Interdisciplinary Research Focus

Interdisciplinary Research Focus

In order to promote interdisciplinary research and competitive special focus, Leibniz Universität Hannover has developed an innovative organizational structure.

The system is subdivided into three interdisciplinary orientated research structures:

In the three Leibniz research associations, researchers are working on highly relevant special focus areas on interdisciplinary research and over faculty boundaries. This system is hierarchically structured and offers various possibilities for funding and institutionalization depending on the stage of development the interdisciplinary research association.

Institutes of the faculty are involved in the following Leibniz Research Structures:


Leibniz research schools as a highest stage finally offer a flexible structural framework for interdisciplinary research at international top level. They are limited temporally and have a particularly high level of organization and significant autonomy.