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Seminar on research data management, 15th and 16th October at Machern castle


What does “research data management” actually mean and what impact does the life cycle of data have on the scientific work?

Experts and junior researchers will discuss these and other questions at this year's seminar "Junge Wissenschaft und Praxis". It will take place on 15th and 16th October 2018 at Machern castle. Thanks to the financial support of the Hanns Martin Schleyer Foundation, meals and accommodation on site are possible. The number of participants is limited to 30 people. Further information about the programme and the process will be announced soon.


Foto: Swen Reichhold

Award Ceremony for Doctoral Prizes


On 5 June, the Doctoral Prizes as well as the Katharina Windscheid Prize were ceremonially awarded to doctoral students from the three graduate centres of the Research Academy Leipzig.

Dr. Anna Marcecová and Dr. Jiranuwat Sapudom from the Graduate Centre for Life Sciences, Dr. Thomas Jussuf Spiegel and Dr. Ninja Steinbach-Hüther from the Graduate Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences, and Dr. Daniel Splith from the Graduate Centre for Mathematics/Computer Science and Natural Sciences were honoured. The Katharina Windscheid Prize, which is awarded to doctoral students who completed an outstanding dissertation under special circumstances, was awarded to Dr. Giulia Sirianni from the Graduate Centre for Life Sciences. We cordially congratulate all award winners!

Further information on the Doctoral Prizes

Picture: Christian Hüller

Summer Party at the Research Academy Leipzig


On 5 June the Research Academy Leipzig invites all of Leipzig's (junior) scientists, doctoral researchers, postdocs and friends to a summer party into the garden of the the Villa Tillmanns at Wächterstraße 30.

In a relaxing atmosphere we will enjoy the summer and have a barbecue (including vegetarian and vegan food), cool drinks and live music.

The highlight of the evening is the award ceremony for the Doctoral Prizes 2017 as well as the Katharina- Windscheid-Prize. This prize is given to a doctoral researcher at the Academy, who completed an outstanding dissertation under special circumstances.

Children are most welcome and we offer childcare service from 4 to 7 PM. Please register with Juliane Rein (e-mail: juliane.rein(at), phone.:0341 97-37184) by June 4th.


4 pm
Opening of the summer party - the barbecue is fired up and a DJ provides relaxed music

5:15 pm
Award ceremony for the Doctoral Prizes 2017

6 pm
Guided tour through Villa Tillmanns (in German language)

6:30 pm

Jazz live-band

7 pm

Guided tour through Villa Tillmanns (in English language)

8 pm

Live music by Tee und Wein

We're happy to welcome you!

Inaugural Lecture of the new Leibniz-Professor İştar Gözaydın


The Leibniz-Professor in the summer semester 2018 Prof.İştar Gözaydın will hold her inaugural lecture „The Desire Was There“ on 15 May at 6 pm at Villa Tillmanns.

Since 1994, the Leibniz-Professorship has been awarded biannually to renowned international scholars and is one of the highest honours conferred by Leipzig University. The Leibniz-Professor provides interdisciplinary instruction for graduates and students as well as conducts research. The goal is to stimulate cooperation, to create the foundation for scientific innovations, and to advance the training of junior scientists.

Inaugural address „The Desire Was There“
This lecture is a brief account of Turkey's path to authoritarianism especially in 2010's and its possible impact on international affairs. Much has already been achieved by Erdoğan, current president of Turkey, and yet on the other hand, apparently there is much that he fears. The passion remains to refashion the minds and bodies of the nation according to his own ideals just as the founding elite of the country had done back in their time, though certainly the contents totally differ. Erdoğan's way of dealing with things and the style he has imposed – polarisation, divisiveness, creation of new real or imaginary enemies at each significant juncture, the adoption of a personality cult to suppress a climate of negotiation – has been adopted to such an extent at all levels that, should he be toppled by an unforeseeable confluence of events, there is little ground to hope that his replacement will embody a more democratic and peaceful understanding of governance, policy or even of life.

We cordially invite all those interested to the inaugural lecture at Villa Tillmanns, room 03, Wächterstraße 30, 04107 Leipzig.

Further informationen on the Leibniz-Professorship at the Research Academy Leipzig

Registration for German Courses at the Research Academy Leipzig now open


In the upcoming summer semester 2018, starting on 10 April, there will be three German Language Courses taking place at the Research Academy Leipzig.

› German Language Course "First steps" (for beginners)

› German Languae Course "Next" (for intermediate beginners)

› German Language Course "Let’s speak German" (for advanced learners)

Each course comprises two lessons per week (which amounts to a total of 30 lessons in a semester). Participants agree to a co-payment of 45€. Find more information on the course times and content as well as the application form here.