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Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen

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The hallmark of the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg today, 260 years after its foundation is our commitment to both tradition and innovation. Our university offers a wide spectrum of subjects, the diversity and interdisciplinary integration of which is unique in Germany. We see this "integrated diversity" as the key feature that enables us to enhance our profile in research and teaching while at the same time promoting the process of internationalisation more intensively. In addition to giving guidance in the pursuit of academic study, excellence in academic teaching requires us to develop new and innovative courses of study with an international orientation which will qualify our students to face the professional challenges of the future. Our career-focussed orientation is based on close co-operation with influential partners in industry, finance and politics providing a network of steadfast support through international exchange and individual contributions. A further priority in this respect is our commitment to maintaining ties with our alumni. Today, new knowledge is increasingly the result of interdisciplinary research which is no longer neatly compartmentalised within the traditional limits of academic subjects. Thanks to the breadth of our subject range, our university offers an ideal environment in which to generate this type of innovative research. This has enabled the university to secure a leading place among the German universities in the German Research Foundation (DFG) rankings and to attract a large number of Humboldt scholars, who have chosen our university as the place to pursue their research. We are committed to the constant improvement of our infrastructure, our study and research conditions and our service-oriented administration, all of which are essential as the university forges ahead on its way to becoming a first-class university of international renown.

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