Leuphana Universitat LuneburgUniversity


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Foundation: 1946

Mission: Humanism In its long tradition, the basic idea of humanism presumably has been the freedom of self-determined individualisation. This freedom of self-determination, however, demands responsibility and a constant willingness to learn. 

At Leuphana University, one third of all College programmes and a quarter of all Graduate School programmes are dedicated to fostering humanistic educational purposes in a specialised curriculum: in the Leuphana-Semester at College level and in the Complementary Studies courses. Additionally, our Doctoral programmes promote critical academic reflection. Digitality, cultures of critique, democracy, entrepreneurship, sustainability and diversity are important subjects of research in the context of the fundamental question of freedom and responsibility. 

An atmosphere of diversity and mutual esteem inspires the academic campus life at Leuphana University. Sustainability We consider sustainability to be a holistic and ongoing challenge. In order to understand its implications in depth and to offer a wide range of study programmes on sustainability, Leuphana University established the first and only faculty of sustainability in Europe.

 Our objective is creating a model sustainable campus. Enroute, our University was EAMS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) certified in 2000, was labelled family-friendly in 2010, has been climate neutral since 2014, was awarded the label Fairtrade University in 2016 and was nominated for the German Sustainability Award in 2017. 

The new Central Building was presented at the Expo Shanghai in 2010 as one of the most energy efficient public buildings worldwide. Leuphana University runs on 100 % green power and is supplied with regenerative heat. A photovoltaic system has been installed on ten buildings on campus. Application Orientation In our understanding, a humanistic approach to an application oriented education implies the recognition of opportunities as much as courage and ability to act with self-reliance for the common good. From their first semester on, our students are engaged in practical projects, particularly during the Opening Week and the Conference Week. The research focus of the faculty of business and economics is on the economical and legal conditions of entrepreneurial thinking and action. Researchers at the Methodology Centre are concerned with the question of how to successfully apply day-to-day experience to research and science. Leuphana University offers start-up consulting, grants and networking as well as support for the development and implementation of projects to students and alumni. Our Social Change Hub (SCHub) fosters social entrepreneurship and engagement. As a result, Leuphana has repeatedly been awarded the title most entrepreneur-friendly University of medium size in Germany. Many of these young student-founded businesses are built on the idea of sustainability. On the basis of our mission statement, Leuphana University has developed a strategic plan for the years 2016 - 2025.

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History: www.leuphana.de

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Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject areas/categories

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal.

AreaWorldWestern EuropeEU-28OECDGermany
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +637th408th409th566th121st
Arts and Humanities 465th257th260th423rd51st
Business, Management and Accounting 343rd150th148th271st15th
Computer Science 736th445th446th623rd136th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 344th157th156th266th29th
Energy 464th228th230th356th56th
Engineering +525th302nd301st429th99th
Environmental Science 435th238th239th345th72nd
Mathematics 601st370th364th512th118th
Medicine +808th528th523rd739th148th
Psychology 627th349th346th592nd84th
Social Sciences +516th237th236th431st42nd

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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