Universities and Institutions of Higher Education
Leipzig is one of Germany's most beloved cities for students - popular for both learning and living. Such well-known luminaries as Lessing, Klopstock and Goethe all came to Leipzig to pursue their studies. The great professors Werner Heisenberg, Theodor Mommsen, Gustav Hertz, Peter Debye, Nathan Söderblom and Wilhelm Ostwald all taught here - each of them a Nobel Prize winner. Leipzig has always been a meeting place for thinkers and intellectuals. Philosophers like Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz and Ernst Bloch continue to this day to influence the thinking in this city.
The University of Leipzig
Made up of fourteen schools and 150 institutes, Alma Mater Lipsiensis is a traditional classical university, offering a wide range of fields of study. Approximately 28,500 students with over 140 different majors are enrolled here. The university is actively involved in seven high-profile areas of study - from materials research to biotechnology to brain research, as well as global political systems and lifestyle diseases.
Leipzig University of Applied Sciences (HTWK)
The Leipzig University of Applied Sciences was founded in 1992, upholding Leipzig's long tradition as home to engineering schools and educational institutions for librarians, book dealers and museum curators. With enrolment of approximately 6,400 students, it is one of the largest technical universities in Germany.
Leipzig Academy of Visual Arts (HGB)
Founded in 1764 as the Academy of Drawing, Painting and Architecture, the Academy of Visual Arts is one of the oldest art academies in Germany. Around 600 students are currently enrolled in one of the four areas of study offered at the Academy: painting and graphics, book art and graphic design, photography, and media arts. Since 2009, the Academy also has also offered a Master degree in Cultures of the Curatorial.
University of Music and Theatre "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy"
The University of Music and Theatre "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" offers an educational spectrum that includes not only classical music performance, but also early music, jazz/popular music, acting and dramaturgy, public school music, music pedagogy and church music. Founded in 1843 by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy as the Leipzig Conservatory, it was the first institution of higher education for musicians in Germany. Each year, the University of Music and Theatre holds more than 700 public concerts.
The University of Telecommunications Leipzig (HfTL)
The university is privately owned and run by the Deutsche Telekom company and has more than 1,000 students. Programmes include a traditional Bachelor of Information and Telecommunication Technology, and Master of Information and Communications Technology, along with part-time programmes leading to each of these degrees.
HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
What does it take to found or to lead a company? Away from short-term ideas for maximizing profits to concepts of responsibility and sustainability. That is the "Leipzig Leadership Model." This renowned private business school has an excellent reputation throughout Europe for forging strong managers and entrepreneurs, and offers a great opportunity for career success.
State Academy of Learning – Leipzig (Staatliche Studienakademie Leipzig)
The State Academy of Learning - Leipzig is one of seven branches of the Saxonian University of Cooperative Education (Berufsakademie.) The aim of the university is to educate students who will become specialists in the regional economy. Half of each semester is spent at the Academy and the other half at a business workplace. This dual education in the areas of economy, technology and social affairs is comparable to numerous Bachelor programmes of study.
FOM University of Applied Sciences
This private university offers part-time study opportunities for those already working in the areas of economics and management. The attendance times for the students are in the evenings or on weekends. With its special international program, the FOM also provides professionals with the opportunity of gaining experience abroad in so-called summer or winter schools.
Leipzig School of Media
The media landscape is in constant change and cross-media use of content is becoming increasingly important. The Leipzig School of Media meets this need with four part-time master degree programs, courses and training in cross-media competencies. The course offerings will help young media specialists meet the necessary requirements for success.