synergies.

Career guidance

Our degrees are designed to prepare you for your future, and throughout we are focused on helping each individual reach their full potential. From personal consultations, seminars and workshops, to events that bring you face-to-face with company representatives, we offer a range of services to help you discover the possibilities


Career counselling

What comes next? Our Career Service provides you with general career advice, supports you through the application process, and organizes workshops and seminars like Karrieretreff to help you acquire the relevant skills that will help you make that transition from university to work life.

FAU also fosters close links to companies, and in addition to hosting recruiting events, you can also search through FAU’s portal for vacant internships and apprenticeships on its Stellenwerk.

We offer specialised support to our international students, not only to current students but also to graduates up to a year after they have left. This includes career advice, seminars and individual consultations.

FAU is one of the best universities in Europe, especially in the materials science and chemistry field. So many prominent professors work here and they encourage young researchers at FAU to make collaboration projects with other working groups. We cannot only gain the knowledge, but we can also build up connections with many different working groups.

Mohammad, Indonesia


Mentoring, workshops & vocational training

Application seminars and workshops are an excellent way to get your foot in the door, meet prospective employers and discover new opportunities. FAU caters specially to its international students by offering such events that are tailored specifically to you, and proving that FAU is focused on helping you with your next steps.

Innovation at FAU

In the FAU Digital Tech Fellows Program you get to know a lot of like-minded people and spend a whole year working alongside them on start-up projects. Essentially, the FAU Digital Tech Fellows Program brought me together with my co-founder Stefan and gave us a roadmap for structuring our start-up journey!

Anatoli, Team Talos

Digital Tech Academy (DTA)

The Digital Tech Academy is the overarching hub for digitization and entrepreneurship at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. Various programmes for students, lecturers and businesses build a central platform for all offers in the field of “Digital Entrepreneurship”.


The digital business incubator ZOLLHOF – Tech Incubator Nord offers start-up support to founders in Germany and internationally. Students and researchers with business ideas can use the infrastructure of ZOLLHOF, including open workplaces, to take advantage of practical help in development and benefit from a broad network and entrepreneurial figures.