Who we are
Founded at the beginning of the 15th century, the alma mater Lipsiensis originally comprised four faculties: the Faculty of Arts and the three ’higher’ faculties, i.e. Theology, Medicine and Law. That structure based on four large faculties remained unchanged for some 500 years. Today there are 14 faculties within the University.
With more than 190 courses our University caters for many different interests in study and research. Its diversity attracted scholars of world fame, such as the philosopher Christian Thomasius, the philologist Johann Christoph Gottsched, the theologian and poet Christian Fürchtegott Gellert, the psychologist Wilhelm Wundt, den neurologist Paul Flechsig or the physicist Werner Heisenberg to Leipzig and is even today a continuous source of attraction. With more than 25.000 students Universität Leipzig is Saxony’s second largest university.
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