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University of Leipzig
Universität Leipzig
Established 1409
Type Public
Rector Franz Häuser
Faculty 14
Students 29,000
Location Leipzig, Germany

The University of Leipzig (German Universität Leipzig), located in Leipzig in the Free State of Saxony (former Kingdom of Saxony), Germany, is one of the oldest universities in Europe.

It was founded on December 2, 1409 by Frederick I, Elector of Saxony and his brother William II, Markgraf of Meißen, and was originally comprised of four faculties. Presently, it has grown to 14 faculties, and, with over 29,000 students, is Saxony's second-largest university. Since its inception the university has enjoyed almost 600 years of uninterrupted teaching and research. here are now more than 150 institutes and the university offers 190 study programs leading to a diplomas, Master's degrees and teaching qualifications. Arguably, the Faculty of Medicine is the university's most renowned faculty.


[edit] History

The Alma mater Lipsiensis opened in 1409, after it had been officially endorsed by Pope Alexander V in his Bull of Acknowledgment on (September 9 of that year). Its first rector was Johann von Münsterberg.

Between 1953 and 1991, the university was called Karl-Marx-University.

[edit] Faculties

The original four facilities were the Faculty of Arts, Theology, Medicine, and Law. Today, the university comprises the following 14 faculties:

  • Faculty of Theology
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of History, Art and Oriental Studies
  • Faculty of Philology
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy
  • Faculty of Economics and Management (including Civil Engineering)
  • Faculty of Sports Science
  • Faculty of Medicine (with a University Hospital)
  • Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
  • [Faculty of Biosciences, Pharmacy and Psychology]
  • Faculty of Physics and Earth Science
  • Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy
  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

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et:Leipzigi Ülikool ja:ライプツィヒ大学 ka:ლაიფციგის უნივერსიტეტი no:Universität Leipzig

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