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Founded in 1764, the HGB is one of the oldest art academies in Germany. Around 600 students currently study in the four-degree programs Painting and Graphics, Book Art and Graphic Design, Photography, and Media Art. Since 2009, the master's program Cultures of the Curatorial, which is unique in Germany, has also been offered.

Stadt Leipzig
City of Leipzig

The Leipzig Science Network benefits above all from the even closer cooperation between the city administration and science institutions and the city's support for the joint projects. Managing Director Pascal Schaefer emphasizes: "With its membership, the city underlines its commitment to our science location Leipzig and its appreciation for the cross-institutional cooperation with which we want to better master the challenges in research, teaching, transfer and infrastructure. This is associated with a strengthening of the association's ability to act, for example in the areas of location marketing and urban development, as well as a uniform external image of Leipzig as a city of science. In the future, the city will not only sit at the table, but will be the first municipality in Germany to be a visible member of such a science network."


 © Cyberagentur

© Cyberagentur

The Cyber Agency was founded in 2020 as a federally owned company. The sole owner of the Cyber Agency is the Federal Republic of Germany, represented by the Federal Ministry of Defense (BMVg) and the Federal Ministry of the Interior for Construction and Home Affairs (BMI). Its mission is to contribute to Germany's technological sovereignty in cyberspace by promoting research and pioneering innovations in cybersecurity and related key technologies. To this end, targeted funding is granted for ambitious research projects in the areas of enabling technologies, critical systems, and human-machine interaction. The identification of research topics is based on trend analyses, impulses from the innovation ecosystem, and internal and external security stakeholders.

The project results will be made available to the German government.


© Fraunhofer IZI

The Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI researches and develops special problem solutions at the interfaces of medicine, life sciences, and engineering. One of its main tasks is contract research for biotechnological, pharmaceutical, and medical technology companies, clinics, diagnostic laboratories, and research institutions. Within the business areas of active agents, cell and gene therapy, diagnostics, and biosystems technology, Fraunhofer IZI develops, optimizes and validates processes, materials, and products.

© Fraunhofer IMW

How do we balance competitiveness and sustainability in a globalized world? How does the interaction between business, science, politics, and society work in the face of globalization? In the fundamental change processes of our time, the researchers of the Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy seek answers and advise business, politics, and science.

The Fraunhofer IMW looks back on more than ten years of applied socio-economic research at the Leipzig location. Around 170 scientists from 20 countries support clients and partners from business, industry, politics, research, and society is benefiting from globalization and digitization as drivers of innovation. Interdisciplinary research teams develop strategies, structures, processes, and instruments:

§ for knowledge and technology transfer between organizations,
§ transforming knowledge into innovation, and
§ understanding and shaping the associated framework conditions.

Originally founded as the Fraunhofer Center for Central and Eastern Europe MOEZ in 2006, the new content orientation of the DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 DNV-GL certified institute has been expressed in the new name Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW since 2016.



The German Biomass Research Center works as a central and independent thought leader in the field of energetic and material biomass use on the question of how the limited biomass resources available can contribute to the existing and future energy system sustainably and with the highest efficiency and effectiveness. The work of the DBFZ is intended to expand the overall knowledge of the possibilities and limits of energetic and integrated material use of renewable raw materials in a biobased economy and to permanently secure the outstanding position of Germany as an industrial location in this sector.

© André Künzelmann

© André Künzelmann

Biodiversity, functioning ecosystems, clean water, and intact soils are our natural foundations of life. They are the prerequisite for human existence and social development. At the UFZ, research is conducted into the complex interactions between humans and the environment under the influence of global change. Environmental research creates knowledge, technologies, and solution options to help find ways to reconcile a healthy environment with societal development. Core topics at the UFZ are (1) land use, biodiversity and ecosystem services, (2) water and soil resource management, (3) chemicals in the environment, (4) environmental and biotechnologies, (5) modeling and environmental monitoring, and (6) social science environmental research.

Lancaster University Leipzig

As the first branch of a British public university in Germany, Lancaster University Leipzig offers students British Bachelor or Master degrees in Computer Science and Management. As a research-active institution, we contribute to basic research and knowledge transfer and create workers for the future of Saxony.

© Bertram Bölkow

Across national and subject boundaries, the Institute researches the history and culture of our immediate Eastern European neighbors. The Council of Science and Humanities certifies that the Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe has not only modernized the entire field of research on East-Central Europe with its work but has also significantly intensified the scientific dialogue among researchers from the individual countries of East-Central Europe.



© Dubnow
© Dubnow

At the Dubnow Institute, around 30 scholars conduct interdisciplinary research with a pan-European perspective on Jewish lifeworlds from modern times to the present, primarily in Central and Eastern Europe. Spaces of Jewish emigration, especially Israel and America, are included. The internationally renowned research institute is committed to the secular tradition of its namesake, the Jewish-Russian historian Simon Dubnow (1860-1941), who acted as a cultural mediator between Eastern and Western European Jewry.


The IOM is engaged in application-oriented basic research in the field of the interaction of radiation with matter. In addition to the elucidation of physical and chemical interaction processes, the core competencies are essentially the modification and development of ultra-precise and functional surfaces and thin films using ion, electron, laser, and plasma technologies as well as their characterization. The sustainable transfer of processes and products in economically relevant and future-oriented fields of technology is the goal of the research and development work.

Desert dust from Africa found in Leipzig? This was proven in aerosols, the smallest airborne particles. Aerosols and clouds play a major role in the human-environment - climate system, with effects on our health. They are studied in this institute, which is unique in the world. In their cloud laboratory, the researchers succeeded in generating the first artificial cloud.

With 14 faculties and 150 institutes, the Alma mater Lipsiensis is a classic comprehensive university with a broad range of subjects: over 28,000 students study in 150-degree programs. From biotechnology to digital humanities, the university conducts research and teaching at the highest level - and has done so without interruption since its founding in 1409.


© Stephan Floss

The Leipzig University of Applied Sciences (HTWK Leipzig) combines practice-oriented teaching and application-oriented research. The university's unique regional selling point is its broad engineering and technical profile. Together with the fields of economics, social affairs, and culture, the HTWK Leipzig offers a diverse range of teaching and research in its seven faculties.

© Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology - EVAe

The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology investigates the history of humankind through comparative analyses of genes, cultures, cognitive abilities, and social systems of past and present human populations and groups of primates closely related to humans. The institute brings together researchers from a wide range of disciplines who take an interdisciplinary approach to the evolution of humans.

© Max Planck Institute for human cognitive and brain sciences

How can we recognize dyslexia even earlier? How do we understand and share the feelings and intentions of others? How does our brain stay healthy? Research at MPI CBS is dedicated to these and other questions and investigates cognitive abilities and brain processes in humans, specifically the neuronal basis of higher brain functions such as language, emotions, and social behavior.

Nothing without math? Yes! No encryption, no imaging process, and no roadmap without mathematics. Mathematical models and methods permeate all areas of modern life, whether in society, politics, economics, or biology. The interaction of mathematics and the natural sciences is the focus of the institute's work.

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