KNU – FAU Summer School 2023 «Democracy Building in Times of War»

Want to make the most of your summer and broaden your professional expertise? Then we have a great offer for you.

24 July – 4 August 2023, FAU will host the Summer School “Democracy Building in Times of War” in close cooperation with the leading Ukrainian university – Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University.

If you are interested in the topic and would like to deepen your knowledge, take part in the KNU-FAU Summer School where you will:
🔎 broaden your knowledge on such topics as democratization, rule of law, human rights protection, and civil society development in times of war
💬 take part in interdisciplinary scientific dialogue with experts from Germany and Ukraine (academics, politicians, human rights defenders, and representatives of NGOs)
👫 work in small groups with students from Ukraine and other European universities
📝 carry out original scientific research in groups with further publishing the best ones
🏛️ participate in guided tours, including the Memorium Nuremberg Trials and the Germanisches National Museum

📢 Act now to seize this opportunity! Participation is free of charge.
You can find more information on the KNU-FAU Alliance website.

To apply, just send your CV, proof of enrolment, and a motivational letter (up to 300 words) to by June 18, 2023.

Super Smash Ultimate Tournament

The university group “Bread&Butter” is organising a Super Smash Ultimate tournament on 18.06 at the Zett9 in Fürth. Open for all hobby gamers, newcomers in the tournament scene and everyone who enjoys playing Smash. We attach great importance to the fact that, despite the tournament mode, all participants leave with a smile and enjoy a day full of Smash. You will find more information and the registration form here.

Kick-Off of the student initiative sneep with barbecue at the “BMS”

Summer is coming and so is your motivation to try new things?
You’re interested in ecological sustainability, ethics in economy, politics at university and you want to contribute to a better FAU and society in the future?
You want to be part of a network in Germany and of students of all subjects in Erlangen?
Then join us at our Kick-Off on the 24th of May in 2023 at 6:00 pm. We’ll meet at the Lewin-Poeschke-Anlage (Bürgermeistersteg) in Erlangen.
Feel free to bring your (vegetarian or vegan ;)) barbecue or salad, and your own plates and cutlery and get to know us in a relaxed setting.
You can recognize us by our sneep banner.
Follow us on instagram for more information: @sneep_erlangen.

Deutschland-Ticket upgrade for the Additional Ticket

If you have bought an Additional Ticket for this semester, it is now time to upgrade to the Deutschland-Ticket. If you haven’t done so yet, you will find the code to redeem it in an email from the VAG, which you should have received in the last few weeks depending on the date of purchase. In the following you will find some additional information from the AK Semesterticket about what you have to pay attention to.

The most important thing is that the additional ticket expires at the end of May, and therefore the upgrade is essential for further use. However, you can still use it until then, as long as you only want to travel within the VGN. You can still redeem the upgrade at any time until the end of September, but before that, you won’t be able to drive with it. If you have any questions or problems beyond the following, please contact the AK Semesterticket at

*What to look for:*
1) You have received two emails from VGN/VAG with subject “VGN Onlineshop: Your order xxxxxxx”; once the additional ticket and once the upgrade code.
2) The email was sent from and not from (because VAG as part of VGN runs the online store)
3) The e-mail may have ended up in spam
4) The email was sent to the email address of the app or that of the VGN/Nürnberg-Mobil account; this is not necessarily the university email address (depending on which one was chosen)
5) In the VGN app (probably similar in Nürnberg-Mobil) the voucher can be redeemed in the menu under “Tickets” at the bottom under “Redeem voucher” – and not in the menu item “Deutschland-Ticket”!
6) With the same voucher code you should also have received 3,000 free minutes for the VAG bike (valid until the end of September)!