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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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-27OECDGermany
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +1482nd481st419th978th94th
Arts and Humanities +422nd177th131st365th24th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 512th147th108th382nd35th
Business, Management and Accounting 285th108th60th209th7th
Chemistry 955th306th239th620th75th
Computer Science 254th62nd50th150th16th
Dentistry 215th78th59th152nd10th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +1191st426th361st757th57th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 561st216th159th387th33rd
Energy 449th99th78th225th25th
Engineering +268th58th43rd151st9th
Environmental Science 1315th448th353rd788th69th
Mathematics 296th87th64th171st24th
Medicine +274th78th57th212th13th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 774th226th189th534th44th
Physics and Astronomy 408th114th88th269th30th
Psychology 239th84th53rd218th13th
Social Sciences +558th216th155th444th29th

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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