Leipzig University,in Leipzig in the Free State of Saxony, Germany, is one of the world’s oldest universities and the second-oldest university (by consecutive years of existence) in Germany. Famous alumni include Leibniz, Goethe, Ranke, Nietzsche, Wagner, Angela Merkel, Raila Odinga, Tycho Brahe, and nine Nobel laureates are associated with the university.
The university was founded on December 2, 1409 by Frederick I, Elector of Saxony and his brother William II, Margrave of Meissen, and originally comprised the four scholastic faculties. Since its inception, the university has engaged in teaching and research for over 600 years without interruption.
- It is the second oldest university which was founded in 1409
- University offers a wide spectrum of academic disciplines at 14 faculties with more than 150 institutes
- It is a classic university with the whole range of subjects from natural sciences through law,human and veterinary medicine to numerous arts degrees
- There are around 28,000 young students from all over the world are currently studying on more than 140 courses