The head of a university, who is elected for up to six years and is usually one of the professors. In theory, however, the president does not have to be a member of the university and does not even have to be a professor. At other universities, the president is also referred to as the rector. Formal (slightly outdated) form of address: Magnificence. At present, Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger is the President of FAU.