International Audio Laboratories, Erlangen (AudioLabs®)

In 2008, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg opened the Erlangen International AudioLabs®. The center employs an international team of scientists working on audio and multimedia. The AudioLabs are unique worldwide in both mission and international approach: At this facility, university scientists develop new technologies for digital processing of multimedia content with Fraunhofer IIS staff and visiting researchers from around the world. The collaborative venture was intended for at least ten years. Creative synergies between researchers from several disciplines, combined with the many years of audio compression experience at Fraunhofer IIS, drive future research topics and guarantee continuous innovations.

One of the first subjects to receive particular attention was music and speech processing – e.g. for the development of telephone or conferencing systems that offer CD-quality sound.


International Audio Laboratories Erlangen (AudioLabs) - Shaping the future of Audio & Multimedia

Please note: Starting the video transfers usage data to youtube

Appointed professors

Prof. Dr. Juergen Herre (since Sept 2010, Audio Coding)

Prof. Dr. Bernd Edler (since Oct 2010, Audio Signal Analysis)

Prof. Dr. Emanuel Habets (since Nov 2010, Perception-based Spatial Audio Signal Processing)

Prof. Dr. Meinard Müller (since 09/2012, semantic audio signal processing)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tom Bäckström (since 01/2013, Speech Coding)

Coordination: Dr. Stefan Turowski

Research Coordinator: Dr. rer. nat Frederik Nagel


Learn more

More information about the AudioLabs Erlangen such as current research projects or job openings can be found on their homepage.