We share our academic expertise at the political, economic and societal levels through consulting and advisory services. Be it organisations, companies or individuals – we advise our partners taking into consideration the latest scientific findings and adhering to the principles of academic quality and independence. We provide our partners with valid, scientifically founded information to help them make decisions.

Well Advised: Five Reasons for Advisory Services and Consulting

  1. Subject range
    The range of subjects for advisory services and consulting by our researchers is as broad and diverse as the fields of study at our comprehensive university. It ranges from questions on peace, safety and risk assessment for political stability or natural disasters, to social challenges, nutrition, economic and legal assessments and forecasts, to issues of knowledge policy.
  2. High quality 
    Our work meets the highest academic standards. Our goal is to obtain valid findings for our partners and to present them in a comprehensible way.
  3. Scientific problem-solving potential
    Our researchers detect problems and their causes. Based on systematic evaluations, we help you to clarify your questions, work on problem-solving strategies and overcome your challenges.
  4. The latest research findings 
    Our researchers are well connected in the scientific world, follow the latest developments in research, and regularly participate in national and international conferences. They will gladly help you to exploit current research results for your cause.
  5. Independent expertise
    Our researchers are independent and committed to the principle of academic accuracy. They give impartial advice free from the influence of third parties.

Ask us for advice

Are you seeking advice? Would you like a consultation? Do you know any researchers who could help you with your project? Do not hesitate to contact us with your questions, whether you are contacting us as a private person or as a representative of a political party, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) or a company.

Selected Examples

Our researchers offer a broad and diverse spectrum of advisory and consulting services. Would you like to find out more? Here we present some examples of the University’s past advisory and consulting services.

The Institute for Food Hygiene at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine offers a broad range of services, including for example:

  • Support with legal issues
  • Consulting on matters of process engineering or nutritional science for product development
  • Recommendations for a rapid implementation of state-of-the-art methods based on international standards
  • Preparation of certificates of marketability
  • Determining the nutritional value of food in accordance with the provisions of current food labelling legislation.

Moreover, the Institute of Food Hygiene is part of the nutriCARD competence cluster. One of the institute’s main focuses in this project is the development of heart-healthy meat products. The products are analysed and evaluated in the institute’s accredited microbiological and chemical laboratory.

The Centre for Onomastics at Leipzig University has an advisory centre specialising in the origin of proper names, called “Namenberatungsstelle” NBS. The NBS, together with the German Association for Onomastics (“Deutsche Gesellschaft für Namenforschung e.V.”) conducts scientific analyses of proper names. With the help of a large special collection, specialist literature on onomastics and modern technical tools, experienced scholars prepare reports on first names, surnames, place names and other types of names. Would you like to explore the meaning of your family name? Are you expecting a child and need help finding the right name? Please do not hesitate to contact the NBS experts with your questions.


Researchers from the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) are involved in the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). The internationally recognised body provides policy-makers with objective and reliable information on the status and development of biological diversity and on the productivity of ecosystems.

Dr Guy Pe’er, for instance, is an observer for the Society for Conservation Biology. Dr Marten Winter is a member of the “Knowledge and data for political decision-making processes” task force and of the “Assessment of invasive alien species”expert group .

The Forschungsstelle Kommunale Energiewirtschaft (FKE), which is a research centre for the municipal energy industry at Leipzig University’s Institute for Infrastructure and Resource Management (IIRM), analyses structural change in the energy sector. In close partnership with municipal energy suppliers, it devises strategies that allow them to overcome the challenges of the energy transition while at the same time fulfilling their mandate to ensure the provision of public services in an economically stable manner. The FKE advises energy suppliers, state institutions and trade associations on issues of sustainability, profitability and innovation. A joint initiative of the gas corporation VNG AG and the municipal services of Leipzig (Stadtwerke Leipzig), it was founded in 2007 in cooperation with the Faculty of Economics and Management Science.

The Competence Centre for Municipal Infrastructure Saxony (KOMKIS) is part of the Institute of Public Finance and Public Management (PFPM) at the Faculty of Economics and Management Science. It offers practical advice and scientific analyses for municipal issues and topics. As an independent service provider, it makes its knowledge available through studies, events, project analyses or in personal meetings. KOMKIS offers a scientific perspective and participates in discussions between local and regional authorities, thus contributing to a better understanding of local budgetary policy issues. Moreover, it identifies efficiency potentials and develops concepts for solutions.

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