Founded in 1743, FAU has a rich history. When it comes to innovation, FAU is a world leader. According to the latest ranking from the media company Reuters, the University is at the top in Germany, and ranked at an excellent 31st position worldwide. It is one of the largest universities in Germany, with 39,780 students, 265 degree programmes and 4,000 academic staff. At Universitätsklinikum Erlangen (FAU’s university hospital), 7.400 employees promote health and cure disease. With up-to-date equipment and science-based diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, the 24 departments of the FAU, 25 clinical departments, 19 institutes, and 21 independent departments at Universitätsklinikum Erlangen comprehend every field of modern medicine.


Further FACTS

  • 7436 graduates
  • 722 doctoral degrees
  • 57 habilitations
  • 579 professors



Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger, President

Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen