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Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Founded in 1743, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) is now one of the largest research universities in Germany with 38,771 students. The five faculties cover the entire spectrum of modern academic disciplines – from humanities, social sciences and theology to medicine, law, economics, sciences and engineering.

One of FAU’s defining features is its commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research, which frequently go beyond the boundaries of individual subjects. In the spirit of the University’s motto ‘Advance through Networks’, the faculties and departments work together to create a virtually unparalleled range of interdisciplinary degree programmes.

Campus locations at FAU

FAU is based in three cities – Erlangen, Fürth and Nuremberg. Each of the FAU campuses is closely connected to the social and economic pulse of these cities. Studying and city life at FAU goes hand in hand. So much so, that it’s hard to tell city and campus life apart.

  • Outside of Bavaria and Germany, the first thing most people think of when you mention Nuremberg is the famous Christmas market held against the backdrop of the castle. However, Nuremberg has a lot more to offer besides medieval half-timbered houses. It is a modern city home to many indus...

  • Fürth is one of the very few German cities allowed to use the title ‘city of science’. However, Fürth is not only a key location for research and a good place to work, it is also a great place to live. Many FAU students make the most of the excellent public transport connections and choose to live i...

  • Erlangen is one of the best preserved examples of Baroque city planning in Germany – and the smallest city in Bavaria. Not only that, it is also the perfect University town: lecture halls, seminar rooms, libraries and cafeterias are never far away, the students contribute to the town...

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