Legal Notice

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This website is hosted in Germany, so our German legal notice (Impressum) applies.


Institut für Geographie
Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Wetterkreuz 15
91058 Erlangen

Represented by

The Institute of Geography is a public law institution within the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg.
It is represented by the executive board:


Phone: +49 9131 85-22633
Fax: +49 9131 85-22013

Supervisory authority

Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst
Salvatorstraße 2
80327 München


Identification numbers

Sales tax identification number
(in accordance with § 27a sales tax law)
DE 132507686
Tax number 216/114/20045 (Finanzamt Erlangen)
DUNS number 327958716
EORI number DE4204891
Bank details Bayerische Landesbank München
  • IBAN: DE66700500000301279280

Responsible for the content

Technical support of the web server in the regional data center Erlangen (RRZE):

Dipl.-Inf. Wolfgang Wiese
Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Regionales Rechenzentrum Erlangen (RRZE)
Martensstraße 1, 91058 Erlangen
Telefon: +49 9131 85-28326
Fax: +49 9131 30-2941

Security incidents

Report on Misuse of Computer and Network Resources: If you should find any form of misuse of FAU’s computer and network resources, please do immediately inform the authorities responsible for computer security. For further information and contacts please read the page:

Terms of use

Texts, pictures, graphics and the design of this website may be subject to copyright.

Not protected by copyright under § 5 of the Copyright Act (UrhG):

  • Laws, regulations, official decrees and notices as well as decisions and official guidelines on decisions and decisions
  • other official works that have been published in the official interest for general information, with the restriction that the provisions on prohibition of change and reference to sources in § 62 (1) to (3) and § 63 (1) and (2) UrhG shall apply mutatis mutandis.

As a private individual you may use copyrighted material for private and other own use within the framework of § 53 Copyright Law (UrhG). Reproduction or use of these pages or parts thereof in other electronic or printed publications and their publication is permitted only with our consent. On request, they will provide those responsible for the content. The reprint and the evaluation of press releases and speeches are generally permitted provided the source is acknowledged.

Furthermore, text, images, graphics and other files may be wholly or partly subject to the copyright of third parties. The persons responsible for the content also give you more information about the existence of possible third-party rights, unless these rights have already been indicated by appropriate information in the web offer.


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The contents of other web sites of the FAU are the responsibility of the respective institutions.

All information provided on this website has been compiled and checked to the best of our knowledge and belief. However, we can not assume any liability for the timeliness, accuracy, completeness and availability of the information provided. A contractual relationship with the users of the Internet offer does not come about.

We are not liable for damages resulting from the use of this website. This disclaimer of liability does not apply to the extent that the provisions of § 839 of the German Civil Code (liability in case of breach of duty) are relevant. No liability is assumed for any damage caused by accessing or downloading data through malicious software or the installation or use of software. As a service provider we are responsible according to § 7 Abs.1 TMG for own contents on these sides according to the general laws. According to §§ 8 to 10 TMG, however, we as a service provider are not obliged to monitor transmitted or stored external information or to investigate circumstances that indicate illegal activity. Obligations to remove or block the use of information under general law remain unaffected. A liability in this regard, however, is only possible from the date of knowledge of a specific infringement.

Upon notification of appropriate violations, we will remove this content immediately. The operator expressly reserves the right to change, supplement or delete individual web pages, web services or the entire offer without prior notice or to cease publication temporarily or permanently.

Liability for links

Our offer contains links to external websites of third parties on whose contents we have no influence. Therefore, we can not assume any liability for these external contents. The respective provider or operator of the pages is always responsible for the contents of the linked pages. The linked pages were checked for possible legal violations at the time of linking. Illegal content was not recognizable at the time of linking. However, a permanent content control of the linked pages is not reasonable without concrete evidence of an infringement.

Upon notification of violations, we will remove such links immediately.

For illegal, incorrect or incomplete contents and in particular for damages resulting from the use or non-use of third-party information, the respective provider of the page to which reference is made liable.