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 56 higher education institutions abroad. A number of our 16 bilateral partnerships with European universities have existed for many decades. These partnerships are a valuable complement to the Erasmus+ programme.

We currently have 40 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 15 European and 78 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

Italy:
Institute for Computational Linguistics «A. Zampolli» – National Research Council of Italy
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science

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 Area 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 Area Studies

Benin:
IRGIB AfriCa
Faculty of Life Sciences

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

Unisinos University
Faculty of Theology

Universidade FUMEC
Faculty of Economics and Management Science

Universidade federal Do Pará
Faculty of Economics and Management Science

Universidade Federal do Oeste do Pará

Faculty of Economics and Management Science

Faculdade Luterana de Teologia, Sao Bento do Sul
Faculty of Theology

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

Canada:
University of Ontario
Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences

Université de Montréal
Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy

Chile:
University of Concepción
Faculty of Philology

Universidad Católica de Temuco
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

Pharos University in Alexandria
Faculty of Medicine

Ethiopia:
University of Gondar
Faculty of Medicine

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

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Faculty of Economics and Management Science

O.P. Jindal Global University
Faculty of History, Arts and Area Studies

Jawaharlal Nehru University
Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy

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 Area Studies (student exchange), Faculty of Education

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

Osaka Kyoiku University
Faculty of Education

Osaka Prefecture University
Faculty of Life, Environment, and Advanced Sciences

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

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

Konan University
Student exchange

Hiroshima University
Faculty of Education

Ritsumeikan University
Faculty of History, Arts and Area Studies

Mukogawa Women’s University
Faculty of Sport Science

Kyoto Sangyo University
Faculty of History, Arts and Area Studies (student exchange)

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

Soka University
Faculty of Education

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

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

Abai Kazakh National Pedagogical University
Faculty of Education

Kokshetau State University
Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences

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

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

University of Guanajuato
Faculty of Medicine

Ibero-American Sports University
Faculty of Sport Science

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

New Zealand:
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 Area Studies

Heilongjiang University
Faculty of History, Arts and Area Studies

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

Shanghai University of Medicine & Health Sciences (SUMHS)
Faculty of Medicine

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

Taiwan:

Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages
Faculty of Philology (student exchange)

Uganda:

Makerere University
Faculty of Medicine

US:
University of Miami
Student exchange

University of California
Centre for Higher Studies, Erasmus Mundus

Duke University
Faculty of Theology

Vietnam:
University of Medicine and Pharmacy HCMC incl cho ray hospital
Faculty of Medicine

Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST)
Faculty of History, Arts and Area 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, Head of the International Centre
Gruppenbild der Teilnehmer des Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility Partnerschaftsforums an unserer Universität
DAAD Stipendiatentreffen an unserer Universität
Teilnehmer diskutieren beim Workshop Workshop im Rahmen des Partnerschaftsforums mit Vertreterinnen und Vertretern der strategischen Partneruniversität Stellenbosch
Die Universidad de La Habana

Arqus European University Alliance

Leipzig is a member of the Arqus European University Alliance together with the universities of Bergen (Norway), Granada (Spain), Graz (Austria), Lyon (France), Padova (Italy) and Vilnius (Lithuania). The main purpose of this alliance is to promote intensive integration and cooperation at all levels as well as the exchange of experience in the areas of research and advancement of young academics, studies, teaching and social commitment. In this way, we hope to contribute to the excellence and appeal of European higher education. In order to achieve these objectives, a total of 63 activities are planned under the Arqus umbrella over the next three years up to and including 2023.

The activities are divided into six Action Lines:

  • Widening Access, Inclusion and Diversity
  • Student-Centred Frameworks for Quality Learning
  • Multilingual and Multicultural University (a priority at Leipzig University)
  • Entrepreneurial University and Regional Engagement
  • Research Support and Early Stage Researcher Development
  • Engaged European Citizens
Arqus Karte
Map showing all members of the Arqus European University Alliance. Image: University of Granada

Current calls for applications


As a member of the Arqus group, we regularly communicate and meet with our international partner universities. Please visit our news portal to find out about the latest events within the network.

News portal

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?

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