THE World University Ranking by Subject – FAU performs well in national and international competition
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) has performed well in the international subject ranking published by Times Higher Education by maintaining its excellent positions and gaining ground in Medicine and Psychology.
Business and Economics at FAU is once more ranked among the top 200 worldwide and continues to hold ninth place in the national ranking. Subjects listed in the top 200 include Computer Science (national rank 11), Life Sciences (national rank 15), Engineering (national rank 6) and Psychology for the first time (national rank 15). Medicine, including dentistry, performed particularly well this year, counting among the top 200 internationally and entering the top 10 in Germany for the first time, coming in at 9th place.
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings has been published annually since 2004. It is compiled in collaboration with Elsevier and counts as one of the most influential international university rankings beside the QS World University Ranking and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). In the current edition, more than 1500 top universities were evaluated based on 13 indicators relevant to teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook.
The complete ranking is available on the Times Higher Education website.
WiSo with top values in CHE ranking
In the current university ranking of the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHE), WiSo scores well: The subjects business informatics, economics and industrial engineering convinced especially in the category “support at the beginning of studies” with top marks.
The category evaluates measures and offers from universities to support their first-year students in getting started, such as orientation weeks, individual counseling, virtual learning platforms and student mentoring. All subjects examined at FAU reached the top group here.
Business Informatics and Economics also scored well in the category of degrees within a reasonable time (Winf: Master; WiWi: Bachelor). Winf also scores excellently in the category International Orientation (Master), WiWi in Doctoral Studies per Professor. The Master’s program International Information Systems (IIS) stands out in particular: it achieves full marks in the categories “student mobility”, “foreign language skills” and “intercultural competence”.
The School of Business, Economics and Society achieved excellent results in the WirtschaftsWoche Uni-Ranking 2020. The FAU’s Industrial Engineering and Management program was once again among the ten best universities in Germany and, with an 8th place, was able to maintain its good ranking.
The School of Business, Economics and Society achieved excellent results in the WirtschaftsWoche BWL-Ranking 2019. Nuremberg’s business economists are among the strongest in research in the German-speaking world and rank 12th in a nationwide comparison. In the German-speaking world (including Switzerland and Austria), the department ranks 19th. With Prof. Dr. Nadine Gatzert, Chair of Insurance Economics and Risk Management and Prof. Dr. Sven Laumer, Schöller Endowed Chair of Information Systems, especially Digitalization in Business and Society, two of the top 10 researchers under 40 years of age in Germany, Austria and Switzerland belong to the Department of Economics and Social Sciences. Prof. Dr. Alexander Brem, Chair of Technology Management, is also one of the most research-oriented business economists under 40 years of age. In the author ranking, which covers publications from 2014-2018, the department is represented by Prof. Dr. Gatzert, Prof. Dr. Brem, Prof. Dr. Laumer (each TOP 5%) and Prof. Dr. Dirk Holtbrügge, Chair of Business Administration, especially International Management (TOP 10%). In the lifetime ranking, Prof. Dr. Gatzert, Prof. Dr. Laumer and Prof. Dr. Holtbrügge also placed among the TOP 5%.
In the annual international university rankings published by the London university education magazine Times Higher Education, FAU convinces with its positions in the various THE subject rankings: In economics, the university ranks 11th nationally (187 internationally). Computer Sciences is also ranked 11th in Germany and 120th internationally, while FAU is ranked 14th in the field of Health (Clinical, pre-clinical & health) (international: 151) and 19th in the Humanities (international: 194). In the indicator research income from industry, the university scores particularly well in the subject rankings. The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration and the Humanities are the leaders in this category in Germany (international: 1 and 22 respectively). Computer science and health care are among the TOP 10 (6th place each; international: 33 and 35 respectively).
CHE ranking 2017/2018
The School of Business and Economics has once again performed excellently in the Centre for Higher Education’s (CHE) current university ranking and is ranked among the best for business law, information systems, industrial engineering and management, and business studies.
Information systems and business studies were each awarded top marks in two categories. Both subjects were praised for the support offered at the beginning of study programmes, as was industrial engineering and management. In addition, information systems was rated highly for the number of its research publications, and business studies for the high number of students completing their degree course within a reasonable time. Business law also scored well in this category. Law was in a strong mid-table position in the categories of doctoral degrees, research funding acquired and the support offered at the beginning of study programmes.
The CHE collects data for its university ranking once a year. One third of the subjects are re-evaluated each time. Information from more than 300 universities and institutes of higher education in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands is incorporated into the ranking. In addition to data on studying, teaching, equipment and research, the ranking also includes assessments by students regarding the study situation as well as the reputation of the subject areas among the professors of individual subjects.
Handelsblatt VWL-Ranking 2017
The School of Business, Economics and Society achieved excellent results in the Handelsblatt VWL-Ranking 2017. For example, the Nuremberg economists are among the strongest in research in the German-speaking world and rank 11th in a nationwide comparison, and 18th in the German-speaking world (including Switzerland and Austria), an improvement of one place compared to the last ranking of 2015. The front-runner is the University of Zurich ahead of the University of Mannheim.
In the Lifetime Achievement VWL Ranking, both Prof. Dr. Matthias Wrede and Prof. Regina T. Riphahn, Ph.D. are among the top 200, Prof. Dr. Claus Schnabel among the top 250. And the department also scores well with young scientists. Prof. Dr. Christian Merkl is among the Top 50 economists under 40 years of age in the German-speaking world. The ranking, commissioned by the Handelsblatt and the Verein für Socialpolitik, uses a points system to evaluate the number of published professional articles and the reputation of the medium in which they were published. It is updated every two years and includes all economists from German-speaking countries who conduct research in Germany or abroad.
The FAU and the School of Business, Economics and Society are once again among the leaders in the current university ranking of the Center for Higher Education Development (CHE): They are among the leaders in the subjects of business law, business informatics, industrial engineering and business sciences. Business Informatics and Business Sciences achieve top grades in two categories each. Both subjects are just as convincing as Industrial Engineering and Management when it comes to support at the beginning of studies. In addition, Business Informatics is convincing in the number of scientific publications and Business Sciences shine with a particularly large number of students who complete their studies within a reasonable time. Business law also scores in this category. In the middle of the field, law is also found in the categories doctorates, research funds raised and support at the beginning of studies. Once a year, the CHE compiles the data for its university ranking. One third of the subjects are newly examined each year. Information from more than 300 universities and colleges in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands is included in the ranking. In addition to data on studies, teaching, equipment and research, it also includes student assessments of the study situation and the reputation of the departments among professors in the individual subjects.
Handelsblatt VWL-Ranking 2015
Excellent placement in Handelsblatt VWL-Ranking 2015
The School of Business and Economics achieved excellent results in the Handelsblatt VWL-Ranking 2015. In this ranking, which looks at the field of economics, the School’s economists are rated as some of the best researchers in the German-speaking world, coming in at number 11 in Germany. In the part of the ranking that focuses on individual researchers, Prof. Dr. Matthias Wrede and Prof. Regina T. Riphahn, PhD, are included in the top 200 for their lifetime achievements. The School’s young researchers also did well, with Prof. Dr. Christian Merkl and PD Dr. Boris Hirsch ranked among the top 100 economists in the German-speaking world under the age of 40. The ranking, which is conducted for Handelsblatt and Verein für Socialpolitik, is based on a points system that assesses the number of publications and the reputation of the journals in which they are published. It is revised once every two years and covers all economists from German speaking-countries, including those who are based abroad.
Handelsblatt BWL-Ranking 2014
FAU and School of Business and Economics among top 25 in the German-speaking world for business studies (Handelsblatt BWL-Ranking 2014)
FAU is rated among the top 25 research universities in the German-speaking world in the Handelsblatt BWL-Ranking, which focuses on business studies. In addition, Prof. Dr. Nadine Gatzert (Chair of Insurance Economics and Risk Management) and Prof. Dr. Dirk Holtbrügge (Chair of International Management) both appear in the rankings of individual researchers, which rate the top 100 best research contributions, the top 100 researchers under 40, and the top 250 international lifetime achievements. The ranking has been published once every two years since 2010 and rates the strongest research institutions in the field of business studies in the German-speaking world. The study is based on international standards for evaluation in the field of business studies. To produce the ranking, Handelsblatt collects data on all studies that researchers from German-speaking countries have published in the most important business journals. In addition to the number of publications, the quality of the journals in which they appear is also considered. The School of Business and Economics was already ranked in the top 25 in 2013.
CHE Ranking 2014
Business and economics at FAU among the best (CHE 2014)
The School of Business and Economics at FAU achieved outstanding results in the latest university ranking by the Center for Higher Education (CHE). FAU is rated among the top universities for research, international orientation and study conditions. Business and economics at FAU also achieved good results in the individual subject ranking, and is rated above the average in almost all areas, from the range of courses to the library facilities. ‘Overall our students have given us an excellent assessment – and we are delighted,’ says Prof. Dr. Matthias Wrede, speaker of FAU’s School of Business and Economics.