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Second week of winter semester busier than ever

FAU students are a happy bunch, always social and eager to learn. As a passerby on the stairs remarked:

These students must by lining up to register for our classes.

FAU is the 6th most innovative university in Europe

In the rankings game, FAU scored big again, and was named 6th most innovative university in Europe in 2017, according to this Reuters report.

Continued good news in University rankings

A while back, FAU started taking university rankings seriously. Good news keep coming: FAU is now #3 in Germany in engineering, and #108 world-wide, according to the Shanghai Ranking. More information (in German) in the FAU newsletter.

Top Ranking for FAU as Innovative University Again

Reuters ranked European universities again as to their innovativeness, i.e. how they turn research into innovation and ultimately practical applications.

FAU comes in sixth, one seat behind TUM, annoyingly enough, but also not too shabby either. The third German university in the top 10 is “University of Munich” by which Reuters means LMU. So, according to this ranking, the three German universities leading in innovation are all from Bavaria.

Read more on the Reuters site at

Another Ranking, this Time FAU is #123 in Research World-Wide

The FAU public relations office points to another ranking (in German), this time the Times Higher Education ranking of 2015, which lists FAU as the 123rd best research university in the world. Weirdly, it is only the 12th best university in Germany. This speaks to the overall research strength of German universities, I guess. The article also suggests that the strength of FAU are its MedFak and TechFak, i.e. the medical researchers and engineering researchers. Not surprisingly, to those who didn’t know, we call this region “medical valley”.

FAU is #2 in Germany, #52 world-wide in Innovation

According to a recent Reuters ranking, FAU is the second most innovative university in Germany, and number 52 in the world. Innovation is counted by number of patents and publications, with an added focus on industry relevance and cooperation. Within Germany, TU Munich edged out FAU, but only barely (TUM is #50 world-wide). Go Friedrich-Alexander! (I guess.) Learn more in the original Reuters report and FAU’s comments on it (in German).

Vergabe einmaliger Beihilfen für Bücher aus dem Oskar Karl Forster Stipendium Fond

Die Universität Erlangen – Nürnberg vergibt im Studienjahr 2014/2015 aus dem Oskar Karl Forster Stipendium Fond einmalige Beihilfen für die Anschaffung von Büchern an begabte und bedürftige Studenten/Studentinnen.

Nähere Informationen sowie die Antragsformulare gibt es bei Frau Irmgard Förster.

Halbmondstr. 6
91054 Erlangen
Tel: 09131/85 24075

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The EMEA Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

Google writes us about a scholarship they are sponsoring for qualified female computer science (and related fields) students. If you are female, intend to or are enrolled in a Bachelor or Master program in computer science at FAU and will still be around during the academic year 2015/16, please take a look at the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship.

Inforeihe Auslandsaufenthalte während des Studiums im WS14/15

Eine Information des Referats für internationale Angelegenheiten:

21.10.2014: Studium und Praktikum im Ausland: Überblick über Programme und Länder
18:00 Uhr pünktlich, Kollegienhaus, R. 1.019

Anbei Information und Poster.