In the international Times Higher Education World University Rankings, FAU was again listed among the top 200 universities worldwide for 2022. The University performed well in all areas of the ranking, but did particularly well in the area of research, where it was ranked at place 156, and in industry income, where it ranked again at place 85.

The new Shanghai university ranking has been released. In comparison to other German universities, FAU has moved up one place to number 15. On the international level, it has come in at place 248, an improvement of five places. Compared to last year, FAU improved particularly in the categories of citations per researcher and highly cited researchers.