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Old 04-16-2009, 04:57 PM   #1
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The University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

The University of Erlangen Nuremberg (German: Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg or FAU) a university in the cities of Erlangen and Nuremberg in Bavaria, Germany. It is the second largest state university in Bavaria, having eleven faculties, 265 chairs, and 10,000 employees. Of the faculties, nine are located in Erlangen and two in Nuremberg. There are 25,814 students enrolled (winter semester 2005/2006) at the university, of which about 2/3 are in Erlangen and 1/3 in Nuremberg. There are about 2,500 foreign students.

The castle in the center of Erlangen, known to many simply as the Schloss, is home to a large part of the university's administration


The following faculties were part of the university: (sorted in the order in which they were founded)
  • Theological faculty
  • Law faculty
  • Medical faculty
  • Philosophical faculty I (philosophy, history, and social sciences)
  • Philosophical Faculty II (languages and literature)
  • Science faculty I (mathematics and physics)
  • Science faculty II (biology, chemistry, and pharmaceutics)
  • Science faculty III (geography, geology / mineralogy /paleontology)
  • Business- and social sciences faculty (1961) in Nuremberg
  • Technical Faculty (1966)
  • Pedagogical faculty (1972) in Nuremberg
In February 2007 the senate of the university decided upon a restructuring into five faculties. Since October 2007 the FAU consists of:
  • Philosophical faculty and department of theology
  • Law and business science faculty
  • Medical faculty
  • Science faculty
  • Technical faculty
Law School, School of Business and Economics

Law School

Institute of Legal History
Institute of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Criminology
Institute of German & International Private and Civil Procedural LawInstitute of Commercial and Labour LawInstitute of Constitutional and Administrative LawInstitute of Philosophy of Law and General Political Science
  • Chair of Public Law, International Law and Legal Philosophy (Prof. Dr. Grzeszick, LL. M. N.N.)
Hans-Liermann-Institute for Ecclesiastical Law
  • Chair of Ecclesiastical Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law (Prof. Dr. de Wall)
Institute of Law and Technology
  • Chair of Civil Law, Law and Data Processing, Personal Data Protection Law (Prof. Dr. Vieweg)
Institute for Legal Practice & Law

Institute of Commercial Law At present still directly linked to the Law School
  • Chair of law of taxation (Prof. Dr. Crezelius)
  • Chair of Public Law, European Law (N.N.)
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University of Erlangen-Nuremberg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen, Germany
Tel.: +49 9131 85-0
Fax: +49 9131 85-22131

Press and Communications Office
Schlossplatz 3, Erlangen
Tel.: +49 9131 85-24036
Fax: +49 9131 85-24806

Centre for Information and Advice
Schlossplatz 3, Erlangen
Tel.: +49 9131 85-23333 bzw. -24444

Central Office for International Affairs
Schlossplatz 3, Erlangen
Tel.: +49 9131 85-24800
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