Facts and Figures

From data into management information

A large amount of data is generated at FAU by students, staff and the finance department. Once this data is prepared and analyzed, it is much more than rows of statistics. Management data helps us to make decisions, forecast, analyze trends and calculate models.

Our statistics also help people to get a first impression of FAU by answering questions like:

  • How many degree programs are on offer?
  • How many students have decided to study at FAU?
  • How many doctoral degrees and habilitations have been completed?
  • How many staff are employed at FAU?

Within FAU, the Data and Management Information team also look at more complex matters that are relevant to managing the university. These include:

  • Checking the data for distributing third party funds,
  • Plausibility analyses for ensuring data quality
  • Graphical analysis and management cockpits
  • Consolidating departmental and functional data
  • Gathering data for efficient management accounting
  • Evaluations for participation in national and international rankings.

Important key figures at a glance

267 degree programs

All information applies to winter semester 2021/2022.

Degree type
Bachelor’s degree
81
Master’s degree
94
State examination
92
Total 267

38,299 students

All information applies to winter semester 2021/2022.

Overview
Female students
19,424
International students
6,158
Students in 1st study semester
9,496
Students in 1st university semester
5,360
Faculty
Faculty of Humanities, Social Science, and Theology
9,241
Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law 9,683
Faculty of Medicine
4,245
Faculty of Sciences 5,444
Faculty of Engineering
9,686
Total 38,299
Degree type
Bachelor’s degree
14,099
Master’s degree 10,374
State examination
6,644
Teaching
4,881
Doctoral degree
1,569
Degree to be completed abroad 204
Other
528
Total
38,299

6,241 graduates

Total number of graduates in the 2021 examination year (winter semester 2020/21 and summer semester 2021)

Degree type Total Of which are female Of which are international students
Bachelor’s degree 2,196 1,043 177
Master’s degree 2,695 1,214 527
State examination 738 441 44
Teaching 595 433 11
Other 17 8 1
All degrees 6,241 3,139 760

837 Doctoral degrees

Total number of doctoral degrees completed in the 2021 examination year (winter semester 2020/21 and summer semester 2021).

Faculty Total Of which are female Of which are international students
Faculty of Humanities, Social Science, and Theology 47 26 10
Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law 66 26 4
Faculty of Medicine 390 219 36
Faculty of Sciences 163 69 29
Faculty of Engineering 171 25 30
All faculties 837 365 109

50 habilitations

Total number of habilitations completed in the 2021 calendar year.

Faculty Total Of which are female Of which are international students
Faculty of Humanities, Social Science, and Theology 7 2 2
Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law 3 0 0
Faculty of Medicine 26 7 1
Faculty of Sciences 10 1 3
Faculty of Engineering 4 0 1
All faculties 50 10 7

6,567 members of staff in main employment

All information as of December 1, 2021.

The statistics below, with the exception of the figures referring to professors, do not include Universitätsklinikum.

Staff
Professors 623
Research associates
3,618
Administrative staff
2,326
Total 6,567

243.19 million euros of third-party funding

All information applies to the year 2020, including Universitätsklinikum, and is given in millions of euros.

Funding provider
DFG funding 91.22
Industry, foundations, other private third parties 71.64
German government 53.62
EU projects 17.27
Other 9.43
Total 243.19
Faculty
Faculty of Humanities, Social Science, and Theology 18.18
Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law 8.28
Faculty of Medicine 74.13
Faculty of Sciences 45.53
Faculty of Engineering 87.71
Central institutions 9.37
Total 243.19