Welcome to the city-campus in Nuremberg

Top research and teaching of international renown, a strong practical focus, outstanding networks with the business world and consistent quality assurance are the success factors of the School of Business, Economics and Society (WiSo). The School’s continually expanding global network in research and teaching is of great benefit to students and researchers.

The global network that has continued to expand throughout the School’s history plays a key role in the development of the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region. In this network, the School works closely with businesses, the public sector, and other parts of the University. Top research is a mission with a long tradition for the School of Business, Economics and Society.

The WiSo campus is right in the heart of one of Germany’s most important economic regions. The majority of courses at the School are held at its campus in the center of Nuremberg. Students feel the business and social pulse of this thriving metropolis. The location puts students within reach of global companies, renowned service providers and cutting edge think-tanks.

Founded as a college with a strong practical focus, the School continues to be a university think-tank and a sought-after local partner in the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region.


Those who study hard, should play hard

In addition to the dynamic economy, cutting edge research and world class education, Nuremberg’s Metropolitan Region also boasts an enviable combination of history, culture and quality of life. Both locals and visitors enjoy the magnificent landscape, cultural landmarks, culinary diversity and sporting highlights. The location of the campus right in the center of Nuremberg makes it easy to combine university obligations with recreational activities. Having classes in the city center is also a great way to meet people, discover what the region has to offer and integrate into German life and culture quickly. It is, after all, important to remember that while the goal is to open doors with impressive qualifications, opportunities and travel shouldn’t be neglected.


A real gem: 5 reasons to love Nuremberg

1. Innovation

FAU has been ranked the #1 most innovative university in Germany and #5 in Europe by Reuters. This is supported by partnerships with startups and local innovation labs, think-tanks and startup incubators like JOSEPHS and ZOLLHOF. Nuremberg has got a fun, fast-paced and innovative metropolitan environment. Tip: One can also count the thriving beer culture as part of continuing regional innovation.

2. Job opportunities

The businesses in the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region are long accustomed to the 38,000 strong student population. The job market is both large and diverse. Good to know: Since the School of Business, Economics and Society places great value on practical experience while facilitating meetings between business and students, interesting work opportunities are abound.

3. Arts and Culture

Germany’s most famous artist came from Nuremberg: the multifaceted Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528). The Albrecht-Dürer-Haus, where the world-famous artistic genius lived and worked, is the ‘Historic Mile’s’ main attraction. Nuremberg’s Germanisches Nationalmuseum is one of the world’s largest German art and culture museums, both the Neues Museum and the Kunsthalle are home to many magnificent masterpieces. And the Museum Industriekultur, the Spielzeugmuseum and the Deutsche Bahn Museum pay homage to the history, ingenuity and significance of the machine age. Tip: A visit to the historical Kunstbunker in the centre of Nuremberg represents a journey through the past, present and future.

4. Sports and Recreation

The locals live for their soccer team, 1.FC Nürnberg, also called ‘der Club’. Those looking to quickly make friends off-campus might consider learning the fan songs while catching a match in the stadium or a local bar. All kinds of other sports are also popular including windsurfing in the Franconian lake district or climbing expeditions to the nearby hilltops of the so-called Franconian Switzerland – attractive destinations in and around Nuremberg are quickly reached. The region has the highest concentration of breweries per capita worldwide. That’s great for quenching the thirst of those wandering between romantic lakesides and rocky formations. Tip: The university’s sports infrastructure for students is comprehensive. Engaging in some physical activity does wonders for clearing the mind!

5. Cost of living

The cost of living in Nuremberg is significantly less than in most of Germany’s other major cities. The rent for apartments and rooms in shared flats is as low as 200 €/month. That translates to big savings every semester—money that can be put to good use elsewhere! In addition to private sector accommodation, the university itself provides housing for 3,700 students. A discounted ticket for the regional public transportation for all students allows for an easy commute in a safe region. Tip: The neighboring city of Fürth is connected via the subway system and is even more economical than Nuremberg. And if you want to study in Germany, you’ll be happy to know that public universities like WiSo do not charge tuition fees for Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes. The German free tuition system is available for all foreign students, regardless of their country of origin.


Worldwide connections: International partnerships

Be it Europe, Asia, America or Africa – the School of Business, Economics and Society is connected to the world. With over 140 partner universities in 50 countries, FAU is an integral part of an international network. In fact, students studying at our partner universities can even complete part of their curriculum in Nuremberg. Furthermore, our cooperations with top universities around the globe enable our scholars to conduct research outside their fields and beyond our borders.


For more information about WiSo Nuremberg, please visit www.wiso.fau.eu