More about Leibniz University of Hanover

The scholar Karl Karmarsch founded Leibniz University of Hanover (LUH)  in 1831. It started with just 64 students. 

As one of the first science and technology institutes in Germany, LUH continues to raise its international profile. The university is a member of T9, the association of the oldest and biggest technical higher education institutions in Germany, and CESAER, a consortium of the most dominant European engineering schools. 

Since 2006, the institute, which was established as the Higher Trade School of Hannover, has carried the name of the German mathematician and philosopher Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, discoverer of the law of continuity and the transcendental law of homogeneity. 

The institution prides itself for offering more than 190 competitive full-time and part-time degree programs. Its research activities are conducted in 13 faculties. They cover a wide array of subjects such as architecture and landscape sciences; civil engineering and geodesy; economics and management; humanities and law. 

The university invests extensively in the establishment of cutting-edge facilities such as internationally recognised research hub Hannover Centre for Production Technology, which is a meeting point for production engineers from all over the world. 

LUH also boasts a large collection on publications in its library. This includes originals of valuable technical and scientific journals that were successfully preserved during the Second World War. 

Some of the university affiliates are German economist Erich Gutenberg, engineer Walter Brush and mathematician Carl Adam Petri. The institute follows the motto "Shaping the Future with Knowledge”.

Key statistics

  • 23,126
    Number of Students
  • 61.9
    Student to Staff Ratio
  • 12%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 41 : 59
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
Collected during World University Rankings on 28th Sep 2016

Where we are


Postfach 6009
30060 Hannover