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University of Leipzig: photo description (Universitaet Leipzig)

Leipzig University is one of the oldest educational institutions of Germany and one of the largest research centers. In 1409, when more than a thousand students and professors left the University in Prague due to the outbreak of the Hussite wars, their efforts in Leipzig has organized a kind of University Corporation. There was renewed work of the faculty of free art, and such rulers as William I Frederick I supported their endeavors, they were allocated a building and money for the maintenance of the formed University.

One of the first medical faculties was opened in 1415, behind him, after almost 30 years, became available and legal. The University of Leipzig had four fraternities, among them Meissen, Polish, Saxon and Frankish. From lands granted to the several electors, the school received a private income and had used them for their needs.

The University library can be called one of the largest and oldest in Germany. Its founder was Kaspar Borner, bringing together numerous book and manuscript holdings of the monasteries were abolished during the reformation. There are about 8,700 manuscripts, and incunabula 3600, 173 thousands of original manuscripts of the originals. A special place in the University of Leipzig take a few Museum collections: Ancient and Egyptian museums, natural science collections and the Museum of musical instruments.

This ancient "temple of science" currently has 14 faculties and over 150 institutions. Students at the University of Leipzig was one of the most famous personalities of the past, including such poets as Gotthold Lessing and Goethe, composers Richard Wagner and Robert Schumann, philosophers Friedrich Nietzsche, Gottfried Leibniz and Friedrich Schlegel.