Golden League
University of Erlangen Nuremberg

Germany

University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Schlossplatz 4, Erlangen 91054, Germany

171 World
rank
12 Country
rank
Foundation year:
1742
Short name:
FAU
Type:
Public
Students:
36150
Faculty:
670
Faculty/Students Ratio:
54
:
1
Web-site:
www.fau.eu
Region:
Europe
Location:
Erlangen and Nuremberg
  Dimension Rank Score
Overall 171 69.791
Teaching 306 54.252
Research 55 85.351
International Diversity 430 41.651
Financial Sustainability 64 83.39
Additional Rankings Rank Score
Reputation Rankings 296 55.536
Research Perfomance Rankings 148 75.502
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TEACHING
World Rank: 306
Country rank: 15
Score: 54.252
League: Bronze League
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name
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40 %
Academic staff per students 20 %
Academic staff per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per academic staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
World teaching reputation 20 %
RESEARCH
World Rank: 55
Country rank: 3
Score: 85.351
League: Diamond League
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weight
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name
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40 %
Citations per academic and research staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per admitted PhD 20 %
Normalized citation impact 20 %
Papers per academic and research staff 20 %
World research reputation 20 %
INTERNATIONAL DIVERSITY
World Rank: 430
Country rank: 22
Score: 41.651
League: Copper League
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name
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10 %
Share of international academic staff 20 %
Share of international students 20 %
Share of international co-authored papers 20 %
Reputation outside region 20 %
International level 20 %
FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY
World Rank: 64
Country rank: 3
Score: 83.39
League: Diamond League
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name
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10 %
Institutional income per academic staff 20 %
Institutional income per students 20 %
Papers per research income 20 %
Research income per academic and research staff 20 %
Research income per institutional income 20 %

Overview

Founded in 1742, Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg (FAU) today is one of the top comprehensive research universities in Germany with more than 37,500 students. The University offers interdisciplinary research opportunities in a wide range of subjects, including: new materials and processes, optics and optical technologies, molecular life science and medicine, health technology, electronics, information and communication, energy, environment and climate, language, culture, region, cohesion transformation innovation in law and economics. FAU receives special federal funding for the following high-profile research initiatives: the Cluster of Excellence Engineering of Advanced Materials, the Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies, the Medical Valley Leading Edge Cluster in Health Technology and the International Consortium for Research in the Humanities. FAU offers outstanding conditions for students, graduates and young researchers. FAU students receive world-class training in an inspiring environment with access to exciting international exchange opportunities and excellent career prospects. The global vision of the University is exemplified by the recently established FAU Busan Campus in South Korea.

Mission Statement

Founded in 1743, FAU has a rich history. It is a strong research university with an international perspective and one of the largest universities in Germany, with around 39,628 students, 244 degree programmes, 4,000 academic staff (including over 580 professors), 171 million euros (2013) third-party funding, and 500 partnerships with universities all over the world. Teaching at the University is closely linked to research and focuses on training students in both theory and practice to enable them to think critically and work independently. The research itself also strikes the perfect balance between a theoretical approach and practical application.