About University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) founded in 1743, is one of the largest research universities in Germany with around 38,000 students. It is a strong research university with an international perspective and one of the largest universities in Germany, with 40,174 students, 258 degree programmes, 4,000 academic staff (including over 580 professors), 171 million euros (2013) third-party funding, and 500 partnerships with universities all over the world.
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.