International Year of Glass 2022 – English Version

(Deutsche Version)


We celebrate in 2022 the essential role glass has and will continue to have in Society

With its unparalleled versatility and technical capabilities, glass in its many guises has fostered innumerable cultural and scientific advancements:

– Glass is the main conduit for information in our knowledge-based society.

– Glass is the chemically resistant container material for many of today’s life-saving medicines

– Bioglass compositions have advanced health care with their ability to: integrate with human bone; stimulate the human body’s natural defense to heal flesh wounds and resolve dental issues.

– Glass sheets support solar cells and give clean energy; glass fibers reduce our carbon footprint by strengthening wind turbine blades, by insulating our homes

– Glass melting is being de-carbonised and glassy products are being safely recycled.

– Glass artists across the globe have given humankind an awareness of this wonderful material able to capture and display nature’s full spectrum of color.


Erlangen: die Glashochbug

Five main research teams are studying Glas in Erlangen. They cover a very bright range of interest from its atomic structure to the fabrication of advance optical fiber, or new ways to modify glass using laser, or the use of glass in medicine and dentistry.

– WW3 – Lehrstuhl für Glas und Keramik

LPT – Lehrstuhl für Photonische Technologien

MPI – Max-Planck-Institut für die Physik des Lichts – Faserherstellung & Glasstudio

BioMaterialien – Lehrstuhl für BioMaterialien

–  Universitätsklinikum Erlangen – glasskeramischen Dentalmaterialien



The different actors on Glass in Erlangen and throw out the world will propose you around the year to discover different aspects of this versatile material that is glass

-In Erlangen

-In Bavaria

-In Germany



Cool videos on Glass

-Hot Wine

-Squid Game 1

-Squid Game 2