Lancaster University Leipzig celebrates grand opening of the new campus in Strohsack

May 01, 2022

Lancaster University Leipzig celebrates grand opening of its new campus in the heart of the city

Grand opening

(Pictured L – R Prof. Dr Andy Schofield, Vice-Chancellor Lancaster University; Dr Elisabeth Grindel-Denby, Campus Director Lancaster University Leipzig; Paul Lovegrove, CEO Navitas Germany GmbH)

Dignitaries from across Europe joined colleagues from Lancaster University Leipzig and Navitas global to celebrate Lancaster University Leipzig’s new international student campus – Lancaster’s first campus in mainland Europe.
Located in Strohsackpassage in the centre of Leipzig, the campus offers students facilities to learn and build wider professional skills. With purpose designed office, learning and event spaces, it is positioned to offer opportunities for outreach and engagement with businesses, government, and other partners.

A branch campus of Lancaster University, UK, Lancaster University Leipzig offers students a unique experience to experience a British education at one of the UK’s top universities, while living in Germany.
Attracting more than 100 students from 45 nationalities, the University prides itself on high student satisfaction and 100 per cent pass rates across its Foundation to BSc programmes.

Lancaster University is among the best universities in the UK. A top 15 university in the three major UK league tables, Lancaster is also highly ranked in international league tables such as the QS World Rankings.

Speaking at the Strohsack event Paul Lovegrove, CEO, Navitas University Partnerships Europe said:
“It is fantastic to experience the campus and all that’s on offer first-hand and I’m incredibly proud of what the team have achieved. Developing the University during the global pandemic has been no mean feat but the commitment to student welfare and educational support is exceptional as evidenced by the great results achieved.
Navitas is a global leader in the delivery of Transnational Education and the Lancaster University Leipzig managed campus is terrific example of what can be achieved by collaborative partnerships in reaching more students, in more locations.”

Professor Andy Schofield, Vice-Chancellor, Lancaster University said:
“I am delighted to be officially opening the campus of Lancaster University Leipzig. This marks another chapter for Lancaster as we create new opportunities for students to study in continental Europe as well as for our staff to develop research and cultural connections. Students here gain the benefit of Lancaster University’s proven quality, with a degree that has global currency, and combine it with the experience of a vibrant Germany city and cosmopolitan social environment.

The fruitful partnership between Lancaster University and Navitas is exemplified by this joint work and is creating something that is much more than the sum of the parts.”
Dr Jonathan Ivy, the Academic Dean, at Lancaster University Leipzig said:
“The Leipzig campus offers students a unique educational experience by getting a top quality British education in the historic city of Leipzig. Apart from the outstanding academic experience that our students receive, they will also get the cultural and social experience of studying in one of Germany’s most exciting and fastest growing cities.”

Dr Elisabeth Grindel-Denby, Campus Director, added: “I am delighted to welcome everyone to Lancaster University Leipzig. We offer a unique experience that combines academic quality with a personalised student service to ensure that everyone succeeds.

The launch of our full facilities at Strohsack in the heart of Leipzig is incredibly exciting and we’re looking forward to expanding our offering such as summer school and events, working together with the European business community and others.”