Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany (FAU) 
Faculty of Sciences. Department of Mathematics.
Chair for Dynamics, Control, Machine Learning and Numerics – Alexander von Humboldt Professorship

Cauerstraße 11, 91058 Erlangen, Bavaria (Germany)
Felix Klein building. 3rd. floor
Monday to Friday: 07:00H to 20:00H (Weekend closed)
Team assistance:
Office hours: 09:00H to 13:00H
Phone: +49 9131 85-67133
Phone (Urgencies): +49 174 198-9775 (Prof. Enrique Zuazua)

• Administration: dcn-administration[at]
• Contact / Newsletter: dcn-avh[at]
• FAU DCN-AvH jobs: For applications (open calls), please use: dcn-jobs[at]
Check available positions:

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How to get to Erlangen?

From Nürnberg airport you might get:

  • By taxi. The best choice. Expect to pay: 35 EUR – 40 EUR aprox. for one trip (Duration: 15 mins.)
  • By bus. Take Bus Nº 30. 

Frequency: 20-30 mins. Expect to pay: 02 EUR – 04 EUR (Duration: 30 mins.) 

Tickets for local public transportation can be purchased at the Customer Service Offices of the transportation companies or from ticket machines at major stops.


How to get to our FAU DCN-AvH Chair office?

From the main train station (in the center of Erlangen) you can get to the offices of our Chair at Cauerstrasse:

  • By taxi. Expect to pay: 15 EUR – 20 EUR aprox. for one trip, from the center to our building – Department Mathematik (Duration: 10-15 mins.)
  • By bike/car. Coming by bike/car? In front of the building you will find a huge parking lot available! (Directions on Google maps)
  • By foot. Distance: 4Kms. approx. from the downtown to our building. Expect to walk: 45 mins.
  • By bus. Please take bus Nº 20 at the Erlangen Arcaden center (3 mins by walk from the main train station).
    Go off the bus at “Technische Fakultät” stop. (11 stops later)
    Frequency: 20 mins. Expect to pay: 02 EUR – 02.50 EUR (Duration: 15mins)
    Other options (bus): Taking Nº 287 or Nº 293 from the main bus station (Bahnhofsplatz 1, city center). Frequency: 20 – 30 mins (Duration: 25 – 30mins.)

FAU Semester ticket. Student Services Erlangen-Nürnberg offer FAU students a semester ticket in collaboration with the local public transport company, VGN. See more:


Quick links


Internet access

Connect your device to eduroam (configuration assistant)

Signing-in by eudoram (use your home institution’s credentials).

Need some help? Please contact us at dcn-administration[at]


Public holidays

All shops and businesses are closed on (make sure doing your shopping on time):

  • Tue. October 3, 2023: German Unity day (Tag der Deutschen Einheit)
  • Wed. November 1, 2023: All Saint’s day
  • Mon. December 25, 2023: Christmas day
  • Tue. December 26, 2023: 2nd. day of Christmas
  • Mon. January 1, 2024: New Year’s day
  • Sat. January 6, 2024: Epiphany
  • Fri. March 29, 2024: Good Friday (Karfreitag)
  • Mon. April 1, 2024: Easter Monday (Ostermontag)
  • Wed. May 1, 2024: Labour day
  • Thu. May 9, 2024: Ascension of Christ
  • Mon. May 20, 2024: Whit Monday
  • Thu. May 30, 2024: Corpus Christi
  • Thu. August 15, 2024: Assumption Day


Semester and Lecture periods

  • Semester duration: October 1, 2023 – March 31, 2024 (Winter) | April 1 – September 30, 2024 (Summer)
  • Lecture period: October 16, 2023 to February 9, 2024 (Winter) | April 15, 2024 to July 19, 2024 (Summer)

* no lectures: December 24, 2023 to January 6, 2024 | May 21, 2024

|| Check the important semester dates at FAU


Saving energy

  • Cut the power at the socket when you do not use electrical appliances; do not leave appliances on stand-by
  • Take short showers instead of long hot baths (maybe install a water-saving shower head)
  • Wash clothes at lower temperatures (use the dryer only in bad weather)
  • Reduce the heating temperature in your home by one degree (will hardly be noticed but saves a lot)


Enjoy Erlangen!



Based on good experiences we can recommend the following hotels in Erlangen.

*Special FAU conditions might apply, feel free to ask directly at the hotel



For longer stays, an apartment with a kitchen or kitchenette is ideal:

Contact guesthouse manager at (managed by FAU)

Contact our FAU Welcome Center (

Average rental rates per month in our area:

  • Furnished room with shared kitchen/bathroom: approx. 350 to 500 EUR
  • Furnished 1-bedroom (single)-apartment: approx. 500 to 800 EUR
  • Furnished 2-bedroom-flat: approx. 900 to 1,100 EUR
  • Furnished 3-bedroom-flat: approx. 1,400 to 1,700 EUR
  • Furnished house: approx. 1,600 to 3,000 EUR



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