In 1831, founded by the scholar Karl Karmarsch, the “Higher Trade School of Hannover” started with only 64 students. Today there are around 22,000 students in the natural sciences and engineering, the humanities and social sciences as well in law and economics. In the future, too, studying, teaching and research are to be enjoyable, and therefore one of the declared goals of Leibniz Universität Hannover is to continually improve the quality of teaching and research. For 40 creative years of his life Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz was associated with Hannover. He made major contributions to all areas of contemporary knowledge. His universality and inspiration have created an example and set a commitment for Leibniz Universität Hannover. We stand for excellence in teaching and research, and attach great importance to the interdisciplinary and international character of our work. We see ourselves as a community striving for scientific and academic insight, seeking sustainable, peaceful and responsible solutions to central issues concerning the future. Our work is thus guided by the motto: Shaping the Future with Knowledge.
Our goal is to create flexible structures to facilitate the highest level of interdisciplinary teaching and research. Outstanding results within the disciplines are essential for sustainable interdisciplinary achievements.
We support a university ethos which allows freedom for creativity, stimulates dialogue and integrates the disciplines. In our day to day activities we place value on transparent decision-making and partnership. Appropriate quality controls in teaching, research and administration help us to use our resources in the best possible way.
We are service and goal-oriented. We ensure the best conditions for teaching and research by providing the necessary service, spatial and technical infrastructure required for communication and cooperation.
Our staff are the root of our success. We provide an attractive and forward-looking place of work and training. We encourage the personal and professional development of our staff.