Study at FAU

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FAU Degree programs


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Study at FAU

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) is among the largest and leading research universities in Germany. It stands for diversity, innovation and passion – values reflected in the University’s top positions in national and international rankings. FAU is renowned for its interdisciplinary excellence and ability to innovate in teaching and research. Several partnerships with renowned partners from industry and research enable FAU to put knowledge in motion and carry out groundbreaking work in several areas of research that will shape the future. We are looking forward to achieving this with you.

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Why study at FAU?

  • A university which offers the entire spectrum of academic disciplines and a unique range of study options
  • An interdisciplinary approach
  • A highly innovative university
  • International collaborations
  • A strong economic region
  • Cooperative Bachelor’s degree programs
  • A wide range of advisory services covering all situations you may be faced with


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Research at FAU

At FAU, our motto of moving knowledge expresses our wish to pull together and push ahead with our central priorities for the future – freedom and responsibility, life and health, sustainability and resilience. Our research paves the way for pioneering innovations. FAU’s academic excellence rests on the foundation of the key research priorities
  • Exploring principles of nature
  • Targeting environmental and economic challenges
  • Understanding norms, cultural practices and social formations
  • Developing future technologies
  • Engineering transformative health care

FAU Research profile


Any questions?The FAU Student Advice and Career Service (IBZ) will be happy to help. If you would like a personal consultation, please write to us.