Profile of Leipzig University

Leipzig University was founded in 1409 and is one of Germany’s leading universities when it comes to top-class research and medical expertise. It offers a unique variety of subjects, from the humanities and social sciences to the natural and life sciences.

Photo: Christian Hüller

Portrait of Leipzig University

Our university has a tradition stretching back more than six centuries and many world-famous alumni. At the same time, our unique variety of subjects, international network and rich cultural life demonstrate just how modern Leipzig University is.

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Leipzig University’s Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum. Photo: Christian Hüller
Photo: Jan Woitas
Photo: Christian Hüller

Structure of
Leipzig University

Meet the Rectorate

Our university is run by the Rectorate, which is chaired by the Rector and also comprises three Vice-Rectors and the Head of Administration and Finance.

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