Graduate School Opening Days

Welcome at the Graduate School!

We look forward to welcoming you to the Graduate School with Opening Days from September 29 - October 05, 2023.
The Opening Days are the joint kick-off event for Master students and PhD students.
You will not only get to know Leuphana and your fellow students, but you will also get a first insight into our graduate community by academically dealing with a topic.

Research >> AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) has recently been playing an increasingly important role in text and image production. The focus of the moderated panel discussion Research >> AI at the Opening Days 2023 will be around the debate of AI. We will address the question of which skills of students and lecturers need to be strengthened in order to ensure a fair handling of these tools.

Here you will find further information about the panel discussion Research >> AI

Programme Overview Masters

18th October: Master Evening Cultural Studies

The welcome by the programme directors and faculty will take place on Wednesday, 18.10.2023 from 5 - 7 pm in the Central Building. We would like to cordially invite all new and old Master students of the programmes Culture & Organization, Critique of the Present - Arts, Theory, History as well as Media and Digital Cultures to this "Master Evening". We will start at 5 pm with a short common part in the Forum and then separate by study programs in seminar rooms of the Central Building from 5:15 - 6 pm:

Time

Room

Programme

17:00 – 17:15

Central Building Forum

Welcoming

17:15 – 18:00

C 40.256

Introduction Culture & Organization

C 40.254

Introduction Kritik der Gegenwart

C 40.255

Introduction Medien und Digitale Kulturen

18:00 – 19:00

Central Building Forum

Get-together with drinks and snacks

Presentation of the semester programme of various initiatives and institutions of the Faculty of Cultural Studies

Registration and detailed programme description

The registration deadline was September 30 at 12 noon. Thank you for your registrations. We look forward to seeing you online and on campus!

Information fair of institutions

  • AStA
  • Career Service
  • Center of methods
  • Graduate School
  • International Center
  • Language Centre
  • Equal Opportunities and Family Service
  • Ombudsperson for students and lectures
  • Schreibzentrum/ Writing Center
  • Student Counselling Service & MasterSkills
  • Studierendenwerk OstNiedersachsen
  • Team Q
  • The Student Initiatives Organisation (DSi)
  • University Sports

AStA

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The General Students’ Committee (AStA) supports students as a direct source of representation for various issues surrounding their studies at Leuphana University of Lüneburg. Its work focuses on the cultural, social and political fields, distributed among specialised units and service providers. It works on a voluntary basis. All students are invited to actively shape AStA's work.

AStA's premises are situated in Building 9 on Campus.

For more information about the AStA, click here.

Career Service

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The Career Service at Leuphana University of Lüneburg offers comprehensive services in various fields of activity involving career and vocational orientation linked to programmes of study, as well as the possibility to network with the labour market.
Work experience continues to have great importance for starting a career after graduation. Through internships, students have the opportunity to get acquainted with relevant career fields and to learn how to put their skills to the test and to network with potential employers.

We provide personal advice including the following topics:

  • Vocational Orientation
  • Designing your programme of studies to closely fit the labour market
  • Developing internship strategy
  • Target-setting for a career start
  • Active networking
  • Job application

In addition, you can gain practical insights, get an early orientation and network at various events with employers. Numerous workshops and lectures in the event program offer the opportunity to prepare yourself ideally for the working world.

Career Service's premises are situated in Building 40 on Campus.

For more information about the Career Service, click here.

Center of methods

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The Center for Methods is an inter-departmental facility at Leuphana University, which focus is on disciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary teaching, research and handling of methodological issues. The objective of the Center is to provide support for students at all levels (Bachelor, Master, PhD, and beyond) with respect to education and training in methods.

Students can achieve expertise at the Center for Methods which deepens and adds to the methods that are being taught during Leuphana's study programs. The Center for Methods' manifold supply enables students of all programs and stages to strengthen their individual profile by gaining methodological qualifications. Seminars, trainings and workshops impart methods and support you in adapting your own applications in the course of your thesis as well as research papers. Our support and backup is granted during your entire studies at the Leuphana University Lüneburg, whether it is a practical seminar during Leuphana Semester or a dissertation. It is our objective to have you gaining profound methodological knowledge in addition of becoming secure in its application.

The Center of Methods premises are situated in Building 40 on Campus.

For more information about the Center for Methods, click here.

Graduate School

The Leuphana Graduate School is based on the Anglo-American model of graduate education: We regard Masters and doctoral programmes as interlocking and mutually enriching phases of study and research. Therefore, a consistently strong connection to research is part of all Masters programmes, and unique formats, such as the Doctoral Track, enable students to enter doctoral studies at an early stage.

The team of the Graduate School ensures that you can study without any issues and organises everything in the back. In addition we offer a professional and independent counselling and coaching for masters and doctoral students.
Attending our ​GradSkills programme you can acquire interdisciplinary qualifications for your studies and the time after.

On the websites of the Graduate School you can also find information about your study programme which is useful for the creation of your timetables.

Graduate School's premises are situated in Building 14 on Campus.

For more information about the Graduate School, click here.

International Center

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The International Center is responsible for managing and developing the university's international relations and the coordination of the exchange and mobility programmes. We support international students, guest researchers and staff during their stay at Leuphana, e.g. with residence issues, as well as students, lecturers and staff going abroad.

Master's students who would like to study abroad for a semester as part of their studies can find current information about exchange programs and the application process under Study and Internship Abroad here. Furthermore, you can get further information about study abroad by subscribing the newsletter of the International Office via myStudy as well as on Instagram.

International Center´s premises are situated in Building 14 on Campus.

For more information about the International Center, click here.

Language Centre

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Discover, learn and experience new languages and cultures at Leuphana University's Language Center. In all of the university’s programs of study, we promote and practice multilingualism, intercultural competence, and student mobility - all key goals of the European Union’s language and cultural policy. The high quality of teaching in the Language Center is the result of action research, drawing both on our instructors’ experiences in the classroom and their academic research.

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced learner, in the Language Center you can improve your language skills in the classroom and in projects. To help you further your own personal and academic development, we offer language classes with an intercultural focus, international tandem programs as well as language and learning counseling.

 The German as a Foreign Language program offers, in addition to its regular courses during the semester, intensive courses at different levels in March and September. International students have the opportunity to take the official DSH German Language Certificate in the Language Center.

In our Self-Access Center, the Selbstlernzentrum or SLZ, you have the opportunity to take placement tests for a number of different languages, deepen your knowledge of a language you are studying in class, or learn a language not currently taught at Leuphana University.

Language Center's premises are situated in Building 9 on Campus.

For more information about the Language Center, click here.

Medien- und Informationszentrum (MIZ)

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The Media and Information Center of Leuphana (MIZ) combines the classic service facilities library, data center and media center in one organizational unit. On the three levels of infrastructure, content and services, we offer central IT services, printed and electronic information of all kinds, a variety of service functions and comprehensive advice and support for students, lecturers and the administration of Leuphana.
The MIZ's Information Competence team provides all-semester courses on library usage and research available on Moodle. You can register on Moodle with your myStudy ID and enroll yourself in the courses. Here you can find the library courses.

For more information about the MIZ, click here.

 

Equal Opportunities and Family Service

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The Equal Opportunities Office supports the university in its aim to create an appreciative study, work and research environment for all members of Leuphana University. It therefore actively promotes a diversity-oriented and family-friendly university culture.

It offers various counselling, information, awareness raising and offer of support on the topics of gender equality, equal opportunities, diversity and inclusion and on experienced and observed discrimination and sexualised violence.
The Gender Diversity Certificate  is a voluntary program for all graduate students at the Leuphana University Lüneburg. To obtain the certificate, students have to gain 15 credit points, that are to be acquired in the modules of the Gender Diversity Certificate. In this context, students can work on their chosen gender-diversity research questions from a variety of fields.

The Family Services advises and informs on the compatibility of family and studies, on childcare and care for relatives as well as on family-friendly study conditions. Another focus is on initiating and coordinating family-friendly measures at the university such as the priority registration, the parent-child workroom, events as well as networking opportunities for students with family responsibility.

On the website of the Equal Opportunities Office  and the Family Services  you will find further information and counselling opportunities.

The premises of the Equal Opportunities Office and the Family Service are located in building 7 on campus.

Ombudsperson for students and lectures

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The ombudsperson for students and teachers at Leuphana University of Lüneburg provides neutral, impartial, confidential and, if desired, anonymous advice and support in the case of problems, complaints, conflicts, suggestions and ideas from students and teachers in daily academic life. The ombudsperson is the contact person and mediator between the various interest groups at the university and strives to find amicable solutions and developments for all parties involved in conflict situations. The ombudsperson also provides support for university-related suggestions and ideas from students. 

Ombudsperson's premise are situated in Building 10 on Campus.

For more information about the ombudsperson, click here.

Schreibzentrum/ Writing Center

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Considering the distinct needs and the linguistic and cultural background of writers, staff members and peer writing tutors at Leuphana‘s Schreibzentrum / Writing Center offer a wide range of teaching and learning formats on academic writing in German and English to students and faculty. In one-on-one sessions (consultations), we help you to develop your writing skills by providing feedback on work in progress. Our workshops deal with different dimensions of academic writing. On our wiki, you will find information on the writing process and other high-quality resources. Academic work and talking about writing are the focus of our "Writing Café.", which allow you to be productive during the semester and semester breaks. We also organize events such as Lange Nacht des Schreibens (Long Night of Writing) or writing marathons.

Writing Center's premises are situated in Building 5 on Campus.

For more information about the Writing Center, click here.

Student Counselling Service & MasterSkills

Current students can contact us if they need help in managing and coping with their study challenges. The offer of the Student Counselling Service is always confidential and free of charge.

We support you in answering  i.e. the following questions:

How can I optimally organize my Masters studies?
How do I deal constructively with learning and work problems?
What can I do if I have doubts concerning my studies?
What is the Doctoral Track and under what conditions can I apply for it?
How do I plan my prospects after completing the Masters degree?
Are doctoral studies a perspective?
What are the admission requirements for a doctorate?

The Master is an inspiring, but also busy phase in your life. In order to provide you with the best possible support in your studies, we have put together offers from four areas in the Master Skills for you:
Self-organisation: Acquire the skills to organise yourself, your studies and your master's thesis.
Scientific tools: Learn how to deal with scientific texts, how to quote correctly and how to write your exposès for your master thesis.
Personal development: Explore your strengths, motivation and skills. In this way you can put together your own individual portfolio that you can use for your studies and applications.
Coaching for different study situations: The Student Counselling Service supports you in difficult situations with individual one-on-one coachings.

Student Counselling Service & MasterSkills's premises are situated in Building 14 on Campus.

For more information about the Student Counselling Service & Master Skills, click here.

Studierendenwerk OstNiedersachsen

The "Studierendenwerk OstNiedersachsen" (student service) is a separate institution that is independent of Leuphana University. It is the partner of the students and takes care of catering in refectories & cafeterias, renting of dormitory places, student financing, psychosocial counseling, child care as well as the promotion of student culture and information for international students in Lüneburg.

The administration building is located at Munstermannskamp 3 in 21335 Lüneburg.

Further information about the Studierendenwerk can be found here.

Team Q

Leuphana's system-accredited quality management is responsible for quality assurance and quality development in the areas of study and teaching.

Discussions with students and student feedback give essential impulses for developing studies and teaching. Leuphana offers several formats for such discussions and applies regulated QM tools to ensure that the results are used to improve courses, modules, degree programmes and framework conditions.

Quality circles for all study programs usually take place once a year. Those responsible for the study programs, students and lecturers exchange experiences, discuss evaluation results and agree on measures for the quality development of the study programs. The participants of the following quality circle, the FGV and the management check the implementation of the measures.

Internal teaching evaluation at Leuphana University of Lüneburg comprises a range of university-internal surveys of (former) students and lecturers on study and teaching quality, designed, implemented and analysed by the Leuphana Teaching Evaluation team (LEva). Evaluation processes are used to gather information about teaching quality at different university levels and from different perspectives.

The questionnaire-based course evaluation (LVE) is used to evaluate the teaching of individual courses. In addition, there is the possibility of obtaining qualitative feedback in relation to one's own teaching (SHIFT!). System surveys refer to entire study programs and study framework conditions. The conception and evaluation of the system surveys is based on the student lifecycle university.

Team Q's premises are situated in Building 7 on Campus.

For more information about the Team Q, click here.

The Student Initiatives Organisation (DSi)

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The Student Initiatives Organisation (DSi) is the federal organisation of the student initiatives at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg; it promotes the cooperation between the initiatives. The DSi supports the work of the initiatives and represents their interests. In addition to this, the DSi is the starting point for all interested students who wish to get involved. This makes the DSi unique in the German academic landscape and plays an important part in the university’s life and student activities.

DSi's premises are situated in Building 3 on Campus.

For more information about the DSi, click here.

University Sports

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Are you looking for a way to compensate your stressful everyday university life and do you want to work out or relax together with your fellow students? University sport offers you the perfect opportunity to do so!
We offer a variety of fitness and course programmes in Studio 21, as well as teamsports, sport for your health, relaxation and wellness opportunities, outdoor sports, exciting events and sport excursions. Whether you are a beginner, re-starter or advanced: we have the right activity for everyone. There are also many sports activities during the semester break and the fitness area is open for you the whole year.
Highlights are our diverse university sports festival, the campus league and various volleyball tournaments, the end-of-term dance night once a semester, as well as the snow sports excursion in winter and the surfing trip in summer.
University sport is the place to go for sport, games, fun, relaxation and team spirit right on campus.
The new programme and registration starts at the same time as the beginning of the winter semester. For more information, please click here

We look forward to welcoming you to Studio 21! 

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Central Campus – site plan

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Contact

Tom Kleist
Luisa Reck

Leuphana Graduate School
Master Kick-off
Universitätsallee 1
21335 Lüneburg
masterkickoff@leuphana.de