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Hörsaalgebäude Universität Leipzig
Universitätsstraße 1
04109 Leipzig

University of Leipzig

The Leipzig University – Alma Mater Lipsiensis – is one of the world’s oldest universities and the second oldest university in Germany. The university was founded on 2 December 1409 by Frederik I, Elector of Saxony. World-renowned scientists and scholars have taught or studied here. The university covers a wide spectrum of disciplines in the humanities and the social, natural and medical sciences. 35,000 persons study, research and teach at the university.

The Faculty of Medicine was founded in 1415 and is closely linked with the Leipzig University Hospital.