Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg *University


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Foundation: 1743

Mission: Founded in 1743, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) retains a strong sense of tradition while delivering the minds and ideas of tomorrow and safeguarding academic responsibility. Knowledge in motion at FAU describes our culture of intensive networking across one of the broadest ranges of research and subject disciplines for innovative research and teaching. Innovation, diversity and passion inspire our activities across the areas of People, Education‚ Research and Outreach from a regional and international perspective.

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Overall percentile
Research percentile
Innovation percentile
Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject areas/categories

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal.

AreaWorldWestern EuropeEU-28OECDGermany
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +507th290th290th437th81st
Arts and Humanities +330th162nd160th297th25th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 295th114th107th251st30th
Business, Management and Accounting 222nd90th86th172nd7th
Chemistry 389th168th162nd314th56th
Computer Science 182nd47th45th110th14th
Dentistry 181st65th60th140th13th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +354th194th198th285th46th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 288th124th122nd220th19th
Energy 300th112th109th205th26th
Engineering +190th47th44th114th9th
Environmental Science 386th193rd193rd296th54th
Mathematics 178th55th52nd110th19th
Medicine +213th66th62nd178th12th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 343rd117th118th273rd29th
Physics and Astronomy 222nd65th61st154th18th
Psychology 277th108th101st259th17th
Social Sciences +410th168th167th345th25th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

Where is the institution located?

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