|Native Name:||Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg|
|English Name:||University of Erlangen-Nuremberg|
|Address:||Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, PO Box 3520, Schlossplatz 4, 91023 Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany|
Founded in 1743, the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) is today one of the largest research universities in Germany with around 35,000 students who work closely with an internationally recognized faculty and research staff. The university offers classes and research possibilities in a wide range of subjects organized in five faculties: i) Humanities and Theology, ii) Business, Economics, and Law, iii) Medicine, iv) Sciences, and v) Engineering. At the Master’s level in particular, many subjects are taught entirely in English.
The cutting-edge research that takes place at the FAU has helped place it among the top ten universities in the latest ranking conducted by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Furthermore, according to their international bibliometric ranking systems, the Leiden (CWTS) and the Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan (HEEACT) have ranked the FAU 6thand 8thamong German universities, respectively.
The FAU is a leading research institution in a number of interdisciplinary projects that bring together researchers from various faculties. Internationally recognized projects include work in: i) new materials and processes, ii) optics and optical technologies, iii) molecular life sciences and medicine, iv) health technology, v) electronics, information and communication, vi) energy, environment and climate, vii) language – culture – region, and viii) cohesion – transformation – innovation in law and economics.In recognition of its outstanding achievements, the 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 ‘Fate, Freedom and Prognostication’.
The FAU offers globally competitive research conditions for graduate students, doctoral candidates and young researchers.It provides a state-of-the-art scientific infrastructure as well as intensive research mentoring and support. FAU students receive world-class training in an inspiring environment with access to exciting international exchanges and career prospects. The global vision of the university is exemplified by the recently established FAU Busan Campus in South Korea.
The FAU also benefits from collaborations with other excellent research institutions in Erlangen and Nürnberg including the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits and the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology. The FAU drives the development of innovative technologies across the entire ‘European Metropolitan Region of Nürnberg’, a highly productive and economically thriving area in Germany, with 3.5 million inhabitants generating more than 4% of the GDP. The city of Erlangen has the highest number of patents relative to inhabitants according to the Eurostat statistics of the European Union. One prominent example is the development of the MP3 standard. The region is proud of its superb education system and offers excellent prospects for future employment and academic research.
|Broad Subject Fields||2007||2008||2009||2010||2011||2012||2013|
|Natural Sciences and Mathematics ( SCI )||/||/||/||/||/||/||/|
|Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences ( ENG )||/||/||/||/||/||101-150||101-150|
|Life and Agriculture Sciences ( LIFE )||/||/||/||/||/||151-200||151-200|
|Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy ( MED )||/||/||/||/||/||151-200||151-200|
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|Percentage of Graduate Students||Ranked No. 451 among 820 institutions.|
|Percentage of International Students||Ranked No. 286 among 737 institutions.|
|Percentage of International Undergraduate Students||Ranked No. 275 among 795 institutions.|
|Percentage of International Graduate Students||Ranked No. 301 among 731 institutions.|
|Percentage of International Master’s Students||Ranked No. 197 among 521 institutions.|
|Percentage of International Doctoral Students||Ranked No. 311 among 520 institutions.|
|Number of Doctoral Degree Awarded||Ranked No. 87 among 805 institutions.|
|Employment Rate of Bachelor Degree Recipients (0-3 Months)||Data Unavailable|
|Employment Rate of Master’s Degree Recipients (0-3 Months)||Data Unavailable|
|Employment Rate of Doctoral Degree Recipients (0-3 Months)||Data Unavailable|
|Total Number of Academic Staff||Data Unavailable|
|Number of Academic Staff (Teaching Related)||Ranked No. 33 among 869 institutions.|
|Number of Academic Staff (Research Only)||Data Unavailable|
|Percentage of Academic Staff (Teaching Related) with a Doctoral Degree||Data Unavailable|
|Percentage of Academic Staff (Research Only) with a Doctoral Degree||Data Unavailable|
|Percentage of International Academic Staff (Teaching Related)||Ranked No. 180 among 464 institutions.|
|Percentage of International Academic Staff (Research Only)||Data Unavailable|
|Ratio of Academic Staff (Teaching Related) to Students||Ranked No. 33 among 812 institutions.|
|Number of Alumni of Nobel Laureates and Fields Medalists||Ranked No. 256+ in the world.|
|Number of Staff of Nobel Laureates and Fields Medalists||Ranked No. 143+ in the world.|
|Number of Highly Cited Researchers||Ranked No. 208 in the world.|
|Number of Nature and Science Papers||Ranked No. 181 in the world.|
|Number of SCIE and SSCI Papers||Ranked No. 170 in the world.|