Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) was founded in 1743. It is one of Germany‘s largest universities. FAU is a research university with interdisciplinary structures across five faculties (Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology, Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Sciences and Faculty of Engineering and connections to 500 partner universities in 80 countries.

There are currently over 35.300 students (2.800 of which are foreign students) at FAU enrolled in more than 150 classic, interdisciplinary and international degree programmes. FAU has over 13.000 members of staff, 270 chairs and 639 professorships. FAU is currently implementing 87 EU-funded research projects with over 25.7 M€ of funding. The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology hosts the Department of
Psychology and Sport Science.

Through intense negotiations and an uncommonly generous offer the FAU has been able to employ Prof. dr. Berking as W3-professor for clinical psychology and psychotherapy by January 1, 2014. With additional help from the Bavarian Ministry for Science and Research the University will support dr. Berking in setting up an outpatient clinic specialised in treating mental disorders such as depression.