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Universities and research

Research and Innovation in Nuremberg

Knowledge creates great young professionals

In cooperation with universities and research institutes, Siemens, Leoni, MAN and 24,000 other companies in Nuremberg are driving cutting-edge technologies forward.

Science and research today

More than 34,000 young people are studying at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, the Nuremberg Institute of Technology Georg Simon Ohm, the Lutheran University of Applied Sciences Nuremberg, Nuremberg University of Music and the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg in the Greater Nuremberg area today.

The spectrum of courses completed by these superbly educated young professionals ranges from art and music to practice-oriented engineering programmes to economics. Scientific research is a priority, however, and the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region is home to Medical Valley, the Energie Campus , well-known research facilities such as the Fraunhofer institutes and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (the first Max Planck Institute in northern Bavaria, and numerous successful spin-offs.   

Inventiveness has tradition

Both Behaim and Ohm worked in Nuremberg, and the city is also where the first German railway was operated and where pocket and radio-controlled watches were invented. In addition, the MP3 format was developed by Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg and the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits

Fotos: Oliver Kussinger
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