About University of Leipzig
Leipzig University was founded in 1409 making it one of the oldest universities in Germany. It is an interdisciplinary, international comprehensive university.
On its ambitious path to becoming a European top-level university and internationally recognised seat of research and learning for young scholars the University draws on an extensive range of subject areas. Crossing boundaries of traditional academic disciplines, international collaboration, networking with non-university research institutes and business are not just traditions of the University but are also the basis of its academic excellence.
As a university steeped in tradition, Leipzig University has always become stronger when emerging from difficult transitions. The phase after the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 was dominated by a virtually complete restructuring of the humanities and social sciences while the life sciences and natural sciences were adapted to new accents in research and teaching. The fundamental reformation of its structures and courses of study was also combined with the opportunity to promote interdisciplinary collaboration from the onset and take advantage of arising synergies.
Leipzig University has been placed as the best university in the New Laender and among the top 25 in Germany in the fourth consecutive year (by the Shanghai Ranking).
The city of Leipzig is a centuries-old trading centre as well as scholarly and cultural centre that has a heritage of international relations, cosmopolitan attitudes and cultivating tradition and tolerance. The major features of Leipzig and the University are a state-of-the-art infrastructure with attractive surroundings where everything is just one step away. A survey of the European Commission indicates that Leipzig is among the three big cities in Europe where life is most worth living while the New York Times calls it one of the top ten destinations.
QS World University Rankings 2014
QS World University Rankings 2013
QS World University Rankings 2015