FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg

Founded in 1743, FAU has a rich history. It is a strong research university with an international perspective and one of the largest universities in Germany, with 38,771 students, 261 degree programmes, 4,000 academic staff (including over 579 professors), 199.64 million euros third-party funding, and 500 partnerships with universities all over the world. Teaching at the University is closely linked to research and focuses on training students in both theory and practice to enable them to think critically and work independently. The research itself also strikes the perfect balance between a theoretical approach and practical application.

FAU’s outstanding research and teaching is reflected in top positions in both national and international rankings, as well as the high amount of DFG funding which its researchers are able to secure.

Natural Sciences
Philosophy und Theology
5 faculties

33.771 students

557 professors

14.300 employees

University Didactics


The FBZHL ist the Center for Higher Education at FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg. Between service and research, we improve the quality of teaching at the university through our services and develop, implement and evaluate university teaching activities.

Teachers from tutors to professors can expand their didactic competences by participating in our workshops, teaching counselling or lectures, thus efficiently planning and designing lectures, seminars or exercises, designing and approving examinations in a competence-oriented manner or advising students in a targeted manner.

As part of the Quality Pact for Teaching, we have been able to greatly expand our range of services: In addition to the open seminar program and the faculty-specific offerings, there are qualification measures for tutors, an extended coaching program or publications on our blog.