Once again top result for Industrial Engineering in the current WirtschaftsWoche ranking

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In the current WirtschaftsWoche survey, 13.2 percent of HR managers named the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg as the university from which they particularly like to hire employees with a degree in Industrial Engineering. With this value, the Industrial Engineering degree is the only degree at FAU to be among the top 10 German universities.

For this year’s university ranking by WirtschaftsWoche, more than 500 HR managers from companies with ten to several thousand employees were surveyed. They provide information about the universities and colleges of applied sciences at which they prefer to recruit their employees. The personality of the applicants is particularly important for the companies surveyed, but social commitment alongside their studies is also becoming more important. Independence and empathy of the applicants are rated higher than in previous years.

The interdisciplinary course in Industrial Engineering was introduced at FAU more than 20 years ago in the winter semester of 2000/21 in cooperation between the Faculty of Engineering and the School of Business, Economics and Society. Co-founder of the course were Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Peter Mertens, the founding father of business informatics in Germany, and Prof. Dr. Kai-Ingo Voigt (Full Professor and Chair of Industrial Management). Since then, the Industrial Engineering course has been very successfully managed and developed by Prof. Dr. Kai-Ingo Voigt and Prof. Dr. Marion Merklein.

You can find the entire ranking on the WirtschaftsWoche website.