University of Leipzig
Embodied in its motto “Crossing boundaries”, the University of Leipzig is one of the most important institutions of research and learning in Germany and Europe. Developed over 600 years and in more than 100 different subjects, the university´s teaching and research philosophies and its focus on interdisciplinary studies have won worldwide acclaim.
Many famous people have studied or taught at the university such as Novalis, Ernst Bloch, Peter Debye (Nobel Prize Winner 1936), Werner Heisenberg (Nobel Prize Winner 1932), Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Gustav Hertz (Nobel Prize Winner 1925), Theodor Mommsen (Nobel Prize Winner 1902), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Friedrich Nietzsche, Nathan Söderblom (Nobel Prize Winner 1930), Erich Kästner, Karl Liebknecht, Kurt Schumacher, Richard Wagner, Hans-Dietrich Genscher and Angela Merkel. Leipzig has always been a leading light in the worlds of science and academia.
Based on these traditions, the university is today a truly modern and international centre of study. The Times Ranking considers Leipzig to be one of the top 20 universities in Germany.