FAU is consistently ranked highly in both national and international rankings. The University has performed particularly well in the THE Ranking, the QS World University Ranking by Subject, the DFG Funding Atlas and the Reuters Top 100 World’s Most Innovative Universities ranking.
Current ranking results
FAU has maintained its position as one of the best 200 universities worldwide. It ranks 180th in the recently published Academic Ranking of World Universities, better known as the Shanghai Ranking.
For the third year in succession, FAU is ranked as the academic institution that has produced the most widely cited publications in Germany.
Researchers’ reputations are often measured by how often their publications are cited. The CWTS Leiden Ranking shows that FAU researchers are among the most frequently cited.
FAU is synonymous with innovation: In Reuters latest ranking of Europe's most innovative universities, FAU is ranked at number 6.
FAU has once again won second place among the most innovative universities in Germany. The University came in at place 49 in the global comparison, moving up three places from last year’s ranking.
FAU has performed excellently in another ranking. After top placements in the THE and Shanghai rankings, the University has now obtained excellent results in the Master’s degree programme ranking by the Centre for Higher Education (CHE).
Continued success for FAU: after the excellent results in the Shanghai Ranking, which rated FAU among the top 200 universities in the world for the first time, the University has also been ranked highly in the QS World University Ranking. FAU is number 20 in the world – and number 1 in Germany – for the prestigious indicator 'citations per faculty'.
A great success for FAU: in the current Academic Ranking of World Universities, also known as the Shanghai Ranking, the University is ranked among the top 200 universities in the world for the first time.
FAU has performed excellently in the recently published Shanghai subject ranking: the natural sciences appear in the top 100 in the world for the first time at number 92, while medicine has gone up by 80 places compared to last year and now ranks at number 111.
FAU is ranked at number 76 in the world and number 19 in Western Europe in the Nature Index 2016 Rising Stars Supplement, which rates universities based on the increase in their contributions to leading natural science journals.