Leuphana University Lüneburg sees itself as a public university for freedom and responsibility. Their development is based on the ideas of humanism, the issues of sustainability and responsible behavior. It was the first university in Germany to set up its own faculty for sustainability.
In the field of sustainability sciences, Leuphana has established itself with a strong research profile in various specialist areas and disciplines. Sustainability research is characterized by the concept of sustainability as a natural as well as human scientific subject and a consequent interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary way of working.
Key areas of sustainability research at Leuphana University Lüneburg include ecosystem services, sustainable energy, material resources, and social and cultural dimensions of sustainable development.