Founded in 1409, our university is among the oldest in Europe.
Many world-renowned figures taught or studied here and it has also been the source of major scientific developments. As an outward-looking and modern comprehensive university, we strive to be one of the leading institutions of higher education in Germany. A member of the German U15 network, today we are one of the country’s leading universities when it comes to top-class research and medical expertise.
Leipzig University comprises 14 faculties with over 130 institutes. Around 460 professors and more than 2800 academic staff conduct research and teach at our university.
With more than 150 degree programmes, our university offers a unique variety of subjects, from the humanities and social sciences to the natural sciences, life sciences and medicine.
And Internationally visible and well connected: Approximately 12% of our students are from abroad.
We cooperate with a wide variety of international partners on every continent and are expanding into a network of international research and degree programmes.