Research Focus

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Strategic Research Fields

Our university focuses on three strategic research fields. They help to foster research, in turn unlocking new potential. In them, exciting initiatives get the space and support they need on their journey to becoming strong research alliances.

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Cutting-Edge Research at a Glance

Die sächsische Wissenschaftsministerin Dr. Eva-Maria Stange (Mitte) und die Wissenschaftsminister von Sachsen-Anhalt, Prof. Dr. Armin Willingmann (rechts) und Thüringen, Wolfgang Tiefensee, unterzeichneten die Erklärung zur Verlängerung von iDiv.
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Prof. Dr. Marius Grundmann überreicht Felix-Bloch-Preisträger Dr. Ralf Wunderlich einen Blumenstrauß

Research Strategy

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The Leipzig Way

Under the motto “The Leipzig Way”, our University Development Plan 2025 focuses on further developing our research profile areas and driving forward the formation of interdisciplinary collaborative research initiatives.

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Location

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Leipzig as a Centre of Science

In Leipzig and the wider region, we are in close partnership with numerous Max Planck Institutes, Helmholtz Centres, Fraunhofer and Leibniz Institutes as well as higher education institutions and medical centres.

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Interdisciplinary Centres

There is great potential for successful research to be achieved through cooperation between different disciplines and institutions. This is why our university has created a number of interdisciplinary centres whose structure enables participants to engage in joint research and teaching.

Life Science Group

As a joint initiative of the main biotechnologiy teams in the Life Science Group at Leipzig University, the BBZ combines outstanding basic research with an internationally competitive development and exploitation platform.

BBZ website

Centre for Biotechnology and Biomedicine (BBZ)

Eine Frau im Laborkittel sitzt vor einem Superresolutionsmikroskop am Biotechnologisch-Biomedizinischen Zentrum, Foto: Dr. Heinz-Georg Jahnke
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Global Perspectives

The CAS is a centre of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy. CAS members use supra-regional approaches and global perspectives to investigate world religions, cultural orders, and political systems as well as how these are connected.

CAS website

Thinking Globally: Centre for Area Studies

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Early Childhood Development

The LFE conducts research on children between the ages of 0 and 10 as well as their parents and educators in order to understand and best promote early childhood development. The research centre is part of the Faculty of Education.

LFE website

Leipzig Research Center for Early Childhood Development

Zwei Erwachsene und zwei Kinder spielen im Leipziger Forschungszentrum für frühkindliche Entwicklung
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Research Projects

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DFG Projects

We are in charge of 19 coordinated programmes funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). In addition to Collaborative Research Centres, Transregios, Research Units and Research Training Groups, there are 11 Junior Research Groups.

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Research Portal

The Research Report serves as a research gateway for Leipzig University.

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Learn more about what our researchers are working on: here you will find research projects, publications, prizes, awards, honours, international partnerships and scientific events.

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