Leuphana University of Lüneburg

Leuphana University Lüneburg[2] is a public university in Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany. Leuphana was founded in 1946 as a college of education (Pädagogische Hochschule). Leuphana established a unique university model within the German academic landscape that has received several awards.[3] Leuphana University is one of the few universities in Europe to offer a liberal arts programme with their bachelor's programme Studium Individuale. The university is designated as a "foundation under public law".

Leuphana University of Lüneburg
Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
MottoAcademic freedom and social responsibility for the common good
Established1946 (as a college of education)
Budget€ 103.2 million[1]
PresidentSascha Spoun
Academic staff
Administrative staff
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The name Leuphana is derived from an ancient settlement on the Elbe that was mentioned in a 2nd-century geographical world atlas by Ptolemy.

Leuphana College concentrates its bachelor's degree studies into eight departments and two teacher training courses. In 2008, a graduate college was opened that integrates master's degree and doctorate programmes. In addition are a pan-departmental research centre and a professional school for advanced study courses, like business co-operation.


Leuphana was founded in May 1946 as one of eight colleges of education (pädagogische Hochschule) in Lower Saxony, and was renamed in May 1989 from Pädagogische Hochschule Lower Saxony, Abteilung Lüneburg to Lüneburg University.

In 2009, the campus in Suderburg was transferred to the Fachhochschule Braunschweig/Wolfenbüttel (Ostfalia University of Applied Studies).

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  1. ^ a b c d "Die Universität in Zahlen, Daten, Fakten". Leuphana University of Lüneburg (in German). Retrieved 2017-06-14.
  2. ^ "The Name Leuphana". Archived from the original on 2019-03-26.
  3. ^ "www.leuphana.de/about_us". Archived from the original on 2015-10-27. Retrieved 2015-02-09.

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Coordinates: 53°13′44″N 10°24′04″E / 53.22889°N 10.40111°E / 53.22889; 10.40111