A University for Civil Society

The Leuphana University Lüneburg emerged from the special legal mandate of the Lower Saxony state parliament to rethink university and create a model university for the Bologna Process. It is supported by a foundation under public law and sees itself as a place for free thirst for knowledge, imagination, personal development and social commitment. For its studies, it has developed a multi-award-winning study model with three schools, which is still unique in Germany today. Four faculties are the sponsors of transdisciplinary science initiatives, the Leuphana's research priorities in the fields of education, culture, sustainability, and management and entrepreneurship.

RESEARCH: FOCUS ON EDUCATION, CULTURE, SUSTAINABILITY AND MANAGEMENT ENTREPRENEURSHIP

In educational research, the Faculty of Education was one of the first schools of education in Germany to combine subject didactics and educational science to create a specific place for teacher training. In cultural research, Leuphana has the largest faculty in Germany. In the field of sustainability, it is the only university in Europe to have established a faculty of the same name. And in the field of management and entrepreneurship, Leuphana is among the 10% of the world's most research-oriented business schools.

Research Initatives

COLLEGE: EXCELLENT BACHELOR'S DEGREE WITH MANY DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES

The Leuphana College offers a Bachelor's programme within the framework of a uniform, interdisciplinary study model for students who want to work independently and responsibly and are not satisfied with specialist knowledge alone. The Leuphana Semester, the complementary study programme, a major and minor, a first academic conference after the first semester and a starting week characterise the study programme. In the Individual Study Program, students even have the opportunity to choose from all of the university's offerings and completely customize their study focus.

College

GRADUATE SCHOOL: COMBINING INTERDISCIPLINARY MASTERS WITH A DOCTORATE

The Graduate School offers Master's programs in six thematic fields - Culture, Education, Governance & Law, Management, Psychology and Sustainability - with various specialization options. The study model of the Graduate School opens up special opportunities for Master students: Master's and doctoral degrees can be directly linked in the Graduate School.

Graduate School

PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL: EXECUTIVE EDUCATION AND LIFELONG LEARNING

The Leuphana Professional School offers further education bachelor and master programs as well as certificates and thus provides optimal conditions for lifelong learning. It is aimed at professionals, self-employed persons and managers who wish to gain further qualifications at different times of their professional life and who want to strengthen and develop their personal potential. The Professional School is one of the largest continuing education centers at public German universities.

Professional School

CAMPUS

The central campus of Leuphana focuses on intensive personal encounters and is an inspiring place for academic exchange. A milestone in the dynamic development of the campus is the central building, inaugurated in 2017, which was designed by Daniel Libeskind together with students of Leuphana. The campus has been climate-neutral since 2014.

Campus

AWARDS AND RANKINGS

Leuphana has received many awards for its development as a humanistic, action-oriented and sustainable university and as a foundation-friendly university, including several awards from the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, the Mercator Foundation, the Volkswagen Foundation and as a place in the Land of Ideas. In 2019, Leuphana is ranked 9th among all public universities in Germany in terms of the number of scholarship holders of the German National Academic Foundation - among the universities without medical studies, Leuphana is even ranked 2nd after the University of Mannheim.

PARTNER

Leuphana is globally as well as regionally networked through a multitude of strategic cooperations in science and practice. Important global partners are the University of Glasgow, Arizona State University and the City University of Hong Kong. Regionally, Leuphana cooperates with TU Hamburg, Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg, the Helmholtz Centre for Materials and Coastal Research in Geesthacht, the German Institute for Global and Area Studies, the Hamburg Institute for Social Research, the Hamburg Media School, and in teacher training with several campus schools, among others. The University is a member of international and regional networks, e.g. as co-host in the International Sustainable Campus Network or as a member of the Northern Alliance of North German Universities.