Gallery talks

During its anniversary year, Leuphana Graduate School invites students, doctoral candidates and all those who are interested in Graduate Education to join us in a lively debate. In the summer semester 2019, three gallery talks are scheduled to provide an opportunity for public discussion: External guests will share their visions and concerns of Graduate Education with us – bring your questions and join the discussion!


Graduate Spirit – a Must-Have at Leuphana Grad School?

While it is common for US-students to identify with their university and even remain strongly connected with their alma mater after graduation, German universities usually do not establish any kind of graduate or undergraduate cultural spirit.

But why not? Wouldn't there be an additional benefit for both sides? Come and discuss with our guests.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019  | 5 – 7pm
Leuphana University, Universitätsallee 1, Building 14 | Gallery

Courtney Peltzer-Hönicke Head of the Department of International Affairs, Universität Hamburg
Dr. Oliver Schmidt Executive Director of the German-American Fulbright Commission Berlin

Chair: Christian Brei Vice President of Leuphana University

The talk will be in English. Please note that photos will be taken at this event; these may be used by Leuphana University Lüneburg for future publicity and marketing activities.

Courtney Peltzer-Hönicke

Courtney Peltzer-Hönicke serves as Head of the Department of International Affairs at Universität Hamburg since 2014.


Dr. Oliver Schmidt

Dr. Oliver Schmidt is the Executive Director of the German-American Fulbright Commission in Berlin.

Master Individuale – Chance or Challenge of a Liberal Graduate Education?

At Leuphana College, the Studium Individuale is promoted as a program of study in the tradition of Liberal Education. It offers a broad education with a focus on a particular academic field. Should we consider a Master Individuale? What chances does it offer? And what challenges does it pose? What's your opinion?

Wednesday, May 22, 2019   5 – 7pm
Leuphana University, Universitätsallee 1, Building 14 | Gallery

Tim Hoff Ph.D. Candidate | Universität Hamburg and Co-Founder of the European Liberal Arts Initiative
Dr. Ryan Plumley Lecturer and Course Coordinator | University College Freiburg, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

Chair: Prof. Dr. Markus Reihlen Vice President| Graduate School

The talk will be in Eng­lish. Plea­se note that pho­tos will be ta­ken at this event; the­se may be used by Leu­pha­na Uni­ver­si­ty Lüne­burg for fu­ture pu­bli­ci­ty and mar­ke­ting ac­tivi­ties.

Tim Hoff

Tim Hoff is a PhD candidate at Hamburg Universität with a research focus on “Liberal Arts in Europe”. He is analyzing the emergence of “Liberal Arts and Sciences“ (B.A./B.Sc.) study programs from the viewpoint of educational sciences. In this way, Tim Hoff is combining his interest in innovative approaches to curriculum design and teaching as well as in a contemporary understanding of the purpose of (undergraduate) higher education.

Dr. Ryan Plumley

Ryan Plumley  is Lecturer and Coordinator for Culture & History at the University College Freiburg, where he is responsible for the humanities curriculum within the Liberal Arts and Sciences BA/BSc program. His keen interest in the philosophy and theory of liberal education, particularly as it is transformed into concrete institutional forms in contemporary Europe, is a natural outgrowth of his educational and professional path.

Professional Doctorate – Vielfaltsgedanke oder Promotion Light?

At German universities, obtaining a doctorate is closely linked with the perspective of a career in research. Yet, what about professionals who are interested in research and intend to do a doctorate parallel to a full-time job? Should doctoral programs with a strong practical focus be considered a gain or rather a loss of quality?

Wednesday, June 26, 2019  5 – 7pm
Leuphana University, Universitätsallee 1, Buiding 14 | Gallery

Dr. Isabel Roessler Senior Project Manager | CHE Centre for Higher Education
Prof. Dr. Udo Thelen Professor | Euro-FH Hamburg | Head Corporate Education Unit Klett Group

Chair: Prof. Dr. Markus Reihlen Vice President | Graduate School

This event will be in German.

Dr. Isabel Roessler

Isabel Roessler has been a member of the CHE Centre for Higher Education since 2007.

Prof. Dr. Udo Thelen

Prof. Dr. Udo Thelen is a professor for Education Management and Corporate Learning at the Euro-FH University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg. In addition, he is responsible of the Corporate Education unit at Klett Group.

Join the discussion!

Graduate Spirit
April 10, 2019

Master Individuale?
May 22, 2019