Steps in Leuphana's Evolution since 2007

Idea

A university for civil society
 

Guidelines

  • Humanist
  • Sustainable
  • Action-oriented
     

Organization

  • Four faculties: Education, Cultural Studies, Sustainability, Economics
  • Three schools: College, Graduate School, Professional School
  • 7 Academic institutions: Media and Information Centre, Methods Centre, Writing Centre, Language Centre, Art Space, University Music Ensembles, University Sports
  • 8 research centres
     

Students

  • 9900 students (winter semester 2019/2020)
  • thereof 6133 College
  • thereof 2458 Graduate School
  • thereof 1309 Professional School
     

Employees

1076 full-time employees (31.12.2018)

  • thereof 120 full professorships
  • thereof 28 junior professorships
  • thereof 13 managed or represented professorships
  • thereof 20 full-time guest professorships
  • of which 410 research assistants
  • of which 485 non-scientific employees
     

Range of courses

  • College: 13 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 programmes with a total of 17 majors (Master's programmes), 23 doctoral programmes
  • Professional School: 14 Master's programs, 3 Bachelor's programs, 7 certificate programs
  • About 30 institutional university partnerships and about 65 Erasmus partner universities.

 

Finances (as of December 2019)

  • EUR 113,5 million Overall budget for 2020
  • of which EUR 65.0 million financial assistance from the state
  • of which EUR 17,2 million special funds from the Land
  • of which 20.7 million euros in third-party funding
  • of which 1.4 million euros in student contributions (long-term study fees, contributions to administrative costs)
  • thereof EUR 9.2 million Other
     

Campus (Status: October 2019)

  • Climate neutral, environmentally certified campus at three locations
  • Central Campus: 1 central building, 27 other buildings
    • 95,955 sqm total area
    • 94,788 sqm of which is used by the university
  • Campus Rotes Feld: 1 building
    • 10,885 sqm total area
    • 10,885 sqm of which used by universities
  • Campus Volgershall: 3 buildings
    • 16,780 sqm total area
    • 8,014 sqm of which used by the university
       

Rankings

  • among the top 10% in the Journal of World Business 2017 ranking of the most research-oriented business schools (nationwide and worldwide).
  • 9th place in the German National Academic Foundation's ranking of public universities in Germany (or 2nd place among universities without medicine, according to scholarship holder quota 2019).
  • 4th place in the ranking of the most start-up-friendly universities in Germany by the Donors' Association for the Promotion of Sciences and Humanities in Germany (2019, after 1st place in 2017, 2015, 2013)
     

Awards

  • 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 founding radar 2013 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 founding 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