Leipzig has an extensive range of educational and research establishments with internationally-acclaimed expertise.
The University was founded in 1409 and has a history of scientific research going back over 600 years. This makes Leipzig the second oldest university in Germany. The Faculty of Medicine dates all the way back to 1415, and today it is one of the biggest research institutes of its kind in Germany.
Alongside the university there are other educational establishments which contribute to maintaining Leipzig's leading role as a centre of learning and research, including the Leipzig University of Applied Sciences, the Leipzig Graduate School of Management, the Academy of Visual Arts and the University of Music and Theatre.
Added to these are all the other research establishments, such as the Max Planck Institute and the Fraunhofer Institute. An exemplary biotechnology-biomedical center in which business, science and research live and work with one another is the BIO CITY Leipzig. A place where science is not only shared, but increased. A place where young companies set new standards in biotechnology, biomedicine and health care together with professors from the University of Leipzig. The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research is active in a number of fields relating to environmental issues.