Leibniz Universität Hannover

The University of Hanover, officially the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover or LUH, is a university located in Hanover, Germany.

Master's Programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Law (2)
Engineering & Technology (1)



In 1831, founded by the scholar Karl Karmarsch, the Higher Trade School of Hannover started with only 64 students. Today there are around 21,000 students in the natural sciences and engineering, the humanities and social sciences as well in law and economics.


Leibniz Universität has more than 2,600 employees in research and teaching, about 315 of whom are professors. We aim to help the scientists who work here to quickly access information – regarding research financing, further education programmes, studying abroad, queries on external funding products or the organisational structure of the University.


Leibniz Universität Hannover has a large scientific potential. This is proved by numerous research activities. Leibniz Universität Hannover concentrates on nationally and internationally competitive key areas in order to sharpen its profile in this way. The research is strengthened by cooperation with internationally leading universities and research centres. Examples of particularly successful facilities in recent years are the founding of the Hannover Technical Production Centre and the Hannover Laser Centre.


The hustle and bustle at Leibniz Universität Hannover is not only to be seen when the new semester starts. Roughly 1600 technical and administrative staff make sure that everything works behind the scenes.

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Student services

The staff of the ServiceCenter of Leibniz Universität Hannover provide help and advice for all students and prospective students. You are certain to find help here if you have a question about application forms or study abroad.

Housing services

The 14 halls of residence, which are managed by the Student Administration Hannover, offer good and affordable accommodation. If you would like to apply for a room in the halls of residence, you need to present your letter of acceptance from a higher education institute in Hanover.

Library services

As the world’s largest specialised library in its subject areas, TIB has outstanding collections of fundamental and highly specialised literature on science and technology. In order to optimise the services it offers, TIB conducts applied research and development. TIB is a public-law foundation of the Federal State of Lower Saxony. It is a member of the Leibniz Association.

Student Life

Sports facilities

The University Sports Centre - in cooperation with the Student Union Sports Office (AStA) - offers all students and members of the various higher education institutions in Hannover a wide and extensive range of sporting opportunities. During the semester, the sports programme encompasses more than 500 events in over 90 sporting disciplines. The programme is slightly reduced during the non-lecture period.