Leibniz Universität Hannover - Shaping the Future with Knowledge
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Portrait of the University
With just under 24,000 students, Leibniz Universität Hannover is the second largest university in Lower Saxony. There are approx. 180 full-time and part-time degree programmes in engineering and natural science, law, economics and management, the humanities and social sciences. More than 300 professors, 2,400 other academic staff, and 1,700 technical and administrative staff ensure that research and teaching at Leibniz Universität Hannover will maintain its leading position in the years to come. In 2012 the university had an income of 395 million Euros, more than 85 million Euros of which was derived from third-party funding, including from industry.
International contacts are part of everyday life at Leibniz Universität Hannover. The fact that twelve per cent of students come from abroad is living proof of the international attractiveness of the university. As the first port of call, the International Office (IO) organises events to welcome newcomers and finds student tutors to help international students. 1364 exchange places at 348 universities in 54 countries also offer our students the chance to spend time abroad. In addition Leibniz Universität has more than 140 cooperation agreements with 120 universities in 40 countries, including an important strategic partnership with St Petersburg. In addition, international degree programmes such as the Graduate College in physics and the master’s degree in International Horticulture at the Faculty of Natural Sciences are being further developed.
In research, Leibniz Universität Hannover focuses on nationally and internationally competitive areas. The university plays a leading role in quantum optics and gravitation physics, in production technology with the Production Technology Centre and in biomedical engineering and research, also as a partner in the Cluster of Excellence REBIRTH. In addition, the university gives priority to the fields of energy, plant science and nutrition, and to geo and environmental sciences, which are to be further developed in the next few years. Finally, cross-faculty Leibniz Research Centres represent interdisciplinary research.
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