About the project

Thor Heyerdahl (Image: KUS-Project)
Thor Heyerdahl (Image: KUS-Project)

Drawing on mankind’s earliest spirit of adventure, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) created Science Sets Sail as a voyage of scientific discovery on the Baltic Sea.

During the summer of 2017, FAU researchers and their guests from the countries bordering the Baltic Sea will forge new ideas together on the sailing ship ‘Thor Heyerdahl’. Our goal is to grow together by sharing new experiences, while strengthening interdisciplinary research on a range of specific themes that are critical to our world today.

In doing so, we intend to encourage international individuals with high potential to participate in FAU’s cutting-edge research projects. Science Sets Sail was created as an innovative way to establish new forms of cooperation with academics in Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Poland and Sweden, not to mention attract potential students and researchers to come to Germany.

You won’t find a favourable wind if you don’t know in which direction you want to sail. (Wilhelm von Oranien-Nassau, Dutch Politician)