This website uses cookies to make the content more user-friendly and effective. By using this website, you agree to the use of cookies. You can find additional information about the use of cookies and the possibility of objecting to the use of cookies here.
Nürnberg Convention Universities and Research in Nürnberg

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 Energy Campus Nuremberg, 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.

Nuremberg has proven it is innovative in many different fields.

YearSelected milestones in industrial history

ca. 1300The first Nürnberg lebkuchen (gingerbread) was baked here.

1369 The "wire drawer" Rudolf from Nürnberg used a rocking chair to apply the whole strength of his body for drawing wire.

1390 Ulman Stromer founded the first paper mill.

1492 Martin Behaim created the first globe.

1500 Erhard Etzlaub invented the famous "Ways to Rome Map", the first road map of the Holy Roman Empire.

1504 Peter Henlein invented the first spring-driven pocket-watch.

1640 to 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.

ca. 1700 Johann Christoph Denner invented the clarinet.

1824 Konrad Kuppler designed the first suspension bridge in continental Europe, the Kettensteg in Nürnberg.

1835 The first railway in Germany - the famous "Adler" (Eagle) - started running between Nürnberg and Fürth.

ca. 1840 Lothar von Faber started marketing the typical, hexagonal brand pencil.

1843 Georg Simon Ohm, Director of the Nürnberg Polytechnic at that time, discovered "Ohm's Acoustic Law".

1876 Sigmund Schuckert built Germany's first electric street lighting in Nürnberg and the first electric arc lamp and spotlight.

1923 "Em-eukal" from Dr. Carl Soldan becomes Germany's first cough drop.

1929 The birth year of "Tempo", the first tissue, manufactured by Vereinigte Papierwerke.

1958 Karl Gebhard developed a radio synchronization control for synchronizing mechanical clock mechanisms exactly to the second by radio.

1971 Schwan-Bleistift-Fabrik developed the "Stabilo Boss" text marker.

from 1982 "Development of the MP3 format for storing audio files by the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg and the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits."

Photo Students: © Oliver Kussinger

Nuremberg's everywhere.

Nuremberg's everywhere

It may be the rustling of a Trolli gummy bear bay on the plane, the Adidas sneakers of the cool guy at the baggage belt or the chic jewellery by Thomas Sabo the lady in the taxi line wears.
Nuremberg brands are everywhere.