Research news

Find out about current research projects, award ceremonies and cooperations in the field of research at our university in our news portal.


Possible treatment for anaemia in myelodysplastic neoplasms (MDS)

In patients affected by myelodysplastic neoplasms (MDS), the body does not produce enough functional blood cells. Patients suffer from anaemia – a lack of red blood cells and haemoglobin – which can progress to acute leukaemia. Imetelstat, a new agent beyond the current standard of care, may help to…


Plant diversity stabilises soil temperature

A new study has revealed a natural solution to mitigate the effects of climate change, such as extreme weather events. Researchers from Leipzig University, the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research Halle-Jena-Leipzig (iDiv) and other research…

Research Profile

Our university’s outstanding research profile is demonstrated by our three strategic research fields, numerous alliances throughout the scientific region of Leipzig, and the large number of externally funded projects.

Farbfoto: Im Hintergrund steht ein mehrstöckiger, moderner Bürokomplex, davor ist eine Kunstinstallation in Form von großen "Betoklecksen", im Vordergrund ist eine Wiese mit roten Mohnblumen zu sehenn

Research at Leipzig University

In 2022, our university received more than 220 million euros in funding for research. This enables research on a variety of topics such as biodiversity, climate change and globalisation.

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(only in german) Ein Fächer, der Forschung und Transfer an der Universität Leipzig vorstellt

Research and transfer

Our most important research and transfer projects in 2021 at a glance – the PDF contains detailed information and the researchers’ contact information.

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Academic Careers

There are various ways to realise your dream of a career in science and academia. Once you have graduated and earned a doctorate, pathways to a professorship include conducting your own research project, heading a junior research group, or completing the habilitation process.

Studentin Marie Prötzsch (Mitarbeiterin im Akademischen Auslandsamt) und Doktorand Hakob Matevosyan, wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Institut für Kulturwissenschaften)
Das Foto zeigt einen Postdoc-Wissenschaftler der Medizinischen Fakultät, Dr. Lars White, der gerade einen Vortrag hält.
Porträtaufnahme des neuberufenen Juniorprofessoren Dr. Martin Endres
Professorin Rebecca Pates vom Institut für Politikwissenschaft bei der Aktendurchsicht, Foto: Swen Reichhold

Research Service

At Leipzig University, conducting research is one of the most important tasks of our scientists and scholars. The Department of Research Services offers a wide range of support in submitting applications to funding bodies, handling external funding, and managing project and research data.

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A ship's wheel in the bow.
Three people are seen working on a laptop and pointing to some papers.
Test tubes with pipette.

Knowledge and technology transfer

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