Nuremberg Campus of Technology (NCT)

‘Engineering for Smart Cities’: At the NCT, professors, doctoral students, and students from Nuremberg Tech and the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg work together on topics of future importance, such as energy and resource efficiency, security, automation, and construction, traffic, and environment.

Taking the research focus of ‘Engineering for Smart Cities’ as a starting point, six areas of technology have been determined and defined as areas of research for the NCT.

Energie Campus Nürnberg

The Energie Campus Nürnberg (EnCN) interlinks the interdisciplinary competences of the founder organizations – the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, the Nuremberg Institute of Technology, the Fraunhofer Institutes for Integrated Circuits (IIS), Integrated Systems, for Integrated Systems and Device Technology (IISB), and Building Physics (IBP), and the Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research (ZAE Bayern) – in the area of energy research at a shared location.

In just a few years, the EnCN has developed into an energy research cluster that is unique in Germany and which demonstrates new types of cooperation, while fulfilling high academic standards.

The scientists at the Energie Campus Nürnberg work together on the subject of the energy of tomorrow in a multidisciplinary way with colleagues from the other institutions in a research community. Not only do they share the same vision of renewable energy supply, but they also share the conviction that this can only be achieved if we adopt a holistic view of our energy system. By means of their work, they follow the shift in energy structure and the transformation to an energy system supplied from renewable sources.

The LEONARDO Center - Nuremberg

The Nuremberg Institute of Technology, the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg and the Nuremberg University of Music jointly form the inter-university LEONARDO – Center for Creativity and Innovation.
Students from all three universities, academics and partners from companies, municipalities, or cultural institutions take part in projects to examine social, cultural, multi-media, and technological issues together. Innovative solutions are developed during the course of interdisciplinary dialogue encompassing the social and economic sciences, engineering, natural sciences, fine art, and music. Within the interdisciplinary work and research laboratories, LEONARDO – Center for Creativity and Innovation forms an innovative platform operated by three universities, each of which provides funding, infrastructure, and courses of action for idea management.