Top Placements for FAU in the QS Subject Ranking

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Most of the subjects at FAU have improved their ranking and FAU’s employer reputation has developed positively according to the latest QS World University Subject Ranking published by the education information service provider Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). Overall FAU is rated as one of the top 200 universities worldwide for seven subjects.

FAU among the best-performing universities in Germany

Within Germany, FAU is one of the leading universities with nine subjects ranked in the top 15. Chemical Engineering achieved fifth place once again in Germany. Electrical Engineering, Materials Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, and Medicine were recognized in the top 10. Chemistry, Business and Management Studies, Mathematics, and Physics and Astronomy counted among the top 15 in Germany. Economics and Econometrics, and Linguistics also made the top 20, the first time a humanities subject at FAU was recognized by the ranking.


About QS subject ranking

In the international QS subject ranking, around 1600 universities, 16 million publications and 117 million citations are evaluated to find the top-performing subjects. The ranking is mainly based on a survey of researchers and employers. This year, the “International research network” indicator was added to measure how efficiently stable research collaboration is being developed. A number of new subjects were added to the ranking this year including Business and Management Studies, Geophysics, Earth and Marine Sciences, and Linguistics.


Further information:

Dr. Amelie Feder
Department S-DATEN – Data and Management Information
Tel.: 09131/85-24881