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In the years 2016 to 2020, the Bavarian State Ministry for Education, Science and the Arts will promote a cooperative study program in the field of digital humanities, which is planned by the Universities of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Regensburg and Munich, with an initial funding of up to 3.6 million euros.

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The Department of Islamic-Religious Studies (DIRS) of FAU is one of five German centers for Islamic theology. Due to the positive interim evaluation, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research is now supporting the Erlangen facility for another five years.

The International Consortium for Research in the Humanities "Fate, Freedom and Prognostication” (IKGF) obtains a second funding period after successful evaluation and dedicated scientific work in an international context in the past years.



The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) honors Prof. Dr. Heike Paul, chair of American Studies, with the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2018. The Leibniz Prize is the most significant research prize in Germany. In addition to her scientific achievements, the award also recognizes her high level of international visibility and her outstanding role as a transatlantic networker.

Received opinion in linguistic research believed that a universal grammar did exist. Ewa Dąbrowska is one of the most prominent opponents to this approach. Now she has been awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship. With a value of 3.5 million EUR, Dąbrowska can now continue her scientific work at FAU.