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 area

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 646th389th393rd579th101st
Arts and Humanities 487th285th282nd449th53rd
Business, Management and Accounting 320th142nd142nd254th14th
Computer Science 721st429th447th617th124th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 611th398th415th541st98th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 343rd167th165th279th28th
Energy 532nd292nd291st417th74th
Engineering 590th358th357th493rd105th
Environmental Science 432nd244th238th345th63rd
Mathematics 723rd444th470th623rd131st
Psychology 603rd324th317th566th72nd
Social Sciences 476th222nd223rd405th39th

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.

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