FAU is consistently ranked highly in both national and international rankings. The University has performed particularly well in the THE Ranking, the QS World University Ranking by Subject, the DFG Funding Atlas and the Reuters Top 100 World’s Most Innovative Universities ranking.
Current ranking results
The 2018 Shanghai Ranking has been published – FAU is among the world's top 100 universities in six subjects.
FAU is among the universities in Germany that receive the highest amounts of third-party funding from research funding organisations and government ministries, especially in the field of engineering. FAU is ranked first in Bavaria according to the DFG Funding Atlas.
FAU has received an excellent rating in the international U-Multirank university ranking for 2018 in the Research and Knowledge Transfer categories.
FAU remains at the top of one of the most prestigious categories in the QS World University Ranking.
FAU has once again performed excellently in the Centre for Higher Education’s (CHE) current university ranking. The subjects biology, chemistry, geography, geosciences, computer science, mathematics, pharmacy, physics, political science, medicine and dentistry were assessed.
Success for FAU: according to the latest ranking from the media concern Reuters, FAU is the most innovative university in Germany, and is number 5 in Europe
FAU is one of the top 150 universities in the world in three individual subjects, according to the latest QS World University Ranking.
The company Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has given FAU an excellent report in an international and national context, recognizing the employability of FAU graduates in the labour market.
In the annual Times Higher Education World University Ranking, the FAU was again listed among the top 200 universities for 2018.
FAU has maintained its position as one of the best 200 universities worldwide. It ranks 180th in the recently published Academic Ranking of World Universities, better known as the Shanghai Ranking.