University of Hanover

University of Hanover

Infobox University
name=Leibniz University Hannover
native_name=Leibniz Universität Hannover

rector=Erich Barke
academic faculties=9
students=21,800 (2008)
website= []

The University of Hanover, officially the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover or LUH, is a university located in Hanover, Germany. It was founded in 1831 and is organized in nine faculties.


The university was founded in 1831 as a Higher Trade School. In 1879 it was upgraded to a Royal College of Technology; in 1898 it was given the right to confer doctorates. In 1968 it was renamed a Technical University, and in 1978 a University.

The university's profile, from its beginning, centered on science and technology. In the course of the 20th century faculties for arts and humanities were added, and the formerly independent Teachers Training College was made an integral part of the university.


Nine faculties with more than 150 first-degree full-time and part-time degree courses make the university the second largest higher education institution in Lower Saxony. The university staff comprises 1,120 academic employees, including 340 professors, 1,560 employees in administrative functions, and some 900 additional staff funded by third-parties.

* Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Sciences
* Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geodetic Science
* Faculty of Economics and Management
* Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
* Faculty of Humanities
* Faculty of Law
* Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
* Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
* Faculty of Natural Sciences


See also

* List of colleges and universities

External links

* [ University of Hanover website] de icon en icon

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