Fakultät für Sozialwissenschaften und Philosophie

Political scientist Richter appointed to platform for rebuilding Ukraine

Professor Solveig Richter, a political scientist at Leipzig University, has been appointed by the German government to the “Platform Wiederaufbau Ukraine”, an initiative to help rebuild the country that will begin its work with a kick-off event in Berlin on Monday (27 March).


Man Zhang on China’s role in the war in Ukraine

The war against Ukraine continues, China's position remains unclear even after President Xi's visit to Moscow. Dr Man Zhang from the Research Centre Global Dynamics (ReCentGlobe) at Leipzig University talks about possible motivations of the Chinese government, especially with regard to a mediating…


Three students from Ukraine report on their everyday life in Leipzig

For about nine months now, students affected by the war in Ukraine have been taking language courses at the Studienkolleg Sachsen to prepare them to study in Germany. We talked to some of them about what they have learned so far, their everyday life in Leipzig and their hopes for the future.


The Ukraine Network Provides Support

For decades now, the Herder Institute at Leipzig University has partnered with the Department of Germanic Philology and Translation at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. When Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine began in February 2022, the partners in Leipzig did their utmost to…

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Some 7000 new students commence studies at Leipzig University

Leipzig University will welcome its new students tomorrow (Wednesday, 12 October) at the enrolment ceremony in the Gewandhaus. Around 7000 first-semester students started the winter semester on 1 October. This number will increase in the next few weeks as the clearing procedure continues, with some…

Graduiertenakademie Leipzig

On the situation of Ukrainian academics: “You really can relate to the individual fates of the people in Ukraine”

Since the outbreak of war in Ukraine on 24 February, our university has seen an increase in requests for guidance – and not just from students who have fled the war. An increasing number of Ukrainian researchers are getting in touch with Leipzig University with a wide variety of concerns. In the…



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FAQs about Studying

The International Centre has compiled key information for prospective and current students and doctoral researchers at our university. Find out about studying, finding your feet in Leipzig and special support services.

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Research Funding

We present funding opportunities for Ukrainian researchers and list the requirements of various funding bodies related to existing and future partnerships with Russia and Belarus.

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Eine Frau steht im Labor und kontrolliert mit einem Messgerät biometrische Daten von Pflanzen.

FAQs for academics

The International Centre has compiled information for academics affected by the war in Ukraine and its repercussions. This information is intended to provide an initial impression of Leipzig as a centre of science.

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Help and Resources

Many members of the University community and civil society are helping Ukrainians in all sorts of ways. The German version of this page contains more information, including details of a fundraising campaign and various events.


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