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Political Science at FAU

The Institute of Political Science has been a driving force of the discipline in Germany since its foundation in 1961. The Institute’s locally anchored research groups stand out for their strong scientific output and practical orientation, as well as their international outlook. Our research and teaching focuses on challenges to democracies and states that deviate from the democratic norm, on the accelerating changes in the international order, including transnational phenomena, and on managing technological innovation. Read more…

As part of the BMBF-funded project "Academic Freedom in the People's Republic of China (China)", Dr Alexandra Kaiser recently published an introduction to the Chinese higher education system. This introductory book sheds light on key aspects of academic freedom of teaching and research in China and ...

BA students from the 3rd semester onwards are kindly invited to participate in this important student survey. You should have received a personalized link to the survey via your FAU email address. For more information, see: How satisfied are you with your studies? The CHE survey has begun. › Institu...

The winter term is in full swing and there was finally our own mulled wine stand again, organized by the student body FSI. Thanks to everyone who was there and thus ensured a lively exchange and a great atmosphere. The FSI wishes you a wonderful end of the year and relaxing holidays!

On November 4, 2023, FAU celebrated a major anniversary. On this occasion, Prof. Dr. Katrin Kinzelbach from the Institute of Political Science, together with the university archivist Dr. Clemens Wachter, took a look at the founding statutes of FAU. They discovered restrictions on academic freedom th...

Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) is looking for up to three postdoctoral researchers who will further strengthen human rights related research and teaching at FAU's Center for Human Rights Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU CHREN)  The expected starting date is March 1, 2024 or later. Succ...