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 performed its best in Material Sciences again this year. Within Germany, FAU is among the leading universities with nine subjects recognized in the top 15.
The CHE Master’s ranking 2022 indicates that many Master’s students are very happy with their choice of FAU. The survey focused on engineering subjects and psychology. Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and Psychology did particularly well among Master’s students.
FAU has once again performed well in THE subject rankings. This year, for the first time, all 11 of the subjects reviewed made it into the rankings. The best international ranking was obtained by Engineering, coming in at place 102, and 5th in Germany, as was Business and Economics.
Energy Science and Engineering (40), Telecommunication Engineering (64), Metallurgical Engineering (73) and Medical Technology (88) – these are the subjects in which FAU has once again ranked among the top 100 best universities worldwide in the recently published Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects. Energy Science and Engineering has moved up six places compared to the previous year.
What is required if everyone is to benefit from a better future? This is the central question behind the UN’s sustainable development goals. Bearing this in mind, the British educational magazine Times Higher Education has launched a new ranking measuring the contribution made by universities across the globe to these goals. We are pleased to report that FAU has done well in the areas of good health and well-being and energy.
Computer science at FAU has done particularly well in the CHE Master’s ranking 2021. It is ranked among the top contenders in five categories: overall study situation, courses offered, support for new students, publications per researcher and doctoral degrees per professor.
FAU once more shows what it can do in the second and third subject groups in the Times Higher Education (THE) ranking. The second ranking group focuses on engineering and computer science, and the third on subjects including social sciences.
In the international Times Higher Education World University Rankings, FAU was again listed among the top 200 universities worldwide for 2022.
The new Shanghai university ranking has been released. In comparison to other German universities, FAU has moved up one place to number 15. On the international level, it has come in at place 248, an improvement of five places.
FAU is ranked 8th in Germany in the Nature Index 2021, making it one of the top ten institutes of higher education in Germany. On an international level, FAU has moved up 15 places, reaching place 127 in the global 500. The ranking also acknowledges publications in individual subjects. In Germany, FAU reached 8th place in chemistry (place 96 internationally).