Campus and facilities

A student-centric campus building in the heart of Leipzig

New campus

In April 2021 Lancaster University Leipzig moved to its new campus in Strohsack-Passage, Nikolaistrasse 10. 

Situated inside the pedestrianised city centre and next to the city’s historic icon ‘Nikolaikirche’/St. Nicolas Church – the place of origin of the Peaceful Revolution in 1989 - it is an unparalleled location to support a dynamic and exciting student experience. 

View our campus in the heart of Leipzig

Be transported to Strohsack Passage and view the fantastic facilities we have on offer. Check out the modern study space, and picture yourself on the roof terrace as you challenge friends to a game of ping pong!

The University occupies three floors of the building:

The first floor

Offering a warm welcome to all our students and staff, the reception and Student Services team are situated on the first floor. The dynamic space creates a communal area for our students with an extensive library, study rooms, and self-study zones, all equipped with modern and comfortable furniture. 

The sixth floor

The sixth floor hosts our three mobile IT labs, offices, large and small seminar rooms, and also our career services department. Each classroom has an interactive whiteboard and contemporary furniture which complements our calm and spacious working environment. 

 

The first floor is home to the main reception, as well as dedicated study space and rooms.

A modern and student-centric space, it offers a perfect environment for personal study or group-work.

You will also find academic and student support staff on the first floor. 

The seventh floor

Home to our lecture theatre, a quiet learning zone, more offices and seminars and our amazing rooftop terrace with a stunning view over the city, the seventh floor is abundant with impressive features. Apart from daily use for learning and teaching, this floor was designed to host conferences, as well as networking and corporate events. 

Entertainment and social spots 

Expanding across the first and seventh floor, our entertainment and social spots are there for both students and staff to use. Students have access to the student kitchen, ping pong, table football, and gaming zone with an Xbox and PlayStation. For fun events, speakers, music and a karaoke machine are also all available for the students to use. 

Accessibility on campus

Our Lancaster University Leipzig campus is designed with accessibility in mind, ensuring that all individuals have equal opportunities to navigate and engage with the university environment. Wheelchair users will find our campus fully accessible, with  elevators, and wide doorways available in all key areas, including lecture halls, library, student learning zone and student lounge. We have accessible restrooms to accommodate diverse needs. We have also implemented inclusive technology solutions, such as captioning and assistive listening systems, to ensure that students with hearing impairments can actively participate in lectures and discussions. Additionally, our campus fosters a culture of inclusivity, offering resources and support services provide assistance when needed. By continuously striving to improve accessibility, we aim to create an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and pursue their academic aspirations without barriers.

 

 

The roof terrace offers a unique space for our students to relax, connect and enjoy the beautiful city of Leipzig.

The terrace has also been the venue for a number of rather competitive table tennis matches!

In and around our campus 

Directly in the inner city, the campus is conveniently situated 500 metres away from the main train station and all local tram lines. The “ring” surrounding the inner city of Leipzig is brimming full of cafes, bars, restaurants and many shopping opportunities. Weekly markets occur on the market places and many events throughout the year make the city a lively and exciting place to be a part of. 

Whether your interest lies in sporting events, cultural activities such as visiting museums and art galleries, or finding quieter spots of nature to relax in – Leipzig really does have it all. 

 

“We are proud to be able to offer our students a complete holistic student experience – including individualised support (welfare, career development, language support, etc.). 

Our location inside the city centre of Leipzig further allows us to help students to enjoy all that is special about this time of their lives”. 

Dr Elisabeth Grindel-Denby, Campus Director

Lancaster University (LU) Leipzig Gender Equality Plan

LU Leipzig is a branch campus of Lancaster University and we therefore follow Lancaster University’s overall values committed to creating a fairer and more inclusive institution for all staff, students, visitors and our wider university community. Equality, diversity and inclusion is an integral part of our University's strategy, values and activities. Staff and students recognise that we all have a key role to play in making this a reality.

LU Leipzig’s plans for gender equality are embedded within a range of initiatives, reports and action plans, in line with our over-arching approach to equality, diversity and inclusion. As branch campus, we fall under Lancaster University’s Gender Equality Plan  (LancasterUniversityGenderEqualityPlan_2.pdf).

Alignment of LU Leipzig’s activities to the Horizon Europe Gender Equality Plan (GEP) requirements are as follows:

 

Mandatory requirements

  • Be a public document

This Plan is available on LU Leipzig’s website. It is aligned to Lancaster University’s published Strategic Plan - Lancaster University, focused on respecting one another, working together supportively and creating positive change.

This document has been approved by Lancaster University Leipzig’s Collaborative Board chaired by the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Professor Simon Guy. LU Leipzig’s GEP aligns strongly with the institutional and departmental Athena Swan action plans and broader EDI commitments of Lancaster University. The Athena Swan Charter is a higher education programme for the advancement of gender equality.

  • Have dedicated resources

As collaborative partnership between Lancaster University and Navitas, the LU Leipzig's EDI work is led from the top, as part of the Academic Dean’s (LU) and the Campus Director’s (Navitas) portfolio.

EDI representatives (1 per department/professional services) will be appointed in the academic year 2023/2024. These roles provide oversight and bring priority and focus to our EDI activity. LU Leipzig has one joined EDI committee involving academic departments and professional services that meets once per term and oversees university action plans.

  • Include data collection and monitoring activities

Student data including diversity information is collected and shared with relevant staff. In addition, we establish dashboards on workforce, starters, leavers, recruitment and promotions, which disaggregate data by gender and other characteristics. These dashboards will be available to the Academic Dean and Campus Director as well as Heads of Department.

  • Include training and awareness raising

All staff are required to complete a mandatory EDI training module within three months of starting at LU Leipzig, and this training needs to be refreshed every three years. In addition, all recruiting panels are required to complete ‘Recruiting the Best’ training. These modules look at aspects of bias, including unconscious bias, confirmation bias and the halo effect.

 

As part of Lancaster University, all Lancaster University Leipzig staff and students have access to an online development platform hosting a range of e-learning modules, videos and articles (Inclusive Lancaster - Lancaster University). These resources have a specific focus on equality, diversity and inclusion, including unconscious bias, sex discrimination, pregnancy and maternity and the importance of fostering inclusion. Additionally, we hold available on-campus, German language information about pregnancy, maternity and parental leave.

 

Recommended focus areas

The aim is to address focus areas along with the Lancaster University plan. Two focus areas are initially addressed.

Gender equality in recruitment and career progression

Consideration of gender in teaching and research

 

Leipzig, October 2023