Structure and tasks

As one of the Rector’s central offices, we see ourselves as internal and external service providers for the whole University, working in the areas of press and media relations, event management, brand communication, alumni and administration.

Management

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Media team

Issues management and crisis communication, social media, central website, university magazine, internal communication, press review, press and media relations, expert service, publishing the main website and supervising decentralised web portals

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Media team

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Event management

Public events, regular events, organising and marketing events in the Paulinum, protocol and Rectorate events, internal events, Neues Augusteum visitor service

Contacts

Event management

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Brand communication

Campaign planning, corporate publishing, corporate design, digital marketing.

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Brand communication

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Leipzig alumni

We are in charge of the strategic development and evaluation of alumni work, alumni communications with various target groups as well as events for maintaining contacts and networking. We also involve alumni and support decentralised alumni activities.

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Leipzig alumni

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Administration

Merchandising, English translations, photo database and image research, presentation material, illustrations and design, administration and forwarding enquiries, customer relationship management

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Administration

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German diagram presenting the varous tasks of the Office for University Communications.
German diagram presenting the varous tasks of the Office for University Communications. Credit: Thomas Häse

Mission statement

The Office for University Communications is central to science and brand communication at Leipzig University. We promote a broad dialogue between members of the University community, multipliers and the public, always aware of our responsibility in terms of reliable, comprehensible communication that provides context and orientation. To achieve this, we support our dialogue partners in building networks, being well informed, and being able to communicate accordingly. We use a variety of channels and event formats for this purpose.

One of our central tasks is to help shape and communicate Leipzig’s strategic goals and achievements as well as how the Alma mater Lipsiensis sees itself. Through our work, we raise the University’s national and international profile. We want to promote the interest of students, researchers, friends and supporters in the University, integrate Leipzig into the city and region, and offer a space for dialogue and networking. We empower researchers to engage in targeted science communication.

We offer targeted services to our communication partners both inside and outside the University. Together, we work on presenting our institution both externally and internally, with the aim of creating a uniform Leipzig University brand. We pay attention to the internal and external impact of what we do and endeavour to act responsibly, carefully, sustainably and transparently.

We review the results of our work in order to enhance what we do. In our ever-evolving work environment, we recognise the importance of continuing professional development as well as internal and external networks, especially with other higher education institutions. As a university communications team, we see ourselves as facilitators who provide important overarching transfer services and promote identification with our university.

The foundations of our work include:

Management

Dr Madlen Mammen

Dr Madlen Mammen

Head

Stabsstelle Universitätskommunikation
Goethestraße 6
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35013
Fax: +49 341 97-35025

 Carsten Heckmann

Carsten Heckmann

Deputy Head

Stabsstelle Universitätskommunikation
Goethestraße 6
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35021
Fax: +49 341 97 311 35025

Media Team

Our tasks: issues management and crisis communication, social media, central website, internal communication, the university magazine, press and media relations and our expert service.

 Carsten Heckmann

Carsten Heckmann

Press Officer, Issues Management and Crisis Communication

Stabsstelle Universitätskommunikation
Goethestraße 6
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35021
Fax: +49 341 97 311 35025

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Thomas Baar

Database Manager

Stabsstelle Universitätskommunikation
Verwaltungsgebäude
Goethestraße 6
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35072

 Susann Huster

Susann Huster

Press Officer

Stabsstelle Universitätskommunikation
Goethestraße 6
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35022
Fax: +49 341 97 311 35025

 Neele Löwenberg

Neele Löwenberg

Social Media Officer

Stabsstelle Universitätskommunikation
Verwaltungsgebäude
Goethestraße 6
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35097

 Matthew Rockey

Matthew Rockey

English Translations

Stabsstelle Universitätskommunikation
Goethestraße 6
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35076
Fax: +49 341 97 311 35025

 Karen Schwarzer

Karen Schwarzer

Online Editor

Stabsstelle Universitätskommunikation
Goethestraße 6
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35068
Fax: +49 341 97 311 35025

 Nina Vogt

Nina Vogt

Social Media Officer

Stabsstelle Universitätskommunikation
Goethestraße 6
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35026
Fax: +49 341 97 311 35025

Event Management

We take care of regular events, public events, organising and marketing events in the Paulinum, protocol and Rectorate events, internal events, as well as our visitor service and managing the information point in the Neues Augusteum.

 Tobias Eckart

Tobias Eckart

Event Manager: Public Events, Organising and Marketing Paulinum Events, Protocol and Rectorate Events and Visitor Service

Stabsstelle Universitätskommunikation
Augustusplatz 10, Room A.126
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35031
Fax: +49 341 97 311 35025

 Melanie Krähe

Melanie Krähe

Event Manager: Regular, Public and Internal Events

Stabsstelle Universitätskommunikation
Goethestraße 6, Room 03 (EG)
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35027
Fax: +49 341 97 311 35025

 Christiane Sändig

Christiane Sändig

Event Coordinator: Paulinum, Regular and Special Events

Stabsstelle Universitätskommunikation
Goethestraße 6, Room 03 (EG)
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35034
Fax: + 49 341 97 311 35025

Brand Communication

We are responsible for campaign planning, corporate publishing, corporate design and digital marketing.

Dr Katarina Werneburg

Dr Katarina Werneburg

Brand Communication, Campaign Planning and Corporate Publishing Officer

Stabsstelle Universitätskommunikation
Goethestraße 6
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35030
Fax: +49 341 97 311 35025

 Monique Erlitz

Monique Erlitz

Web Editor

Stabsstelle Universitätskommunikation
Verwaltungsgebäude
Goethestraße 6
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35079
Fax: +49 341 97-35039

 Thomas Häse

Thomas Häse

Corporate Design

Stabsstelle Universitätskommunikation
Goethestraße 6
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35019
Fax: +49 341 97 311 35025

 Matthew Rockey

Matthew Rockey

English Translations

Stabsstelle Universitätskommunikation
Goethestraße 6
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35076
Fax: +49 341 97 311 35025

 David Sachert

David Sachert

TYPO3 Administrator

Stabsstelle Universitätskommunikation
Verwaltungsgebäude
Goethestraße 6
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35032
Fax: +49 341 97 311 35025

 Susanne Schwarz

Susanne Schwarz

Web Editor

Stabsstelle Universitätskommunikation
Verwaltungsgebäude
Goethestraße 6
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35037
Fax: +49 341 97 311 35025

 Karen Schwarzer

Karen Schwarzer

Web Editor

Stabsstelle Universitätskommunikation
Goethestraße 6
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35068
Fax: +49 341 97 311 35025

Alumni

We take care of the University’s alumni network, VIP alumni, the alumni magazine, graduation ceremonies, and alumni and sponsor events.

 Christin Kieling

Christin Kieling

Alumni Coordinator

Stabsstelle Universitätskommunikation
Goethestraße 6
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35036
Fax: +49 341 97 311 35025

 Susanne Benko

Susanne Benko

Leipzig Alumni

Goethestraße 3-5, Room 1.15
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-30038
Fax: +49 341 97-39301

Administration

Our services include merchandising, English translations, our photo database and image research, presentation material, illustrations and design, administration and forwarding enquiries, and customer relationship management.

 Danny Knorre

Danny Knorre

Administration, Handling Enquiries and Customer Relationship Management

Goethestraße 6
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35025
Fax: 311 35025

 Julia Trebs

Julia Trebs

Administration, Handling Enquiries and Customer Relationship Management (currently on maternity leave)

Stabsstelle Universitätskommunikation
Goethestraße 6
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35025
Fax: +49 341 97 311 35025

 Tobias Eckart

Tobias Eckart

Merchandising

Stabsstelle Universitätskommunikation
Augustusplatz 10, Room A.126
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35031
Fax: +49 341 97 311 35025

 Thomas Häse

Thomas Häse

Graphic Design and Presentation Material

Stabsstelle Universitätskommunikation
Goethestraße 6
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35019
Fax: +49 341 97 311 35025

 David Sachert

David Sachert

Photo Database and Image Rights Management

Stabsstelle Universitätskommunikation
Goethestraße 6
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35032
Fax: +49 341 97 311 35025

Faculty of Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine’s dedicated press and public relations team provides the latest news from research and teaching at Leipzig University Hospital.

 Peggy Darius

Peggy Darius

Press and Public Relations Officer

Haus E
Eilenburger Straße 15
04317 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-15798
Fax: +49 341 97-15309

 Anne Grimm

Anne Grimm

Press and Public Relations Officer

Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit der Medizinischen Fakultät
Liebigstraße 27
04103 Leipzig

Telephone: 0341 97-15790
Telefax: 0341 97 15309

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Anton Stolle

Press and Public Relations

Haus E
Liebigstraße 27
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-15335
Fax: +49 341 97-15309

Strategic partners

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