Opening Week

Opening Week: 01.10. - 11.10.2019

First-semester students at Leuphana begin their studies with the Opening Week. The Opening Week is both a practical workshop and a forum for ideas. During the Opening Week you will gain a first impression of of the way in which scientific work, social practice and responsibility as well as general educational goals are combined at the college. The focus is on you for seven days: you own the campus.

This year, the Leuphana Semester focuses on the globally interconnected society. Digital transformation and sustainable development are major topics you will discover and discuss. What is our role in the world society? The Opening Week marks the beginning of this research process and focuses on Sharing in a Globalized World.



Während der Opening Week erschien in der Landeszeitung für die Lüneburger Heide von Montag bis Sonntag eine Beilage, die Startwochenzeitung. Studierende der Leuphana berichten im Rahmen eines Seminars von und über die Woche, über das Thema Sharing in a Globalized World und über die diesjährigen Gäste. 

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Ausgabe vom 11.10.

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This year's topic

This year's topic is Sharing in a Gloablized World. More informations about the topic and it's subtopics can be found here.


An Overview of all speakers can be found here.


Check out what will happen during the Opening Week. The closer we approach, the more detailed information will be available.


Get introduced to Leuphana and what its campus has to offer. 


Experience more of the city and the Ilmenau and get to know your future home.

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Contact us

Opening Week Team
Fon +49.4131.677-2717

General questions about your studies

Fon +49.4131.677-2277
Fax +49.4131.677-2266