University of Leipzig

The University of Leipzig (German: Universit?t Leipzig), located in Leipzig in the Free State of Saxony, Germany, is one of the oldest universities in Europe and the second-oldest university (by consecutive years of existence) in Germany. It has a long tradition of globally oriented and culturally comparative historical research and tertiary-level teaching.

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 four faculties. Since its inception the university has enjoyed almost 600 years of uninterrupted teaching and research.

University of Leipzig
Universit?t Leipzig
Latin: Alma mater Lipsiensis
Established: December 2, 1409
Type: Public
Rector: Franz H?user
Staff: 3,196 (2005)
Students: 29,668 (winter 2006/2007)
Location: Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Campus: urban

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