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The winter term starts on Monday, November 2, 2020, with a big digital welcome for all students in German and English. The official welcome takes place at 11.15am and the IIS-specific welcome event starts at 13.00pm. Attendance is heavily recommended.

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Please also make sure to read the general information about the program entry below.

General information about program entry

Starting a master’s program at a new university is exciting but can be a challenge. To help you get organized, this page provides an overview of relevant information and necessary steps to be considered at the beginning of your studies.

In addition, the following pages from FAU contain relevant information for new students:

ToDo Details/Purpose
[  ] FAU Main Website Did you check the FAU website for necessary general information?
[  ] IIS Website Are you familiar with the information available on our IIS website (this website)?
[  ] Module Handbook and Examination Regulations Have you read the module handbook to get a general overview which modules are generally available?

Master’s degree programs -> Master of Science in International Information Systems

[  ] Timetable via UnivIS Have you put together your timetable?
You can plan the courses individually by yourself:
  1. Go to: http://univis.uni-erlangen.de/
  2. Choose English language
  3. Education > Course List
  4. Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät (RW) > Wirtschaftsinformatik / International Information Systems
  5. Master Program International Information Systems, 2 Options:
    1. > Course Directory: If you want to see all courses/courses of your semester directly
    2. > Module Directory: If you want to display courses sorted in IIS modules
  6. Choose the information you like
  7. Optional: You can pick the courses you like and can create a PDF on the left-hand side.
[  ] FAU app Did you download the FAU app for your smartphone?
[  ] FSI WInf/IIS Did you visit the website of the students’ representative group for the IIS program at the FAU? Feel free to participate actively!
[  ] Going Abroad Options Did you already think about your options for going abroad?
[  ] Residence registration Have you registered your address at the “Einwohnermeldeamt”?
[  ] RRZE-Starthilfe How to setup your IT infrastructure?
  • User ID Management
  • FAUcard
  • Internet and E-Mail
  • Online-Services
  • Hardware
  • Software
[  ] E-Mail Account Have you activated your e-mail account? Its a must to check your e-mails regularly!
[  ] Library Did you visit the library/libraries?
  • Erlangen (Main Libary)
  • Erlangen (Technical Faculty)
  • Nuremberg (Faculty of Business Administration)

(You can also take part in a tour through the library offered by one of the libraries)

[  ] Nuremberg Did you make yourself familiar with Nuremberg and the city’s surroundings?
[  ] Semester Ticket In collaboration with the local transport network (VGN), Student Services Erlangen-Nürnberg is introducing a semester ticket. All students must pay the fee for the basic ticket and may choose whether they also wish to purchase the additional ticket.

FAU has five faculties which cover the entire spectrum of academic disciplines – from medicine, sciences, and engineering to humanities, social sciences and theology as well as business and economics. In the IIS master, the Chairs at the Department of Business and Economics within the Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law and the Department of Informatics within the Faculty of Engineering (“TechFak”) participate in the study program.

Chair of Informatics 1 IT Security Infrastructures Prof. Dr. F. Freiling
Chair of Informatics 2 Programming Systems Prof. Dr. Michael Philippsen
Chair of Informatics 3 Computer Architecture Prof. Dr. Dietmar Fey
Chair of Informatics 4 Distributed Systems and Operating Systems Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Schröder-Preikschat
Chair of Informatics 5 Pattern Recognition Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Hornegger
Chair of Informatics 6 Data Management Prof. Dr. Klaus Meyer-Wegener
Chair of Informatics 7 Computer Networks and Communication Systems Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reinhard German
Chair of Informatics 8 Theoretical Computer Science Prof. Dr. Lutz Schröder
Chair of Informatics 9 Computer Graphics Prof. Dr. Güther Greiner
Chair of Informatics 10 System Simulation Prof. Dr. Ulrich Rüde
Chair of Informatics 11 Software Engineering Prof. Dr. Francesca Saglietti
Chair of Informatics 12 Hardware-Software-Co-Design Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Teich
Professorship for Didactics of Informatics Didaktik der Informatik Prof. Dr. Ralf Romeike
Professorship for High Performance Computing High Performance Computing Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wellein
Professorship for Open Source Software Open Source Software Prof. Dr. Dirk Riehle
Chair of Medical Informatics Medizinische Informatik Prof. Dr. Hans-Ulrich Prokosch

Alumni Active network of FAU alumni.
  • Afwn (“Alumniverein der WISO“)
Data center Data center of the FAU. Computer courses, computer books, settings for WLAN, VPN and other.
Examination Office All issues concerning exams and wrong/missing entries of modules/exams in the “meinCampus” system. Contact person for IIS students: Mrs. Hirscheider
FAUcard Any problems with your FAUcard?
Food court (Mensa) As IIS student you may use the food courts of the FAU.
Information desk Information desk of the WISO.
International Office Because the IIS program is interdisciplinary, three departments for international issues are relevant:
Language Centre If you want to learn another language…
Library The University Library of Erlangen-Nuremberg is the library system of Friedrich-Alexander-Universität (FAU) Erlangen-Nürnberg. At the same time, it is the Regional Library of the district Mittelfranken.
Sports The FAU offers a huge variety of different sports. Just have a look and register early!
Student Advice and Career Service If you need help or an orientation talk about your Master’s program.
Student Records Office The Student Records Office in Erlangen is your point of contact for any questions regarding studying at FAU. Data for all of the University’s students is managed here. If any of your details change (e.g. change of address or name), you must inform the Student Records Office as soon as possible. During office hours, staff will be happy to help you with a wide range of topics.
Student Representation Student representation of the Bachelor students of Information Systems (“Wirtschaftsinformatik”) and Master students of International Information Systems.
  • FSI WInf/IIS (“Fachschaftsinitiative Wirtschaftsinformatik & IIS“)