The Friedrich-Alexander-Universität of Erlangen-Nürnberg is one of the ten largest universities in Germany and one of the leading universities in Europe.
FAU’s outstanding research and teaching is reflected in top positions in both national and international rankings, as well as the high amount of DFG funding which its researchers are able to secure.
The research institutions of the university work in cooperation with industry, for example, on establishing a ‘Medical Valley’ in the Central-Franconia area, or on developing new materials, mechatronics, and communication and information technologies.
The university hosts a Max Planck research group and is closely linked to two Fraunhofer institutes located in Erlangen. In the framework of the Initiative of Excellence launched by the German Federal Government the university receives funding for a graduate school and a cluster of excellence.