Science and Inventive Genius

Highly qualified recruits on the regional labor market and practical research and science are important motors for the special innovative power and future orientation of the Nuremberg region. The City of Nuremberg and its surroundings are home to 30 universities with more than 150,000 students – ideal conditions for getting future markets moving.

As center of knowledge, Nuremberg brings together the factors of success. Application-oriented research and strong interdisciplinary communication between universities and research institutions characterize Nuremberg as a base of scientific knowledge.


Universities in Nuremberg


Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg

FAU is one of the ten largest universities in Germany and one of the leading universities in Europe. Founded in 1743, FAU has a rich history. It is a strong research university with an international perspective, with around 39,628 students, 244 degree programmes, 4,000 academic staff (including over 580 professors), 171 million euros (2013) third-party funding, and 500 partnerships with universities all over the world.

Georg Simon Ohm University of Applied Sciences Nuremberg

Georg Simon Ohm University of Applied Sciences Nuremberg

Georg Simon Ohm University Nuremberg is a University of Applied Sciences with more than 12,500 students. Twelve departments provide more than 40 degree programs in engineering, business, design and social sciences.

Logo Evangelische Hochschule Nürnberg

Lutheran University of Applied Sciences

With study courses in the social, pedagogical and religious education fields, the Lutheran University of Applied Sciences promotes critical analysis and ethical reflection of professional action on the basis of Christian values. It combines theoretical content and practical experience through project study and guided practical training. The manageable size and small student groups permit personal contact between teachers and students.

Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg

Academy of Fine Arts

The Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg was founded in 1662 as the first academy of art in the German-speaking regions. The main fields of teaching are fine and applied arts.

Hochschule für Musik

Academy of Music Nuremberg

The training is broad-based, flexible and practical. Besides the main artistic and artistic pedagogical subjects, there are traditionally two study courses in accordion and classical saxophone, which are otherwise hardly offered in Germany.

Private universities in Nuremberg

ibs International Business School Nuremberg

This university teaches business with an international connection and practical subjects. Practical training in Germany and abroad is an integral part of the training.

University of Applied Economics & Management

This university offers a broad-based business study course with evening and weekend lectures for people already in employment and trainees.

Universities within a radius of 100 km of Nuremberg

Research institutions

There are a number of noted research institutions in Nuremberg and the region


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