Universities and research
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
Selected milestones in industrial history
The first Nürnberg lebkuchen (gingerbread) was baked here.
The "wire drawer" Rudolf from Nürnberg used a rocking chair to apply the whole strength of his body for drawing wire.
Ulman Stromer founded the first paper mill.
Martin Behaim created the first globe.
Erhard Etzlaub invented the famous "Ways to Rome Map", the first road map of the Holy Roman Empire.
Peter Henlein invented the first spring-driven pocket-watch.
1640 bis 1655
The Nürnberg toolsmith Hans Hautsch was one of Nürnberg's most productive inventors. He invented articles such as a fire syringe with a continuous water jet and bronze glitter particles for wallpapers.
Johann Christoph Denner invented the clarinet.
Konrad Kuppler designed the first suspension bridge in continental Europe, the Kettensteg in Nürnberg.
The first railway in Germany - the famous "Adler" (Eagle) - started running between Nürnberg and Fürth.
Lothar von Faber started marketing the typical, hexagonal brand pencil.
Georg Simon Ohm, Director of the Nürnberg Polytechnic at that time, discovered "Ohm's Acoustic Law".
Sigmund Schuckert built Germany's first electric street lighting in Nürnberg and the first electric arc lamp and spotlight.
"Em-eukal" from Dr. Carl Soldan becomes Germany's first cough drop.
The birth year of "Tempo", the first tissue, manufactured by Vereinigte Papierwerke.
Karl Gebhard developed a radio synchronization control for synchronizing mechanical clock mechanisms exactly to the second by radio.
Schwan-Bleistift-Fabrik developed the "Stabilo Boss" text marker.
"Development of the MP3 format for storing audio files by the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg and the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits."