We are FAU – passionate about what we do!

As a diverse, open and innovative university, FAU thrives on the passion and respect all of its members put into their work. It offers everybody at FAU scope for personal and career development, creates flexibility and provides support in all stages and situations of life. It creates a climate of openness, recognition and equal opportunity, thus promoting excellence in studying, teaching, research and administration.

Your journey to FAU

Regardless of whether your journey at FAU starts with training, studying, research or any other type of occupation, the University offers help and advice for all stages of your career, pages with information and contacts to assist you.

Studying and working at FAU

People at FAU work in administration, teaching or in research, study at one of our five faculties and often keep close ties with the University after they have finished their studies. We have put together information for students, researchers, staff and alumni on the following pages.

Join the FAU Community!A network for all members, alumni and friends of FAU

  • FAU has retained its position as one of the most innovative universities not only in Germany, but worldwide, and also remains a world leader when it comes to sustainability. These are the findings of the latest “Impact Ranking” of the British education magazine Times Higher Education (THE).

  • A big joint celebration at which alumni, students, employees and friends of our FAU once again brought the university motto #FAUtogether to life! The FAU Wunschkonzert 2024 ensured the best atmosphere and dancing mood for all generations. Get an idea of ​​the exciting event with our video and image gallery.

  • The FAU Senate has defined 5 key research priorities for the University’s research profile. They serve as a framework for the work of all FAU members. Vice President Research, Prof. Dr. Georg Schett, explains the origins of the new research priorities.

  • Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) belongs to the top 15 percent of universities worldwide according to the latest QS World University Ranking. Compared to the previous year, FAU has moved up five places and is now ranked at place 224 of 1503.

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