Shanghai Ranking 2021: FAU classified as a top university again

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Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg has once again managed to secure a place among the top 100 universities in the Shanghai Ranking, also known as the “Academic Ranking of World Universities” (ARWU). Among 400 competitors, our university branch has been able to assert itself and proudly occupies the 69th place worldwide with the subject Medical Technology. This means that FAU’s scientific achievements are recognized and appreciated on an international level and are compared with prestigious universities such as Havard University.

FAU has already made a name for itself worldwide, but also nationally. Here, our university has come out on top with ten subjects and even occupies a full winner’s podium with the subjects Telecommunication Engineering, Energy Science and Engineering and Chemical Engineering.

About Shanghai Ranking

Since 2003, the top 1000 universities worldwide have been determined and listed by Jiaotong University Shanghai. This year, more than 2000 institutions participated in the ranking to demonstrate their potential as a university by means of 54 individual subjects in the fields of Natural Sciences, Engineering, Life Sciences, Medical Sciences, and Social Sciences, using various indicators. These include, for example, the frequency of cited researchers, scientific articles published in Nature and Science and the number of scientists with Nobel Prizes or Fields Medals.

Here you can find more information about the Shanghai rating and here you can see our current ranking. We are already looking forward to next year!