Leibniz University Hannover: Facts and Figures

DEGREE PROGRAMMS

85

degree programmes (excluding further education opportunities) are available in the academic year 2021/22.

32 undergraduate degree programmes and 53 master’s degree programmes are available.

Including

  • 11 degree programmes exclusively taught in English,
  • 4 degree programmes with majors taught in English and
  • 6 bilingual degree programmes.

STUDENTS

28,819 students

are enrolled in winter semester 2021/22.

Number of students per winter semester

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28,819 students were enrolled in winter semester 2021/22.
Number of students in previous semesters:

  • 29,433 in winter semester 2020/21
  • 30,196 in winter semester 2019/20
  • 29,781 in winter semester 2018/19
  • 28,742 in winter semester 2017/18

Info: 26,689 students areenrolled in summer semester 2022.

Students per faculty in winter semester 2021/22

Facultytotalfemaleinternational
Total28,81942%15%

Faculty of Natural Sciences

3,53751%8%
Faculty of Mathematics and Physics2,02931%13%
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 3,62115%34%
Faculty of Mechanical Engineerin 3,57626%35%
Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geodetic Science 2,22131%25%
Faculty of Humanities6,16964%5%
Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Sciences 1,48460%8%
Faculty of Law 2,46260%4%
Faculty of Economics and Management 3,55838%7%
Other16349%0%
  • 42 percent (12,048)  of enrolled students are female.
  • 15 percent (4,347)  are foreign nationals.

(As of winter semester 2021/22, excluding students who have taken leave of absence; full-time equivalents)

Student statistics of Leibniz University Hannover

DEGREES

5,040 degrees

have been completed in the academic year 2021.

Number of degrees per type of degree

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  • 49 percent (2,468) are bachelor’s degrees.
  • 47 percent (2,387) are master’s degrees.
  • 4 percent (185) are law degrees (first state examination).

(In the academic year 2021)

Number of completed degrees per year

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5,040 degrees have been completed in the academic year 2021. Degrees completed in previous years :

  • 4,603 in the academic year 2020
  • 4,855 in the academic year 2019
  • 4,777 in the academic year 2018
  • 4,189 in the academic year 2017

Degrees per faculty in the academic year 2021

Facultytotalfemaleinternational
Total5,04046%13%
Faculty of Natural Sciences 63556%7%
Faculty of Mathematics and Physics 35432%5%
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 51013%38%
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering 69217%27%
Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geodetic Science 34138%22%
Faculty of Humanities 1,15374%3%
Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Sciences 37465%12%
Faculty of Law 22363%11%
Faculty of Economics and Management 72338%3%
Other3549%
  • 46 percent (2,308)  of degrees have been completed by female students.
  • 13 percent (651)  of degrees have been completed by foreign nationals.

(In the academic year 2021)

Examination statistics of Leibniz University Hannover

RESEARCH

5 key research areas
Outstanding research projects at Leibniz University Hannover

STAFF

5,294 members of staff

as of 1 December 2021.  

Members of staff by gender

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  • 57 percent (3,027) of staff members are male.
  • 43 percent (2,267) of staff members are female.

(As of 1 December 2021)

Number of staff per year

On 1 December 2021, 5,294 members of staff were employed at Leibniz University Hannover.  Staff numbers in previous years:

  • 5,203 in 2020
  • 5,138 in 2019
  • 4,948 in 2018
  • 4,929 in 2017

(Numbers issued on 1 December of the respective year)

Staff per faculty

Facultytotalprof.WM *MTV *
Total5,2943513,114

1,829

Faculty of Natural Sciences

67662418196
Faculty of Mathematics and Physics 4576130294
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 4143530871
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering 75122479250
Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geodetic Science 47526324125
Faculty of Humanities 6317346395
Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Sciences 2072614041
Faculty of Law 128198425
Faculty of Economics and Management 2312617035
Other1,3241426897

* WM = research staff; MTV = technical and administrative staff

Please note:

Unless indicated, all numbers refer to employment. Employment reflects the duties of a natural person depending on the form of duties (e.g. research staff or administrative staff), the location (organisational unit) as well as on financing (e.g. budget funds or third-party funding). A natural person can be employed in multiple positions at the same time.

In 2021, 4,666 members of staff were employed in 5,294 positions. 1,924 (41%) of which were female and 2,742 (59%) were male. 577 were foreign nationals.

JUNIOR RESEARCHERS

379 doctoral degrees

have been completed in the academic year 2021.

Number of doctorates per faculty in 2021

Faculty totalfemaleinternational
Total37927%16%

Faculty of Natural Sciences

8542%16%
Faculty of Mathematics and Physics 5420%20%
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 366%11%
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering 8314%14%
Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geodetic Science 3110%39%
Faculty of Humanities 4048%5%
Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Sciences 1173%9%
Faculty of Law 2035%10%
Faculty of Economics and Management 1527%13%
Other425%25%

54 persons completed a doctoral degree at Leibniz University Hannover between 2017 and 2021.

  • 17  of which were female and 37 (69%) were male,
  • 6 (11%) were foreign nationals.

Doctoral degrees per faculty 2017-2021

Faculty totalfemale
Total5417

Faculty of Natural Sciences

126
Faculty of Mathematics and Physics 72
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 1
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering 81
Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geodetic Science 5
Faculty of Humanities 167
Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Sciences 1
Faculty of Law 1
Faculty of Economics and Management 31
Junior research groups at Leibniz University Hannover

FINANCES

553.6 million €

of overall income was allocated to Leibniz University Hannover in 2020.

Overall income in million €

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The overall income of Leibniz University Hannover in 2020 included:

  • 49 percent (288.8 million €) of state subsidies
  • 15 percent (82.6 million €) of special funds provided by the state government
  • 7 percent (37.7 million €) of other income
  • 4 percent (21.3 million €) of quality improvement funding and tuition fees for long-term students
  • 26 percent (143.2 million €) of third-party funding

(Income according to the 2020 earnings statement)

Development of third-party funding in million €

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In the financial year 2020, Leibniz University Hannover acquired 143.2 million € of third-party funding. Third-party funding in previous years:

  • 130.0 million € in 2019
  • 123.7 million € in 2018
  • 113.3 million € in 2017
  • 104.8 million € in 2016

Sources of third-party funding in million €

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  • 40 percent (57.2 Mio. Euro) of funding provided by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Volkswagen Foundation (thereunder 1.1 million €)
  • 38 percent (54.2 Mio. Euro) of federal funding
  • 9 percent (12.5 Mio. Euro) of other third-party funding (e.g. DAAD)
  • 7 percent (10.3 Mio. Euro) of funding from commissions
  • 6 percent (9.0 Mio. Euro) of EU funding

(As of 2020)

Third-party funding per faculty in 2020

Faculty total
(million €)
incl. DFG/VW Foundation incl. EU/federal gov.
Total143.240%44%

Faculty of Natural Sciences

13.544%43%
Faculty of Mathematics and Physics 10.928%64%
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 14.321%54%
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering 41.045%41%
Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geodetic Science 18.523%66%
Faculty of Humanities 5.441%34%
Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Sciences 1.86%87%
Faculty of Law 0.41%56%
Faculty of Economics and Management 3.333%37%
QUEST Leibniz Research School 7.094%
Leibniz School of Education 1.582%
Leibniz School of Optics and Photonics 4.6100%0%
L3S Research Centre 6.925%69%
Central facilities / general administration 14.245%21%

LOCATIONS AND BUILDINGS

Leibniz University Hannover comprises

351.646

square meters of floor space spread out over 162 buildings.

Largest locations

  • Schneiderberg 111,563 m²
  • Welfengarten 79,700 m²
  • Garbsen 42,012 m²
  • Königsworther Platz 33,538 m²
  • Herrenhausen 30,893 m²

Largest buildings

  • Main building (building 1101) 22,247 m²
  • External bookstack in Rethen (building 6502) 17,024 m²
  • Multi-story building Appelstraße (building 3408) 15,030 m²
  • Experimental hall Marienwerder (building 8901) 13,997 m²
  • WMR building on Appelstraße (building 3403) 11,993 m²

 

(Measured data in terms of floor space NUF 1-6, as of January 2021)