A renowned patron

Proud of our roots

The university’s roots (history) can be traced back to the year 1823 and the founding of the Städtische Polytechnikum (Municipal Polytechnic) – the oldest of our forerunners.

A renowned patron

The university is named after the world-renowned physicist, Georg Simon Ohm (biography), who was a physics and mathematics professor in Nuremberg between 1833 and 1849, and also fulfilled the role of rector.

The famous omega

The Greek letter omega in the university’s logo is a tribute to Georg Simon Ohm’s greatest discovery – his law concerning electrical resistance.