About FAU

Moving Knowledge is our motto and guiding principle at FAU

Founded in 1743, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) is now one of the largest research universities in Germany with almost 40,000 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.

Our motto and guiding principle remind us every day of the important and responsible role a university has in society. Three key values guide how we think and act at FAU: Innovation, diversity and passion.

An introduction to FAU

FAU is one of the leading research universities in Germany

FAU is one of the leading research universities in Germany and regularly reaches top positions in national and international rankings. One of FAU’s great advantages is its location in an exceptional region for science and research. The University is surrounded by top international companies, up-and-coming high-tech companies, the Medical Valley and a highly-developed and successful start-up scene. FAU works hand in hand with all these partners on innovative concepts for the future.

Research at FAU

FAU is at the center of the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region

At FAU, you study in the unique Nuremberg Metropolitan Region in the heart of Europe. The region combines a rich history, cultural treasures and beautiful countryside with a young and modern society, a strong economic environment and international flair.

Living in the metropolitan region




Moving Knowledge

FAU – Moving Knowledge