Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg

Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg) is one of 106 universities included in U-Multirank for Germany. Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg is a very large public university located in Erlangen with 38595 students enrolled (2019 data or latest available). It was founded in 1743. With regard to the scope of its subjects and degree programmes offered, the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg is a comprehensive institution. It offers programmes in foreign languages. It is characterised by a high percentage of international students. The Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg graduation rate is 41,5 for bachelors (D score) and 93,91 for masters (B score). As made clear by its sunburst chart – a snapshot illustration of the university’s performance profile across the five U-Multirank dimensions – the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg is strongest in Knowledge Transfer. Its overall profile shows top performance across various indicators, with 11 ‘A’ (very good) scores overall. For a comprehensive overview of this university’s performance, see its complete performance scores in the tables below.

Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg
Schloßplatz 4
91054 Erlangen
Germany
0049 9131 85 0

http://www.fau.de

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Compare Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg to other universities

U-Multirank's unique 'Sunburst chart' gives an illustration of a university's performance profile across the five U-Multirank dimensions. These are indicated in different colours. For instance, the teaching and learning dimension is symbolised by the colour green. Each 'sunray' represents one of the thirty plus U-Multirank indicators. The longer the ray, the better the performance of an institution on the selected indicator: a full-length ray stands for 'top group' performance, whereas a short ray means 'weak' performance. A missing sunray indicates that the specific data indicator is not available. An institution's performance in an indicator can be identified by moving the cursor over the rays. A key guard for the sunburst chart is provided here .

Explanation for sunburst
Teaching & Learning
Score
Grade
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Student-staff ratio

15.16

C

145.27

0

Graduating on time (bachelors)

64.2

%
C

0

100

Graduating on time (masters)

60.4

%
C

0

100

Academic staff with doctorates

68.9

%
C

0

100

Contact with work environment (bachelors)

0

/9

0

9

Contact with work environment (masters)

2

/9
D

0

9

Gender balance

0.11

A

4.14

0

Teaching & Learning (Students’ views)
Score
Grade
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Overall learning experience

0

6

1

Quality of courses & teaching

0

6

1

Organisation of program

0

6

1

Contact with teachers

0

6

1

Inclusion of work/practical experience

0

6

1

Library facilities

0

6

1

IT provision

0

6

1

Digital teaching

0

6

1

Room facilities

0

6

1

Research
Score
Grade
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Female authors

35.79

%
C

0

79

External research income

124.6

A

0

963

Doctorate productivity

0.65

A

0

3.68

Research publications (absolute numbers)

1,095

B

0

10,580

Citation rate

1.08

B

0

2.96

Top cited publications

11.7

%
B

0

33

Interdisciplinary publications

11.1

%
B

0

33.1

Research orientation of teaching

0

6

1

Open Access Publications

40.1

%
A

0

72.2

Knowledge Transfer
Score
Grade
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Income from private sources

27.03

%
A

0

100

Co-publications with industrial partners

6.5

%
A

0

12.9

Publications cited in patents

2.69

%
A

0

9.39

BA theses in cooperation with private organisations

0

%

MA theses in cooperation with private organisations

0

%
International Orientation
Score
Grade
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International orientation of bachelor programmes

5

/15
B

0

15

International orientation of master programmes

9

/15
A

0

15

Opportunities to study abroad

0

6

1

International doctorate degrees

18.4

%
C

0

75

International joint publications

55.8

%
B

0

100

International research grants

1.96

%
D

0

100

Regional Engagement
Score
Grade
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Student internships in the region

0

%

0

100

Regional joint publications

7.3

%
D

0

84.8

Income from regional sources

5.56

%

General
Score
Grade
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Social inclusion

1,6 % mature students;

Academic staff (fte)

100

Total number of students in field (major)

1,010

Percentage of female students

62

%
Additional information
Score
Grade
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See this department in the national CHE Ranking

Profile in teaching & learning

Biology (B): 1.-4. Interdisciplinary teaching in the 5th-6th semester: Focus on molecular biology topics in teaching and methods; English as a compulsory module (acquisition of competence in the specialist language); ILS (B and M): interdisciplinary tr...

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Profile in research

The main research areas of biology at FAU are 1) signal transduction and differentiation; 2) immunity and infection biology; 3) membrane biology. In priority 2), the DFG-funded Transregio 130: B cells: Immunity and autoimmunity. Research groups from th...

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Major profile of faculty

Botany Zoology Microbiology Genetics Biochemistry