About Us

Hi, I’m glad you found your way to our website, but now you’re probably wondering who we are and what we do. We are a loose alliance of students from math and physics, who want to make their studies more comfortable for their fellow students and help them in general.
Basically: If you have questions, you can contact us, no matter what.
But what exactly does that mean?

What does the FSI do?

We collect transcripts of oral exams for you and are here for all your questions.
We host full meetings where we update you on the latest happenings and developments in university policy and everything that is going on in the department, and lecture series where you can gain insight into current research in the department (Our Faculty – Our Research (UFUF) and Our Physics – Our Research (UPhUF)).
We organize social events – such as auditorium cinemas, summer and winter parties, game nights as well as a whole series of activities also especially for first-year students – to represent the social concerns of students and especially because it’s fun!
We travel to the KoMata (conference of all German-speaking mathematics departments) and ZaPFen (meeting of all German-speaking physics departments) and thus network with departments from all German-speaking countries.
And last but not least, we initiate the freshmen into the secrets of university life with the other higher semesters!

For which courses of study is the FSI Math/Physics responsible?

  • Mathematics
  • Business Mathematics
  • technomathematics
  • Mathematics high school teaching
  • Data Science
  • Computational and Applied Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Research Physics
  • Physics high school teaching degree

So all courses in the departments of math and physics except for the associated Realschullehramt.

We want you!

If you’re interested in what we’re up to…. ,
If you are bubbling over with ideas and commitment… ,
If you want to improve the study conditions… If you want to be active for your fellow students… ,
If you simply want to be informed about what is happening at the university…. ,
… then just drop by – we are looking forward to it!

If that’s not enough, here’s a brief historical summary

Until 1974/75, there was a student representation at every German university under the name “Verfasste Studentenschaft”, but then the Hochschulrahmengesetz was introduced… Since then, more or less strong student councils (AStA = Allgemeiner Studierendenausschuss) still exist at many universities, but not in Bavaria.
The students were dissatisfied with this situation and founded in the individual departments the “Fachschaftsinitiativen für die Wiedereinführung der Verfassten Studierendenschaft”, short “Fachschaftsinitiativen” or even shorter FSIen. This is how the FSI Math/Physics finally saw the light of day at Erlangen University.

As for today….

Since the party-affiliated lists (e.g. RCDS, JuSos, SDS) are mainly university-wide, it is mostly the FSIs that advocate for the students’ interests at the departments. At our faculty (NatFak), three out of four student representatives of the faculty council currently belong to the FSI Math/Physics. But in general, many representatives in department-wide, faculty-wide and university-wide committees come from the ranks of the Erlangen and Nuremberg FSIs.
More info on university politics and how we represent you in it can be found in the homonymous tab.