Steps in Leuphana's Evolution since 2007

Idea

A university for civil society

Guidelines

  • Humanist
  • Sustainable
  • Application-oriented

Organisation

(as of december 2022)

  • 5 schools of research: Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Management and Technology, Sustainability, Public Affairs
  • 3 schools of teaching: College, Graduate School, Professional School
  • 7 Academic institutions: "Kunstraum", Language Centre, Media and Information Centre, Methods Centre, University Music Centre, University Sports Centre, Writing Centre
  • 8 research centres

Students

(as of winter semester 2021/2022)

9,833 students

  • thereof 5,768 College
  • thereof 2,518 Graduate School
  • thereof 1,547 Professional School

Employees

(as of 31.12.2021)

1,106 full-time employees

  •  thereof 99 university professorships
  •  thereof 24 university of applied sciences professorships
  •  thereof 18 assistant professorships
  •  thereof 15 administrative professorships
  •  thereof 16 full-time visiting professorships
  •  thereof 406 research assistants
  •  thereof 528 non-scientific employees

And furthermore:

  •  40 part-time visiting professorships
  •  791 student assistants and research assistants
  •  470 lecturers

Range of Courses

(as of december 2022)

  • College: 12 majors, 17 minors, of which more than 100 combinations are possible; 11 subjects can be combined to form a polyvalent two-subject bachelor's degree, which provides access to the Master of Education for teacher training at primary, secondary and grammar schools as well as teaching at vocational schools.
  • Graduate School: 6 master's programmes with a total of 19 majors (master's programmes), 23 doctoral programmes
  • Professional School: 18 master's programmes, 2 Bachelor's programmes, 35 certificate programmes
  • About 30 institutional university partnerships and about 65 Erasmus partner universities.

Finances

(as of December 2022)

EUR 116.8 million overall budget for 2023

  •  thereof EUR 67.7 million in financial assistance from the federal state
  •  thereof EUR 16.1 million in special funds from the federal state
  •  thereof EUR 22.3 million in third-party funding
  •  thereof EUR 10.7 million in other funds

Campus

(as of december 2022)

Certified climate neutral, environmentally friendly campus at three locations

  • Central Campus: 1 central building, 28 other buildings
    95,818 sqm total area
    94,726 sqm of which is used by the university
  • Campus Rotes Feld: 1 buildings
    9,763 sqm total area
    8,787 sqm of which used by university
  • Campus Volgershall: 3 buildings
    16,785 sqm total area
    2,896 sqm of which used by the university

Rankings

  • Ranked 351-400 worldwide in the Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2023. Ranked 101-125 worldwide and 10-13 in Germany in Psychology, 176-200 worldwide and 9 in Germany in Business and Economics, 176-200 worldwide and 9-13 in Germany in Social Sciences, 251-300 worldwide and 15-17 in Germany in Education, and 251-300 worldwide and 22-26 in Germany in Physical Sciences.
  • In the Shanghai Ranking 2022 (Academic Ranking of World Universities), ranked 201-300 worldwide in Political Sciences (ranked 13 in Germany), 201-300 worldwide in Education (ranked 15 in Germany), 201-300 worldwide in Ecology (ranked 19 in Germany), 301-400 worldwide in Environmental Science and Engineering (ranked 12 in Germany), 301-400 worldwide in Business Administration (ranked 12 in Germany), 401-500 worldwide in Management (ranked 20 in Germany), and 401-500 worldwide in Psychology (ranked 35 in Germany).
  • Ranked 926th worldwide in the Best Global University Ranking 2022-2023 (U.S. News and World Report). Ranked 5th in the state of Lower Saxony after the University of Göttingen, Hannover Medical School, the University of Hannover, and the Technical University of Braunschweig.
  • Among the top 10% worldwide and in Germany in the Journal of World Business 2017 ranking of the most research-intensive business schools.
  • Among the top 20 most research-intensive universities in business administration in German-speaking countries in the Wirtschaftswoche 2022 ranking (ranked 19th out of 200 universities surveyed).
  • Ranked 15th among Germany's public universities in the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes ranking (or 2nd among universities without medicine, according to scholarship quota 2021).
  • Ranked 4th among Germany's most start-up-friendly universities in the ranking of the Stifterverband für die deutsche Wissenschaft (2019, after ranking 1st in 2017, 2015, 2013).
  • Ranked 18th among the world's most sustainable universities in the UI GreenMetric World University Ranking.
  • Ranked 3rd among the most popular medium-sized universities in Germany in the Studycheck University Ranking 2022.

Awards

  • 2022: Funding and award in the federal-state initiative as an "Innovative Higher Education Institution".
  • 2021: Funding by the Foundation for Innovation in Higher Education Teaching in the programme "Freigeist 2022" (4 individual applications)
  • 2021: Funding by the Foundation for Innovation in Higher Education in the programme "Strengthening Higher Education Teaching through Digitisation" (1 individual and 1 joint application)
  • 2021: Award of the University President Prof. (HSG) Dr. Sascha Spoun as University Manager of the Year 2021 by the weekly newspaper DIE ZEIT and the CHE Centre for Higher Education Development in recognition of the development of Leuphana University Lüneburg since 2006 as one of "the most impressive 'change cases' in the German academic landscape"
  • 2018: Award in the competition "Data Literacy Education" by the Stifterverband für die deutsche Wissenschaft and the Heinz Nixdorf Foundation
  • 2018: repeated award as Fair Trade University
  • 2018: Award of the Utopia Conference as University Pearl of the Month November by the Stifterverband für die deutsche Wissenschaft
  • 2017: Award in the "Campus and Community" competition by the Stifterverband für die deutsche Wissenschaft
  • 2017: renewed award as most founder-friendly university in the 2016 Founders' Radar of the Stifterverband für die deutsche Wissenschaft
  • 2015: Leuphana Professor Christian Welzel is honoured by acceptance as a member of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
  • 2014: renewed award as the most founder-friendly university in the 2013 Founders' Radar of the Stifterverband für die deutsche Wissenschaft
  • 2013: Award of Leuphana Professor Michael Frese by acceptance as a member of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
  • 2013: Award in the "Exist-Gründungskultur" competition by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology as one of the best German universities for start-ups
  • 2013: Award as most founder-friendly university in the 2012 Founders' Radar of the Stifterverband für die deutsche Wissenschaft
  • 2010: Awarded the International Sustainable Campus Excellence Award by the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN)
  • 2010: Award in the competition "Bologna - Future of Teaching" by the Mercator Foundation and the Volkswagen Foundation
  • 2007: Award in the competition "Profile and Cooperation" by the Stifterverband für die deutsche Wissenschaft and the Heinz Nixdorf Foundation