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Chemistry, Department

Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Universitätsstraße 40
D-91054 Erlangen
Telephone: +49 9131 85-22747

Uni Erl.-Nürnb./Erlangen
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Basic information

Total number of students at the department


Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase

11/14 points

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Support in studies
subject-specific skills
methodological skills
interdisciplinary skills
Study organisation
Laboratory internships
Overall study situation
Return rate of the questionnaires


Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

The Chemistry degree programme in Erlangen is characterised by high academic demands and the close supervision of students. This applies to both the personal contact between teaching staff and students as well as the support by student tutors and the individual guidance our students receive from the study coordinator, the dean of studies and the Student Service Centre. Carefully coordinated and timed semester curricula are offered for the extensive number of courses. Examination dates are coordinated with each other.

Special features regarding the international orientation

The international orientation of the Departments is reflected both in the global cooperation with numerous international research institutions, the many international guest lecturers as well as the intensive cooperation with the Wollongong and Shenzen Universities. Based on the Master's courses in Chemistry and Molecular Science, a dual degree M.Sc. programme is offered with the University of Wollongong (Australia). In addition, the department has many Erasmus partnerships with internationally renowned universities.

Special features regarding the equipment

The Department of Chemistry in Erlangen is equipped with state-of-the-art scientific equipment which meets the highest standards in teaching and research. This includes state-of-the-art, large-scale devices which are continuously expanded and supplemented with new acquisitions, e.g. NMR, high-pressure NMR, EPR, dual-source X-ray diffractometer, UHV-SEM/STM, SQUID, various photoelectron spectroscopes, X-ray microscopes, TGA-MS, Raman spectroscopy/microscopy, electron microscope, femtosecond spectroscopy, high-performance computing, computer clusters. In 2017, the new building "Chemikum" was occupied, with state-of-the-art laboratories.

Support for founders

On-site start-up advice: Prospective company founders can take advantage of consulting services to help them set up their company. In addition, the University's Contact Point for Knowledge and Technology Transfer offers comprehensive advice and information on the topics of business start-ups and patents. As the city of the "medical valley", Erlangen has a modern start-up and innovation centre in which workplaces can be rented. In 2019, Friedrich Alexander University has been ranked 2nd in the Reuters ranking of the most innovative European universities.

Other special features

Support for doctoral studies within the framework of the Graduate School of Molecular Science; a competent and well-staffed Student Service Centre is available.

Further information about study entry phase




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Last Update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education
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