Campus and region
Development driven by students – the professionals of tomorrow
The Nuremberg Metropolitan Region is one of the ten largest economic areas in Germany. It is the economic and cultural habitat of 3.5 million people. A highly efficient infrastructure, future-driven business sectors, enormous innovative energy and a high quality of life make the region an attractive location for industry and service providers. The center of the Metropolitan Region is the city of Nuremberg with its 500,000 inhabitants. There are approximately 24,000 businesses in Nuremberg. The city hosts a dynamic network of businesses in diverse industry sectors.
Traditional trades and high-tech businesses, medium-sized companies and global players, established enterprises and young start-ups all appreciate the close proximity to the School of Business, Economics and Society when choosing where to set up shop. Leading regional and global companies are keen to meet budding entrepreneurs while they are still at university. They know that our graduates are above-average, highly qualified professionals with untold innovative potential, meaning that they are excellent candidates for driving forward development in future markets.
In addition, the campus where the School of Business, Economics and Society is based is located in the center of Nuremberg, the heart of one of the largest industrial regions in Germany.
This location also means that the School is closely connected to the economic and social life of the city. This allows students to experience real connections between the theory of teaching and the reality of the world of work at companies, service providers and think-tanks.
Nuremberg and the surrounding area
Nuremberg – the heart of the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region
When they hear the name Nuremberg, many people immediately think of its famous Christmas market. But the largest city in the region of Franconia has much more to offer than just Lebkuchen, Bratwurst and Glühwein.
In terms of industry, Nuremberg is an important location for many national and international companies and service providers. The historical trade city has established itself as an important location for trade fairs, forging connections with the rest of the world. There is also a strong focus on research, as many research institutions are based in the area. Nuremberg is home to three large universities, making it the second-largest location for higher education in Bavaria.
The city’s cultural scene provides plenty of possibilities for students and professionals during their free time. The city center is a paradise for shoppers, while the many cafés and traditional bars in the historic old town are the perfect place to enjoy a little Franconian flair. The excellent public transport network of subways, buses and trams makes getting around the city quick and easy.
Nuremberg also has plenty to offer for history lovers as it is almost 1,000 years old. Its most famous landmark is the 900-year-old Imperial Castle. The city’s mix of historic buildings and modern architecture are a reflection of its history. It also boasts a wide range of museums that offer visitors an opportunity to learn more about its past.
Nuremberg offers a broad selection of leisure activities to suit all tastes. With the 1. FCN soccer team, the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers and many more successful regional sports teams, fans of all sports are sure to find something that caters to their interests. Concerts in different genres and many open air events, such as Klassik-Open-Air and Rock im Park, draw thousands of spectators to venues like the Nuremberg opera house and Luitpoldhain park.
It’s always possible to find green spaces to relax in one of Nuremberg’s parks or gardens, by the river or at the lake. There are also many beautiful areas in the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region, such as the Franconian Lakes and Fränkische Schweiz.
If you still find yourself wanting to travel further afield, Nuremberg’s train station and Albrecht Dürer Airport Nürnberg have excellent connections to the rest of Germany and the world.
Fürth – a historical city on the River Pegnitz
Alongside Erlangen and Nuremberg, Fürth (German) is one of the main three cities in the region of Middle Franconia. It borders Nuremberg and is just a short train or car journey away from Erlangen. Located at a scenic part of the River Pegnitz, Fürth is a lively city that also has plenty of green areas.
From an economic perspective, it is most famous for its toy industry and for its large number of breweries. It is also a key location for science and research. Its main landmark is the Venetian-style town hall, one of the city’s most important historical buildings.
Fürth also has a range of cultural activities to offer with its culture forum, theater and Comödie. The highlight of the cultural calendar is the Michaeliskirchweih beer festival, which draws visitors from across the city and beyond. The Grafflmarkt, a flea market lasting several days, Gustavstraße, home to many bars and restaurants, and the medieval Christmas market held during advent are also worth a visit. The city’s soccer team, Spielvereinigung Greuther Fürth, its range of parks and its attractive location on the banks of the River Pegnitz all add to the unique charm that Fürth brings to the region.
Erlangen – Bavaria’s smallest city
Just half an hour away from Nuremberg is the city of Erlangen (German), former home of the Huguenots and a key location for Siemens. The majority of the around 38,000 students at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) are based in Erlangen. The city also offers plenty of career opportunities for graduates, as it is home to many global companies.
Erlangen has a great cultural scene. Acoustic art and puppet theater are just as at home in the city as the poetry festival, the International Comic Salon, and of course the Bergkirchweih beer festival. It also has a rich history which rivals that of Nuremberg.
All of this, combined with the special flair of Erlangen’s old town and the Schlossgarten park in the center of the city, makes Bavaria’s smallest city a unique location for a university.