An orientation week before the start of the lectures helps international newbies of the English taught Master programmes in the humanities and social sciences to have an easy start in Erlangen. It includes workshops, a campus and city tour and an introduction to the university library.

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.