Leuphana University of Lüneburg

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Leuphana University of Lüneburg
Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
Leuphana logo.jpg
Budget€ 103.2 million[1]
PresidentSascha Spoun
Academic staff
Administrative staff
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The Leuphana University of Lüneburg is a public university in Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany. The University of Lüneburg was founded in 1946 as a college of education (Pädagogische Hochschule). Leuphana established a unique university model within the German academic landscape that has previously received several awards.[2] The Leuphana University is one of the few universities in Europe to offer a liberal arts program with their bachelor program Studium Individuale. The university is designated as a 'foundation under public law'.

The name Leuphana is derived from an ancient settlement on the Elbe river, that was mentioned in the geographical world atlas by Ptolemy in the 2nd century.

The 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 there is a pan-departmental research centre and a professional school for advanced study courses like business cooperation.


It was founded in May 1946 as one of eight 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.

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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. ^ www.leuphana.de/about_us

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