Three research fields with potential

Concentrating research in three strategic research areas

Leipzig University is concentrating its research in three strategic research fields. Fostering transdisciplinary cooperation, the fields include nine research profile areas which integrate the humanities and social sciences, the life sciences, and the natural sciences in roughly equal proportions.

The research fields were chosen in a year-long process, part of which involved two external expert commissions examining proposals from research groups. The aim of establishing this profile is to maximise externally funded and highly competitive collaborative research and to attract excellent scientists.

Our research fields:

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Changing Orders in a Globalised World

Changing Orders in a Globalised World is one of three strategic research fields at Leipzig University. It is dedicated to the study of globalisation processes, such as global connections and the exchange between world religions, as well as the development of human orders. Including the two profile areas of “Global Connections and Comparisons” and “Contested Order”, this strategic research field is based on externally funded research alliances such as Collaborative Research Centre 1199: Processes of Spatialization under the Global Condition.

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Sustainable Principles for Life and Health

The strategic research field comprises four research profile areas that investigate the foundations of life and health in humans, nature and the environment. Scholars from the life sciences, natural sciences, economics, the humanities, social sciences and computer science work together to advance basic and applied research and its transfer into society.

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Intelligent Methods and Materials

The Intelligent Methods and Materials strategic research field combines the profile areas of Language and Culture in a Digital Age, Complex Matter, and Mathematical and Computational Sciences. The researchers come from the humanities and social sciences, computer science, life sciences and natural sciences. They work together on interdisciplinary topics and questions.

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