Shanghai Ranking 2021: FAU in the top 100 universities in five subjects

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Telecommunication Engineering once more in first place in Germany.

In the latest Shanghai ranking, FAU is once more among the world’s best 100 universities in five subjects, including four times in Engineering: Energy Science and Engineering (46th place), Telecommunication Engineering (58), Metallurgical Engineering (64), Medical Technology (69) and Chemistry (99) all defended their place in the top 100.

Ten subjects at FAU reached the top 10 in Germany: like last year, Telecommunication Engineering made it to first place, closely followed for the second time in a row by Energy Science and Engineering in second place, with Chemical Engineering again taking third place. Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering each came in at 5th place. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology are 6th, and Mechanical Engineering is 7th. The subjects Chemistry and Business Administration are both in 9th place.

Cutting-edge research at FAU: Telecommunication Engineering and Energy Science and Engineering

Research into telecommunication engineering and energy science and engineering is carried out at the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Communication Engineering (EEI). Researchers have been conducting cutting-edge research in the three focal areas of electrical energy technology, information and communication technology and electrical systems for several years now. Just recently, the German Research Foundation (DFG) approved a new research training group and a new collaborative research centre.

The collaborative research centre, for example, will develop methods and technologies during the course of the next four years that will provide new fundamental knowledge about linking internal biomedical processes with information from external movements that can be recorded using sensors. More information is available on the departmental website.

About the ranking

The Shanghai Ranking, officially known as the Academic Ranking of World Universities, has been published on an annual basis by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University since 2003. A total of 54 individual subjects are assessed from the fields of natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, medical sciences and social sciences on the basis of various indicators. The ranking focuses on research. Indicators taken into consideration include research publications, citations, Nobel prizes and Fields medals. More than 4000 universities from 93 countries were evaluated and 1,800 listed in this year’s ranking.

The entire ranking and further information is available on the Shanghai ranking website.

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