Leipzig University

Leipzig University (German: Universität Leipzig), in Leipzig in Saxony, Germany, is one of the world's oldest universities and the second-oldest university (by consecutive years of existence) in Germany. The university was founded on 2 December 1409 by Frederick I, Elector of Saxony and his brother William II, Margrave of Meissen, and originally comprised the four scholastic faculties. Since its inception, the university has engaged in teaching and research for over 600 years without interruption.

Leipzig University
Universität Leipzig
Seal of Leipzig University
Latin: Universitas Lipsiensis
Aus Tradition Grenzen überschreiten (German)
Motto in English
Crossing boundaries out of tradition
TypePublic research university
Established2 December 1409; 613 years ago (1409-12-02)
Budget€ 408.9 million[1]
RectorEva Inés Obergfell
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Location, ,
Colours  Red   Light Blue
AffiliationsUtrecht Network
German U15

Famous alumni include Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Leopold von Ranke, Friedrich Nietzsche, Robert Schumann, Richard Wagner, Tycho Brahe, Georgius Agricola, Angela Merkel and ten Nobel laureates associated with the university.

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