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Top marks for FAU in latest U-Multirank

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FAU is rated exceptionally highly in research, knowledge transfer and international orientation.

FAU has demonstrated its strength in research and its powers of innovation once again, receiving an excellent rating in the international U-Multirank university ranking in the Research and Knowledge Transfer categories for the fifth year running in 2018.

In the Research category, FAU was rated ‘very good’ for the indicators number of research publications per researcher, external research income, number of frequently cited publications and number of researchers with doctoral degrees. The University also performed excellently in the Knowledge Transfer category, with top marks for co-publications with industry partners, income from private sources, patents awarded (both to researchers working alone and researchers working with partners in industry) and publications cited in patents.

In the International Orientation category, the University was judged ‘very good’ with regard to the number of international researchers. The indicators international joint publications and student mobility were rated ‘good’.

U-Multirank is an international university ranking published by the European Commission. It compares 1,600 universities from more than 95 countries with regard to their performance as a whole in five categories – Research, Knowledge Transfer, Teaching and Learning, International Orientation, and Regional Engagement. The idea behind this is to help school pupils and students find the right university. Unlike other rankings, U-Multirank does not calculate overall ranks for individual higher education institutions.

Further information:

Maria Mateusch
Phone: +49 9131 8524023
maria.mateusch@fau.de

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