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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Leibniz-Preisträger 2021: Professor Nico Eisenhauer.
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Die Forscher des neuen Fernerkundungszentrums untersuchen die Dynamiken von Ökosystemen und Wasserressourcen im globalen Wandel.
Neuropathologin Dr. Ruth Stassart

The Minds Behind Our Research

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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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.

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Spotlight on Biodiversity

At iDiv, researchers from 30 nations are working on the foundations for the sustainable management of biological diversity.

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German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research

Abgebildet ist das iDiv Ecotron mit 24 EcoUnits. Die EcoUnits sind identische Einheiten, in denen Ökosysteme beherbergt und erforscht werden können.
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Global Perspectives

The ReCentGlobe is an interdisciplinary centre across several faculties. Its members use supra-regional approaches and global perspectives to investigate world religions, cultural orders, and political systems as well as how these are connected.

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Thinking Globally: Leipzig Research Centre Global Dynamics

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RSC4Earth

The centre is a joint institution of Leipzig University and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) Leipzig. Its research focuses on the dynamics of ecosystems and water resources in global change across spatial and temporal scales.

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Remote Sensing Centre for Earth System Research

Die Forscher des neuen Fernerkundungszentrums untersuchen die Dynamiken von Ökosystemen und Wasserressourcen im globalen Wandel.
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Research Projects

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DFG-Projekte

Wir sind an 20 koordinierten Programmen, die von der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) gefördert werden, federführend beteiligt. Neben Sonderforschungsbereichen, Transregios, Forschungsgruppen und Kollegs gibt es 14 Nachwuchsforschungsgruppen.

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Das Team um Professorin Verena Klemm erforscht alte arabische Schriften.

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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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Research Portal

leuris:Portal is our university’s research portal.

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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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