Welcome to Leibniz University Hannover

Are you new to the university or perhaps even new to Hannover? This website contains important and useful information to help you get started. The website provides a digital overview of your new working environment, highlights the university's diversity and contains information about additional support services.

We look forward to welcoming you (soon) at Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover!

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover

© Daniel Vogl / LUH

Financial matters

Lower Saxony state office for payments and pensions (NLBV)

The Lower Saxony state office for payments and pensions (NLBV) is responsible for determining and paying the salary of all university staff members.

In addition, the NLBV determines and pays pensions of all former civil servants of the university, as well as allowances in the event of sickness, nursing, birth or death.

Versorgungsanstalt des Bundes und der Länder (VBL)

The VBL (Versorgungsanstalt des Bundes und der Länder) provides old-age pensions, limited incapacity benefits and surviving dependent pensions for public service employees as part of the compulsory insurance determined in collective bargaining agreements, as well as voluntary insurances for supplementary fully-funded pensions.

Healthcare & family matters

We spend a large part of our daily lives at work. Therefore, it is important to not only to take care of your health after work, but also during your working day.
Gesund @ Work

Preventative occupational healthcare

Your new workplace may involve a variety of duties; for example, duties involving hazardous substances (e.g. methanol), duties involving biological agents, duties involving physical exposure (e.g. noise), and/or other duties such as VDU work, wearing respiratory equipment, or periods abroad involving challenging climate conditions and the risk of infection.

The university offers preventative occupational healthcare services. This includes medical consultations to record medical/occupational history as well as medical examinations, if this is necessary for providing information or guidance and if the patient does not object. The employer will not be notified of the outcome of the check-up. Doctors are obligated to maintain medical confidentiality.

Preventative occupational healthcare services are provided free of charge and usually take place during working hours at the office of the occupational health officers.

Occupational health officers
Wilhelm-Busch-Str. 22
Occupational health officers
Wilhelm-Busch-Str. 22

Newly appointed professors

Professors shape research and teaching at Leibniz University Hannover. This is accomplished through noted scientific expertise, good human resource management, efficient management and carefully considered strategic decisions.

Your new position may involve new responsibilities and roles. To help you get started, Leibniz University Hannover offers various services for newly appointed professors. Find out about the wide range of options available before you start at LUH.


Dual Career Service, "100-Tage-Service" u.v.m.

Research & teaching

More than 300 professors and over 2,600 members of research staff work in 208 institutes in the field of natural sciences, engineering, humanities and social sciences, as well as in interdisciplinary fields in order to provide a basis for coping with social challenges.
Teaching mission statement, services and further information on teaching at LUH
Excellent and innovative research

Leadership & development

Leibniz University Hannover has established guidelines for leadership and cooperation based on partnership in order to promote a leadership culture guided by a mutual sense of responsibility with regard to cooperation between members of staff and those in leadership positions.

It's your first day?

You are welcome to visit the staff portal in order to help you get started on your first day.
Information, procedures and useful tips for your day-to-day work.

Contact information

The team of the Personnel and Legal Department will be happy to assist you.