Leipzig University, Germany PDF Print E-mail

  • Founded 1409

  • 30.000 students

The Leipzig University is one of the largest institutions of higher education in the Free State of Saxony.The University comprises 14 faculties with more than 150 institutes. One of its major aims in research and teaching, however, has always been to promote inter- and trans-disciplinary work, the "crossing of boundaries" between faculties and institutes. This concept is also reflected in corresponding structures, e.g. the Center for Advanced Study or the Center for Biotechnology and Biomedicine, which constitutes the University's contribution to the Bio City Leipzig that opened in 2003.

All the centres contribute significantly to the University's academic life by offering lectures by distinguished national and international scholars, as well as colloquia and lecture series, and by focussing research activities. The encounter of the natural sciences and the humanities and the crossing of boundaries between them play a decisive role in the University's strategy for enhancing its academic reputation. Accordingly, a Leibniz Chair has been established at the Center for Advanced Study, to which internationally renowned "crossers of boundaries" are called, of whom the first was the late philosopher Georg Henrik von Wright from Helsinki.

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