Leibniz Universität Hannover

Leibniz Universität Hannover

In 1831, founded by the scholar Karl Karmarsch, the “Higher Trade School of Hannover” started with only 64 students. Today there are more than 25,000 students enrolled in the natural sciences and engineering, the humanities and social sciences as well as in law and economics at Leibniz Universität Hannover.

The university offers 180 courses in 38 fields of study. More than 3,500 students graduated in 2014, 60 percent of which in the natural and engineering sciences. Leibniz Universität promotes interdisciplinary research and competitive priority research areas and cooperates with international universities and research centres. In the future, too, studying, teaching and research are to be enjoyable, and therefore one of the declared goals of Leibniz Universität is to continually improve the quality of teaching and research. Fostering and developing international relations is one of the most important strategic approaches of Leibniz Universität to reach these objectives.

Hannover as centre of science and research

Thanks to a great variety of academic institutions, the Capital City of Hannover has a vivid science landscape at its command. Besides Leibniz Universität the opportunities of higher education in Hannover are completed by the world-renowned Medizinischen Hochschule Hannover for human medicine, the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover Foundation, the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover for Arts and Media Studies and University of Applied Sciences and Arts. With more than 40,000 students and around 12,000 employees, Hannover ranks among the most significant science locations in Germany.