The Leibniz Association maintains and promotes intensive cooperation with universities. Almost 300 joint professorial appointments are the most obvious manifestation of this, along with the institutionalised collaborations such as the Leibniz ScienceCampi. Due to the independence of Leibniz Institutes, their spread of themes and methods, their strong regional and almost Germany-wide presence, such close interaction is of great benefit to both sides.
Joint appointments by Leibniz Institutes and universities are standard practice in the Leibniz Association. Additional collaborative models include the Leibniz-Humboldt Professorship and Leibniz Chairs.
The Leibniz Association’s “Leibniz ScienceCampi” promote institutionalised cooperation between university and non-university research in the form of thematically-focused, complementary regional partnerships between Leibniz Institutes and universities.
Since 2006, the Leibniz Association has successfully promoted junior researchers at Leibniz Graduate Schools. In this context, Leibniz Institutes cooperate closely with universities. Young researchers are given the opportunity to take their doctorates in an excellent collaborative and transdisciplinary research environment.