FAU is one of Germany’s leading research universities with outstanding performance in research and an international orientation in research and teaching. In order to maintain and increase its attractiveness and diversity, FAU intends to improve its overall international position by promoting in particular its research strengths and focus areas over the next few years. One of the major goals of the University is winning highly qualified young researchers from abroad. The central challenge in FAU’s internationalisation in the coming years will be promoting the established and increasingly diverse culture of internationalisation through complementary strategic institutional measures. This is the only way to ensure that common goals and challenges are addressed efficiently, synergies are utilised effectively and that common quality standards are observed, state of the art services are offered and successful examples of good practice are systematically applied to the entire University.