The project funding provided by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Federal Ministry of Health, and the Saxon State Ministry of Science and the Arts plays a major role in our university’s research achievements. Here you will find a list of current and recently completed projects with funding in excess of 500,000 euros.

Farbfoto eines Operationssaales mit verschiedenen technischen Geräten und einem Dummy-Menschen auf einer Liege
The smart operating theatre is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Photo: Leonie Lang, ICCAS

Federal Ministry of Education and Research

NAKO: German National Cohort (GNC) – National Cohort Study Centre for Research on Widespread Diseases

Project director: Professor Markus Löffler (Faculty of Medicine, Institute for Medical Informatics, Statistics and Epidemiology)
Term: 2014–2023

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nutriCARD: Competence Cluster for Nutrition and Cardiovascular Health

Project director: Professor Peggy Braun (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Institute of Food Hygiene) and Dr Tobias Höhn (Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy, Institute of Communication and Media Studies)
Term: 2015–2021

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HI-MAG: Helmholtz Institute for Metabolic, Adiposity and Vascular Research

Scientific director: Professor Michael Stumvoll (Faculty of Medicine; University Hospital, Department of Endocrinology and Nephrology)
Term: 2016–2021

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Optimising Depression Treatment in Old Age: Acceptance, Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness of the Internet-Based Self-Management Programme “Trauer und Verlust”: AgE-health.de

Project director: Dr Janine Stein (Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Social Medicine, Occupational Medicine and Public Health)
Term: 2016–2021

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AgeWell.de: A Multi-Centre Cluster Randomised Controlled Multi-Component Intervention Trial on the Prevention of Cognitive Decline in Elderly GP Patients

Research head: Professor Steffi G. Riedel-Heller (Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Social Medicine, Occupational Medicine and Public Health)
Term: 2017–2021

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COMPASS: Comprehensive Surgical Landscape Guidance System for Immersive Assistance in Minimally Invasive and Microscopic Interventions

Project director: Professor Thomas Neumuth (Innovation Center for Computer-Assisted Surgery (ICCAS))
Term: 2018–2021

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ToSEE: Treatment of Benzodiazipine-Refractory Status Epilepticus in the Elderly Population

Project director: Professor Joseph Claßen (Department of Neurology, University Hospital)
Term: 2018–2023

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Specific Inhibition of the Ribosomal 50S Subunit Assembly in Bacteria as Novel Bactericidal Mechanism Unexploited by Current Antibiotics

Project director:  Professor Ralf Hoffmann (Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy, Centre for Biotechnology and Biomedicine (BBZ))
Term: 2020–2024

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Faktencheck Artenvielfalt

Project director: Prof. Dr. Christian Wirth (iDiv and Faculty for Life Sciences)

Term: 2021 – 2024

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ScaDS: Competence Center for Scalable Data Services and Solutions Dresden/Leipzig

Scientific Coordinator: Professor Wolfgang E. Nagel (TU Dresden)
Deputy: Professor Erhard Rahm (Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Institute of Computer Science)
Term: 2014–2021

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marEEshift: Marine Ecological-Economic Systems in the Western Baltic Sea and Beyond: Generic Models, Coordination and Communication

Project director: Professor Martin Quaas (Faculty of Economics and Management Science, Institute for Resource Management)

Term: 2019–2022

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XEOL-ID: Identification of Defects by Element-Specific Excitation of Optical Luminescence

Project director: Professor Claudia Sarah Schnohr (Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences, Felix Bloch Institute for Solid State Physics)

Term: 2019–2022

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DE4L: Data Economy 4 Advanced Logistics

Project director: Professor Erhard Rahm (Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Institute of Computer Science)

Term: 2019–2022

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Teaching with digital media in Saxony

Project director: Prof. Dr. Silvia Schöneburg-Lehnert (Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Sciences, Didactics of Mathematics)

Term: 2019–2022

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High-Pressure Reactions for the Production of Hydrogen-Rich Hydrides as a Path to New Superconductors

Project director:  Professor Holger Kohlmann (Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry)
Term: 2020–2024

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SO-SERVE: Social Service Engineering – Using Synergies of Work and Service Science to Improve Work on and With People

Sub-project: Technical Requirements Analysis, Design and Testing of a Framework Concept for Human-Centred and Efficient Service Work

Project director: Dr Stefan Kühne (University Computing Centre)
Term: 2020–2023

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UltraSPEC2 - Ultrakompact Spectrometer

Project director: Prof. Dr. Marius Grundmann (Faculty for Physics and Geo Sciences, Felix-Bloch-Institute)

Term: 2020–2023

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CoGeQ – Competetive German Quantum Computer

Project director: Prof. Dr. Jan Berend Meijer (Faculty for Physics and Geo Sciences, Felix-Bloch-Institute)

Term: 2022 – 2024

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MANGAN – Intelligent Metadata Extraction and Intuitive Search for Spoken Audio Content

Project director: Dr. Stephan Klingner (University Computing Center)

Term: 2022 – 2025

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Research Institute for Social Cohesion (FGZ)

Project director: Professor Matthias Middell (Leipzig Research Centre Global Dynamics and Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy, Global and European Studies Institute)
Term: 2020–2024

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The Controversial Legacy of 1989: Appropriations Between Politicisation, Popularisation and the Historical-Political Conveyance of History

Project director: Professor Monika Wohlrab-Sahr (Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy, Institute for the Study of Culture)
Term: 2018–2022

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Collaborative Project: Personalised Competence Development Through Scalable Mentoring Processes (tech4comp)

Network coordination and project director: Professor Heinz-Werner Wollersheim (Faculty of Education, Institute of Educational Sciences)
Term: 2018–2022

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LemaS-PEP – Sub-Project 19: Personalisierte Entwicklungspläne (PEP) als Instrument einer individuellen Begabungsförderung: Nachhaltige Gestaltung von leistungsfördernden Lehr-Lern-Settings im Regelunterricht

LemaS-PEP is a sub-project of the “Leistung macht Schule” research network (LemaS). As part of this research network, Junior Professor Johannes Mayer (children’s literature and primary-level literary learning) at Leipzig University is conducting his own sub-project. 

Project director: Professor Heinz-Werner Wollersheim (Faculty of Education, Institute of Educational Sciences)
Term: 2018–2022

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PoliLab: Strangers in Your Own Country? A Study on the Changeability of National Narratives Using Political Laboratories

Project director: Professor Rebecca Pates (Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy, Institute of Political Science)
Term: 2018–2021

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Meta-Project for “Cultural Education in Rural Areas” Funding Line

Project director: Professor Nina Kolleck (Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy, Political Education)
Term:  2019–2024

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MECAM: Merian Centre for Advanced Studies in the Maghreb

Project director: Professor Jörg Gertel (Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences, Institute for Geography
Term: 2020–2023

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PraxisdigitaliS: Shaping Digital Practice in Saxony

Project director: Professor Sonja Ganguin (Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy, Institute of Communication and Media Studies)
Term: 2020–2023

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DISKOS – Comparing multimodal source corpora of music

Project director: Prof. Dr. Josef Focht (Fakultät for History, Arts and Regional Sciences; Music Instrument Museum of Leipzig University)

Term: 2021–2023

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Re-Act – Rule of Law in Eastern Central Europe

Project director: Prof. Dr. Astrid Lorenz (Faculty for Social Sciences and Philosophy and ReCentGlobe)

Term: 2021–2024

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ANCIP – African non-military conflict intervention practices

Project director: Prof. Dr. Ulf Engel (Faculty of History, Arts and Regional Studies; Institute of African Studies and ReCentGlobe).

Term: 2022 – 2026

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SysMedOS: Integration of Oxidative Stress into Systems Medicine View for Obesity and Obesity-Related Complications

Project director: Dr Maria Fedorova (Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy, Institute of Bioanalytical Chemistry)
Term: 2016–2021

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MultiplEE: Sustainable Deployment of Renewable Energies with Multiple Environmental impacts – Policy Strategies to Address Environmental Trade-Offs of the German Energy Transition

Project director: Dr Paul Lehmann (Faculty of Economics and Management Science, Institute for Infrastructure and Resource Management)
Term: 2017–2022

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Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action

Artificial Intelligence for Clinical Studies (KIKS)

Project director: Professor Thomas Neumuth (Faculty of Medicine, Innovation Center Computer Assisted Surgery – ICCAS)
Term: 2020–2023

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WindNODE: The Showcase for Intelligent Energy from Northeastern Germany. Analysis, Design and Simulation of Market-Based Instruments for the Integration of Network-Appropriate Flexibilities into Intelligent Energy Supply Systems with a High Share of Renewable Energies

Project director: Professor Thomas Bruckner (Faculty of Economics and Management Science, Institute for Infrastructure and Resource Management)
Term: 2016–2021

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RAKI: Rapidly Explainable Artificial Intelligence for Industrial Installations. Sub-project: Explanations for Structured Machine Learning

Project director: René Speck (University Computing Centre, Research and Development Department)
Termt: 2019–2022

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DE4L: Data Economy 4 Advanced Logistics

Project director: Professor Erhard Rahm (Faculty of Mathematics and Computr Science, Databases)
Term: 2019–2022

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EXIST: ISC-Leipzig: International Startup Campus 

Project director: Professor Utz Dornberger (Faculty of Economics and Management Science, international SEPT programme)
Term: 2020–2024

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MoLeWa – Regional Transformation Network - Development and Implementation of a Regional Transformation Strategy in the Automotive and Supplier Industry and Industry-Related Service Sectors in the Transformation Region Leipzig

Project director: Prof. Dr. Bogdan Franczyk (Faculty of Economics, Institute for Information Systems)
Term: 2022 – 2025

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Federal Joint Committee (G-BA)

HITS - Heart failure - Individual Training, Telemonitoring and Selfmanagement

Project director: Professor Martin Busse (Faculty of Sport Science, Institute of Sport Medicine and Prevention)
Term: 2019–2022

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Saxon State Ministry of Science and the Arts

LIFE-LIFT: Infrastructure for the Research Location Leipzig

Project director: Dr Matthias Nüchter (LIFE Leipzig Research Centre for Civilization Diseases)
Term: 2018–2021

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GeoEtiology: How Does the Built and Social Environment Affect the Development of Civilization Diseases, Especially Childhood Obesity?

Project director: Professor Antje Körner (Department of Paediatrics, University Hospital)
Term: 2018–2021

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Innovative Strategies for BIoactive/Antibacterial AdvanceD ProsthEses

Project director: Professor Anette Beck-Sickinger (Faculty of Life Sciences, Institute of Biochemistry)
Term: 2020–2023

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Evaluation of a Home-Based Training and Care Programme for Physical and Mental Stabilisation in Colorectal, Breast and Prostate Cancer. Remote Patient Care and Self-Management

Project director: Professor Martin Busse (Faculty of Sport Science, Institute of Sport Medicine and Prevention)
Term: 2020–2021

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Smart Regional Development Infrastructure

Project director: Professor Gerik Scheuermann (Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Institute of Computer Science)
Term: 2020–2022

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