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29 September 2022

Leipzig University involved in new major research centre

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2 May 2022

Universities in Leipzig and Halle plan central institution together with support from both states

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23 July 2021

Large-Scale Research Centre: Leipzig University Involved in Projects in the Final Round

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Ideas competition for new research centres

Two major research centres will be established in Lusatia in Saxony and in the Central German mining district. They will provide sustainable jobs that will promote structural change in these regions after coal is phased out.

Success in Federal Ministry of Education and Research’s science competition

The Center for the Transformation of Chemistry (CTC), in which Leipzig University is involved, will be expanded in the coming years into a major research centre based in Central Germany that will play a decisive role in shaping structural change in the region after the coal phase-out. This was announced by Federal Minister of Education and Research Bettina Stark-Watzinger on 29 September 2022 at a joint press conference in Berlin with the Ministers President of Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt, Michael Kretschmer and Dr Reiner Haseloff. The CTC is led by Professor Peter Seeberger, Director of the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (MPIKG) in Potsdam. The major research centre will use a transdisciplinary approach and structured partnerships between science, industry and civil society to transform chemistry into a circular economy.

Center for the Transformation of Chemistry (CTC)

Information from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research provides information on the background of the ideas competition and the selection process.

TO THE IDEAS COMPETITION

 

Farbfoto: Auf einem weißen Untergrund liegen fünf farbige Textmarker in den Farben: Lila, Orange, Türkis, Pink und Grün. Die Verschlusskappen sind entfernt und die Stifte liegen mit geöffneter Mine in einer Reihe nach oben ausgerichtet auf dem Untergrund.
Foto: Colourbox

Statement by the Chair of the University Council at Leipzig University

Portraitaufnahme von Hans-Gerhard Husung

Dr Hans-Gerhard Husung speaks about the ideas competition “Wissen schafft Perspektiven für die Region!” (Science Creating Prospects for the Region) (In German only, May 2021)

Applications for the Large-Scale Research Centre

Together with politics, business and civil society, Leipzig University and Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg want to create new prospects for the people and communities of the region after coal is phased out. The universities are involved either as coordinators or partners in the following.

Grafik des Forschungsprofilbereichs „Komplexe Materie“

CENTER FOR MEDICINE
INNOVATION

The Center for Medicine Innovation will develop integrated, digital value chains for personalised medicine and drive the transformation of the Central German lignite mining district into a high-tech region for health research.

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Participating Researchers at Leipzig University

Professor Annette Beck-Sickinger

Professor Annette Beck-Sickinger

Biochemie/Bioorganische Chemie
Institutsgebäude
Brüderstraße 34, Room 2-312
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-36901
Fax: +49 341 97-36909


Emblematische Grafik für das Forschungsprofilfeld "Nachhaltige Systeme und Biodiversität"

CLAIRE

Led by Professor Georg Teutsch, former scientific managing director of the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), CLAIRE develops scientifically based system solutions for climate protection and climate adaptation that support regional transformation processes towards a carbon-neutral and climate-resilient society.

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Participating Researchers at Leipzig University

Professor Christian Wirth

Professor Christian Wirth

Spezielle Botanik und funktionelle Biodiversität
Institutsgebäude
Johannisallee 21
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-38591
Fax: +49 341 97-38549

Professor Johannes Quaas

Professor Johannes Quaas

Theoretische Meteorologie
Institutsgebäude
Vor dem Hospitaltore 1, Room 121r
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-32931
Fax: +49 341 97-31949

Professor Martin Friedrich Quaas

Professor Martin Friedrich Quaas

Bioökonomie
iDiv BioDivForschg Lpz
Puschstraße 4, Room B.03.20
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-33249

Professor Miguel Mahecha

Professor Miguel Mahecha

Modellierungsverfahren in der Fernerkundung
Talstraße 35, Room 2-12
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-32801


Center for the Transformation of Chemistry (CTC)

The Center for the Transformation of Chemistry (CTC) aims to transform the chemical industry into a sustainable circular economy through close cooperation between science, business and society in the region. The CTC is under the leadership of Professor Seeberger, director of the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces.

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Participating Researchers at Leipzig University

Professor Detlev Belder

Professor Detlev Belder

Konzentrationsanalytik
Hauptgebäude Chemie
Johannisallee 29, Room 1-265
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-36091
Fax: +49 341 97-36115

Professor Roger Gläser

Professor Roger Gläser

Heterogene Katalyse
Technikum Analytikum
Linnéstraße 3, Room 509
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-36301
Fax: +49 341 97-36349

Professor Martin Middendorf

Professor Martin Middendorf

Schwarmintelligenz und Komplexe Systeme
Paulinum
Augustusplatz 10, Room P 629
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-32275
Fax: +49 341 97-32252

Professor Johannes Ringel

Professor Johannes Ringel

Stadtentwicklung (Urban Management)
Institutsgebäude
Grimmaische Straße 12, Room I 310
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-33744
Fax: +49 341 97-33749

Framework Conditions at Leipzig University

As a modern comprehensive university, we offer a unique variety of subjects, from the humanities and social sciences to the natural and life sciences. An innovative pioneer, we take research insights and transfer them to most all areas of society.

This is Leipzig University

Modern University,
Long Tradition

Our university is among the oldest in Europe. Many world-renowned figures taught or studied here. As a cosmopolitan and modern comprehensive university, we strive to be one of the leading institutions of higher education in Germany.

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Strategy and Development

Gebäudeansicht des Campus Augustusplatz mit Blick auf das Neue Augusteum und Paulinum der Universität Leipzig

The Leipzig Way

With interdisciplinary collaborative structures and a dynamic research profile, our academic focus is on complex, forward-looking and socially relevant issues of our time and on developing innovative solutions.

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Research From Within Our Midst, for Our Future

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

Strategic Research Fields

We are concentrating our research strengths in three strategic research fields. In them, exciting initiatives get the space and support they need on their journey to becoming strong research alliances.

Ein weißes Blatt auf rotem Hintergrund.
Ein weißer Globus auf hellblauem Hintergrund.
Eine weiße Glühbirne auf schwarzem Hintergrund.
Ein Fächer, der Forschung und Trasfer an der Universität Leipzig vorstellt

Research and Transfer

The e-paper has all our key research and transfer projects in the year 2021 at a glance – with in-depth information and the researchers’ contact details.

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Automatisierung

Transfer

To be able to transfer findings from our research into specific areas of society, supporting start-up initiatives, inventions and patents, and industry partnerships are an integral part of our knowledge and technology transfer strategy.

Why Leipzig?

In the heart of the Central German mining district, Leipzig is an outstanding centre of academia and research and, with its university, several other higher education institutions and numerous non-university research institutes, has an unusually high density of renowned scientific institutions.

Blick vom Cityhochhaus auf Leibniz-Forum, Neues Augusteum, Audimax, Paulinum, Hörsaalgebäude, Seminargebäude

Leipzig Science Network

The network deepens cooperation between higher education and non-university research institutions, strengthening Leipzig’s ability to innovate, attract funding and deliver quality research output, thus raising its and making it even more attractive.

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Our university cooperates with numerous higher education institutions and non-university research institutions in Leipzig and Central Germany. We work closely together in the areas of research, teaching and knowledge and technology transfer.