Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) is one of the largest universities in Germany. With its five faculties, FAU offers an almost unique scope of subjects ranging from the Humanities to Law and Economics as well as Sciences, Medicine and Engineering. The close collaboration between the single disciplines is reflected by the University’s Mission Statement "Advance through Networks". FAU thus offers perfect conditions for interdisciplinary research and learning to students and scientists alike.
Moreover, over the last decades, the University has established its reputation as a top-ranking institution in cutting-edge research. It is firmly anchored in a close network of interdisciplinary co-operations. These include partners from industry, specialised non-university research centre and a number of leading international universities.
Within the Metropolitan Region Nuremberg, FAU likewise plays an important role as employer, generator of innovations and centre for education. Due to the close connections between research and teaching, students at FAU receive a well-founded academic training in an inspiring environment.
FAU in Figures:
- 37,891 Students (3295 of which International Students)
- 13,000 Members of Staff
- 5 Faculties
- 656 Professorships
- 30 clinical departments, 19 autonomous departments
- 1 Excellence Initiative Graduate School (SAOT)
- 1 Excellence Initiative Research Cluster (EAM)
- 25 Interdisciplinary Centres
- 4 DFG Collaborative Research Centres, 4 DFG Transregios
- 10 DFG Research Units
- 7 DFG Research Training Groups
- 5 DFG Priority Programmes
- International FMER-Consortium for Research in the Humanities
- Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light
- 1 International Max Planck research School