Centrally located, the Villa Tillmanns offers a place where early career researchers at our university can meet, network and research.

The Research Academy Leipzig’s office is located at the Villa Tillmanns (Wächterstraße 30) and is a meeting place for early career researchers. Photo: Swen Reichhold
The Research Academy Leipzig’s office is located at the Villa Tillmanns (Wächterstraße 30) and is a meeting place for early career researchers. Photo: Swen Reichhold

A Place for Early Career Researchers

The villa at Wächterstraße 30 was built in 1898 by the paediatric surgeon Dr Robert Hermann Tillmanns as a residence for his family. It is centrally located next to the Federal Administrative Court and within walking distance of Leipzig city centre. The Biliotheca Albertina, the Geisteswissenschaftliche Zentrum (Humanities centre, GWZ) and the Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Leipzig are in the immediate vicinity.

The first floor is home to the university’s Leipzig Labs, and the second floor houses the offices of the Research Academy Leipzig. The Villa also provides space for the PhD Candidate’s Council of Leipzig University as well as an office for the current Leibniz Professor.

The ground floor offers fully equipped rooms that can be used for workshops, symposia and conferences.

Use of Our Seminar Rooms

Leipzig University members may use the seminar rooms on the ground floor of Villa Tillmanns to hold academic events. The rooms are primarily allocated for events organised by doctoral researchers or postdocs or intended for this target group. The use of the rooms is free of charge.

Please check the capacity and equipment of the event rooms, as well as the applicable Corona protection measures, before you send your request. In order to be able to tend to your enquiry as quickly and precisely as possible, please let us know the date, occasion, target group and expected number of people for your event. Please send us your enquiry no earlier than six months before the booking.

Capacity and seating

In accordance with the currently valid hygiene concept of Leipzig Unviversity (as of 1 October 2021) and applying the distance regulations, our event rooms can accommodate the following numbers of people. We kindly ask you to only send a request if your event can be held under the conditions specified below.

  • Room 02 (foyer on the left):

    • With workstation (table and chair): 11
    • in a circle of chairs: 15
    • in rows of chairs (theatre-style sitting arrangement): 30
  • Room 04 (foyer centre):

    • With workstation: 8
    • in a circle of chairs: 10
    • in rows of chairs: 20
  • Room 06 (foyer right):

    • With workstation: 8
    • in a circle of chairs: 10
    • in rows of chairs: 20

 

Equipment

All seminar rooms are equipped with projectors or active panels, presentation walls, flipcharts and coat racks. Room 04 also has a projection screen. Additionally, microphones, a sound system (CD player, amplifier, speakers), camera and tripod as well as a lectern can be provided on request. Technical equipment for hybrid events is not available.

Corona protective measures in the Villa Tillmanns

The 3G rule is being applied at Villa Tillmanns since October 2021. Those in charge of the booking need to personally check verification, as well as ensure contact tracking using  the CoronaWarnApp or by analogue recording. Reported cases of Covid must be reported to the staff of the Research Academy immediately. Masks are compulsory in the entire building when not seated. Catering and the use of the kitchen are currently not permitted. With the binding booking of our premises, those responsible for room bookings undertake to comply with the protective measures and the applicable house rules.

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