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University of Erlangen–Nuremberg (German: Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, FAU) is a public research university in the cities of Erlangen and Nuremberg in Bavaria, Germany. The name Friedrich–Alexander comes from the university's first founder Friedrich, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, and its benefactor Alexander, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach.[1]

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University of Erlangen–Nuremberg
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg seal
Latin: Universitas Friderico-Alexandrina
Former names
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen
MottoMoving Knowledge
Established1742; 280 years ago (1742) (first)
4 November 1743 (1743-11-04) (moved)[1][2]
Budget€ 543.1 million[3][4]
ChancellorChristian Zens[5]
PresidentJoachim Hornegger[5]
  • Prof. Dr. Bärbel Kopp
    (Vice President for Education)
  • Prof. Dr. Günter Leugering
    (Vice President for Research)
  • Prof. Dr. Kathrin M. Möslein
    (Vice President for Outreach)
  • Prof. Dr. Friedrich Paulsen
    (Vice President for People)
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Location, ,
49°35′52.5″N 11°0′17.17″E
Colors  Blue
1. Bavarian State Ministry for Science, Research and Art
2. DFG
3. Excellence Universities

FAU is the second largest state university in the state of Bavaria. It has 5 faculties, 24 departments/schools, 25 clinical departments, 21 autonomous departments, 579 professors, 3,457 members of research staff and roughly 14,300 employees.[8]

In winter semester 2018/19 around 38,771 students (including 5,096 foreign students) enrolled in the university in 265 fields of study, with about 2/3 studying at the Erlangen campus and the remaining 1/3 at the Nuremberg campus. These statistics put FAU in the list of top 10 largest universities in Germany.[9] In 2018, 7,390 students graduated from the university and 840 doctorates and 55 post-doctoral theses were registered. Moreover, FAU received 201 million Euro (2018) external funding in the same year, making it one of the strongest third-party funded universities in Germany.[9]

FAU is also a member of DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) and the Top Industrial Managers for Europe network.