Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
Founded in 1743, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) today is one of the top comprehensive research universities in Germany with approximately 40,000 students. With five faculties, the University offers classes and research opportunities in a wide range of subjects. At the master’s level in particular, many subjects are taught entirely in English.
FAU is a leading academic institution with internationally recognised interdisciplinary research in a variety of fields including: i) new materials and processes; ii) optics and optical technologies; iii) molecular life science 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.
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".
FAU offers outstanding research conditions for graduate students, doctoral candidates and young researchers. It provides 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 exchange opportunities and excellent career prospects.
FAU benefits from collaborations with top global companies and research organisations including Siemens, Audi, Adidas, the Max Planck Society, the Fraunhofer Society and the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers.
- Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology
- Business, Economics, and Law
FAU also offers a number of international degree courses in English.
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Erlangen and Nuremberg
FAU is located at the core of the European Metropolitan Region of Nuremberg, one of Germany's most dynamic economic areas with over 3,5 million inhabitants. As a powerhouse for innovation, the university contributes to identifying and addressing technological, social and cultural challenges.
Both Erlangen with its approximately 100,000 inhabitants and Nuremberg with half a million inhabitants have their own charm and offer ample opportunities for sports, cultural and leisure-time activities. Especially in Erlangen, students and young researchers from all over the world as well as employees of globally operating companies create a vibrant, international atmosphere. The region's lively cultural scene and events such as the famous Erlangen beer festival ("Bergkirchweih"), the Nuremberg Christmas Market ("Christkindlesmarkt") and FAU's "Schlossgartenfest" attract visitors from near and far. In Nuremberg the historic city centre is a major tourist attraction. Nature lovers will find Franconian Switzerland – a paradise for climbing, mountainbiking and rambling – just a stone's throw away. FAU graduates profit from the Metropolitan Region's perfect professional and academic career opportunities. Among FAU's co-operation partners are global companies such as Siemens, Audi and Adidas. In addition, numerous medium-sized companies offer a great variety of job opportunities, for instance in health technology.