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.

Research in Numbers

In 2017, research projects based at Leipzig University received total funding of more than 118 million euros. This enables research into a broad spectrum of subjects, from mass insect loss to young children’s sense of fairness.

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)
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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Vorderteil eines Boots mit Ruder auf See
Drei Menschen arbeiten mit einem Laptop und zeigen auf ein Papier
Kasten mit Pipetten

Knowledge and Technology Transfer

Ein LIFE-Mitarbeiter hält eine Führung. Im Hintergrund sind zwei interessierte Zuhörerinnen zu sehen.

Transfer into Society

Research findings can be transferred to all areas of society. This includes patenting of important results, developing market-oriented application concepts and even the foundation of start-ups.

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