Medical Engineering at FAU

Prof. Dr. Michael Uder, Director of the Institute of Radiology at Universitätsklinikum Erlangen and Chair of Diagnostic Radiology at FAU, was awarded the German Future Prize 2023 on November 22, 2023, together with his two team colleagues from Siemens Healthineers. Together with Dr. David Grodzki and FAU alumnus Dr. Stephan Biber, Prof. Uder was involved in developing Magnetom Free, a platform for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with a low field strength. The German Future Prize is worth 250,000 euros.

In 2023, FAU has once again proven itself as one of the most high-ranking universities in a variety of fields. With its selection of experts and focus on research and industry, it has achieved exceptional rankings in the Times Higher Education (THE), Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). The areas of Medical Technology and Biomedical Engineering in particular continue to have excellent ratings at FAU, as do other FAU subjects with which the degree program Medical Engineering is collaborating.

Federal President Steinmeier visited Erlangen on November 7 as part of the series of events entitled “Workshop for change”. In the innovation hub Medical Valley Center Erlangen, five teams from the healthcare sector presented their projects, including “GraspAgain”, a start-up initiated by a research team at FAU headed by Prof. Dr. Alessandro Del Vecchio.