University of Hanover

The Leibniz University Hannover,[9] long form in German Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover, is a public research university located in Hanover, Germany. Founded on 2 May 1831, it is one of the largest and oldest science and technology universities in Germany.[10] In the 2014/15 school year it enrolled 25,688 students, of which 2,121 were from foreign countries. It has nine faculties which offer 190 full and part degree programs in 38 fields of study.[11] It was named University of Hannover in 1978. In 2006, it was named after Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, the 18th century mathematician and philosopher. In 2018, Leibniz University Hannover was adopted as the official English name.[9]

Leibniz University Hannover
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover
Former names
  • Höhere Gewerbeschule (1831)
  • Polytechnische Schule (1847)
  • Königliche Technische Hochschule (1879)
  • Technische Hochschule Hannover (1921)
  • Technische Universität Hannover (1968)
  • Universität Hannover (1978)
  • Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover (2006)[1][2][3]
MottoGlobal denken, interdisziplinär forschen: Leibniz leben![4]
Motto in English
Global thinking, interdisciplinary research: the spirit of Leibniz![5]
EstablishedMay 2, 1831; 190 years ago (1831-05-02)[1]
Budget€ 447.2 million[6]
PresidentVolker Epping [de]
Academic staff
Administrative staff
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CESAER Association
Main building Leibniz University Hannover; designed by Christian Heinrich Tramm

Leibniz University Hannover is a member of TU9, an association of the nine leading Institutes of Technology in Germany. It is also a member of the Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER), a non-profit association of leading engineering universities in Europe. The university sponsors the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB), the largest science and technology library in the world.[12]