Leuphana supports the research activities and career paths of its scientists as much as possible. Researchers have access to funding, advice and further training opportunities in the areas of third-party funding, research and career planning, advancement of early stage researchers, knowledge transfer and business start-ups.

Service Units for Researchers

Research Service

Do you have questions about research funding or a request in the area of (third-party) funding application advice? As a researcher at Leuphana University, you are welcome to contact the staff of the Research Service with these and all other concerns relating to research at Leuphana. Here you will also receive support as a user of the research information system, in questions of ethics in research, as well as in the area of research communication.

Cooperation Service & Knowledge Transfer

The unique practice-oriented profile of Leuphana University distinguishes itself through consulting and pProjects involving consulting or practical work in direct cooperation with companies and non-profit organisations are part of the Leuphana’s special practical profile. For these, the Professional School’s Technology Transfer Office is the service partner.

Media and Information Center/E-Science Unit

The Media and Information Center supports you with various offers for the planning and implementation of your research projects as well as the archiving and publication of your research data and research results. Find out here about open access publishing, research data management, the university publication server and more.

International Center

The International Center promotes the international relations of the university and organizes the exchange and mobility programs with more than 100 partner universities worldwide. We provide information and advice to researchers who are planning and carrying out a stay abroad or who are coming to Leuphana for a research stay.

Graduate School (Doctoral Studies)

Leuphana University of Lüneburg pursues the goal of promoting early independence of researchers. In order to make the most of the opportunities and freedom in this phase and to be able to shape the career path creatively and innovatively, Leuphana's various institutions offer their doctoral students and postdocs a wide range of optional support services. At the Graduate School, you can also obtain information about the Qualification Fund.

Academic Personnel Development

The academic personnel development of Leuphana University of Lüneburg sees itself as a central service institution for the support of academic employees. In networking and cooperation with other central and decentralized institutions of Leuphana in the subject area, it bundles personnel development measures for the various academic target groups.

Office for Equal Opportunity

Leuphana University of Lüneburg understands the implementation of the gender equality mission as an integrated quality and profile element of teaching, research, transfer, organizational and personnel development. In particular, it relies on the projects and impulses developed from the Office for Equal Equal Opportunities. The office's offerings include programs for female researchers in the qualification phase, and it is also home to the Gender and Diversity Research Network.

Additional Services

Research Communication

A team from University Communications and the Research Service offers advise on your research communications and, where possible, supports you in disseminating your research content through central university channels and beyond.


Leuphana offers two newsletters on research: The newsletter "FIT" informs you about research funding and financing. The "Newsletter Forschungsservice" informs you about news from research and offers of the research service.


Research Service
Universitätsallee 1
21335 Lüneburg
Fon: +49.4131.677-1499