Our profile consists of three strategic research fields covering a total of nine research profile 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.
Changing Orders in a Globalised World
As one of the University’s three strategic research fields, this field deals primarily with processes of social organisation and globalisation. It is subdivided into the research profile areas of “Global Connections and Comparisons” and “Contested Order”.
Sustainable Principles for Life and Health
This strategic research field comprises four research profile areas that investigate the foundations of life and health in humans, nature and the environment. Researchers work in transdisciplinary projects to advance basic and applied research and its transfer into society.
Intelligent Methods and Materials
The researchers work together on topics involving language and the digital age, investigate the properties of molecules to complex nanostructures or cell mechanics, and deal with structural questions in mathematics, physics and computer science.