Thanks to an outstanding international profile in teaching, study and research, Leipzig is among the most successful German universities when it comes to internationalisation. This is a central component of our strategic development: for expanding international research alliances, for opening up to qualified international students and young researchers, and for enhancing the international mobility of its members.
Internationalisation at Leipzig University by 2025
In line with the University’s motto, “A tradition of crossing boundaries”, we are committed to the overarching vision of reflecting the diversity of the world as a world of diversity based on science.
Our university is consciously promoting the internationalisation of teaching by offering joint study and doctoral programmes with foreign partner institutions, systematically expanding the global mobility of both students and teachers, and improving the integration infrastructure for people from other cultural regions. It equips its student members with skills needed for the globalised labour market in business, society and science. The internationalisation of research focuses on the creation of international research alliances, particularly in the different research profile areas.
Interdisciplinary objectives of internationalisation
We prepare our students for the globalised labour market in business, society and science. Based on the HRK’s internationalisation audit, in 2015 our university set itself interdisciplinary objectives for study and teaching, which we are continuing to define and expand:
Leipzig University wants to establish and use transregional alliances with selected partners. With its research profile areas, Leipzig University has identified core fields of academic growth, combining excellence from the University and non-university research partners. This is to be used more intensively for the internationalisation of teaching and study.