Boasting a multitude of partnerships with foreign universities, our university promotes international cooperation in teaching and research. Bilateral university partnerships and our membership of the Utrecht Network are of particular importance.

Our university has partnerships with higher education institutions all over the world.

Bilateral university partnerships

Our university currently maintains bilateral agreements with 55 higher education institutions abroad. A number of our 19 bilateral partnerships with European universities have existed for many decades. These partnerships are a valuable complement to the Erasmus+ programme.

We currently have 38 bilateral agreements with higher education institutions outside Europe. They are an ideal platform for existing projects as well as for initiating new ones. Students have the chance to spend semesters abroad outside Europe. As of 2014, non-European partner universities can now also benefit from Erasmus+ funding.

In addition to university partnerships, many faculties cooperate with partner institutions abroad. A total of 14 European and 60 non-European faculty partnerships are currently in place.

Belarus:
National Academy of Sciences
Faculty of Medicine

Czech Republic:
University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Hungary
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences

Latvia:
University of Latvia
Faculty of Education

Moldova:
State University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Nicolae Testemiţanu”
Faculty of Medicine

Romania: 
University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca
Faculty of Medicine

Russia:
Moscow State University of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Economics and Management Science

Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University)
Faculty of Economics and Management Science

Russian State Hydrometeorological University, Saint Petersburg
Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences

Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Kaliningrad
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science

Serbia:
University of Belgrade
Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy

Spain:
University of Granada
Faculty of Philology – Language Centre

Ukraine:
Lysenko National Music Academy, Lviv
Faculty of History, Arts and Oriental Studies

United Kingdom:
University of St. Andrews
Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy

Argentina:
National University of Tucumán
Faculty of Philology

Bahrain:
University of Bahrain
Faculty of History, Arts and Oriental Studies

Brazil:
Brazilian Center of Analysis and Planning (CEBRAP)
Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy

Federal University of Paraná
Faculty of Philology

University of São Paulo
Faculty of Philology

Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa)
Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences

Faculdades EST
Faculty of Theology

Federal University of Pará
Faculty of Economics and Management Science

Cameroon:
University of Yaoundé I
Faculty of History, Arts and Oriental Studies

Canada:
University of Ontario
Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences

Chile:
University of Concepción
Faculty of Philology

Columbia:
University of Antioquia
Faculty of Biosciences, Pharmacy and Psychology

Cuba:
University of Physical Culture and Sport Sciences “Manuel Fajardo” (UCCFD)
Faculty of Sport Science

Egypt:
Ain Shams University Cairo
Faculty of Philology

Ethiopia:
University of Gondar
Faculty of Medicine

India:
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune
Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy

Iran:
Sharif University of Technology
Faculty of Economics and Management Science

Israel:
Bar-Ilan University
Faculty of Theology

Japan:
Shinshu University
Faculty of Philology

Aichi Prefectural University
Faculty of History, Arts and Oriental Studies (student exchange)

Mie University
Faculty of History, Arts and Oriental Studies (student exchange)

Osaka Kyoiku University
Faculty of Education

Kobe University
Faculty of History, Arts and Oriental Studies (student exchange)

Keio University
Faculty of Economics and Management Science (student exchange)

Hiroshima University
Faculty of Education

Ritsumeikan University
Faculty of History, Arts and Oriental Studies

Mukogawa Women’s University
Faculty of Sport Science

Daito Bunka University
Faculty of History, Arts and Oriental Studies (student exchange)

Jordan:
German Jordanian University, Amman
Faculty of Philology, Faculty of History, Arts and Oriental Studies

Kazakhstan:
Al-Farabi Kazakh National University
Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences

Abai Kazakh National Pedagogical University
Faculty of Education

Kenya:
University of Nairobi
Faculty of History, Arts and Oriental Studies

Kenyatta University
Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences

Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST)
(in partnership with Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia)
Faculty of Education

Malaysia:
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Faculty of Education

Mexico:
University of Guadalajara
Faculty of Philology

Mongolia:
Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences
Faculty of Medicine

Nepal:
Kathmandu University
Faculty of History, Arts and Oriental Studies

New Zealand:
Industrial Research Limited (A Crown Research Institute)
Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences
Faculty of Medicine

University of Otago
Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy

PR China:
Peking University
Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences

Fudan University
Faculty of History, Arts and Oriental Studies

Heilongjiang University
Faculty of History, Arts and Oriental Studies

Hong Kong Baptist University
Faculty of History, Arts and Oriental Studies

Rwanda:
University of Global Health Equity
Faculty of Medicine

South Africa:
University of the Free State
Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences

South Korea:
Gyeongsang National University
Faculty of Philology

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
Faculty of Philology

Chonnam National University
Translational Centre for Regenerative Medicine (TRM)

Sangmyung University, Seoul
Faculty of Education

Chung-Ang University
Faculty of Education

Sogang University
Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy

Syria:
Al-Baath University
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

US:
University of Miami
Student exchange

Pennsylvania State University
Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy

University of California
Centre for Higher Studies, Erasmus Mundus

Lutheran Theological Seminary
Faculty of Theology

Venezuela:
Ibero-American Sports University
Faculty of Sport Science

Vietnam:
Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Faculty of Medicine

Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST)
Faculty of History, Arts and Oriental Studies (SEPT)

We are proud of our diversity. That’s why our international partnerships do not focus on a particular region, but rather on the whole world.

Dr Svend Poller, Director of the International Centre

Utrecht Network

Our university is part of the Utrecht Network. This European university network promotes international cooperation between its members, and in turn internationalisation and the sharing of experience.

A total of 32 universities from 27 European countries belong to the network. Together they organise conferences, summer schools, workshops, continuing education courses and study programmes. Every year, more than 1300 students and around 200 scholars take part in academic exchanges within the network.

The Utrecht Network cooperates with Australian university partners from the Australian-European Network (AEN) and the US Mid-American Universities International (MAUI) network.

Would you like to take part in an exchange within the Utrecht Network?

Study abroad

Information about studying abroad with the Utrecht Network.

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Advice

on exchange placement, how to apply and funding

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Partners for more than 25 years

Leipzig University and Ohio University

In 2017, the partnership between our university and Ohio University in Athens (US) turned 25. As part of Ohio University International Education Week, Rector Professor Beate Schücking and nine more representatives of our university travelled to Athens from 13–18 November 2017.

Further information (in German) about the partnership between the two universities is available in the booklet published to mark the 15th anniversary.

Our common path began in 1992 at a time of change. Now it is a matter of handing over the baton to new colleagues and including further subjects.

Dr Svend Poller, Director of the International Centre

The Ohio-Leipzig European Center (OLEC) was set up in the year 2000 as a result of the collaboration between the two universities.

Leipzig offers an interesting and challenging range of courses for Ohio University students, allowing them to gain their first experience in another university system, for example in the form of summer schools. Students from the social sciences and communication and media sciences in particular take advantage of the opportunity to study for several weeks at our university’s campus during the summer.

Combining academic teaching with hands-on knowledge transfer

The interdisciplinary summer course programmes in English offer a wide range of seminars, excursions and cultural events.

Summer school participants are supervised by tutors and other staff from Leipzig University. Our International Centre can assist with the implementation of programmes by reimbursing costs.

Are you an international scientist and interested in organising a summer school for your students at our university?
Please contact Antje Schöne at the International Centre.

In addition to Ohio University, other universities also organise summer schools on our campus. One of them is the University of Arizona, which sends up to 25 students to Leipzig each year for a month-long summer course programme.

Since the winter semester 2015/2016, the Institute of Communication and Media Studies (IfKMW) and the Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University have been offering a joint double degree programme. Each year the master’s programme, which ends in an MA in Global Mass Communication (Leipzig) as well as an MSc in Journalism (Ohio), offers five students from each university the opportunity to obtain both a German and an American master’s degree within four semesters. Students spend the third semester at the respective partner university. The integrated curriculum equips students with intercultural and terminological skills as well as the corresponding certified qualifications, preparing them for positions of leadership in global media companies as well as for international research and publishing activities in communication and media. The model is unique for a course of study in this subject area and with the involvement of a German university.

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As part of the StiL project, scholars from our university organise summer schools involving guest scientists from abroad.

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