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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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 area

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 449th233rd230th389th59th
Arts and Humanities 326th159th154th293rd19th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 279th92nd84th228th22nd
Business, Management and Accounting 254th104th103rd200th9th
Chemistry 365th140th132nd296th48th
Computer Science 147th36th34th86th11th
Dentistry 174th75th69th139th13th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 351st190th188th283rd48th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 214th92nd89th170th13th
Energy 301st100th100th199th22nd
Engineering 183rd45th42nd112th8th
Environmental Science 392nd208th202nd306th52nd
Mathematics 130th41st38th81st12th
Medicine 199th62nd59th173rd11th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 313th107th101st246th19th
Physics and Astronomy 229th75th71st170th18th
Psychology 235th94th88th223rd13th
Social Sciences 252nd100th99th211th11th

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.

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