FAU, founded in 1743, is one of the ten largest Universities in Germany with almost 40,000 students, 576 professorships, and a clear strategy for internationalisation that seeks to:
- Increase the percentage of internationally-renowned top researchers and highly-qualified young researchers from abroad
- Improve FAU’s international visibility as an institution via specific research priorities
- Expand FAU’s appeal to international graduates
We’ve defined eight Key Research Priorities to sharpen FAU’s research profile, and to facilitate interdisciplinary research across its five Faculties: Business Economics & Law, Engineering, Humanities & Theology, Medicine, and Sciences.
- Cultural Values, Religion and Human Rights
- Electronics, Analytics and Digital Transformation
- Future Energy Systems
- Medical Engineering
- Medicine, Life Sciences and Health
- New Materials and Processes
- Optics and Optical Technologies
- The World of Work
Industry is already recognizing FAU’s excellent research performance. For example, around a third (63 million Euro in 2015) of the University’s third-party funding comes from industry (Total in 2015: 180 million Euro). This ranks FAU among the top three German universities on this measure.