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What cultural foundations and changes shape our society? How can we preserve future possibilities for shaping our society through sustainable action? How is corporate and social value added created? And how do we create the greatest possible educational and future opportunities for all?

Education, culture, sustainability as well as management and entrepreneurship - in these four main areas of study and research, the Leuphana University of Lüneburg focuses on the future of civil society's commitment to society in the 21st century.

The study at Leuphana follows a study model that is unique in Germany and has received several awards. The Leuphana College offers a multifaceted, interdisciplinary Bachelor's programme, which allows students to think "outside the box" of individual disciplines. In the Graduate School, students will find various Master's programmes with interdisciplinary specialisation options and can already prepare their doctorate during the Master's programme or follow it up directly after their studies. And under the umbrella of the Professional School, prospective students who are already working can find a variety of further education opportunities. In addition to the professional quality of the courses offered, Leuphana places particular emphasis in all three schools on the responsibility, curiosity and initiative of the students, on a variety of changes of perspective that question the supposedly familiar, and on the dialogue between different subjects as well as between science and practice.

Leuphana's research focus on education, culture, sustainability as well as management and entrepreneurship characterize the university's professional profile in addition to challenging individual projects. Leuphana University of Lüneburg sees itself as an active co-designer of social change processes and is dedicated to significant civil society challenges of the 21st century. The basic research approach of Leuphana aims at the cooperation of different disciplines within the framework of inter- and transdisciplinary research projects.

EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH

The tradition of educational research goes back to the foundation of the Leuphana University of Lüneburg in the fifties. Today, the strength of this focus on empirical educational research and consistent transfer orientation lies in close, practice-oriented cooperation with campus schools, study seminars and extracurricular actors. Research is mainly carried out by the Faculty of Education and the Future Centre for Teacher Education.

CULTURAL RESEARCH

is not only an important instrument of social reflection: It is a decisive factor in the exploration of the world and is also indispensable for economic prosperity. Cultural research deliberately opposes the trend that today's universities are increasingly withdrawing from the humanities - and focuses on research into complex, current problems in culture and society, characterized by three central themes: Digital cultures, cultures of criticism and democracy research.

SUSTAINABILITY RESEARCH

has become an increasingly urgent scientific task in view of global changes. More than twenty years ago, Leuphana University Lüneburg was the first university in Germany to establish the Department of Environmental Sciences. Now the university is strategically developing the approach of transdisciplinary sustainability sciences. With an innovative combination of social, natural and technical sciences, interdisciplinary teams research topics of sustainable development and develop recommendations for action and design.

MANAGEMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

As one of the most start-up-friendly universities in Germany, Leuphana University Lüneburg takes advantage of its proximity to the economy, to companies and non-profit organizations. With high practical relevance and specialisation in innovative fields of application such as Data Science, Entrepreneurship or Sustainable Finance and Accounting, Leuphana University Lüneburg combines interdisciplinary fields of work with traditional disciplines in the fields of business administration, economics, engineering, computer science, psychology and law.