Leuphana University Lüneburg is a genuine campus university that was spatially rebuilt in the 1990s on a former barracks site dating from the 1930s. On the approximately 15 hectare site, which is partly park-like, you will find the old brick barracks buildings, the newly built lecture halls and the library, as well as the university's new central building, which opened in March 2017. World-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind designed it as a counterpoint to the austere, military-style structure of the complex. With a height of around 37 metres and 13,000 square metres of floor space, it is the dominant building on campus. The building houses a research centre, a student centre and a seminar centre. Also part of the building is an Auditorium Maximum. It offers space for 1,100 visitors.
The Libeskind Building also stands for the reorientation of the university that took place in 2007. Its study model, unique in Germany, consists of a College for first degree studies, a Graduate School with interlinked master's and doctoral programmes, and the Professional School for continuing education. Four academic initiatives shape the university's subject spectrum: educational research/teacher training, management and entrepreneurship, cultural research and sustainability research.
There are 9,500 young people studying at Leuphana. Around 600 of the 1,000 Leuphana employees are academics, 155 of whom are professors.